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GMC Savana 1500 Tail Light Wiring in Cargo Area May be Damaged

GMC Savana 1500 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Average Mileage: 135,364 mi (15,000 mi - 312,000 mi)


The tail light wiring harness in the cargo area is not protected very well. As a result it may become damaged due to normal wear a tear. This damage can causing some or all of the rear lights to stop working.

  • Visitor, , 180,676 mi

    My left rear blinker bulb quit. The yellow wire leading to it from around the ceiling has abraded and grounded it out.

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  • Visitor, , 235,000 mi

    ALL rear brake lights quit except center lamp at roof. Bulbs are O.K. blinker also do not work

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  • Visitor, , 102,369 mi

    The driver side rear brake light bulb has to be changed a couple of months. Water gets into the lens compartment and droplets form inside. I can't seem to get the assembly to seal.

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  •  Rookie

    My 2003 gmc envoy tail lights does not work ,I replace the fuses and they still don't work ,,I don't know if there is a relay for tail light ,,can someone please help

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  • Visitor, , 312,000 mi

    Rear tail lights and brake lights not working. Turn signal works on outside but not on the inside. Bulbs replaced and it still didn't fix the problem. Still checking into the Tail Light Wiring Harness. This has been a wonderful vehicle and engine still runs great. Sorry to think that an electrical problem could take us out of commission when it still runs so good!

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  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    brake lights on two lower lights no longer work

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  • Visitor, , 45,000 mi

    Still not fixed. Have you seen what a harness costs. Ridiculous

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Right taillight failed. Replaced and problem solved, but problem recurred at 175,000 and had to be replaced again.

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  • Visitor, , 127,000 mi

    Turn signals and stop light intermittent operation still have not determined the problem

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  • Visitor, , 150,000 mi

    The right backup light stopped working. I disassembled the light fixture and found the socket and bulb had rusted together. The GMC parts man told me it was a common problem and I had to replace the whole wiring harness. I bought a new wiring harness and replaced the old one. Not a simple job but not complicated either.

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