Passenger headlight will turn on with a tap

Discussion in 'GM Electrical Tech' started by 2wheelmudder, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. 2wheelmudder

    2wheelmudder Rockstar 100 Posts

    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
  2. mad1500hd

    mad1500hd Rockstar 100 Posts

    i had this problem on my 2000 suburban...i just changed the bulb for kicks and giggles and that fixed it...:)
  3. 2wheelmudder

    2wheelmudder Rockstar 100 Posts

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

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    Yep it's the bulb. Most likely the element is broke and when you tap on the assembly the element makes contact.
  5. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Epic Member Staff Member 5+ Years 5000 Posts Platinum Contributor

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

    GM Customer Service Epic Member 5+ Years 500 Posts

    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.
  7. JRD761

    JRD761 Rockstar 100 Posts

    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..
  8. 2wheelmudder

    2wheelmudder Rockstar 100 Posts

    new lights fixed it thank you everyone

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