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#2 of 76 Chevy Express brake light problem
May 23, 2005 (5:00 pm)
I have a 2001 Chevy Express
The brake lights LT, center, RT will work fine until I turn the parking lights on & then when you apply the brakes the LT & RT go out & only the center will light up as a brake light. As soon as you release the brake pedal the center goes out & the LT & RT will light up as parking lights. If you or anybody has an answer please reply.
#3 of 76 Re: Chevy Express brake light problem [jcintc]
Jul 07, 2005 (8:54 am)
I've got the same problem on my '99 Express. I haven't found the cause of the problem either, so I would also appreciate any information anybody can offer.
#4 of 76 Re: Chevy Express brake light problem [n70121]
Jul 28, 2005 (6:50 pm)
I found the solution! The problem was that with the lights on, applying the brakes would cause the lower lamps to go out and only the center light would come on. With the lights off, I would only get the parking lights and the center light. The solution was to replace both of the lower lamp sockets.
#5 of 76 Re: Chevy Express brake light problem [n70121]
Aug 18, 2005 (11:21 am)
Can anyone tell me were the fuel pump is located on a 2000 chevy express van V6?, Thanks.
#7 of 76 Re: Chevy Express brake light problem [vaturbo]
Sep 10, 2005 (9:09 pm)
It's in the fuel tank
#8 of 76 Re: Chevy Express brake light problem [n70121]
Sep 28, 2005 (8:41 am)
Hi! Thanks for your post. It looks like I am having the same problem with my 99 Express. Did you find out what was wrong with the lower sockets? I had my tail lights apart last night and could not figure out what was wrong. Then I did a search and found this forum. Did you notice any differences between the upper and lower sockets? Thanks!
#9 of 76 Re: Chevy Express brake light problem [n70121]
Dec 19, 2005 (2:47 pm)
Thank you for posting this! It was the fix for my brake light problem as well. I found my replacement sockets at NAPA, part # LS6505, but I was a little shocked at the price for them, $30 each!! And they are the same exact part. I couldn't find a suitable replacement at any of the other auto parts stores, I'm sure the dealership has them, but they are probably even more expensive. I just hope they don't start doing they same thing as the old ones!
My van is a 2001 3500 with the 5.7. It's got 121,000 on it right now. It is leaking coolant on the right side of the block. Looks like the head gasket, but it could be an intake gasket (hopefully).
Has anyone had this problem?
#10 of 76 Re: Chevy Express brake light problem [exner]
Jan 17, 2006 (6:41 pm)
I had this problem on both my99's. The Express was leaking externally, the Suburban had water in the oil. Both needed to have the intake gaskets replaced. Factory originals turned to dust-