The driving light on a 2005 chevy pickup always burns out and yes it is the rite balb?

even on the other chevy pickups from 1999 to 2006 the same thing whats the deal ???

4 Responses to The driving light on a 2005 chevy pickup always burns out and yes it is the rite balb?

  1. John June 29, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    The bulbs are of such a high wattage that the heat generated can’t be adequately dissipated within the confines of the lamp housing. Too much heat results in vastly reduced bulb life. It’s a chronic problem, as you’ve observed. GM should know better.

    But I have to agree with terrellfastball: auxiliary light usage is widely abused and, unwisely applied, yields little or no advantage. Just take your bulbs out and throw them away.

  2. jponto21 June 29, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    The voltage isn’t properly regulated. If i had to guess, I would say your problem is with a running light? I seriously doubt it anyone at GM will be willing to help you..they tell me to just change the bulb and make sure you don’t smudge it up with fingerprints. The oil from your fingers makes the bulb burn hotter…thus burning up the filament.

  3. terrellfastball June 29, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    Don’t worry about it, and knock out the other one to make it match.

    As a truck driver, I see no logic in these driving lights. Too many with them are not bright enough to know when, or how, to adjust these things to keep them down out of people’s eyes and mirrors. They have become a hazard!
    Too many people with these extra lights think it is all about the candlepower, not realizing that these can be in essence, high beam lights blinding those around them. They have become a hazard! Too many with these extra lights believe they really can see farther, and drive much too fast in dark conditions, overdriving the reach of their lights. They have become a hazard!

    Yes, I know even the big trucks can have these things, and would have them outlawed there just as fast as in the private sector. I have spoken with other drivers with these lights, asking them be turned off if they are to be behind me. I have slowed down to get idiots who believe they need these lights to pass me, both car and big truck. I look forward to law enforcement getting light meters and turning these lights into a piggy bank. I refuse to drive anything with them on it.

  4. sidecar0 June 29, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    What is the "Wattage"? If the wattage is high they may not be meant to be used at Slower speeds for Reasons of Cooling.