Brake Light Replacement: 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel Extended Cab Pickup (4 Door)

Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Model Years - 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

How to remove a burnt out brake light bulb on a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD

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Consider a premium bulb like the Silverstar Ultra with a specially designed filament, proprietary gas mixture and lamp coating for the best downroad lighting. Learn more about Silverstar Ultra.
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Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.

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Video Description

The brake lights on your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD illuminate when you hit the brake pedal and help prevent you from being rear ended by the cars behind you. Brake light bulbs grow dimmer over time and eventually burn out. See how to change the brake lights on your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. The first step is to locate the brake light socket in your Silverado 2500 HD. Remove the brake light socket and then replace the burnt out brake light bulb. When you replace the brake light bulb on your Silverado 2500 HD, be careful not to touch the bulb directly with your fingers - the oil from your skin will cause the area that you touched to burn hotter than the rest of the bulb, which causes the bulb to burn out quicker.

If you are going to replace a bulb in your housing, it is a good idea to replace all of them. Not only will the lights on your Silverado 2500 HD be brighter, you decrease the likelihood you will need to change any of the bulbs again in the near future. A burnt out bulb in the taillight cluster of your Silverado 2500 HD is an excuse for a police officer to pull you over. Check your bulbs frequently and change burnt bulbs promptly.

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