Question about 2000 Chevrolet Silverado
My rear passenger bulb socket was tore off. When that happened the front signal worked but instrument panel was flashing fast like a burnt out bulb. I bought a new bulb socket which had 3 wires but the old one only had two. After I wired up the new bulb socket (leaving the middle wire unattached), the instrument panel flashes at normal speed but neither front nor rear signals work now. Any ideas on what could fix this?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: REPLACE TAHOE DRL BULB SOCKET
You'll have to order the socket from the GM dealer. I've tried some common park/tail light sockets from Napa, etc. and none fit the lens housing. Part# for my 2004 GMC Sierra is 15306157. (Yours may be different, but probably not)
Remove the headlight lens (unclip & flip the two black steel rods towards you and pull them straight up & out). The lens should almost fall out if the bulb wires didn't hold it in!
There are only two wires, and since incandescent bulbs are not polarity-sensitive, they can go either way without mixing them up. Just cut & strip the old socket's wires, and strip & crimp the new socket on. ****-type crimp connectors were even included with the socket.
Posted on Apr 03, 2009
I've done alot of research on this problem and from what I found GM is aware of the problem...it is very common in this model...however there is little that can be done...I myself was replacing sockets about every two weeks that had melted. I tried dielectric grease, different bulbs, and even modifying the high beam type socket so it would fit the low beam bulb hoping it would handle the heat. However nothing worked. Finally I decided to bypass the socket and cut it off and replace it with simple spade connectors on the wire that fit the bulb connections. I then packed the back of the bulb with dielectric grease. Haven't had a problem since...Hope this helps.
Posted on Dec 02, 2009
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