well i have a 2000 z71, and have replaced 2.
you do know that there is a clip that allows the DRL assem. to pop out
like the head light does.
i didnt find this out til a friend showed me, the first time i replaced
it it took me 4ever trying to blub out with the assem. in place.
i know keep a spare on hand just in case
its not as common as you might think but it happens they burn out but
for most people it is no big deal i get maybe 2 or 3 a month in my shop
states that do inspections dont even use the daytime running lights as a
item for inspection so most people around here dont even care
I worked in an inspection station in PA. (Long time ago) Every light had to
work. All of the factory installed lights had to work and if you installed
any after market lights, they had to work, too. DRL's are probably not a
required inspection item and some people have disabled them. But (!) my
bet is that if you go in with just one working, you have to make them both
operate or disable them. I changed mine to amber 4157 bulbs about 6 months
ago and haven't had one out yet. I'm not sure why people don't care if they
work or not. I like my truck and make sure that all the lights operate. It
doesn't matter if its a DRL, headlight, or a taillight. I even like for my
dash lights to work. I form opinions about other drivers (everyone does) -
If you have a burned out bulb, that one thing. It can happen to anyone at
anytime. Then add the mud, worn wipers, cracked windows, bent bumpers or
dented fenders. I wonder why some guys are driving such expensive junk?
You're right George, if you have a light on the vehicle, whether factory
or aftermarket, PA laws state that they must work to pass inspection.
Some states (like NC) wave a magic wand and pass your vehicle on
inspection (sometimes, they don't even look at the vehcle).
We have places in PA that ignore the laws too but here, if it gets bad
enough, you go to jail. My daughter took me with her the last time she
had her van inspected in NC and the 'inspector" checked the headlights
(took all of 3 minutes) and then put the sticker on. It takes about 30
minutes (or longer) to inspect a vehicle around here. There are other
states that have very lax vehicle inspection laws too, it's not just NC.
Inspection here in NY is similar, lights, wipers, brakes, steering
system, front suspension, seatbelts. Some places do "lick 'n stick",
others do it right, usually about 5-10 mins to do it right. Emissions
get checked in NY if down by the city, but upstate, where I am, I
think it's just a visual...
On Tue, 30 Sep 2003 07:33:12 -0400 (EDT), firstname.lastname@example.org (Rich
I replaced mine on my 2000 Silverado with amber bulbs (4157 NALL).
these are the long life bulbs (there are also 3157 NALL long life
bulbs as well), and they have performed great the last 2 years. The
factory left light failed after about 9 months...
To be different. No other real reason than that. Actually though, from
a safety standpoint, the amber bulbs stand out much better than the
normal white bulbs do, IMO. I also have a 2001 Suburban with the stock
3157 white bulbs and I much prefer the amber...
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