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Friday, January 29, 2010

1989 Chevy Truck tail lights go out when I hit the Brakes

I have a 1989 Chevy pick up scottsdale 1500 the left tail light goes out when I activate the brakes any advice would be helpful. thanks


It's either a bad ground or a bad light socket itself and very common to fail. Your wire harness runs down the drivers side just inside the frame rail to just below the left tail light where it forks and part goes up the other over to the right tail light with quick connectors for the license plate light. UNLESS, someone has installed an aftermarket trailer wiring package. Also check your trailer connection. even though your not using the connection you are still receiving power to the plug. use a test light to make sure it's working properly.

good luck

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  1. Good evening. I have purchased a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500 extended cab 5.3, my third truck of this body type. As i turn the wheel to the right, i get a rubbing/squeak/vibration in the steering wheel. Warm or cold - it happens. It does'nt feel a mechanical power steering problem, but more of a rubbing issue. - Any thoughts? I sprayed WD40 at the firewall from the inside but no better.