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2016-2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 | Bulb Size Chart (Headlights, Fogs & More)

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Last updated: September 30, 2022

In this guide, we'll help you quickly and easily find the replacement bulb size(s) you need for your 2016, 2017, and 2018 Chevy Silverado (3rd Generation). From the headlights to the brake lights and everything in between.

This truck uses halogens throughout the entire vehicle with the exception of the factory HID headlamps. While these bulbs cannot be upgraded (only replaced), you have the option to put in new assemblies. More on this subject below.

This guide covers all sub-models and trims (LS, LT, LTZ, Custom, Work Truck, and High Country).

We organized all the bulbs into 5 lighting categories with easy-to-read charts. Select any of the categories below to jump right to the bulb size chart you're looking for:


💡 TIP: Did you know that you can upgrade your headlight and fog light bulbs on your Silverado 1500? Get up to 300% more light with LED or HID bulbs. Learn more below the size charts!

️⭐ NOTE: This guide only applies to 2016, 2017, and 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the original factory (OEM) assemblies. If you have aftermarket headlights, fog lights, brake lights, etc. you will need different bulb sizes as per the manufacturer's specifications.

🎯 ACCURACY: If you notice any inaccuracies or missing information, please let us know so we can update the guide. Providing accurate and complete information is important to us and our readers.

🚧 IMPORTANT: Automotive light bulbs are vehicle-specific! Follow this guide, review your owner's manual or contact your dealership to make sure you're buying the right bulbs to avoid fitment issues.


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2016 to 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 - Headlight Bulb Sizes (Low & High Beam)

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
High + Low Beam Headlights D3S Halogen No
  • Year Range 2016, 2017, and 2018.
  • This vehicle uses dual-beam bulbs. Learn More.
  • Not sure about the difference between headlight low beams and high beams? Learn More.

2016 to 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 - Fog Light Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Fog Light None N/A No
  • Year Range 2016, 2017, and 2018.

2016 to 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 - Brake & Tail Lights Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Brake Light (Rear) 7440 (7443) Halogen Yes
Brake Light (High-Mounted) 912 (921) Halogen Yes
Reverse Light 912 (921) Halogen Yes
Tail Light 7440 (7443) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2016, 2017, and 2018.

2016 to 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 - Turn Signal & Marker Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
Turn Signal Bulb (Front) 7440 (7443) Halogen Yes
Turn Signal Bulb (Rear) 7440 (7443) Halogen Yes
Parking Light 7440 (7443) Halogen Yes
Side Marker (Front) 7440 (7443) Halogen Yes
Side Marker (rear) 7440 (7443) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2016, 2017, and 2018.

2016 to 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 - All Other Bulb Sizes

Position Bulb Type Upgrade Avail.
License Plate Light 194 (168) Halogen Yes
Trunk/Cargo Light 912 (921) Halogen Yes
Vanity Mirror Light 6614 (6612) Halogen Yes
  • Year Range 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Chevy Silverado 1500 LED/HID Bulb Size Summary

Year Range 2016, 2017, 2018
High + Low Beam Headlights (HID) D5S
Brake Light (Rear) 7440 (7443)
Brake Light (High-Mounted) 912 (921)
Back-Up (Reverse) Light 912 (921)
Side Marker (Front) 7440 (7443)
Side Marker (rear) 7440 (7443)
Turn Signal Bulb (Front) 7440 (7443)
Turn Signal Bulb (Rear) 7440 (7443)
Parking Light 7440 (7443)
Tail Light 7440 (7443)
License Plate Light 194 (168)
Trunk/Cargo Light 912 (921)
Vanity Mirror Light 6614 (6612)
  • All trims (LS, LT, LTZ, Custom, Work Truck, and High Country).

Upgrade Your Headlights On Your 2016-2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

To get better and brighter lighting on the 2016, 2017, or 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500, you'll need to upgrade to aftermarket LED assemblies. You can find some on eBay or other aftermarket shops for about $200-$400 apiece.

Since this truck only comes equipped with factory HIDs from 2016 through 2018, your only options are to get replacement D3S (D5S) bulbs or swap out the assemblies for better ones.

Although some HID to LED conversion kits exist, we advise against them as they can be quite expensive and the results disappointing since LEDs tend to perform poorly in projector headlights.

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Headlight Assembly Replacement Video - 2016-2018 Chevy Silverado 1500 (3rd Generation)

Check out this video on how to change your headlight assemblies in your 2016 to 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500. You will need the following tools:

  • Flat and Phillips screwdriver
  • 7mm and 10mm socket (or a drill)
  • Ratchet & extension
  • Trim remover tool
  • Needle nose pliers

Owner Manuals 2016 to 2018 Chevy Silverado 1500

Need more information about bulb sizes, how to change the bulbs, or simply need the owner's manual? Find it below:


FAQ

Can this guide be applied to a 2017 Chevy Silverado 1500?

Yes. This guide applies to all years from 2016 through 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (3rd Gen.).

Can this guide be applied to a 2016-2018 Chevy High Country?

Yes. This guide applies to all sub-models and trims (LS, LT, LTZ, Custom, Work Truck, and High Country) for the 2016-2018 Chevy Silverado 1500.

What type of bulbs do you recommend for my 2016-2018 Chevy Silverado 1500?

This truck comes straight out of the factory with upgraded HID headlamps. If you are not satisfied with the light output, you'll want to upgrade to aftermarket LED headlamps.

Can I change the bulbs on my 2016-2018 Silverado 1500 myself?

Yes, changing the bulbs on this truck is relatively easy. We strongly advise finding How-To videos online for the specific bulb(s) you wish to change and consult the Owner's Manual for additional help.

I purchased aftermarket headlamp assemblies for my Silverado 1500, can I use this guide?

No. Aftermarket assemblies typically use different bulb sizes. Consult with the assembly manufacturer for the right bulb size(s).


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Disclaimer: The information contained on this page is provided free of charge to our visitors. It was prepared to the best of our abilities and with all the information available to us at the time of writing. We reserve the right to change, remove or update any information contained on this page at any time and without notice to improve its accuracy. The most reliable method to determine the bulb size is by pulling your actual bulb(s) and reading the part number indicated directly on the bulb. The information compiled on this page comes with no guarantees or warranties.

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