Got home jus now and my tail lights were on in my truck.....

Got home jus now and my tail lights were on in my truck.... pulled fuses no luck, wiggled [turn signal](/topics-turn-signal/) switch and they went out 99 Silverado 4x4 auto base. 120,000 miles Mechanic's Assistant: Have yo...

Got home jus now and my tail lights were on in my truck.... pulled fuses no luck, wiggled [turn signal](/topics-turn-signal/) switch and they went out 99 Silverado 4x4 auto base. 120,000 miles Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked the connection? The bulbs are good apparently cause they were lot up Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? Chevy Silverado 1999 4x4 4.8L base Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your vehicle yourself? What have you tried so far? Yes.... pulled fuses to no avail and wiggled multifunction switch and they flickered.... just the tail lights no other park light Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? No mam

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No but why wouldn't my turn signals come instead of jus my tail lights
Automotive Expert
its just how the switch is shorted, it sounds like a low voltage short to the brake lights circuit

My knowledge and capabilities and access to tools are limitless... I've been a mechanic for the past 25 yrs this jus has me stumped
Automotive Expert
I would start with replacing the switch first

I have led bulbs in my tail lights and regular 3157's in my turn signal bulbs... would that create a problem
Automotive Expert
it shouldnt, did this happen when you replaced the lights?

No this is the 3rd or 4th time.... my hood is up and it rained all day so I started at fuse box cause it was wet
Automotive Expert
if your moving the switch and its turning off that would indicate a issue with the switch

Ok there off now and they stayed off when I pulled the switch down (left turn) but not upI jus need to try the turn signal switch
Automotive Expert
yes replace the switch

Ok thanks a million
Automotive Expert
your very welcome

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