Question about 1996 Chevrolet K1500

1 Answer

No rear tail lights

Went down a rough road kinda fast and then noticed i had no running lights or brake lights, and when i hit turn signal both tail lights were dim and flashing. i checked the plugs at the tail light assm. and found all 4 terminals had power on the driver side and the pass side had power only on the 2 outside terminals. did i lose a ground some how? and if so where would it be located?

Posted by on

  • sixfootsix88 Sep 12, 2008

    My problem is that the




    mso
    9]>

    Normal
    0


    false
    false
    false







    MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

    mso 9]>



    mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
    font-size:12.0pt;
    font-family:"Times New Roman";
    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";}
    span.spwrap
    {mso-style-name:spwrap;}
    @page Section1
    {size:8.5in 11.0in;
    margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;
    mso-header-margin:.5in;
    mso-footer-margin:.5in;
    mso-paper-source:0;}
    div.Section1
    {page:Section1;}
    -->

    mso 10]>

    /* Style Definitions */
    table.MsoNormalTable
    {mso-style-name:"Table Normal";
    mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
    mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
    mso-style-noshow:yes;
    mso-style-parent:"";
    mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
    mso-para-margin:0in;
    mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
    mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
    font-size:10.0pt;
    font-family:"Times New Roman";
    mso-ansi-language:#0400;
    mso-fareast-language:#0400;
    mso-bidi-language:#0400;}






    mso 9]>

    Normal
    0


    false
    false
    false







    MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

    mso 9]>



    mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
    font-size:12.0pt;
    font-family:"Times New Roman";
    mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";}
    span.spwrap
    {mso-style-name:spwrap;}
    @page Section1
    {size:8.5in 11.0in;
    margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in;
    mso-header-margin:.5in;
    mso-footer-margin:.5in;
    mso-paper-source:0;}
    div.Section1
    {page:Section1;}
    -->

    mso 10]>

    /* Style Definitions */
    table.MsoNormalTable
    {mso-style-name:"Table Normal";
    mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;
    mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;
    mso-style-noshow:yes;
    mso-style-parent:"";
    mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;
    mso-para-margin:0in;
    mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt;
    mso-pagination:widow-orphan;
    font-size:10.0pt;
    font-family:"Times New Roman";
    mso-ansi-language:#0400;
    mso-fareast-language:#0400;
    mso-bidi-language:#0400;}

    passenger tail light is out. I have replaced the Tail light assembly and I have spliced a wire harness for the tail light and that fixed the problem temperarorly. Now it is out again does anyone have any suggestions?

    9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 mso 9]> mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.spwrap {mso-style-name:spwrap;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} mso 9]> Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 mso 9]> mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";} span.spwrap {mso-style-name:spwrap;} @page Section1 {size:8.5in 11.0in; margin:1.0in 1.25in 1.0in 1.25in; mso-header-margin:.5in; mso-footer-margin:.5in; mso-paper-source:0;} div.Section1 {page:Section1;} --> mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} passenger tail light is out. I have replaced the Tail light assembly and I have spliced a wire harness for the tail light and that fixed the problem temperarorly. Now it is out again does anyone have any suggestions?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Chevrolet Master
  • 60,769 Answers

Check near the rear lights, the ground for them is there attached to the frame as I remember, make sure it is clean and tight.

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I turn my left turn signal it flashes really fast until I press down on brake pad than it slows down and works cirrectly


This usually means that the front, or rear turn signal bulbs is bad...also some turn signal tail light bulbs are multi-purpose...same bulb lights for turn signal and brake light...You should be able to remedy this for the cost of a bulb...your owners manual and the parts counter rep can confirm the correct replacement bulb...Hope this helps.

Apr 05, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

No Tail lights. Or brake lights(when the headlights are on). HELP!!!


I think you have a bad ground at the back on both rear lights or their earth out on the same connection but these american cars use a funny system where the stop lights are the indicators and not a seperate yellow light like europeon motors ,Now these brake light switches also allow the indicators to work by shutting off the feed to the stop light so it flashes with indicators ,Why american cars use this system i dont know as its so complicated for the stop light switch function but try the ground or earth wire on the back lights and if no joy then ask a american mechanic with experiance of this sort of circuitry as when i get american cars for import i have to fit new back lights and disconnect the brake light switch .

Feb 17, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Right turn signal flashes fast and all rear and front


your tail light has no graund. usualy plastic conector no the lamp melt down around ground cable
marko

Aug 31, 2009 | 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Left rear turn signal light on my 1999 chev. s10 is not working


any increase in bink speed is direcly related to a bulb being burt out.

Jun 12, 2009 | 1999 Chevrolet S-10 Pickup

1 Answer

Brake lights won't turn off


sounds like it is a brake light switch located at the brake peddle. test the switch and if it is faulty replace it.

Dec 13, 2008 | 2004 Kia Amanti

3 Answers

Tail lights and brake lights not working - not fuse - what can it be?


Brake light switch, located on upper brake pedal should be checked, that is most likely your brake light issue, but U say tail lights aren't working, but running lights do, tail lights and running lights I would consider to be the same, so can u clarify that for me? Let me know how the u do w/ brake light switch, and if u have issue w/ tail lights?

Nov 01, 2008 | 1994 Ford Thunderbird

3 Answers

1993 Supra tail lights not working


there is a switch located on the brake pedal right at the bend(just behind where your foot touches)

Oct 22, 2008 | 1993 Toyota Supra

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Chevrolet K1500 Logo

91 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Chevrolet Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60769 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...