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Chevrolet Venture Rear Lights May Not Work Due to Rear Light Socket Plate Failure

 
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Model Years Affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 108,900 mi (12,500 mi - 198,000 mi)

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The rear light socket plate may fail causing a brake light or other rear light to stop working.

  • we have had excessisve problems with our rear lights burning out they get heated and melt the wire and bulbs.. we replaced everything on it 2x costing over $300 each time, including wiring harness and light brackets to have the same problem arise over and over again. My feelings is this should be a recall for safety reasons..

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  •  Rookie

    brake light constantly burning out,always replacing them, now replaced them again with some libricate, that i was told was needed, so they won't be burning out. well drivers side still not turning on at times. am so annoyed having to check the lights every single time i need to go somewhere. already been stopped by cop due to my stop light!!!!!

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  •  Rookie

    Two of the lights on the back lights don't work. I have no tail lights. The brake lights,and blinkers to work in the back. Has anyone come up with a solution?

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  • Visitor, , 152,000 mi

    I keep replacing the rear brake lights but they never last more than a few months. I am using the right bulbs and bulb grease.

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  • Visitor, , 112,805 mi

    Right rear brake light overheats and causes the wires to embed into the plastic resulting in no contact (no light). Had to replace the plastic housing. Tried using the all glass bulb, did NOT work. Decided to check the web and found that this is a common problem. At Autozone they suggested using a moisture inhibiting grease on the lamp and socket contacts to see if that would work (after thorough cleaning of contacts). Suspect the heat is building up due to corrosion, and the grease will reduce or delay the corrosion. I have found nothing to indicate GM is offering any advice or a more permanent solution. Very dissapointing.

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  • Visitor, , 153,000 mi

    Tail lights work intermittently and coincident with dash and courtesy lights

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  • Visitor, , 66,000 mi

    Rear stop light bulb is constantly burning out. I change it every 3+months. The housing surrounding the specific socket appears to be slightly burned.

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  •  Enthusiast

    Rear Tail light bar was bad along with the wiring harness, had to replace .. I was told this is common on Chevrolet Venture's

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  • Visitor, , 60,195 mi

    same problem, rear brake light bulbs buring out, replaced 2x already....now what!

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  •  Rookie

    Haven't done anything to fix it, yet.

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