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    Quick Answers Wanted..

    Alright. My drivers side turn signal is out, replaced bulb several times and it'll work for a week or two then quit.

    So, I'm gonna replace the actual socket itself.

    I'm at a junkyard and found an LT1 style Firebird that has both sockets. They should work, correct?

    Here's a pic of one from another thread on this site..

    Here's a pic of the one I found..


    They look similar to me.

    I don't see why it wouldn't work by just wanted to ask those who might have experience with these.

    Thanks.
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    I just bought new ones from Oreillys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrbonds View Post
    I just bought new ones from Oreillys.
    O'Reillys told me it I had to get it at the stealership so I wanted to see if I could find a cheap used one.

    How much was it?

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    I just bought a new one so hopefully that was the culprit and solves the problem.

    Thanks, Jodi.

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    copy paste from another thread. May help.
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    turn signal/drl bulb issue

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    Are you wiping off the oil from your finger tips when installing new bulbs? Sometimes a bulb may burn out due to this when it gets hot

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    ^^


    I bought a set of DRL sockets from RockAuto for like $8 each not too long ago.

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    Thanks for the replies guys and gal.

    Bought a socket from O'Reillys for $8 and put it in. DRL is working now as well as the turn signal.

    We'll see if its still working after I wash my car after work this afternoon.

    @tatortot91-Yessir. Fingers are clean and dry when putting bulb in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatertot91 View Post
    Are you wiping off the oil from your finger tips when installing new bulbs? Sometimes a bulb may burn out due to this when it gets hot
    Halogen bulbs are the ones you need to keep from touching, the oil from your hands create a hot spot on the bulb and blows it out. Not a big deal if you touch a marker or turn signal bulb.

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    This is aggravating.

    I installed a new socket and new bulb. DRL/blinker worked after the installation.

    Washed it after work yesterday and after the wash it was still working(I assumed if it was gonna quit it would quit while I was washing it and it was wet).

    But this morning when I was leaving for work it's not working again.

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    Sounds like water is getting to it or you have a short somewhere.
    It's on jackstands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badass WS6 View Post
    This is aggravating.

    I installed a new socket and new bulb. DRL/blinker worked after the installation.

    Washed it after work yesterday and after the wash it was still working(I assumed if it was gonna quit it would quit while I was washing it and it was wet).

    But this morning when I was leaving for work it's not working again.
    you need to pull the housing out and seal it up...I've noticed they allow water in one of like 2 or 3 places with mine. Its either in the front corner "it cracks" and allows water in when you spray the running lamp area with water. The other spot is on the top of the bulb housing itself...it cracks as well. Seal those up and you are good to go...also make sure you have the rubber gasket on the actual connector when you twist it back into the housing...

    almost forgot...dielectric grease helps as well. Always use it on stuff like this just in case...just my opinion.

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    I had a very similar case in which I thought it was the bulbs. However it turned out to be the actual flasher relay thing (blowing the bulbs) underneath the dash. It is located on the right side beside the gas pedal sorta behind the radio, on a small clip. Hope this helps ya out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JasperBrooks View Post
    I had a very similar case in which I thought it was the bulbs. However it turned out to be the actual flasher relay thing (blowing the bulbs) underneath the dash. It is located on the right side beside the gas pedal sorta behind the radio, on a small clip. Hope this helps ya out.
    I've heard of this as well...if I remember correctly our flasher is "mechanical" and most of the replacements are different...

    This helps a lot as well...they are a PITA to get installed, but they work wonders...

    AutoTrix :: Daytime Running Light Gaskets

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Sounds like water is getting to it or you have a short somewhere.
    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post
    you need to pull the housing out and seal it up...I've noticed they allow water in one of like 2 or 3 places with mine. Its either in the front corner "it cracks" and allows water in when you spray the running lamp area with water. The other spot is on the top of the bulb housing itself...it cracks as well. Seal those up and you are good to go...also make sure you have the rubber gasket on the actual connector when you twist it back into the housing...

    almost forgot...dielectric grease helps as well. Always use it on stuff like this just in case...just my opinion.
    Quote Originally Posted by JasperBrooks View Post
    I had a very similar case in which I thought it was the bulbs. However it turned out to be the actual flasher relay thing (blowing the bulbs) underneath the dash. It is located on the right side beside the gas pedal sorta behind the radio, on a small clip. Hope this helps ya out.
    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post
    I've heard of this as well...if I remember correctly our flasher is "mechanical" and most of the replacements are different...

    This helps a lot as well...they are a PITA to get installed, but they work wonders...

    AutoTrix :: Daytime Running Light Gaskets
    I appreciate all the replies and suggestions.

    It's been raining for the past couple days, as well as right now so I haven't messed with it but when it drys up I'll scope it out in closer detail and get back with y'all.

    Again, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badass WS6 View Post
    I appreciate all the replies and suggestions.

    It's been raining for the past couple days, as well as right now so I haven't messed with it but when it drys up I'll scope it out in closer detail and get back with y'all.

    Again, thanks.
    Just in case you do need to replace the flasher, here is a write up for it...my understanding is just about any aftermarket one that is electrical @ a parts store is better than the factory one.

    How to replace your turn signal and hazard flashers
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