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Chevrolet Trailblazer Rear Lights May Be Out Due To Failed Light Socket Plate

Chevrolet Trailblazer Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007

Average Mileage: 92,000 mi (28,000 mi - 150,000 mi)


One or more of the rear lights may be out due to a failed light socket plate. Our technicians tell us some 2002-2004 models were recalled for this issue. For more information on this recall, please click here»

  •  Rookie

    We bought out Chevy Trailblazer at 65,000 and rear lock wasn't working,replaced under warranty and then after inspection tail light was out. I replaced the bulb and working again next morning not working so put in spare bulb. Working again. Filled up for gas and not working so back to store for a pair of bulbs. Installed them and it worked. But again not for long. Always just for hours not days. After testing some of the old bulbs I figured something was awry. MacMulkin fixed it and then driver s side doing same thing but this time I was smarter. I sort of knew it was lens / light socket assembly. Now to figure out where to gt one that works. Do I do MacMulkin and do it my self or have them fix it. I sure hate to think they might of switched sides for circuit assemble is the same only actual lens is different. We have to have truck inspected this week so I will try and see if corrosion is doing the nasty. I can make light work by a sharp thump along side of tail light unit. It will last for a few minutes.

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  • rear tail lamps stopped working when the car was only a year or two old. we found out the part(s) were recalled so we took to the dealer and they replaced. the replacment lamps have been working fine for several years. no cost to me except for time off from work spent at the dealership and time off from work to go to court to answer the ticket i got.

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    replaced taillight circuit board

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  •  Rookie

    Left rear lamp socket melted. Replaced with aftermarket unit.

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  •  Rookie

    replaced under warranty twice
    no problems now
    bad circuit board connections

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  • Visitor, , 148,000 mi

    Turn signal and brake light work on left light assembly. The tail light does not
    with a new bulb inserted. Possible socket plate assembly issue.

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  • Visitor, , 65,000 mi

    Right tail lights, break lights and turn signal is out has been since the day I bought it do not know what is wrong.

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  • Visitor, , 74,000 mi

    brake lights not working,on left and right sides. replaced both socets.

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