2003 Chevrolet Silverado, Replacing a DRL Socket

The previous post on replacing the daytime running light sockets on a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado has detail about how to get to the socket but did not have much about how to splice in the new socket. The upper set of contacts in the picture below are burnt and are the reason for the socket replacement. Double click on the picture for a better view.

Unwrap the tape at the end of the split loom.

Open the seam on the split loom and pull the wires out. Cut and splice one wire at a time. Although the replacement wires are all white, order is important.

Stagger the splice joints.

Use a heat source and shrink the tubing in place.

Pull the split loom back over the wiring and finish with tape. To order this socket please click here.

11 discussions on “2003 Chevrolet Silverado, Replacing a DRL Socket”

  1. You can fool the DRL sensor into thinking there is sunlight by placing a flashlight on the dash shining at the sensor. Start the engine, release the parking brake, shift to neutral and the DRL’s will light up after about a minute.

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