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    Turn Signal Bulb Replace?

    I hope this don't sound too dumb but my drivers side front turn signal/day time running light is burned out. I looked at the lens from the front and I see no screws in the lens. I am assuming i have to jack up the car to get it out? It is a 2001 formula. Thanks for the info.

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    There are plastic panels underneath of the car.
    I believe they are 10mm bolts holding a flap up. Remove those and you should have access to the back side of the blinker housing.

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    i just stuck my hand in through the slit under the light and twisted it out from there

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    Thanks guys. If it ever quits raining here I will crawl under and find the panel.

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    much easier to go through the panel under the car not unless u got super skinny arms

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    There are plastic panels underneath of the car.
    I believe they are 10mm bolts holding a flap up. Remove those and you should have access to the back side of the blinker housing.
    couldnt have said it better. Mine kept burning out so i was underneath there every other week. Then finally my whole fucking socket burned out.

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    same here as above, reach through the skinny opening under the lights

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    Don't forget to add Bulb Grease. Water will get in the light, that's what caused it to blow. Bulb grease will make it last longer. Until you burn out the socket.

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    Also check and see if you have developed cracks in the lens itself. Both of mine had hairline cracks so every time it rained, I blew bulbs unknowingly. After awhile, I had to replace both sockets and applied a little clear tape on the lenses; she's all better now.

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    same here my passenger side is the one that always goes out everymonth eventhough it does not rain. then it alternates to the drivers side for a month then it sitches back

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    Well it dried up enough today to replace the bulb. I removed the 10mm bolts. The bad part was after I removed the socket and pulled on the bulb to remove it The damn thing shattered in my hand and of course a chunk went into my thumb. Also did apply grease to socket because water did come out of it. Lesson learned next time wrap a paper towel around old bulb. Oh well got er done. Thanks for the info guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wnmech View Post
    Well it dried up enough today to replace the bulb. I removed the 10mm bolts. The bad part was after I removed the socket and pulled on the bulb to remove it The damn thing shattered in my hand and of course a chunk went into my thumb. Also did apply grease to socket because water did come out of it. Lesson learned next time wrap a paper towel around old bulb. Oh well got er done. Thanks for the info guys.
    Hey, What part of Texas are you in?

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    Grand Prairie. Its between Dallas and Fort Worth.

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    If you're getting water in the housing and blowing the bulb I'd try to fix it or eventually you're gonna need to splice in a new socket. You can either find the cracks and silicone it up or buy a new housing for around $40. Either way make sure to put some dielectric grease in the socket when you replace the bulb.

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    Same here, reach through the opening under the lights and twist. Passenger side light went out about 3 years ago and since then no problem, still functioning. This week had to change driver's side and of course it was wet. Alot of rain lately in Miami!

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    I just spent an afternoon messing with that crap. Got tired of replacing bulbs after every rainstorm at $4 a two pack.

    I removed both of the turn signals. two 10mm bolts to open the flap and then two 7mm bolts for each signal. Once out I noticed the top had some cracks in it. The underside was all bubbly from the heat of the bulb and had cracked straight through.

    I took some JB weld and applied it to the top and underside of the top. Then ran a bead of clear silicone all around the front rim of the light (where the front clear plastic meets the rest of the assembly). I do have some hairline cracks on the clear plastic, but it doesn't go all the way thru, so I left it alone. Grabbed my vacuum cleaner and sucked all the water/moisture out. Then reinstalled and since they have been as clear as the day it rolled out.

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    Thanks for asking that question...

    And thanks to all who replied. My passenger-side bulb turn signal/running light burned out and I couldn't figure out how to get at it to get it out. Now I've got it out and found out the bulbs I bought to replace it don't fit. That'll teach me to buy replacement bulbs at the supermarket!

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    hehe.... 3157NA or 3157NALL. I have 'em memorized now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuckie669 View Post
    hehe.... 3157NA or 3157NALL. I have 'em memorized now.
    Thanks again! I'm going to NAPA tomorrow (it's across the street from where I work).

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