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1997 chevy truck taillight turns on when you start the vehicle and it stays on. as soon as you shut the engine off, the taillight goes out.

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Actually these truck are netorious for tail light blinker problems. I have a 98. I willing to bet the tail light socket is melted. you can buy a new one from chevy for 65.00. here is the good thing wait a few weeks then return the old one for a spare. If and when the other side goes out get a new one and in a few weeks take the old one back. These parts have a 1 year craftmanship coverage. So you can swap them out. That way you always have a spare in the garage.

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  • mvsfan Aug 31, 2010

    i found my own solution to this. somebody had at one time installed a 5th wheel in this truck and then they hurriedly tore out the 5th wheel equipment and their custom wiring and zip tied the remaining mess inside the frame rail before they sold it.

    My solution after discovering this was simple. i went to a local salvage yard that i deal with frequently, and got the entire rear wiring harness off of another truck.

    I removed the bed of the truck, tore out the whole mess and put the new one from the cab back in.

    Problem solved, at a cost of $100.00.

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