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Is It Just Me?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Russell Keys, Nov 14, 2001.

  1. Russell Keys

    Russell Keys 1/2 ton status

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    Am I the only person who drives down the road and wonders why 50% of the new GM trucks already have one daytime running headlight out?-Just wonderin'
     
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    gokartergo 3/4 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    I noticed that too. Our company as 7 trucks all GM. 2 of them are 98's and both of them have one light out.. Somebody on the assembly line must have been haveing a bad year...LOL

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  3. 55Willy

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    all of them out here are that way too!!!

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  4. Pure Insanity

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    I noticed that several months ago. I would like to know why they do it. There couldnt have been THAT many light bulbs that were defective. And all on the same side too. Next time I talk to a GM tech I will have to ask them that question.

    And I would say its higher than 50%.

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  5. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    HMMMM, interesting!!! [​IMG]

    I have noticed that around here, too!!

    A lady I work with has a '98 3/4 ton 2wd and she has one light out.

    I have seen at least 3 or 4 of the newer Chevy's in town with one light out also. [​IMG]

    "What's up with that?!?!" [​IMG]


    I'm not picking my nose...I'm just pointing at my brain!! [​IMG]

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  6. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I think DRLs suck period. I wish all of them would burn out.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  7. Burbinator

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    Funny, I was thinking the same thing on the way home from work today...

    Must be something in the way they have them set up...more voltage to one, smoking the filament early.

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  8. ChevyCaGal

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    Thought that was just me who saw that.... must have got a bad batch of bulbs or the person who installs them on one particular side that day called in sick so they skipped putting them in.....

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  9. Danno

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    DRLs are such a waste. I'm so glad my '95 Blazer didn't come with them!

    I used to have a '95 Beretta that had DRLs, and if you pulled the DRL fuse, only one would go out. Maybe they've all got blown fuses?

    It was my understanding that on most GM vehicles with DRLs you could disable them by tricking the control mechanism to think the vehicle's parking brake was on all the time. When you apply the parking brake, then start a GM vehicle with DRLs, they shouldn't come on. This worked on my Beretta and I think it worked on Camaros and Firebirds at the time. I wonder if it's still true?

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  10. Triaged

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    I have noticed that it isn't just GM lights that suck. All the new cars and trucks around here seem to have at least one light out.

    My fav. though is when someone w/ a Beemer has a tail light in the wrong way so that when they turn on their headlights it is brite and goes dim when they use the brakes.

    '71 Blazer CST w/ a 400sbc, 4" lift, 36" Supper Swampers, and alot of rust
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  11. Zepplin

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    If you put the parking brake down 1 click it will disable the driving lights. I have a 2001 S-10 and I can turn them off that way.

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    I have a 2000 Silverado, and have heard that the DRL's are very fragile and tend to die from normal use very quickly. Personally, I can't wait for mine to bite the dust; can't stand 'em.

    There is an easy way to disable them that is described in the service manuals, but it also defeats the system that automatically turns your headlights on when after dark. I'm kinda embarrased to admit it, but I disabled the DRL system, but re-enabled it 'cause I like the lazy feature of not having to turn the lights on myself. [​IMG]

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  13. yeild2me

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    it could be that, but most european cars have a "rear" fog light that when on turns on the left brake light. our 2001 volvo has this feature. in germany its cool because it works and everybody has it, but here, people think the car is f'ed up.

    most drivers of newer trucks dont bother to look in the "top secret" book in the glove box that has the directions to turn the DRLs off. even when the fuse is pulled, they (or at least one) still works.

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  14. Slayer

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    Nope, it's NOT just you, I have noticed the same thing. Makes my '77 much more desireable everey day, especially when I think of how these folks have spent well over $30K for their new trucks. Always said that when I win the lottery, I'd buy a new Suburban, with the 8.1 liter V-8, and ad a Kenne Bell supercharger, for some streetable 500+ ponies. Now I think that I'd just find a decent K-5, '77 or earlier, and fis it up instead. Hey, maybe I'll disconnect one of my headlights and make my truck look newer, hahahahaha.
    L8r, Slayer

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    Me and my brother were talking about this the other day.
     
  16. riz

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    <font color=purple> I too noticed it earlier in the week and discussed it with a few guys from work.

    L8r,
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  17. NE79

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    All the "older" ones around here have the same thing.
    As for the lazy feature for the headlights, I like the system Chrysler has on their minivans. Four position switch:
    OFF
    Parking
    ON
    AUTO

    the auto setting is the lazy feature, but is easily defeated.

    uh-oh
     

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