Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Problems

Daytime Running Lights are Prone to Burning Out on Chevrolet Avalanche 1500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The daytime running lights are prone to burning out. Our technicians tell us that the light sockets may show signs of heat damage but usually are OK. Always be sure to use the correct replacement bulb for the best life expectancy. The new bulb recommendation for 2002-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).

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Chevrolet Avalanche 1500 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 100,715 (2,000–160,000)
5 model years affected: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, more2006
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DRL have been replaced but still not working. The sockets have the signs of heat as mentioned before, would they be burned out?
My left side keeps burning out. The problem is not fixed simply by putting the correct bulb in the socket. There has to be more to it than that. DUH!
This problem started when the vehicle was around 3 months old and I gave up when it was 5 years old it is now 12 years old. Replaced the driver side running light approx. 15 times (new bulb may last 2 weeks but no longer) and have never had to replace the passenger side. The dealer didn't help. It is possibly a voltage problem. Thought about jumping a wire from the right side to the left .
Multiple driver side daytime running light burn outs. Sometimes only lasts a few days. Only one burn out on passenger side. Probably 10 lamps between 69,000 and 189,000 miles. See a lot of Avalanches on the road with one light out.
Have had to replace both running lights 2 or 3 times now. One was working, but when it went out, the dome, and backup lights also stopped working.
After replacing bulbs twice, I went to amber lights. These have not burnt out yet. That was 7 years and 140,000 miles ago.