Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Tail Lights
Send a clear signal to other drivers with taillights that accurately portray your position. With a wide variety of options available for every model, finding replacement taillights for your Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is easy.What taillights are available for the Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
The two main types of lighting technologies used in Chevy Silverado taillights are incandescent bulbs and light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Incandescent technology has long been considered the gold standard when it comes to vehicle taillights and consists of a glass housing that contains a metallic filament that lets off a powerful glow when electrified. LEDs, on the other hand, do not contain any glass or filaments. Instead, they are comprised of a variety of semiconductor materials leading to incredible energy efficiency and a small physical footprint. LEDs remain cool even after hours of use and are rated to last a whopping 50,000 hours or 5.7 years of continuous use.How do you install taillights in a Chevrolet Silverado 1500?
When repairing damage or upgrading to LED taillights, it can sometimes be necessary to replace the entire taillight assembly. Since lopsided luminosity emission can lead to distraction on the road, it is highly recommended that both assemblies be replaced at the same time. Follow these straightforward instructions to remove the old assembly on your Chevrolet Silverado and get started with a brand-new replacement:
- Turn off the engine, disconnect the battery, and open the tailgate.
- Pick a side to start with and remove the two screws securing the assembly in place.
- Pull the assembly away from the vehicle and disconnect the electrical harness. Discard the old assembly.
- Position the new assembly into place and connect the electrical harness. Push the new assembly into the cavity and secure it with the two screws.
- Repeat these steps for the other side, reconnect the battery, and test the taillights to complete installation.
Also called the center high mount stop-light, the 3rd brake light is a critical component of your Silverado. Sometimes drivers of tall vehicles like semi-trucks are unable to see your taillights, so it’s important to make sure your high mount stop-light is in perfect working order. It’s easy to replace this part, and installation takes about 30 minutes.
- Turn off the engine, disconnect the battery, and step inside the bed of the truck.
- Remove the two screws on either side of the 3rd brake light assembly.
- Pull the assembly away from the vehicle and disconnect the electrical wiring. Discard the old assembly.
- Connect the electrical wiring to the new assembly and position the new assembly into place.
- Secure the new assembly with the two screws and test the high mount stop-light to complete installation.