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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
92,211 miles

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 lights problems

lights problem

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2003 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 252014

Silverado 3500

  • 140,506 miles


First complaint for this problem was reported on 10/21/10. Complaint #10361641. Same problem again dtr light on right side out, smelled burning wire saw that the same thing happened again. Wires leading to light assembly melted and also melted the socket again. I think this could possibly lead to some sort of electrical fire in the engine compartment. I fixed the problem myself the first time and will do so this time.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #2

Oct 182010

Silverado 3500 8-cyl

  • 111,128 miles
Day time running lights stopped working.when replacing bulbs found sockets burned to bulb base and wires to sockets burnt. Had to replace section of wires and break bulb base to remove. Condition can possibly cause a fire in electrical system.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 082006

Silverado 3500

  • 25,000 miles
The daytime running lights have failed due to what appears to be the overheating of the lamp sockets. When you go to replace the lamp' the sockets appears to be burnt and brittle and are missing the little metal tabs used to make contact with the lamp base. You cant replace the lamp. Therefore I only have 1 daytime running light and am worried about a possible fire hazard with the other one. The one that works looks like it's not far from failing and very soon wont be working either. The more I see the amount of GM vehicles (trucks, Silverado, Tahoe, trailblazer, Sierra, Yukon & Envoy's) without two daytime running lights, I really do wonder if GM has a real problem. I see several each and every day without one or both. I have spoke to other owners and they have the same problem with one or both of them. Thank you for your time.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

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