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How to change the low beam bulb in a 2010 chevrolet traverse

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with dim headlights you have a bad ground for this circuit and will need to be repaired.i assume this is with the headlights on and not having day time headlights.

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My driver side low beam is out. I replace the bulb and still not working. Everything else is working.


There are usually separate fuses for the low beam and the high beam, and for the left and right headlights (four fuses in all). This lets the power be handled appropriately for each filament instead of having the low beams on a fuse that would have to be over double the rating in order to accommodate the high beam running at the same time. That would be pretty useless for protecting the circuit.

Since you replaced the bulb and the same result came up, there are a couple of things to do:
  1. Examine the bulb that came out and see if there is actually a broken filament in it. Or two, if the low beam was out. That would let you know that the bulb was actually out, and not the rest of the circuit.
  2. Remove the bulb you just put in and make sure that the filament is intact. It shouldn't have failed just on an install. If it's burned out, then it got fried, probably almost immediately, by the circuit being engaged.
  3. Check the fuse for that circuit. The owners manual should tell you which one to look at. You can see it here (
https://www.chevrolet.com/content/dam/Chevrolet/northamerica/usa/nscwebsite/en/Home/Ownership/Manuals_and_Videos/02_pdf/2009_chevrolet_traverse_owners.pdf ). go to page 5-90 (page 372 in the PDF viewer), and you'll see that the listing for the LT HI BEAM (drivers/left side high beam), and a corresponding picture on page 5-89 for where to look for it in the under-hood fuse box (on passenger side). Unfortunately, the picture is not scanned well, so you may have to either squint it out, or consult your own manual if you still have it.

If the fuse is blown, try replacing it. then put in a good bulb and try it. If it works, great, it was a blown fuse. If the bulb blows, and/or the fuse, then you have something that has compromised that circuit and is feeding/drawing too much power. At that point you'll need to do some more specific investigation, likely with an experienced mechanic.

Good Luck!

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Why don't the headlights work on my 2010 Chevy Cobalt LT? The fog lights work but both high and low beams will not turn on. I have tried both Auto and Manual and it makes no difference. Help!


A rarity but sometimes both bulbs can burn out together...same symptom...be sure not to touch the new bulbs as the oil from human hands severely shortens the life of the bulb...

Oct 09, 2015 | 2010 Chevrolet Chevrolet Cobalt LS

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How do I find the starter on my 2010 Chevy Traverse?


Without knowing the vehicle. It will be sited low down at the junction of the engine and the dearbox/transmission. It has to be there as it has to rotate the flywheel in order for the vehicle to start.

Jun 14, 2015 | 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

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2010 ch. traverse rt turn signal dont work


left side flashes, so relay is ok! check for a bad ground or a burnt out bulb. Good-Day! or a faulty bulb socket.

May 14, 2014 | 2011 Chevrolet Traverse

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Headlight bulb chevy traverse life


As I also had the dealer tell me it would be $120 - $150 to change I looked into it further. If you will remove the screws from the protective cover under the fender (just a few you do not need to remove the full fender cover). You can access the bulb. You will need to turn the housing and remove the bulb. Be sure to not touch the bulb as oil from your fingers will make certain you will be changing the bulb in a short time. Also I would use the standard bulb as the brighter bulbs run hotter and burned out very fast (2-3 months). If you turn the wheel your access to the bulb is easier. It is tight but by changing the bulb yourself you are saving a lot of money.

Sep 12, 2013 | 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

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Headlight relay traverse


My 2011 Traverse had no LOW BEAMS ( Right and Left Side )
I changed the LOW BEAM RELAY ( a 4 prong relay ) in the fuse / relay box located under the hood on the passenger side. It didn't change the situation. Voltage was good at the relay terminals and I plugged the relay into another GM car and it worked fine. The NEXT place the voltage goes to is the LOW BEAM HEADLIGHTS. The easier way to change them on a 2011 Traverse is to go through each wheel well - there is an access port behind the wheel well liner. YouTube has photos and videos on how to take this apart. Don't try to attack the problem from above in the engine compartment, the wheel well is the easier ( notice I said easier not easy ) way to go about it. BOTH of my Low Beam headlamps driver side and passenger side were burned out. I just bought the vehicle ( yeah...I know...who doesn't check the lights before buying a vehicle - right ? ) and at my wits end figured that it is such a pain in the rear to change the bulbs, that the lazy bastards that owned the vehicle just drove with one headlight and THEN the second one went out. If you can hear your low beam relay clicking ( you can feel it too if someone turns the headlights on with the key in the ignition turned to ON ) and you're getting 12 volts or higher at the relay terminals in both places ( the relay coil power and relay output terminals ) then the only thing next is the bulbs themselves. Thank God for small miracles. NOBODY likes an electrical / electronics problem.

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How do i charge the airconditioner


On a Traverse the low side service port can be found on the return tube between the radiator and the engine down by the compressor. It is almost directly below the high side port ( about 2' below it).

Sep 01, 2012 | 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

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Ihave a 2010 Chevrolet Traverse and the Low Beams are very dim.


with dim headlights you have a bad ground for this circuit and will need to be repaired.i assume this is with the headlights on and not having day time headlights.

May 05, 2011 | 2010 Chevrolet Traverse

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How to change front headlamp bulb? Low beam


  1. Open the hood.
  2. Remove Grille.
  3. Remove the 2 retainers on back of headlamp assembly and remove the headlamp from the sheet metal panel.
  4. Remove the access cover from the rear of the headlamp.
  5. Disconnect the electrical connector from the socket.
  6. Rotate the bulb and socket counter clockwise in order to remove the bulb and socket from the housing.
  7. Disconnect the electrical connector from the socket.
  8. Remove the bulb and socket from the headlamp.
Installation Procedure Important: • Replace a high beam bulb with another high beam bulb. The high beam bulb has a black socket. • Replace a low beam bulb with another low beam bulb. The low beam bulb has a gray tip and a grey socket.

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