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  1. Generally the bulb inside the switch, they can be purchased online and replaced by removing the switch the from truck, taking the screws off the back and replacing the bulb. It’s pretty straight forward Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. What year is the truck? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Unfortunately, those are extremely common places where rust forms on this body style. They generally rust from the inside out on the rear fenders, and rocker panels/cab corners. You can use a rust converter and paint over it, but you may eventually need to do some body work and weld in new rockers, cab corners and sections of bed side above the rear wheel wells. It’s not a big deal, it’s very common on these trucks and as long as you have a welder, you’ll be able to do the body work yourself. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. That’s definitely fixable, but you’d need to take the box, cab and front clip off, sandblast the frame and determine what needs to be replaced. It also depends on how cheap you can get the truck, and how much time and money you’re willing to put in to it. It would more than likely be easier just to replace the entire frame with a better one, provided the body is in good shape. If you were to repair the frame, I’d definitely want to make sure I’d be comfortable with a grinder and welder. You can buy all prefabricated cross members, cross tubes, leaf spring mounts, hangers and shackles. Then POR15 the frame, under oil it once or twice a year and you’ll be good. I picked an 06 up for $750 with a blown transmission, got a used one, put it in and I wire wheeled/chiseled all the rust off the frame and used POR15 to protect it and it cleaned up nicely, hope it stays protected for a few more years to come. Thankfully, there was zero rot. Just a bit of scaling rust and mostly surface rust on mine. I can’t believe how rusty that frame is though, it must have spent a lot of time sitting in grass in order to get that rusty. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Fantastic, thanks for letting me know. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi, I’ve got a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 4X4 with a blown tranny. I’m going to get a used tranny and swap them myself, and I’ve located a 2006 4L60E out of a 4X4 Avalanche that was rebuilt not long ago. My question is, are the Avalanche and Silverado 4L60Es interchangeable? I know the Avalanche transmissions are built in Mexico rather than Toledo like the Silverado/Tahoe/Suburban transmissions. I’ve already verified that both the transmission in my truck and the donor truck are pre-ISS sensor era and have green connectors. Both trucks are 5.3s as well, so in theory, I don’t see why they shouldn’t be 100% interchangeable. But If I’m wrong, it wouldn’t be the first time. Any input on this matter would be greatly appreciated! Matt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Hi, I have a 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 Z71 4x4 with the 5.3. It currently has a blown transmission and I am looking at getting a used transmission to replace mine, as I can’t justify rebuilding mine with the price of getting a rebuild. I’ve read on a few online forums that GM added an input shaft speed sensor to the 2006 4L60Es, and that it was phased in sometime around February of 2005. Which would mean that my transmission has an input shaft speed sensor. I’ve read that if your transmission had this input shaft speed sensor, you must replace the transmission with another transmission that also has an input shaft speed sensor or the transmission and TCM will not be compatible. I’ve spoken to a few transmission rebuilders and scrap yards about this issue, and I’ve got mixed answers on it. Some say they’ve never heard of the input shaft speed sensor on the 4L60Es, others say they only apply to the Suburbans and Avalanches, while I’ve also heard that it was phased in sometime in 2007. What I’m looking for is an answer; whether I can use any 4x4 transmission from 2003-2006 or whether I will need a 2006 transmission that definitely has the input shaft speed sensor. Any input on the matter would be greatly appreciated as I’d really like to get my truck on the road again as soon as possible. Thanks, Matt Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I recently picked up a 2006 Silverado 1500 and it has some cheap Chinese stereo head unit in it, and it’s absolutely terrible. I’d like to change back to an OEM GM head unit from the same era, the truck has the Bose audio package. I know GM used multiple different head units during the production of the 99-06 GMT800s, including one with a tape deck. Is there a specific head unit I have to use? Or can I use any GM Delphi head unit? I’d ideally like to find one with a tape deck so I can use a tape-aux adapter. My truck has the standard connector and co-axial cable, I know the Tahoe’s/Yukon’s have another connector. Thanks in advance! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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