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Drivers side turn signals work fine, passenger does not.

My rear passenger bulb socket was tore off. When that happened the front signal worked but instrument panel was flashing fast like a burnt out bulb. I bought a new bulb socket which had 3 wires but the old one only had two. After I wired up the new bulb socket (leaving the middle wire unattached), the instrument panel flashes at normal speed but neither front nor rear signals work now. Any ideas on what could fix this?

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  • Joe Horton Feb 21, 2012

    Even after I removed the new bulb socket in the rear, so it was back to the original (front works but flashing fast) scenario the front signal fails to light. Still normal slow flash on instrument panel. Could something possibly have been shorted by connecting the new bulb socket?

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Feb 21, 2012

    You said "fronts work but flash fast" and then "front signals fail to light"........

    Which is it?

    There are seperate right and left turn signal fuses in the underhood fuse block. There are labeled as such. Might not hurt to check those first.

  • Joe Horton Feb 22, 2012

    Before I ever did anything, the front signal worked but instrument panel was flashing fast. When I added the new rear bulb socket, instrument panel went back to normal flash but neither bulb lit. I removed the new rear bulb socket after that and same situation, normal instrument panel flash and no turn signal front or rear.



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You need to get a two wire socket that matches the old one exactly.

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You'll have to order the socket from the GM dealer. I've tried some common park/tail light sockets from Napa, etc. and none fit the lens housing. Part# for my 2004 GMC Sierra is 15306157. (Yours may be different, but probably not)
Remove the headlight lens (unclip & flip the two black steel rods towards you and pull them straight up & out). The lens should almost fall out if the bulb wires didn't hold it in!
There are only two wires, and since incandescent bulbs are not polarity-sensitive, they can go either way without mixing them up. Just cut & strip the old socket's wires, and strip & crimp the new socket on. ****-type crimp connectors were even included with the socket.

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SOURCE: The socket is burnt. I have replaced the socket

I've done alot of research on this problem and from what I found GM is aware of the is very common in this model...however there is little that can be done...I myself was replacing sockets about every two weeks that had melted. I tried dielectric grease, different bulbs, and even modifying the high beam type socket so it would fit the low beam bulb hoping it would handle the heat. However nothing worked. Finally I decided to bypass the socket and cut it off and replace it with simple spade connectors on the wire that fit the bulb connections. I then packed the back of the bulb with dielectric grease. Haven't had a problem since...Hope this helps.

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its the turn signal switch.

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