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

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»

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Average mileage: 94,669 (11,800–173,884)
7 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006, 2007, 2008
48 people reported this problem
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2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 173,884 mi,
Passenger tail light out. Replaced the blub still not working.
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 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.
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 150,000 mi,
replaced taillight circuit board
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.
2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer 56,000 mi,
both backup lights wont work
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 100,700 mi,
Pulled over for no L rear running light at night. Turn signal and brake light worked. Light socket plate was badly corroded and could not be removed from rear light assembly. But replacement of entire L rear light assembly with inexpensive aftermarket replacement was extremely easy and quick using online instructions.
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.
Replace it 3 or 4 time will never but another Chevrolet GM
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer 100,000 mi,
I have to replace bulbs all the time.
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 85,000 mi,
Brake light socket appears to be melted this is the second time I have had the socket assembly replaced
Left rear tail light out. New bulb and new circuit board. Reverse and brake lights work
2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer 147,253 mi,
Tail light and break light on right side do not work. We've replaced the whole light fixture and it still does not work.
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 124,000 mi,
I had both brakeklight and reverse lights go out,decided to try and swap them from side to side and they started working again,just got this truck and already having problems with squealing under load as well.
2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer 160,000 mi,
Ground pin on the socket was corroded.
2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer 35,000 mi,
i purchased the back light plate.
Back-up light socket went bad, only minor problems with this car, We purchased it new and have been well pleased..
I have had continual problems with the right tail light. I had the recall done but it still goes out after replacing the whole assembly
Left rear lamp socket melted. Replaced with aftermarket unit.
replaced under warranty twice no problems now bad circuit board connections