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Reverse Light

Postby chris00521 [OP] » May 06 2012, 2:40am

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I have a 2010 Silverado and went to the store and came out and my driver's taillight was smashed. Maybe it was a cart (there were none in sight) or maybe just some loser vandals. Anyway, I called the dealer and they wanted $200 for a new one. I wasn't going to pay that so I found an OEM one on ebay for $80. I got it in and it was like brand new. Only problem is it was apparently from a 2011 silverado and the reverse lightbulb is bigger on the 11, so mine won't fit. I ave tried looking but can't find any set of adapter for it. I have it electrical taped for now, but does anyone know of any adapter I could get to make my old light fit the new taillight?

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Re: Reverse Light

Postby StarsnBars » May 06 2012, 3:21am

Are you talking about the bulb housing is to small to fit the new tail light assembly ? 2010's should be the same as the 2011's
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Re: Reverse Light

Postby 1500VHO » May 06 2012, 3:25am

Hi Chris,

I think the easiest thing to do, is buy a "socket pigtail" from Autozone, or Advanced Auto, or NAPA, etc.. They will look like this

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Buy the pigtail that is for the year of your tail light assembly. It will mean two different light bulbs, when it come time to changing them out. However, it is the easiest thing to do...

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Re: Reverse Light

Postby 1500VHO » May 06 2012, 3:27am

1500VHO wrote:Hi Chris,

I think the easiest thing to do, is buy a "socket pigtail" from Autozone, or Advanced Auto, or NAPA, etc.. They will look like this

Link: Advance Auto

Buy the pigtail that is for the year of your tail light assembly, and wire it in. It will mean two different light bulbs, when it come time to changing them out. However, it is the easiest thing to do...

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Re: Reverse Light

Postby ASTE25 » May 06 2012, 9:38am

See if you can go to a junk yard and get a wiring harness from a wrecked truck that will fit the lense you have. I believe they changed the sockets between years. I think the harness you need is rather short and disconnects near the tail light assembely.
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Re: Reverse Light

Postby chris00521 [OP] » May 06 2012, 1:37pm

I had thought about changing the pigtail, but I didn't know if they made some adapter so I wouldn't have to cut my harness. I will try and find one. And sorry about posting this twice. Don't know how that happened.

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Postby ASTE25 » May 06 2012, 9:00pm

I'm not 100% sure, but I'm thinking you will not have to cut the harness. I thought I read on here where someone had theirs changed under warranty and it had the newer sockets like you have. The new housing came with a new harness so I'd assume it is a short harness that maybe unclips inside the fender well into the main truck harness.
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