Chevrolet Silverado 1500 problems and issues

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Left trailer brake light not working, flasher and 4 ways work

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2004 reg. cab, long box, 5.3 eng.  70000 miles
Left trailer brake light not working, flasher and 4 ways work
bluefire from United States 11 days ago  

Passlock and factory security system

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1998 Pu 257000 miles
Due to an attempt to steal my 98 Chevy Silverado my security system will not let my truck start and keep running it will start and die seconds later there's no vacuum going to the throttle body from the gas pump we just put a seal over to the gas pump is there any way to get that vacuum going to push the gas to the throttle body when the security system is cut out
Foxy8869 from United States 17 days ago  

Ecm fuse keeps blowing

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003  130000 miles
I turn key on blows. I pull the 40 Amp (ignition B)fuse and won't blow... I put it back in but pull both ignition fuses in the cab and put the 40 Amp back in doesn't blow... I'm at a stand still
SAYzWHO from United States a month ago  

Dashboard lights

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2001 1500 111111 miles
My dashboard doesn't show me the mileage, what gear I'm in and my gas gage do oesnt work. Then my radio doesn't come on
Rainbow from United States a month ago  
1 report 

No pwr No start. Fuse box? Etc

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1998  159000 miles
I have 98 Chev 1500 4x4. I was trying to crank, would spin over but not crank, kinda like fuel pump bad. But spun over few times then no pwr. Like no battery pwr. Gauges didn't react when key turn to on position. Knew had bad starter also. So replaced starter, found body ground cable from hood to firewall broke and corroded. Replaced. But still no pwr. Checked fuse etc. Under blown fuses. Tried to find schematics for fuse box under hood but no success. Any tips on where I should start tracing wires etc or what I should check next? Any help greatly appreciated
Damean from United States 2 months ago  

Tail lights not coming on

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2008 Silverado 5.3 V8 180000 miles
The rear running lights won’t come on. Brake lights, turn signals, reverse light all work fine but the running lights don’t come on until I put the truck in reverse. Once back in drive there’s nothing
Confusious from United States 2 months ago  
2 reports 

A/C blows cold then hot and makes truck overheat

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2008 Silverado 5.3 V8 180000 miles
Ac blows cold while accelerating but turns hot when coming to a stop or stopped and makes truck overheat.
Confusious from United States 2 months ago  
1 report 
Chip from United States a month ago
I changed my thermostat, temperature sensor, my truck isn't over heating but my a/c keeps going out. I even took my ECM fuse out and put it back to reset everything, for a while my a/c blows ice cold again but after a few hours my temperature gauge goes back to flat bottom and my a/c shuts off again. What can i do...what's the problem???? 2013 Chevrolet silverado z71 4x4

Engine shutting off while driving auto start/stop, then dead.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2019 Turbo 65000 miles
Truck will drive and when stopped at light, engine turns off with some warning lights and loss of power. Will not restart or generate error code to trace. Truck then needs to sit for 60_90 minutes before starting. This is a major safety hazard. Chevy isn’t able to resolve.
Brad from United States 3 months ago  
1 report 

Radio and A/C

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2004 V6  243068 miles
When my truck is running and the radio is on, I turn my air on an automatic uses powers to my radio. I’m the
Big6 from United States 3 months ago  

Bad combination switch

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 1998 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 280000 miles
So I know my combination switch is bad but every time I turn on my light with the headlight taillight switch the park lamp fuse blows any ideas? Could my combination switch be causing my fuse to blow?
Trev from United States 3 months ago  

P1400 cold engine start

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2015 5.3 V8 4 wheel drive  111002 miles
Does anyone know how to fix?
Tammy from United States 3 months ago  
1 report 

Gas gage not reading right

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2006 Lt, 6.0, 4x4, Vortex Max 199980 miles
After the dealership replaced the sending unit in the truck the gas gage started reading full or empty nothing in between and sometimes it will throw a check engine code. Would the be in the fuel pump or would that be a problem with the computer I’m really looking for a place to start. Is there a place that i could run a meter to see what the problem is before i start tarring into things?
TheNativeRider from United States 4 months ago  
2 reports 

No power steering after battery replacement

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2020 5.3L 4x4 Trail Boss 20000 miles
I replaced the battery and now I have no power steering and the traction control light is on
Any help would be greatly appreciated
JTAZ from United States 4 months ago  

Starts run for few seconds then dies

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2015 5.3 V8 4 wheel drive  120000 miles
Truck will start run about 30 seconds then dies and will not start again have replaced both fuel pumps crank sensor spark plugs throttle body and map sensor
Tammy from United States 4 months ago  
2 replies 
Mcguyver from United States 3 months ago
Is there a key light or light saying security flashing or illuminated at all when this happens you may need to reprogram your transponder in your key...putting some fuel directly in the throttle body without turning the key off after this happens and trying to start it back up would indicate if it starts again that you have a fuel issue most likely… if the computer doesn’t read the transponder in the key it’ll have similar symptoms have you run diagnostics since the condition had occurred
Tammy from United States 3 months ago
No key light and throwing a p1400 code cold start

Brake lights stay on w/o switch

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2009 Lt 4 door 217000 miles
I changed switch after intermittent failure. Now brake lights stay on even with new switch unplugged. They do go off when truck is off. Suggestions? Thanks

So 17 days in I have also now replaced the circuit board junction box thing where all the lights plug in under the bed and still nothing.
Tommy from United States 4 months ago  
1 report 

Assert fuse blown

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2004 5.3 254000 miles
Auxilery power does not work
Waynenix from United States 4 months ago  

Me falla la trasmisión

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2000  690050524 miles
Porque me falla trasmisión
De mi silverado 2000k
Mecanismo from other 4 months ago  

Tailgate problems

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2019  72804 miles
The power tailgate won’t respond to any of the buttons. It will work some days and then it won’t. 2 days ago it didn’t work then it did yesterday now today it won’t. Very frustrating
Chris from United States 4 months ago  
2 reports 

Ac problem

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014 Pickups  60000 miles
Ac not blowing cold on driver's side of truck
Hotrodz from United States 4 months ago  
2 reports 

No power to crank fuse

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2004 5.3 187000 miles
I have a 2004 Chevy and I have to power to my crank fuse and when I jump start the fuse my transmission puts its self in high gear
Stan from United States 5 months ago  
2 reports 
Mike from United States 3 months ago
I have no power to the crank fues how do I restore it

Doesn't shut off wene the key turned to off

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2001 4.8 1500 155000 miles
Doesn't shut off wene the key turned to off
Junior from United States 5 months ago  
2 reports 

Roar/slight vibration

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2007 5.3 215000 miles
So when I’m around 70 I can fill a small vibration but when I left off the gas it just echoes and vibrates but it does this anytime I let off the gas and start to just let the truck start slowing down.
RedDad2k16 from United States 5 months ago  

My left brake light/ turn signal not working

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014 5.3 125000 miles
Left light and turn signal stopped working, but the reverse light and running lights are working- so all the bulbs are fine.
Checked all the fuses- in good condition. Checked the junction box under the bed, but connections seem ok...? What now?
Luma from United States 5 months ago  
2 reports 

Crank but stalls right away

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2002 L's, 4x4, 5.8 vortex,  175000 miles
My husband changed the transmission. We got to drive it for an hour or so. Well that night my horn started going crazy. It would honk then go off then again but it sounded like someone was laying on the horn this time. Well I went out there and nobody is near or in the truck. We go to leave the a few hours later and now the truck isn't wanting to start. Please help...
Morris 8786 from United States 5 months ago  
2 replies 
Edmart1738 from United States 5 months ago
Check grounds, possibly a ground was left loose or not on there at all. Check the one by the engine block left side
Morris 8786 from United States 5 months ago
Ok am I standing at the back left side or front left side. Hey can someone call please the number is 937-250-5624. Ray is the name. Thank you

Fob won’t open or close doors

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 Door locks 200000 miles
Replace fob batteries and door lock fuse (50 amp) is good still won’t respond to opening or closing doors with fob
Gilles from Canada 6 months ago  

2000 Chevy Silverado 4.8 cranks over but does not start

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2000 4.8 22000 miles
I recently just replaced the head gasket in the intake manifold gasket and went to start it and it cranks over but it won't start and then I have no spark to My plugs checked plug connections checked fuses kind of lost
Guido from United States 7 months ago  
2 reports 
Mantis4987 from United States 6 months ago
Double-check all components underneath the distributor cap and ignition connector harness. Spark plug wires included. Now, do you have a signal or audio sound for the fuel pump while the key is in accessory mode? Does the fuel pressure rail consist of high-pressure or low-pressure flow?

Front dome lights don’t come on and the rear stay on

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2014  156761 miles
Front dome lights do not come on in the rear dome light stay on after having my truck detailed to
Szarek618 from United States 8 months ago  
1 report 

Fusebox...question about 10amp Crank fuse under hood.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2004 4.3L 37000 miles
If this fuse is bad, will it cause a crank & no start on the 2004 chevy silverado 1500 4.3L? What all does this fuse control?
Amy Barnes from United States 8 months ago  
8 reports 
Guido from United States 7 months ago
2000 silverado 1500 4.8 replaced head gasket and intake manifold gasket have crank but no spark so it doesn't start have plenty of fuel pressure need help

The reverse or back up lights, interior dome light and horn.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2005 Single cab V6 205000 miles
They do not work, it was my bro -n- laws, he passed away, so idk the cause only that they haven't worked since I got it, I've checked fuses, got new bulbs, checked the wiring, sockets and plugs. There is no dome light on the inside of the truck, I guess he removed it now could it be an incomplete circuit causing it,? Idk need some advise please??
Knucklehead from United States 8 months ago  
1 reply 
Bruce from United States 8 months ago
The problem with your 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 could be caused by a number of things. It could be a simple issue like a blown fuse or a more complex problem with the wiring or switch. To determine the cause of the problem, you'll need to do some further testing.
First, make sure the fuse is good. If the fuse is good, check the wiring for any obvious signs of damage such as fraying, corrosion, or loose connections. If you find any damaged wiring, it should be repaired or replaced. If the wiring appears to be in good condition, test the switch. If the switch is faulty, it will need to be replaced.

Left signal turns hazards on.

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2003 6.0l engine  280000 miles
When I try to signal left, my hazards go on.
Martin from Canada 8 months ago  
3 replies 
Bruce from United States 8 months ago
This issue with your 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 may be caused by a problem with the multifunction switch, which controls the turn signals, windshield wipers, and other functions. A common cause of this issue is a worn or damaged multifunction switch. If the switch is worn, it may cause the contacts to become misaligned, which would result in the hazard lights coming on instead of the turn signals.
Martin from Canada 8 months ago
So would swapping out the switch solve my problem?
Bruce from United States 8 months ago
@MartinIf the issue is caused by the switch, yes. Let me know how it goes

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