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

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

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Average mileage: 111,800 (12,500–208,000)
9 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
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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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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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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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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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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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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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same problem, rear brake light bulbs buring out, replaced 2x already....now what!
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Tail lights work intermittently and coincident with dash and courtesy lights
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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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Haven't done anything to fix it, yet.
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Front blinker passenger light went out changed bulb. Over the next few days I noticed my tail light was not working properly. When I would turn my blinker on the dash blinker blinked normal again but when I applied the break it would blink really fast. Then over time when I would apply breaks both turn lights lit up solid green in dash. I assumed break lights went out. Changed break lights and now no tail lights what so ever.
we continue to replace the blown lights
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My dashboard lights not working or rear tail lights how do I fix i
Brake lights don't work
Dash lights and rear lights out at the same time, was alerted to the lights because the warning "ding" would be going off, even though all lights were off, ect.
Cruise control didn't work so took it to Chevy dealer for checking and found that both rear lights were blown off, that was the reason for cruise control not working. Dealer told me that cruise not working may be due to rear light blown-off. They fixed rear lights and cruise control started working. Dealer changed dearly to fix lights and gave excuses that he has to check cruise control switch and wiring. I think that was BS.
3rd time chevy what's up????? My brothers truck 2 times and my moms van a couple. It's time chevy starts reimbursing it's customers. It's not a cheap fix lite harness cost, 30 min labor and the bullshit traffic tickets. Always thought chevy stood by their product and more importantly there loyal customers who over a ten year span have bought at least a dozen to 15 Chevrolets. A fleet of them. Fix or start reimbursing your cars and customers????????
Drive side brake lights keep going out. the plastic is burnt where the taillight bulb plugs in
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