Chevrolet Express 3500 Problems

One or More Rear Lights May Not Work on Chevrolet Express 3500

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

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Average mileage: 145,595 (23,500–289,940)
16 model years affected: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, more2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
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My right rear brake and signal light do not work no power to them, the front right signal and park light work but signal is fast indication a bad light bulb.
Left parking light not working. Bulbs are good, right light works. I am wondering if wire from right to left is damaged. Where do I need to look?
my left rear tail light does not work I replaced the socket that the bulb goes into and I cannot get it to workbut every other light works
My Chevrolet Express 1500 (chevy express 2500 or 3500 has the same fixture) has been experiencing a problem with the rear tail lights, same issue as many have mentioned by several others here as well. Although I have no idea if it is related, but after having a hitch installed on my 2002 Chevrolet express, the lower brake light (both left and right) stopped working when the headlights were on. They worked fine when the headlights were turned off.

After a visit to a local mechanic I was told that the rear light wire harness / wire socket was damaged and needed to be replaced. The price would be $550 to replace both sides!! After a 5 minute search I found replacement parts on ebay for $35 (Dorman 923-015). Installed in about 20 minutes and got it working again perfectly. The assembly is very easy (never tried anything like this before, but could not be easier). Saved over $500 in less than a half hour.
Tail lights stopped working. No idea why. Brake, turn, reverse and hazard all work fine. Just no tail/running lights.
Brake lights work fine when the running lights are not on, butonly the top brake light works when the running lights are turned on.
Left rear tail light wont blink flashes fast in front and brake light wont work replaced the tail light assembly did not help
brake lights work fin till you turn on headlights then they do dim only to leave third brake light
Tail lights and blinkers started to malfunction. Problem was a bad ground and fixed by running additional ground wires from light sockets to frame.
Driver side brake light only lights top tear. And when head light are on the blinkers illuminate and pulse in each bulb. What could be causing this? All the bulbs are brand new. Please help.
taillights,brake lights burns out often. to fix replace entire rear tail light harness. $45.00 fix. dealer wants $500.00 - $600.00 to fix problrm
Both tail lights and running lights are out simultaneously. Fuse box under driver's seat has melted where the 21 fuse used to be (it's marked TRLR PARK). Not yet fixed