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#76 of 171 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Headlights Go Off While Driving [palyjo52]
Oct 06, 2008 (3:46 pm)
That happened to me just a few nights ago in my 2002 Trailblazer EXT. I keep the switch on automatic so that the headlights come on when it's dark. Well, it was pitch black outside and as I was driving, the headlights went off completely!! I immediately tried the high beams and they came on. I turned the headlight switch to manual, but they still did not come on, so I left the high beams on. Right before we got to the restaurant, the lights started working. Then when we left, the same thing happened,at first the lights were fine, then they went out and the high beams worked. So, I called the local Chevy service dept today and the service manager said it sounded like the multifunction switch and it would probably cost about $300. I don't know if that's with labor or not. So, I've been searching the Internet for more info. If anyone has anymore info, please send it my way!! Thanks!!
#77 of 171 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Headlights Go Off While Driving [palyjo52]
Oct 19, 2008 (12:36 pm)
Our 2002 does the same thing. Did you find a solution to this??? Sounds like we are not alone and it happens to newer models.
#78 of 171 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Headlights Go Off While Driving [rypm]
Oct 20, 2008 (4:35 pm)
I actually thought it was my imagination. I live in the country so it is not until i drive on the back roads that i notice it. So for about three months i thought it was me, but now that i started reading all of these messages did i realize it is not me and i have to take it to the shop. My four wheel drive has also broken 3 times, not the power drive but the relay that allows it to go to 4wd. So when it goes in for one it will go in for both. I will absolutely turn the button to on instead of the automatic on. I also drive with my fog lights on just in case.
thank you for responding
#79 of 171 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Headlights Go Off While Driving [mkb3]
Oct 21, 2008 (6:27 am)
Did you ever find out the cause...ours does this all the time and we have to drive with the brights on until it stops.
#80 of 171 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Headlights Go Off While Driving [mkb3]
Oct 24, 2008 (8:50 am)
I have an 02 Trailblazer and the headlamps went out last night. I have no idea what that is about haven't had time to check on it. But I do know that the clicking you are hearing is probably the one of the Sylinoid switches for the A/C -Heating ducts. They are electric and sometimes start to stick. When you start the car they will make repeated clicks and they do sound like they are coming from the steering column area. Dealer fixed mine cost about $150.00.
If you find anything on the headlights let me know.
#81 of 171 Re: 2002 Trailblazer Headlights Go Off While Driving [rypm]
Nov 17, 2008 (2:10 pm)
did you get your headlamps to work? let me know what was wrong... rcaston19aol.com
#83 of 171 Re: 2002 Chevy Headlights [soonerdean]
Nov 17, 2008 (2:20 pm)
did you find a fix??
#84 of 171 2002 Trailblazer
Feb 20, 2009 (4:37 pm)
In Nov. '08 my driver's side headlight bulb went out. Upon checking, the socket/clip for the bulb was fried. Had to replace the entire headlight system. Luckily I found a used one at the local junk yard. Now 3 months later, Feb. '09, my passenger side did the exact same thing. Clip/socket is fried and need to replace the entire headlight again. Is anyone else experiencing the same problem??
#85 of 171 Re: 2002 Trailblazer [famer]
Apr 27, 2009 (7:35 pm)
Have a 2003 Trailblazer and have replaced low beam bulbs on each side numerous times, seems like every 3 - 4 months. Found the socket that plugs to the bulb burnt and one had shorted. Advance Auto offered a replacement socket which required cutting off the factory socket and soldering on the new one. Today I had to replace another bulb and I found one of the replacement sockets also burnt. Not sure what is causing this type of failure, but isn't good!