Question about 2001 Ford Windstar
The brake light elbow (that the bulb plugs into) turned completely black.I replaced it only to have the other side do the same thing.Any suggestions as to where to start looking? Thanks.
I assume you are referring to the light socket. A common problem is moisture gets into the contact area of the socket causing corrosion. The corrosion causes resistance between the contacts in the socket and bulb which causes heat build up burning socket. Remove the bulb, with the lights and ignition off. If socket is burnt replace it. if not clean all the socket contacts with a small piece of emery cloth or a point file. Blow out with air (computer keyboard cleaner works if you do not have access to a compressor). Put a small amount of dielectric gease into the socket and install a new bulb. This should solve your problem.
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