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    I need to replace the headlight switch in my 04 Silverado. I pulled on the trim piece like my manual says I'm afraid of pulling harder and breaking it. Any secrets or pics?
    Thanks for any help.

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    Start along the top right side and work across to the left. You will have to move the gearshift if its on the column out of park and down to 1. And also tilt steering wheel all the way down. The trim should be held on with spring clips. Just pry easy and they should release.
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    Thanks, I see the seam your talking about. When I first looked I thought it was 3 pieces,vent, gauges, and hvac. When I get the switch I'll go slow.

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    like said above, just pull it. Just work your way around, you will probably have to pull some spots harder than you might be comfortable with. I have pulled tons of them, I have seen people pull tons of them and never have I seen one break. I usually just grip it along the top near the instrument cluster and pull. then as a gap is created on the sides I slide my hand in and pull farther down toward the bottom. It takes less than 30 seconds to get it off. Like said above, you will need to move the steering wheel all the way down and put the shifter down in 1.

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