3 Factors to Consider before Buying the 1999-2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 Tail Lights

3 Factors to Consider before Buying the 1999-2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 Tail Lights

Please note that the opinion in this article below is totally my own and is provided merely for your reference.

If you are looking for 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 tail lights to replace your stock tail lights, there is no doubt that you expect to land on the best pair. Then, you may ask yourself, What is truly a good pair of 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 tail lights that will work perfectly for your vehicle?  

Let’s break down what a perfect pair of 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 tail lights are like.

Our team has collected and gone over tens of thousands of reviews of 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 tail lights online and concluded that the following factors are the top 3 that motorists consider when it comes to purchasing 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 tail lights.


It accounts for almost 67% of all the reviews among the aforementioned top 3 factors. In other words, a large proportion of car owners care about whether the tail lights they buy will fit their 2006 Silverado. 

Let’s read those reviews and complaints about the 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 tail lights left by customers.

  • 1. The mounting points do not line up with the ones on the truck. Do not get these.
  • 2. There were very large gaps in the top side of both lenses where they attach to the truck bed! There is no way that they could be used, you could see the floor when looking into the top area, where it was supposed to be flush against the truck bed on the driver's side lens!
  • 3. The tail light housing edges aren’t shaped correctly, so you can’t get either of them in far enough to put the screws in to hold it.
  • 4. The left side light fits, and the wiring harness is slightly longer than it needs to be. The right side light does not fit properly. Alignment pins are not correct. Even if the light assembly fits, the wiring harness is about a foot shorter than it needs to be to reach the module. 
  • 5. My only complaint is the failure of fitment. My passenger side light did not fit correctly, has a really big gap, and is more pushed in than my bed. I can probably fit a pinky in it. 
  • 6. I loved these taillights, but in the fitment for my 2005 2500HD, there was a huge gap between the box and the actual housing, but the product looked great, just have to figure out the fitment.

I think this is enough. Landing on a pair of Chevy Silverado 1500 tail lights that do not fit your vehicle is absolutely annoying and frustrating. No one will be willing to waste time and labor to return a pair of useless tail lights, let alone the extra cost that needs to be covered for postage.

Ease of installation

After you have secured a pair of 2006 Chevy Silverado 1500 tail lights that surely fit, keep your eyes open to ensure the pair has the plug-and-play feature. If this is the first time you come across the term, 

You might as well click the link to learn about its definition.

To put the benefits of “Plug and Play” in more detail, it is the simplicity and convenience it brings when installing them in our car. As their name suggests, the tail lights can be directly plugged into the sockets without any extra work. Such as splicing, cutting, and the like.

The streamlined process will save car owners time and unnecessary labor, and above all, it will eliminate frustration if you happen to be an unprofessional mechanic, nor are you equipped with skills or techniques relevant to automotive knowledge. Moreover, LED tail lights come with a plug-and-play feature, which saves you the cost of hiring a mechanic or technician.

Following the great feature of “plug n play,"  how the LED tail lights will add a look to car models is third important based on those tens of thousands of reviews we have gone over. But it is a matter of subjectivity to say if a pair of LED tail lights looks good or not, which utterly depends on one’s preference. Hence, it is needless to deepen this merit further. Just like the proverb goes: ”One man’s trash, it’s another man’s dish.”

Sufficient Brightness

While the looks of LED tail lights being good or bad are subjective, it is commonly recognized that the brightness of LED tail lights determines their market popularity and practical advantages. 

So, if you are looking for the best LED tail lights, be sure to keep the following factors in mind:  

1. The lumens and brightness of the LED tail lights: The lumen tells us how bright the LED lights are. You should choose one pair that is bright enough for other cars to notice. Any LED tail light with a lumen above 500 lumens does a great job. Make sure to pick lumens but not wattage. This is because wattage tells us how much power it consumes—in a more known way, it's wattage.

2. Color temperature: If you are driving a family car, a simple cool white color with a color temperature within the range of 4000K to 6000K will be optimal. So, choose the color of LED light as per your needs.

For sure, there are a series of other factors to consider that are less important than those three factors mentioned above. The reason I do not list them is that they are immensely less important compared with those top three, to me, they are negligible. Still, I strongly advise going over more professional articles so as not to land a pair that disappoints you.


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