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Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 2500, Chevrolet Silverado 3500, Truck
#1248 of 1497 Front lights don't work
Apr 04, 2006 (7:32 pm)
New to the board but need some info ASAP.
Just bought a 2000 Chevy Silverado 2500, Nice Truck too.
The front has four lights not counting the signal lights.
The bottom of the set of lights has two lights and the ones on the outside don't work and have about 1/8th inch of water laying in the lightbulb holders, for the lack of the technical name.
Anyway, I need to know how to get the bulb out and the whole assembly out to be able to drill a small hole in the bottom of the assembly to allow the water to drain out.
Really looks bad, has lots of condensation, and the water line shows too.
Can anyone give me an idea about how to take this apart?
We didn't get any Owners Manuels with the truck, so can't refer to it, just yet, the dealership has ordered us one and it is in shipment or soon will be, but we want to solve this problem ASAP.
This seems to be the best site so far, to be able to ask and read alot of questions about our wonderful Chevys.
Thanks all who read and respond, I do appreciate it.
#1249 of 1497 Front lights don't work.
Apr 05, 2006 (3:06 pm)
My DH found out how to remove the lights and replace the bulbs, now if we could just figure out why they won't work it would be really nice.
These are parking lights on the lower light bar. Outside lights near the Amber lights.
Wonder why they won't work? Does anyone have any ideas?
#1250 of 1497 2003 Silverado rear brake rotors
Apr 05, 2006 (3:54 pm)
Is there a place I can find splash/mud guards to protect the rotors from rusting? Where might that be?
Apr 05, 2006 (4:10 pm)
I need to replace the right rear metal brake line which leads across the rear axle from the coupler/splitter (mounted on the differential housing) to the right rear brake cylinder. This brake line has a wire coiled around it along the entire length of it. The local crown dealership says they dont sell it. I'm pretty sure I can get it at local junk yard, but I'm wondering if I should/can replace the left and right at the same time with new parts. I've already replaced the rear center rubber brake hose with a new Trustop replacement part from Napa.
Any additional ideas?
#1252 of 1497 Re: Front lights don't work. [lockha885]
Apr 07, 2006 (3:55 am)
We just found out that these lights are "running lights" that only come on when the truck is running and the lights are off.
Isn't it amazing what you can learn when you aren't trying? LOL
Anyway, now we are looking for some lug nuts
Socket Lug, 14mm 1.5 RH/T
These are Tuner lug nuts, or so I have found out, with a Star Pattern on the top as they are round and have only this open end to remove them.
Does anyone know where I may purchase any of these lug nuts?
I have tried online and so far nothing.
I don't think they have stopped making them, but if we can't find any we will have to replace all 32 nuts and that may be an expense we aren't ready to go for.
So anyone out there, do you know anything about these nuts and where I can find any?????
Thanks all who read and reply.
Apr 07, 2006 (5:34 am)
I have a 2001 Silverado 1500 with an odd a/c problem.
During the spring here in GA we have cold mornings very warm afternnons. Here is my problem, if I turn on my heat in the morning, I cannot get the a/c to come during the afternoon. I have noticed if I wait until the cab temp drops below 60 degrees farenheit(usually overnight) the a/c will work fine. However, if I turn the temp adjust even slightly toward warm, then heat overrides the a/c and the heat is on again until cabin temp drops. I would appre-ciate any insight here.
#1254 of 1497 will not crank up
Apr 07, 2006 (6:30 am)
350 engine, will not crank up but the engine is turning, replace distributor and modular, can not find the problem
#1255 of 1497 Change oil light
Apr 08, 2006 (11:01 am)
I just changed the oil in my 03 Silverado. I usually have it changed by the dealer or some other store but this time I changed it myself. The change oil light on my dash board came on prior to my changing, it was the first time this has happened. Anyway the light comes on telling me to change the oil immediately after starting. How do I get this to go away?
#1256 of 1497 Re: Change oil light [bennyj]
Apr 08, 2006 (8:35 pm)
Read your owner's manual.
#1257 of 1497 Re: bad idle [epting]
Apr 10, 2006 (11:06 am)
Did you get any help with this? I have a 93 GMC truck with a 5.7 liter (350 CID) engine with a similar problem. I have even replaced the engine (blown head gasket and cracked head) recently with a new engine from Chevy and still have the same problem. I installed a new :throttle body; distributor; cap; rotor; wires; plugs; even the coil and it still idles rough. The vacuum at idle is 18-1/2 to 19 inches here at sea level. The longer it idles the worse it gets. It isn't really bad but rough and it will miss about every 20 seconds at idle. Off idle and running it is fine. Oh, I even changed the O2 sensor. At this point I suspect the MAP or computer that controls the fuel system.