Daytime Running Light Bulb Replacement DRL
- Replacement DRL bulb
- Small screw driver set
- Torx head drivers
- Protective eyewear and gloves
Begin with the vehicle on level ground, engine "OFF" in park with the emergency brake set. Step 1 - Begin by removing the retainer clips or screws that secure the headlight lens to the body. Screws could be a torx head driver.
Removing Headlight Lens Retainer Clips
Removing Headlight Lens Step 3 - Next, Use a small screwdriver to release the wiring connectors to the headlight and running light bulbs.
Disconnecting Headlight Wiring Connector Step 4 - Once the headlight lens has been removed, locate and release the retainer clip or screws.
Release DRL Retainer Clip Step 5 - After the lens is removed, grasp the DRL light bulb socket and gently turn it counter clockwise.
Removing DRL Bulb Socket Step 6 - Once the socket is removed the DRL bulb will be exposed.
DRL Bulb Removal Step 7 - Next, gently grasp the bulb and firmly pull the bulb from the socket.
Removing DRL Bulb From Socket Step 8 - Examine the burned DRL bulb to confirm failure.
Burned Bulb Step 9 - Match the new DRL bulb to the old bulb, gently push the new bulb into the socket.
New Bulb Installed Step 10 - After the new bulb has been installed, insert the socket into the lens housing and turn clockwise to tighten.
Reinstalling DRL Bulb Socket Step 11 - Next, reinsert the DRL lens back into its holder and secure the retainer clips or screws.
Reinstalling DRL Lens Step 12 - Once the DRL lens is in place, reconnect the headlight wiring connectors.
Reinstalling Wiring Connectors Step 13 - Then, flip the headlight lens over and insert the lens into position.
Reinstalling Headlight Lens Step 14 - After the headlight lens is in place, reinsert the retainer clips or screws.
Installing Headlight Retainer Clips Once the job is complete, start the engine to activate the DRL bulb to ensure proper operation.
Helpful Information DRL bulbs (daytime running lights) have been installed on vehicles since the early 90's and have been proven to be a helpful safety device which helps opposing drivers see oncoming traffic during daylight hours. These bulbs are illuminated continuously as the vehicle is being driven and therefore fail often. Best Practices
- When replacing DLR bulbs use a high quality bulb to avoid premature failure. AC Delco provides a heavy duty bulb which is designated by an "LL" which means long life.