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Old 07-23-2016, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Free State of Texas
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It seems every other Chevy/GMC truck (chassis) I pass has a light out. What's the deal?
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Old 07-23-2016, 09:41 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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It seems every other Chevy/GMC truck (chassis) I pass has a light out. What's the deal?
Most people don't seem to realize their DRL is burned out. I used long life bulbs in my 2001 Sierra and never had one burn out. My 2016 Silverado is all LED, so I should never have a problem with burned out headlights, DRLs, front/rear turn signals or tail/brake lights.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:25 AM
 
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It seems every other Chevy/GMC truck (chassis) I pass has a light out. What's the deal?


It's a known problem. Bulb gets too hot for plastic housing.
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I am not sure about GM, but on my Dodge replacing the headlamp is a PIA, so I tend to just put it off and use the fog lights which are as bright as the headlights anyway. Also if you touch the bulb when you put it in, it will burn out again right away (in fact it will explode).

That may explain why if the GM trucks are the same. Maybe they are even harder to get to.
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Old 08-22-2016, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Meredith NH
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It seems every other Chevy/GMC truck (chassis) I pass has a light out. What's the deal?
Check my post under Avalanche Silverado lights
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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I am not sure about GM, but on my Dodge replacing the headlamp is a PIA, so I tend to just put it off and use the fog lights which are as bright as the headlights anyway. Also if you touch the bulb when you put it in, it will burn out again right away (in fact it will explode).

That may explain why if the GM trucks are the same. Maybe they are even harder to get to.
There not. It takes a minute or two to do the entire job


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dUnKAbxyJe8
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Old 08-31-2016, 06:22 AM
 
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Most people don't seem to realize their DRL is burned out. I used long life bulbs in my 2001 Sierra and never had one burn out. My 2016 Silverado is all LED, so I should never have a problem with burned out headlights, DRLs, front/rear turn signals or tail/brake lights.
LED's do fail. Had a taillight go out on a new Explorer.....they throw the whole assembly away! No more $1.47 bulbs, you get to buy the whole thing now!
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:24 AM
 
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They say pickups have many of the worst headlights on new vehicles. The Chevy Colorado was said to have the worst.
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Old 10-28-2016, 06:56 PM
 
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LED's do fail. Had a taillight go out on a new Explorer.....they throw the whole assembly away! No more $1.47 bulbs, you get to buy the whole thing now!
Thank you for posting this.

Everyone seems to be in love with LED lights. I have had 3 "17 year" LED bulbs go bad. Three different times, three different light fixtures. Not vehicle LED's.
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:46 AM
 
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They say pickups have many of the worst headlights on new vehicles. The Chevy Colorado was said to have the worst.


I had two Chevrolet Colorado. Never any issues anytime.
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