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    I keep blowing turn signal lights?

    I give up. I am going through about a couple of turn signals a month, and it is the same one over and over. My passenger front is eating turn bulbs like crack.

    What is a good way to diagnose this? I figure it has to be electrical, and a type of surge. I have replaced the alternator, it was bad, and replaced it a couple months back.

    Some times the bulb is blow and sometimes it is blow apart and milky white. When i mean blow apart like a big hole in the side or the whole top blown off.

    I can't even begin to imagine where to start. I have a multi meter, so I can probe around. This is driving me nuts and costing me money, ugh...

    thanks

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    check the socket.....probably corroded

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    thanks, i have been reading and that seems to be a common problem.

    any one try using good old fashion water abd baking soda to clean?

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    your socket is wet........pull the socket out...dry it....make sure u put it back in correctly

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    i've heard of contact cleaner, but was thinking if i unhook the bat i could get in there with some baking soda and water and let the soda do its magic

    what do you think? I would rather try my best to clean it, then get some dielectric grease junk and put a new bulb in. well that is the cheaper route since i always have bulbs these days and baking soda.

    any thoughts?

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    well when i bought the car the lens was busted from an accident. maybe a good cleaning would help. I have long since replace that lens though, but never bothered to replace the socket.

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    Go to autozone.. they sell that socket for under 10 bucks..

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    Pick up a socket and take a look around the wiring to that light to ensure that its not grounding out due to bare wires
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    yep, sockets are cheap. Pull that first and check it out to make sure that indeed is what the problem is but with the busted lens and all that it seems plausible as myth busters would say.

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    baking soda and water? don't you guys remember cleaning bat terminals this way? wouldn't this save me a trip to the store? I hear the socket is under ten bucks, but i'm also lazy, lol. I'll buy it if I have to, but can't i clean it with my home remedies?

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    Ive got a busted lens and I replaced the socket and put a crapload of dielectric grease on it.. hadnt had a problem since.. Still waiting for state taxes to get in to replace it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    yep, sockets are cheap. Pull that first and check it out to make sure that indeed is what the problem is but with the busted lens and all that it seems plausible as myth busters would say.
    yeah, those guys are nuts, but know a hot chick when they see one. yeah there is junk and stuff in the socket. I tried cleaning it once before with sand paper and a tooth brush, pretty crappy and lame. I'm looking to go deeper into the medicine cabinet on this one before i buy a new socket. I wanna be that idiot every talks about. hey did you see what that knuckle head did, man, lol...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Ive got a busted lens and I replaced the socket and put a crapload of dielectric grease on it.. hadnt had a problem since.. Still waiting for state taxes to get in to replace it...
    which side? I have a used drivers side i had to buy to get a used passenger side. I had to replace my busted passenger side, and now I have an extra drivers side. I know this is not a for sale thread, but thought you might have a need for it.

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    camaro's & t/a's use different lenses.

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    yes they do, did i miss a sig, DOH.

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    ok, so that pic of a big mammoth of a bird wasn't obvious, DOH.

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    it's cool. btw like your color. they are rare so hang onto it!!!
    i had a mbm ta & a mbm z28.

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    thanks, yes, the closest i have found to this color are the cobalt looking blue corvettes. I have seen a 93-97 camaro on auto trader in the same color. i can definitely say in my tri-county area i have only seen like two. i only wish it was a 6 speed.

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    they only made em in 1999. my ta was a m6 the z was an a4.

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    really? i didn't know. i guess some pics are just hard to tell the real color. funny i went to autotrader and just found a 96 in bright blue. your right, not a match.

    http://www.autotrader.com/fyc/vdp.js...ce=&cardist=23

    wow that is a big link, hope it works.

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