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Re: headlight light sensor

Postby chevyman427 [OP] » Nov 09 2011, 2:51pm

Changed the sensor and it wasn't bad to take it all apart and replace it. About a hour and half to do it and now everything works.
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Re: headlight light sensor

Postby adams99z71 » Nov 09 2011, 7:04pm

glad to hear you fixed it. always nice to get updates and feedback
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Re: headlight light sensor

Postby ASTE25 » Nov 10 2011, 1:19am

Did you wind up having to take the dash out?
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Re: headlight light sensor

Postby chevyman427 [OP] » Nov 10 2011, 2:25am

Yeah I did sadly
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Re: headlight light sensor

Postby ASTE25 » Nov 10 2011, 3:16am

It must not be too bad if you got it done in an hour and a half. That's good to know for when mine pops out.
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Re: headlight light sensor

Postby chevyman427 [OP] » Nov 10 2011, 3:25pm

Yeah its not to bad at all. I'm pretty skilled though.lol j/k
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Re: headlight light sensor

Postby BajaLt » Nov 01 2012, 5:24pm

I know this is an old post, but I was just looking for some clarification. Was it just a matter of popping off that top dash piece, or was there a lot more to it such as disconnecting air bags and such? Or is it just remove negative terminal and go.
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Re: headlight light sensor

Postby don482005 » Apr 04 2013, 3:51pm

i have a 05 silverado and my sensor fell in....the dealer fixed it in about 15 mins.....he said around the grap handles there screws to take out the the top of the dash can come off he said becareful not to rip the snap that hold the top of the dash on
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Postby ksbikr » Nov 12 2015, 4:31pm

Replacing ambient light sensor is very easy on a 2008 Silverado. There are two types of sensors used that year. One is a 2 pin and the other is a 4 pin. You will need to verify which one you need by last 8 digits of vin number or just remove old one and look at part number molded into plastic sensor.
First remove drivers side windshield column trim piece (7mm) hex screw under trim cap. There is a plastic panel about 6" wide running across full length of dash up against the window that has the defrost vent in it and also the sensor. Carefully pry up trim piece and you have full access to ambient light sensor. Turn sensor clockwise about 1/4 turn to remove and release wiring harness. Takes about 10 minutes start to finish and saves $100+. Sensors are around $20.00.
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