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Username Post: daytime running lights        (Topic#362400)
Larry E 
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08-31-20 07:17 AM - Post#2802376    

Cant get my daytime running lights to work.
One went out a few months ago, then the other.
Put new bulbs in and checked the fuse.
Any suggestions ?
2001 siverado

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nstlga 
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08-31-20 09:39 AM - Post#2802405    
    In response to Larry E

Long time wide spread problem. The sockets themselves are probably bad. It's from too much heat generated by the bulbs. I had trouble with my '04 when still under warranty, they changed the sockets. No problems since, but I shut them off most of the time.

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Smitty_Chevy 
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09-06-20 08:40 AM - Post#2802884    
    In response to Larry E

Are you sure they're not working? If you have your truck in park when you're checking the running lights they won't be on. If you put on the parking brake they also won't be on. Have someone check while you have it in drive or put a scotch under the wheels to check while it's in gear.



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Edited by Smitty_Chevy on 09-06-20 08:41 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
someotherguy 
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09-06-20 09:48 AM - Post#2802886    
    In response to Smitty_Chevy

  • Smitty_Chevy Said:
Are you sure they're not working? If you have your truck in park when you're checking the running lights they won't be on. If you put on the parking brake they also won't be on. Have someone check while you have it in drive or put a scotch under the wheels to check while it's in gear.




I'm familiar with the parking brake turning off DRL's on the later GMT400 trucks (96-up) but on my 06 the parking brake has no effect. I used it to check my LED replacement bulbs in the DRL's. Truck in neutral, parking brake set.

Be sure your parking brake works before trying this, by the way, especially if you have rear disc...many do not work very well at all!


Richard

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Smitty_Chevy 
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09-15-20 11:48 PM - Post#2803551    
    In response to someotherguy

My 2003 the running lights go out when the emergency brake is on.

I have to have someone hold the brake or I put a scotch under under a tire.



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wagonman100 
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09-16-20 02:57 PM - Post#2803600    
    In response to Smitty_Chevy

My DRLs haven’t worked since I bought my truck (‘99 NBS), but my auto lights stay out if the parking brake is on when I start the truck and come on when I release it. They do not go back out if you reapply the parking brake. Do the DRLs go out any time you apply the parking brake?

Jay
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HandyAndy 
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09-19-20 05:30 AM - Post#2803791    
    In response to wagonman100

I have noticed problems with my DRLs (2006 GMC Sierra 1500). I've replaced bulbs and got them working, but noticed the connectors have gotten pretty warm.

Is there a LED bulb solution for these lights? I seem to remember someone trying this LED replacement and the bulbs wouldn't illuminate.

Thanks,

HandyAndy


 
someotherguy 
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09-19-20 07:22 AM - Post#2803798    
    In response to HandyAndy

  • HandyAndy Said:
I have noticed problems with my DRLs (2006 GMC Sierra 1500). I've replaced bulbs and got them working, but noticed the connectors have gotten pretty warm.

Is there a LED bulb solution for these lights? I seem to remember someone trying this LED replacement and the bulbs wouldn't illuminate.

Thanks,


There are LED's that are intended for use as DRL's; helps to find them if you search by the regular DRL bulb # of 4114 for your 2006 Silverado (I've got the same year/model.)

I chose some under the brand name "Partsam" that I found on amazon. They were cheap enough to gamble, about $11 for the pair, and they work fine. I was doing a lot of daytime driving at the time and they lasted about a year before some of the LED's on them began to fail, which is kind of common on these cheap LED replacements (and even on some of the expensive ones.) Instead of worrying too much about it, I just bought another pair of the same.

Richard

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HandyAndy 
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09-20-20 07:30 AM - Post#2803865    
    In response to someotherguy

Thanks for the information. Yesterday, I checked my DRLs and found them both working! I attempted to pull the bulb on the passenger side but, the bulb has melted the socket and it's stuck. Most likely I'll break the bulb getting it out of the socket.

It must be time to upgrade the sockets and install LEDs.....

Thanks again,

HandyAndy


 
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