Why are my tail lights not working on my Chevy Silverado?

Why are my tail lights not working on my Chevy Silverado?

Some mice got in under the fuse box in the engine compartment and chewed through 4 wires while making a nest. Had to splice in new wire and cleaned the fuse panel on top with electronic cleaner to get all the urine out. I have a 1999 chevrolet k1500 5.3 4×4.

Why are the head and tail lights not working?

The on-board computer turns on the tail and headlights according to the light outside the car. If it is dawn or dusk the head and tail lights will come on by themselves. The light sensors also switch off the daytime lights in some latest models. When the sensor is dirty or damaged it cannot tell if it is dark or day outside.

Is it dangerous to drive with broken tail lights?

So, driving with broken tail lights is very dangerous. Actually, people find out about their tail light problem when the police officer pulls them over. This is because the tail light malfunction is not that easy to spot. Usually, brake lights are the problem and the tail lights work just fine. But, sometimes it’s the opposite.

When do the tail lights and brake lights come on?

The taillights come on when your headlights are on or your parking brake is engaged. The brake lights turn on when you apply pressure on the brakes. In most automobiles, the taillights are red while the brake lights are a brighter, more luminous red. The rear lights are controlled by the same switch as the headlights.

Why are the tail lights on my GMC Sierra 1500 not working?

If you pull the headlight switch out and visually inspect the plug itself you will probably find that the withe wire and the brown wire are discolored. (Due to its intermittent connection they heats up) The female connector on both of those wires have lost one side of the clip that slides on to the headlight switch.

Are there brake lights on a GMC Sierra 1500?

1990 GMC Sierra 1500 4×4 No brake lights when headlight switch is activated. Also I have no reverse lights or tail lights. I’ve checked the wire harness at the tail end of the truck and I’ve got 12 v when headlights are off but when I turn them on it goes to 0.

Why are the brake lights on my Silverado not working?

The brake light is a dual-filament bulb so it is very possible the parking lamp side could be burnt out. As for the turn signals, do your hazards work? Front hazards work but not the rear. You probably have bad bulbs, hazards use the same bulbs as turn signals.

Why are my brake and tail lights not working?

Bad grounds were the cause of early 60’s passenger cars tail and brake lights acting this way. As far as the turn signals, it could be the same ground issue. All of the bulb sockets have their own ground wires and the ground wires on each side typically meet at a grounding screw which would be on the frame rail.