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NEED HELP!! No rear lights...at all!

Discussion in 'Chevy Silverado Forum (GMC Sierra)' started by mitch4x4, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. mitch4x4

    mitch4x4 New Member

    I just got my truck out of the shop for all new brake lines and a leaky fuel pump....needless to say it cost a few dollars. Anyways, now my rear lights won't work. I have nothing back there, no brake lights, park lights etc. They all worked before...also the center brake light on the cab still works. Any ideas??
  2. j cat

    j cat Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    It is possible if they dropped the fuel tank to repair these issues you had , they damaged the wires / connectors to the rear lights. if all the lights do not work this is very much what happened.

    I know not all of us can / or have the ability to do these repairs , but this is what occurs when the profit over comes quality , when repair shops do not use care and check out their work.
  3. mitch4x4

    mitch4x4 New Member

    Thank you for the reply. I traced the wires and found a plug was not properly pluged in. Probably from a bump or tug on the wire while getting worked on. So glad it was something simple. I am not one for electrical problems.
  4. j cat

    j cat Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    well that is good your fix is not an added cost. many times they will break those plastic fuel/vapor lines or crush them.
  5. JimmyA

    JimmyA Member 1 Year 100 Posts

    You should learn how to do the brakes! You tube can be very friendly. The internet has provided many $$$ saving projects. Just saying! Google works well too! If I can, "YOU CAN"!
  6. j cat

    j cat Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    I would not recommend any newbie to auto repair to take on replacing of all brake lines , and then the fuel pump / fuel leaks.

    when I stated ability I was meaning having a place to do this work .
  7. JimmyA

    JimmyA Member 1 Year 100 Posts

    I do all of my work outside, laying on the ground, on my knees, with general tools! I don't have a shop, but wish I did! I learned how to save $$$ by doing my own work. Brakes are a easy chore with the tools recommended. For what you pay in Garage Fees, you can purchase the necessary tools. Nuff Said!
  8. j cat

    j cat Rockstar 3 Years 1000 Posts

    if you live in a deed restricted home/condo etc . working on vehicles on the property would be not allowed . this is just one example . some areas do have places for rent to provide DIY to work vehicles.

    with common simple repairs and maintenance, and a place to work it I agree with your statements.

    step one of having the right tools is with being very familiar with vehicle repair manual from the manufacturer..

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