The daytime running lights are prone to burning out. Our technicians tell us that the light sockets may show signs of heat damage but usually are OK. Always be sure to use the correct replacement bulb for the best life expectancy. The new bulb recommendation for 2000-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).
Daytime Running Lights are Prone to Burning Out on Chevrolet Tahoe
Average mileage: 111,770 (26,000–204,000)
40 people reported this problem
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 103,000 mi, Visitor
Daytime running lights keep burning out. I wonder replacing the bulb with a LED bulb would be better.
Happened several times on my Tahoe.
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 111,000 mi, Visitor
have not got fixed yet.
2006 Chevrolet Tahoe 50,000 mi, Visitor
We have owned mostly Chevrolets for many years. Running lights are notorious for burning out frequently on Chevrolets. Our 1996 Chevy 1500 PU, had this problem and also rear lights boards were worthless. My 2003 Chevy Tahoe, running lights constantly burned out, and my 2006 Tahoe has the same problem and has had for a long time.
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 121,000 mi, Visitor
Changed the bulbs 3 times in the last year. Bunch of BS
2005 Chevrolet Tahoe 156,000 mi, Visitor
always having to replace lights.
2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 100,067 mi, Visitor
Day running lamps have burned out twice. Once at the mileage above one is burned out now at 200,000+
Day time running lights burn out on numerous occasions, replaced bulbs as they burn out
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe 55,000 mi, Visitor
LIGHT IS BURNED OUT I SAW SEVERAL TAHOES AND PICK UPS WITH THE SAME LIGHT BURNED OUT
I replace a daytime running light at least 3 times per year. I see this on almost every chevy/gmc vehicle I pass on the road. Chevy should correct the problem.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 175,000 mi, Visitor
I had several DRL bulbs burnout but the socket appears to be dry rotted. It is to the point that it is breaking, like crumbling apart when I tried to replace it today. My 2002 Silverado has the same issue. :(
Lights get loose and go out often.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 95,000 mi, Visitor
I switched to bulb #3157 and only have had to change the bulb twice since 2003.
I have replaced the bulbs three times already. If someone knows how to "do it yourself", I'd appreciate directions. Tired of paying someone to replace a bulb.
I have replaced the daytime running lights 5 times and without fail, they burn out.
2003 Chevrolet Tahoe 76,000 mi, Visitor
Daytime running lights burn on in 12 months or less