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    turn signal keeps going out.

    Just like the title says my front right signal keeps going out. The housing keep getting moistened. The last time it did that I drilled a small hole so that all the water would drained. After that I replaced the signal light and it only lasted for like a week. Is there any way to prevent the moist from accumulating.

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    I took my whole turn signal housing out, found heat cracks along the top were the cause of the water getting in. I sealed those with some RTV, replaced the sockets (be ready to bend over if you get them from NAPA, but the quality is there), and I haven't had any more problems. You're socket is probably corroded, so find the water source, put new sockets in, and you'll be good to go. Nothing looks meaner than these TAs when driving with the amber DRLs and fog lights on!

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    Mobile PhotobucketI went ahead and removed the housing and you were 100 % right the housing had a crack on the top. I went to the auto parts and bought something to fix it. Thank you

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    Try some leds too, they produce 1/4 the amount of heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    I took my whole turn signal housing out, found heat cracks along the top were the cause of the water getting in. I sealed those with some RTV, replaced the sockets (be ready to bend over if you get them from NAPA, but the quality is there), and I haven't had any more problems. You're socket is probably corroded, so find the water source, put new sockets in, and you'll be good to go. Nothing looks meaner than these TAs when driving with the amber DRLs and fog lights on!
    this....stopping the moisture from getting in at all is more important than getting it drained out. You can almost bet your socket is toast too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KMdef9 View Post
    Try some leds too, they produce 1/4 the amount of heat.
    I like the idea of LEDs, but I personally haven't seen them work right or look as good as the regular bulbs. They certainly use less current tho! Most of the people here that I've seen try them do not like the results.

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