hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,000 miles

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1998 GMC Sierra 1500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 152010

Sierra 1500

  • 64,000 miles


The contact owns a 1998 GMC 1500. The contact attempted to start the vehicle and discovered there was little to no power. None of the electrical components were operable. The contact inspected the vehicle and as he removed the covering from a plate under the steering column, he found that there were several burned wires. He then spliced the wires together and used a rubber protector to protect the wires from rubbing against the metal. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for repairs. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 64,000.

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #1

Sep 052006

Sierra 1500 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The wipers do not always work. There seems to be a short of some kind in the system. I can get them to work by manually moving them sometimes. Also I'm having a problem with the brake lights working. I have replaced the tail light assembly twice. Again it seems to be a short in the system, they work on and off, its very dangerous.

- Plant City, FL, USA

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