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This is a discussion on turn signal socket within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; i have a bad turn signal socket. went to advance and got a new one. problem is that is isnt ...

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    i have a bad turn signal socket. went to advance and got a new one. problem is that is isnt the same as the one i have. mine take the flat/blade style bulb 3157 and the socket they gave me takes a round style bulb 1057 i think. i have checked online and the one they gave me is what everyone says it used. mine hasnt been spliced in or anything and both sides are the same. rockauto has one that kinda looks like it for $44 but im trying not to spend that much. what are my options

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    yeah i noticed this at the advanced auto the other day . . they didnt carry a socket like ours, just for the cylindrical type bulb. . . you may call a salvage yard? or check gmpartsdirect.com?

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    Quote Originally Posted by red99ws6 View Post
    i have a bad turn signal socket. went to advance and got a new one. problem is that is isnt the same as the one i have. mine take the flat/blade style bulb 3157 and the socket they gave me takes a round style bulb 1057 i think. i have checked online and the one they gave me is what everyone says it used. mine hasnt been spliced in or anything and both sides are the same. rockauto has one that kinda looks like it for $44 but im trying not to spend that much. what are my options
    ummm... i got my bulb at wal mart... i did both sides cause the new bulb was much brighter than the other side... you are talking about the front or the rear??

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    it is the front sorry

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    just got on gmpartsdirect and they have the same one that advance has only it is $36. would it be okay to just get the one for the round bulb and just get a new bulb or will it not work like that. they both have the 3-wire hookup but i want my turn signal and running lights to work correctly

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    I my self am always one to put the right part in in the forst place, even if it mean spendinga few extra bucks and going to the dealer, personally I would go there and get the AC/Delco service part.

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    yeah . . . i would want the right part on there too. i cant believe gmpartsdirect is wrong to. thats dumb. i agree with orcus, go to the dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by red99ws6 View Post
    it is the front sorry
    go to wal mart pop out the bulb (twist and pull) and take it in with you... make sure you get two because they will be brighter than the stockers...

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    walmart has sockets. didnt know that

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    Quote Originally Posted by red99ws6 View Post
    walmart has sockets. didnt know that
    doh... you mean the little plastic part that clicks the bulb in to place? are you sure you are insttalling the bulbs right? they twist then pull out...

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    before you go to the dealer go to the help section of autozone, where all the bulbs and replacement sockets are. this is the part number you need to get 85881 (turn and stop socket with ground tab). This one uses the same bulb and only costs about 8.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    doh... you mean the little plastic part that clicks the bulb in to place? are you sure you are insttalling the bulbs right? they twist then pull out...
    mine dont twist just pull out . . . kinda just snap in place

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    yeah the twist and pull bulbs would work in the socket they gave me but mine is a blade style bulb that you just snap into place

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    thank you 99pewterta that is the part i need. ill go to autozone tomorrow. finally i know where to get the right part.

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    Wow, wish i would have seen this about three months ago. I went to NAPA to get a replacement socket, thanks to a cracked turn signal lens letting tons of water in and corroding the contacts beyond repair. It was like $45 for one socket, CRAZY. My other one just did this, too....on my way to AutoZone. Great advice

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