Diagnosing Chevrolet Silverado Tail Light Assembly Problems
The Chevrolet Silverado is one of General Motors' most popular pickup models since it came out back in 1998. This truck comes in light and heavy-duty models, making them quite adaptable for the work at hand. But like all vehicles, you'll encounter problems with the Silverado from time to time. One of the parts that you'll need to look at would be the Chevrolet Silverado tail light assembly. Your truck's tail lights and turn signals could wear out after a while, and you'll need to know how to troubleshoot them fast since you can't drive around with broken lights. Check out our easy-to-read troubleshooting guide so you can get them fixed ASAP.
One side won't light up
If you notice that only one side of your tail lights isn't working, then you probably have a broken bulb. You'll have to remove the bulb from its mount so you can inspect it for damage and rule out other problems. Once you've taken out the bulb, simply check if the filament inside is still in one piece. If it appears burnt or has snapped in two, then you'll need to replace the bulb as it has already burnt up.
Both tail lights won't turn on
If both tail lights aren't working, then you'll have to check your truck's fuse box and find the fuse for the tail light. You'll want to check your vehicle's manual, so you'll have an easier time finding the specific fuse for your tail lights. Inspect the fuse and replace it if necessary. If both lights still won't turn on, then you either have two burnt bulbs or a wiring problem. You can simply repeat the step above to check the bulbs or read on to see how you could check your truck's wiring.
If both the bulbs and fuse for your truck's tail lights are both fine, then you probably have a connection problem with your vehicle's wiring. Before you start checking your wires, you'll want to inspect the connectors to see if they're simply loose or dirty. Connectors could come loose when you hit a bump on the road so check if all of them are connected properly. The metal contact on these connectors can also get dirty, so simply clean them and see if your lights would work again. Worst case scenario would be that you have a loose wire somewhere that you'll need to replace.