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    Default Passenger headlight will turn on with a tap

    so i noticed that my passenger headlight will sometimes be out, my fix is i go and tap on the headlight assembly and it will come on.. every once in awhile it will be out again...any ideas why it is doing this? thanks in advance

    2000 Chevy Silverado 2500 4x4

    6.0L v8:great: 4L80E

    2.5 in Daystar leveling keys

    285/75/16s BFG ATs on HD wheels

    Cab lights and tool box

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    i had this problem on my 2000 suburban...i just changed the bulb for kicks and giggles and that fixed it...
    Mike - SoCal

    07 Sierra 1500HD
    Ultra Mammoth Wheels 17x8
    Nitto Terra Grapplers - 305/70/17
    Line-X Bedliner and Wheel Wells
    NFab Nerf bars
    CST 4" Spindle lift

    08 Hybrid Tahoe - wifey's ride
    McGaughy's 2/3 drop kit
    22x9.5 Tyfun Wheels
    Nexen Roadians 285/45/22

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    alright well that sounds like an easy fix, thanks for the input!

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    Yep it's the bulb. Most likely the element is broke and when you tap on the assembly the element makes contact.

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    Just fixed this same problem on my son-in-laws car last weekend, bad element in the headlight.

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    I would have to agree with the previous posts that the best place to start would be to change the bulb. If you find that this does not solve the issue, please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you.

    Tricia, GM Customer Service.

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    Same thing happened with my truck, ended up the connector was damaged.. the "prong" (for a lack of better words) had become stretched out.. I took a small screwdriver and pried them back together and haven't had any problems since..
    2012 Silverado 1500
    2004 Silverado 1500 (SOLD):
    1977 Silverado C20:

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    new lights fixed it thank you everyone

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