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Old 01-04-2006, 01:14 PM
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brake light, turn signal, tail lamp problem

Hey guys, I've had a recent problem with my brake light and turn signal going out simultaneously, along with my tail lamp. It will turn on and off, but not all of the time; sometimes it stays working for a good while, and other times it will almost flicker on and off while going down the road, so I know that it shouldn't be that it isn't getting power all of the time. About a month ago my brake light fuse blew and I replaced it, and that solved my problems for a while, and these other problems have started happening only over the past few days. This is in a 90 silverado. What could this be? A ground that's coming on and off? if so, where should I start looking? Thanks

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Old 01-04-2006, 02:23 PM
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Have you checked for heat damaged sockets? Some of the Chevys around your year model had some bad sockets that the heat from the bulbs would get them over time. Take your tailght assembly out and look if it looks like the back of the socket has been hot or is melted some, then replace the sockets.
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I had the exact same probelm on my 91 im not shure what it is called but your problem is the panel that the bulbs plug into they are about 30.00 each at the parts house
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thanks guys I will check and see if this is the problem first thing in the morning
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still having problems

i took out both of the rear lamps and the panels bulbs and wires all looked fine. I even took a pic. Earlier today, when I parked my truck, my lights were working fine, but when I got back into it, the brake lights and turn signals wouldn't work but the regular lights would. I'm perplexed. Any more ideas?
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hey, i tried to help.just out of curiosity let me know what the problem is when you find out
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Doc here,

Yup,

the harness between the firewall and the tailgate has either become cut, or loose at a connector You need to crawl UNDER there and hand over Hand the bundle and untape and inspect any suspicious areas,

Next Check the plug at the courtesy center (where it goes into the firewall) for mud corrosion , mud, cut wires, or loose plugs..

Third, If you have a trailer harness, DISCONNECT IT and repair the splices with soldered joints..If you need a hitch plug, you can install one later with soldered joints..This is usually the number one offender as it is outside gets full of mud and usually are installed wrong ( mechanically) with press an zip connector..

If none of that helps Look at the base of the steering column for a bad plug or wires coming from it..

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