2007+ Suburban / Tahoe Headlight Housing Removal

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Trying to remove or replace the headlight in your Chevy Tahoe, Suburban, or Silverado?  Here is a great How-To write up to get that headlight housing out to the vehicle…

Tools Needed:
+ 10mm Short Socket
+ 7mm Socket
+ Flathead Screwdriver

Here is the write up:

Open the hood to expose the engine bay:
1) Remove the two 10mm bolts that hold the headlight housing to the body.
2) Remove 2-3 of the 10mm bolts that hold the grill, so you can pull it back when you remove the headlight housing

Move down to the wheel well:
3) Remove the two 7mm bolts that hold the fender liner to the fender
4) Use the flat-head screwdriver to pull the body clips away from the fender
5) Once you are able to pull the fender lining back, you can access the last 10mm bolt

Removing the 10mm bolt behind the fender:
6) Use the short 10mm socket to remove the bolt (seen at 1 minute 30 seconds of the video)

Removing the housing
7) Pull the headlight housing from the top to give you movement with the housing
8) It’s a tight squeeze, so you might need to give it a little muscle
9) MAKE SURE you are aware of the grill and the fender.  You don’t want to scratch either one
10) ALSO, you can pull the grill back so you can get move movement from the housing.  that’s why we removed those bolts earlier

Remove the light bulbs and you are set.  The housing should come away from the car without any issues.

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Richard Nickleson is the author and owner behind Headlight Reviews. He first started the site as a hobby to share his insights on car parts and specifically headlight bulbs, but it soon ballooned and now he writes on all topics surrounding headlights bulbs. If you’ve got a bulb question, contact Richard here.

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