My driver side tail light stopped working but the turn signal and brake still works? Tried new bulbs and nothing. Help?

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Asked by Apr 11, 2011 at 02:56 PM about the 2001 Chevrolet S-10 4 Dr LS 4WD Crew Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

11 Answers

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DISCONNECT BATTERY 1st !!! Sounds like the socket itself might be bad...... but 1st try prying the copper connectors out from the sides a little. Might be bad contact.....?

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Not the contact a buddy told me to try that and it didn't work. Any other ideas?

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You Might not want to try this, but I would ....... Cut the wires and switch -R to L- tail lites ! See what happens? Let me know!

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don't do any of that! For those of you who face this exact problem, I found a blown fuse in the fuse panel in my cab of the truck. Number 5, a 10amp fuse I believe. Once replacing that fuse, the problem continued. I then checked my fuse box under my hood and found another 10 amp blown fuse. When I replaced that fuse, everything worked fine. Don't cut wires or splice and follow leads until you have checked ALL fuses! Good luck!

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Thanks for the info it was my fuse under the hood

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I have a 98 s10. Checked ALL the fuses. I have it narrowed down to the brown wire has no power but turn and brake light work.

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i have a 99 s10 and I have had the same problem to where my driver side tail light will not work only with turn signals and brake, I have tried replacing the bulb and didn't fix the problem, I looked in both fuse boxes in the truck and under the hood had no blown fuses, looking at several wiring diagrams and found out that its a wire problem, I started by using some dielectric compound, is like lube but a conductor for electricity. and put a new bulb in and it has been working ever since.

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I tried everything but then I found the parking lamp fuse , located under the hood RR PARK was blown and replaced and now I have a tail light again! It really isn't clear on the fuse map ... hope this helps anyone

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I like what I have read in response to the question , I had the same problem ... but got it fixed... it was the fuse in the box under the hood , I was ready to rip wires apart , saved me a lot of work , thank you

My brothers taillight on the drivers side wasn’t working so we cleaned the ground cable and all but that’s wasn’t it. Turned out to be a fuse under the hood. Thanks to everyone who said it could’ve been a fuse.

The 10 amp fuse under the hood made mine work thank you so much

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