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    Running Light Weirdness

    Hey everyone,
    I just came across an issue with my WS6 today.
    The driver side running light (orange) is out but, when I flip the headlights on, it comes on.
    Changed the bulb but, still same thing.
    That turn signal side will not work but the right side works.
    With the engine running, I pulled the socket to see what is going on and noticed that the socket was buzzing / vibrating.
    Is it the socket? or maybe the turn signal relay itself?

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    Carefully check the socket for corrosion as moisture related deterioration seems to be a common issue. I believe you can purchase aftermarket pigtails at most parts stores and simply splice in a new one. Obviously, solder and shrink tube is preferred over a crimp connector. Not a bad idea to place a dab of dielectric grease on the end of the bulb before installation. If you do not find any corrosion, I would suspect a contact or wiring issue as opening the headlight would move the harness a bit and that could be your connection issue.

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    Ok, my thought s are it is the socket itself as their is corrosion inside it.
    That is weird though as it plugs into the lens box which shows no moisture issue.

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    That is most likely the issue then. You could try cleaning the contacts with some emory cloth folded over the tip of a small flat blade screwdriver as a temporary fix.

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    Same problem here. Turned out the light housing itself on mine and couple others was cracked on top allowing water to get in. Take a good look and maybe use silicone to seal it up when you replace the pigtail.

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