Tail lights and gauge lights aren't working..

Asked by Jan 21, 2017 at 03:58 PM about the 1989 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado Standard Cab LB 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hey guys, and gals! I have a 1989 chevy k1500.
I have a bit of a story on this one so bear with me
here. I bought this truck for 200 bucks from a friend
and everything was working. I wanted to put in a
new radio and so I started fidgeting with wires. I got
everything put together and that night the gauge
lights didn't work, then I found out about the tailight
a by getting a 106 dollar ticket that same night. I
thought maybe it was a fuse so I replaced every
fuse....  I followed the wires from the tail lights to
inside the truck and everything looked immaculate
besides from the out side of the wires having a bit
of mud on them. I looked at the connectors and still
looked totally fine. then I changed out all of my
bulbs that didn't work so then I moved onto
replacing switches. I need help please!!! This is
confusing the heck out of me and it's driving me
insane! The reason I mentioned the radio is maybe
it has something to do with that??? its been almost
3 weeks

2 Answers

2,725

I think you need a multi tester and an understanding of electricity , auto wiring and the 12 volt D.C. system .

74,635

If they worked before then what you did has caused the problem.

Your Answer

Chevrolet C/K 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Andrew Olsen
    Reputation
    3,700
  • #2
    John Saffrahn
    Reputation
    2,600
  • #3
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    2,190
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,003 Great Deals out of 66,526 listings starting at $2,495
Used Ford F-150
2,520 Great Deals out of 193,860 listings starting at $799
Used Chevrolet C/K 2500
209 listings starting at $6,495
Used Chevrolet Camaro
409 Great Deals out of 30,592 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet C/K 3500
221 listings starting at $3,999
Used Chevrolet S-10
15 Great Deals out of 1,255 listings starting at $1,600

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.