Driverside DRL out even after bulb replaced. 2011 Tahoe LT

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Hoyter

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I have a DRL out. Had shop fix it when it was in for an bigger issue (not electrical), they replaced the bulb for $159 and it still doesn't work (found that out a few days after I picked up the vehicle). Not taking it back because it will probably cost me ton of $, so I am trying to fix it myself. After doing some research online, it could be a bad socket (corroded, etc). I have figured out how to get to lamp housing with minimal effort (yea right) but I am having trouble finding a replacement socket, seems no one stocks them. I am going to call the Chevy Dealer Parts Dept Monday and get a part number and see how much they want for the item (going to a scrap yard would be a last resort). Any other suggestions for finding the part? Also any other suggestions as to what may be causing only one DRL not to light? The circuit troubleshooting videos all seem to indicate that if the modules or other components are bad then both lights will be out. Am new to this forum and any suggestions would be much appreciated, Thanks in advance. Cheers
 

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Nope, for $159 you’re allowed to take it back and have it fixed like they stated they would.

Let them know that if their original diagnosis was incorrect, you’ll just take your $159 back. That also goes for them claiming they found more wrong with it and they expect you to pay again. You have a state mandated 1 Yr ?? Mi warranty. Use it!
 

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I have a DRL out. Had shop fix it when it was in for an bigger issue (not electrical), they replaced the bulb for $159 and it still doesn't work (found that out a few days after I picked up the vehicle). Not taking it back because it will probably cost me ton of $, so I am trying to fix it myself. After doing some research online, it could be a bad socket (corroded, etc). I have figured out how to get to lamp housing with minimal effort (yea right) but I am having trouble finding a replacement socket, seems no one stocks them. I am going to call the Chevy Dealer Parts Dept Monday and get a part number and see how much they want for the item (going to a scrap yard would be a last resort). Any other suggestions for finding the part? Also any other suggestions as to what may be causing only one DRL not to light? The circuit troubleshooting videos all seem to indicate that if the modules or other components are bad then both lights will be out. Am new to this forum and any suggestions would be much appreciated, Thanks in advance. Cheers
another thing is....
have you checked the fuses? since you have the headlight housing out now it is pretty easy to verify where the problem is.
 

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Welcome to the Forum from NH.

Lots of knowledgeable folks here who freely share their knowledge, experiences, and perspectives. Knowledge is power.

I hope that you will become a participating member in the Forum's discussions.

Pics of the truck, please.

You are already receiving sage advice from the knowledgeable folks on this Forum.
 

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