Replace The Tail Light Bulbs on a Chevrolet Camaro

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Replacing the brake light bulbs on a 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 Chevy Camaro is pretty easy. This how to guide will show you how to safely remove the bulbs, replace them, and buy the correct bulbs by part number.

Open The Trunk


Open the trunk and locate the tail light trim covers directly above the brake lights.

Remove the Trim Covers


Remove the cover. Each cover is held in place by 3 plastic press in fasteners.

These can be removed with a flat head screwdriver, but you'll have better results with a plastic fastener remover tool. It'll help prevent damage to the panel and to the fastener.

Remove the Tail Light Bulb


Remove the bulb in the appropriate brake light housing by rotating it counter-clockwise. I found this easier to do with the electrical harness still connected.


Disconnect the harness from the bulb adapter.


Remove the bulb from the bulb adapter.

Install A New Brake Light Bulb


Insert your replacement clear 3157 bulb into the plastic bulb adapter.


Insert the bulb and adapter back into the tail light housing. Tighten by rotating counter-clockwise.

Note that the bulb can only go in one way because of the 3 locking tabs and matching slots on the housing.


Reconnect the bulb wire harness to the adapter.

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Test your parking lights, brake lights, and turn signals.

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Install the plastic fasteners by pressing them back into the holes you removed them from.


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Why does the manual not say to use a plastic fastener remover tool? Badly written by GM.

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