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This is a discussion on Turn Signals within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So I've replaced the socket on the right turn signal twice, the housing twice, and the bulb more times than ...

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    Turn Signals

    So I've replaced the socket on the right turn signal twice, the housing twice, and the bulb more times than I can remember, but it still keeps burning out. Sometimes the bulb will still work with the headlights on as a daytime running light, which means the bulb isn't always bad. I've had this problem for over a year now. Any ideas?

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    do you take it to an automatic car wash?

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    Yes but not since I replaced the last socket...about a month ago

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    has it messed up

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    Yeah...i got so frustrated with replacing the sockets and bulbs, that I took it to a dealer and told them to look at it. All they did was replace the socket and bulb...what a waste. Then 3 days ago, the bulb burned out again.

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    idk man.. i would guess the wiring

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    Yeah I've read a few posts talking about the ground wiring...so maybe I can look into that. Thanks

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    Unhappy Blow right turn signal

    This just happened to mine.
    It rained alot for a few days and during that time the bulb blew up. I can see water in the housing. Im going to try and fix it this week. Let me know what happens with yours. I hope this is a one-time event for me but your post has me worried now! -Ed

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    nope it won't be, its a common issue, I just repalced my drivers socket as well after cleaning and greasing up the last one.

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    Old thread but figured you guys should know this issue can finally be fixed properly.

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    They still get wet somewhat if yours is a DD. Im going to do the flip writeup soon and see if it helps any..

    (socket on top instead of bottom)

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    Replace the Housing

    The Housing has an opening where water gets in.... water in the socket causes the short and blown bulbs.. Replace the housing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcus79 View Post
    nope it won't be, its a common issue, I just repalced my drivers socket as well after cleaning and greasing up the last one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthewaqui View Post
    The Housing has an opening where water gets in.... water in the socket causes the short and blown bulbs.. Replace the housing.

    Matthew
    You are absolutly correct, sir. With my experience (1994 Red Firebird, 1998 Black T/A and now 2002 Red WS6) on the last two cars it is definetly housings and 99% it is lenses : If You look closely in the middle of it You will see 2 vertical optical lines, slightly try to "fill" (scratch) it with fingernail and You willbe amazed about... 2Housings from the dealer coast me 62$, and 15 minutes to change.

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    hahahahahahah. It's just too bad that the manufacture can not make it a one piece to solve the problem. I filled the seem of my vehicle with cement and just a week later after a wash, the heat will gap the fill. To prolong this heat moisture, crack lens ordeal, killed the running lamps so heat will not humidify the water. There is a thread on here as to tying together a circuit to disable the running lamps.

    Most TA owners don't even know the heat that is emitted from within the housing of being on all the time.

    My immaculate TA does not have that problem for I drive it maybe once a month and wash it 2 times a year.

    Fair enough,
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    By the way, the housing can be purchase on Ebay at $23 a piece..... the generic window motor also goes for $15 I believe. The motor works fine for a such a price.

    Quote Originally Posted by igormina View Post
    You are absolutly correct, sir. With my experience (1994 Red Firebird, 1998 Black T/A and now 2002 Red WS6) on the last two cars it is definetly housings and 99% it is lenses : If You look closely in the middle of it You will see 2 vertical optical lines, slightly try to "fill" (scratch) it with fingernail and You willbe amazed about... 2Housings from the dealer coast me 62$, and 15 minutes to change.

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