Daytime Running Lights Are Prone to Burning Out on Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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 1999-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 122,749 (120–350,000)
13 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013
77 people reported this problem
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Same thing witth mytruck but the bulbs are not burned out and fuse is good and still not going on why
The right front running light is out and replacing the bulb did not fix it.
daytime lights don't turn on
Front running lights keep burning out a lot, everytime I turn around I gotta change one or the other....and the sockets look burnt
water in daytime running lights shorts bulbs. how do i seal ordrain water? (3/4")of water
Replaced DRL socket and bulb. Swapped relay with horn relay. Fuse tested good. Ground is good. Not sure what else. The diagram shows nothing esle to check.
My daytime running light was never work when I bought my truck used. I checked the sockets show signs of burning by the electrical contact but seems like nothing serious. I checked/tested both of the wires coming to the sockets and found that both of the wires are negative (-). (test every possible ways, couldn't find any positive(+) wire...so I just cutted the side that seems to be (+) and ran it to connect with the positive wire on the fog light. NOw whenever I turn on my fog lights the running light are also on. Don't what was cause or was it ran both negative wires from the factory.
Running lights have been replaced twice with melting of the plug-in socket.To stop this from happening when replacing the bulbs use silicone to seal all the edges on the outer covering. Moisture inside the lights cause the bulbs to blow and the socket to melt. Seal around the light and no more problem.
turn signal assembly fills up with water killed bulb sockets
the DRL resistor on a 2006 silverrado truck bad and DRL bulb sockets burned out.
I have owned the truck for 6 months and I have had to replace the driver side headlamp twice.
Daytime driving lights keep going out
I have replaced the running lights several times, now the inside lights don't work after replacing the bulbs
The passenger side headlight is out the bulb appears to be good and the fuse is good what would cause the light to not work
Both lights went out at the same time
the bulbs burn out and the socket also
Waters in day time running light
lt front turn signal light is out what is approximate repair cost
NEW BULB ABOUT 6 TIMES
Right running light went out at 115,000 so I replaced it and now it's out again less than 3,000 miles later. Socket shows burn marks.

All light assemblies have heavy water condensation or even standing water.