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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,

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

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