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Melting turn signal bulb

The turn signal/parking light contacts get so hot that the wire contact on the bulb melts into the plastic of the base of the bulb and stops making contact and thus stops working. looking for a solution.

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If the contacts get hot, There is a broken wire ,Or woires that are shorting out,

Posted on Nov 05, 2012

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Replace the light socket. you can get them at your auto parts store. Get some heat shrink tube at the same time. It seals better than tape on the joints. Hope this helps.

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If the bulb socket is melted you will want to replace the socket then use the socket grease (diaelectric) to keep the bulb socket clean of dirt and moisture. The diaelectric grease will help disipate the heat also.
If the bulb base was melted, you will want to clean the socket thuroughly and make sure no plastic has melted on the contacts causing a bad electrical contact.

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SOURCE: i have a 1998 buick century and my driver running light/ turn signal keeps melting one side of the connectors for the bulb and i have to keep replacing the bulb every couple weeks what could make it m

make sure that you do not have an over rated fuse protecting that circuit, if you do replace it accordingly

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