Daytime Running Lights are Prone to Burning Out on Chevrolet Tahoe

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 2000-2003 models is #4114K (trade number).

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 121,711 (26,000–365,000)
11 model years affected: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, more2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013
46 people reported this problem
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Daytime running lights keep burning out. I wonder replacing the bulb with a LED bulb would be better.
We've had to replace these bulbs on both sides of my 2007 Tahoe. It started prior to hitting 100,000 mark on my vehicle. We would never drive anything different than Chevrolet or GMC for such a small reason.
We have owned mostly Chevrolets for many years. Running lights are notorious for burning out frequently on Chevrolets. Our 1996 Chevy 1500 PU, had this problem and also rear lights boards were worthless. My 2003 Chevy Tahoe, running lights constantly burned out, and my 2006 Tahoe has the same problem and has had for a long time.
I replace a daytime running light at least 3 times per year. I see this on almost every chevy/gmc vehicle I pass on the road. Chevy should correct the problem.
I had several DRL bulbs burnout but the socket appears to be dry rotted. It is to the point that it is breaking, like crumbling apart when I tried to replace it today. My 2002 Silverado has the same issue. :(
I have replaced the bulbs three times already. If someone knows how to "do it yourself", I'd appreciate directions. Tired of paying someone to replace a bulb.