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    Default Burned Out Running Lights

    Is it just me or does about one of every 4 Chevy/GMC trucks, vans and SUVs, a few years old, have a front running light burned out?
    I have a '05 2500 HD Silverado. Had it 18 months and have already replaced numerous bulbs. Is this common? Thanks.

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    Yes, it's very common for the running lights to go bad frequently in that generation of trucks. If you look at the socket for the bulb, it's probably burned/ scorched in some places. There's really no fix for it (that I know of) except for pulling the DRL fuse to turn off the running lights completely.
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    I use PIAA 3157 bulbs for my DRL's and my back up lights, they last much longer.

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    yep pretty common. Always see them going down the road. I've had to replace a couple on mine so far.
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    Yea, I think it is you. lol I have some bulbs in the front that I have never changed and it is 13 years old.
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    Thanks for info.

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    Will try that. Thanks.

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    Guess I will just keep changing as needed. Thanks.

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    Beg to differ but I see them everyday. Guess you must have got a good 'un without the issue.

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    Thanks for input. Guess I will just watch them and replace as needed (and will try the PIAA bulbs).

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    Yes, on my previous pickup (2003 silverado) I had to replace them prob 3 times in 2 years

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    The 3157 bulbs can't handle the voltage. Switch the bulbs to 4157's and you should have no problem.
    If your sockets are burned out or scorched, you can get new sockets from a dealer, or possibly a parts store.
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