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Chevrolet Camaro Trunk Light Bulb Replacement Guide
How to change a burnt out cargo area light bulb in a 6th generation 2016 to 2021 GM Chevy Camaro.

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2020 Camaro Trunk
Cargo Area Light Housing
Notch On Left Side
This automotive maintenance tutorial was specifically written to assist owners of the sixth generation (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) GM Chevrolet Camaro in changing a burnt out cargo area light bulb in the trunk or upgrading it to a brighter LED unit.

The development and release of the 7th generation Camaro has been delayed, so the current sixth generation will probably continue into the 2022 and 2023 model years.

Owners of other General Motors vehicles from Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac such as the Malibu, Impala, Bolt, Corvette, Trailblazer, Trax, Equinox, Blazer, Traverse, Tahoe, Suburban, Colorado, Silverado, Express, Encore, Envision, Enclave, Regal, Sierra, Terrain, Acadia, Yukon, Canyon, Savana, XT4, XT5, XT6, Escalade, CT4, CT5, CTS and CT6 may also find these DIY instructions to be helpful.

The compatible replacement miniature wedge base light bulb is part number 194 which is available from various manufacturers such as Sylvania, Toshiba, Maxell, Philips, Bosch and PIAA.

If you would like to have a brighter cargo area light, install a 194 LED bulb.

The only tool needed to access and replace the bulb is a small flat head screwdriver or a plastic pry bar tool.

The first two steps are to open the trunk lid and locate the cargo area light housing on the "ceiling" of the trunk.

There is a small notch on the left (driver) side of the light housing.


Insert Screwdriver
Pry Out Light Housing
Push In Release Tab
Insert the blade of the flat head screwdriver or the plastic pry bar tool into the notch on the left side of the light housing.

Gently pry out the left (driver) side of the light housing from the ceiling of the trunk.

Carefully pull the housing out of the opening.

Try to avoid pulling on or stressing the wires.

Push in the release tab on the black plastic electrical connector before pulling the power plug straight out of its socket.

Disconnect Power Plug
Light Housing Removed
Push Out Old Bulb
If the old light bulb was recently turned on, be careful when you remove it.

The bulb might still be hot enough to burn your fingers.

Use the flat head screwdriver to gently push the base of the old light bulb straight out of the socket.

Old Light Bulb Removed
Push In New Light Bulb
Push In Connector
Push a new number 194 miniature wedge base light bulb straight into the socket.

If you would like to have a brighter cargo area light that will also last much longer before burning out, install a compatible replacement 194 LED bulb.

Slide the electrical connector straight into its socket.

You should feel or hear the power plug "click" securely into place.

Re-Insert Wires - Right
Pop In Retaining Clip
Test New Light Bulb
First, re-insert the wires on the right (passenger) side of the housing back into the opening in the ceiling of the trunk.

Then pop in the retaining clip on the left (driver) side of the housing.

Double check that the light housing is securely in place.

If the new light bulb didn't turn on as soon as you replaced the electrical connector, press the "Unlock" button on the key fob to re-activate the interior lights.

Tip - If you installed an LED bulb and it doesn't work, try removing it from the socket, rotate it 180 degrees and push it back into the socket. Some LED bulbs are "polarized" and will only work when the "+" positive and "-" negative electrical contacts are in the correct orientation.

Please check out all of the 2016-2021 GM Chevrolet Camaro DIY Repair & Maintenance Guides.

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