I bought a new light bulb to replace my old signal light that burned out, but I can't figure out how to get to the old bulb out to replace it. On my old toyota all i had to do was pop open the trunk and unscew the old bulb, but my 2008 pontiac g6 is a little more complicated. Do i have to take the lining out of my trunk and there is the hole where my bulb is. or do i take off the front cover of my rear driver signal light. what do i do?
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Re: signal light replacement
You do need to get into it from inside the trunk, and there should be a plastic "light bar" that needs to be removed to get to the bulb (if they did not change the design in the last few years) otherwise it is likely some variation of what I said.
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Yes - the fast flashing is a warning that a bulb is burned out. Change the bulb (be careful to put it in the same as the old one as it probably is 2 bulbs in one , parking and turn/stop) and you should be fine.
Inspect/Replace-I don't think that removing the bumper is necessary.
There can be slight variations in procedure from one model to another when replacing headlights. For instance, on some models the turn signal light assembly must be removed before the headlight can be replaced. Overall, however, the procedure does not differ much from the following typical instructions. Make sure the replacement bulb is the same type and part number as the one that is being replaced.
Comparing the old and ther replacement headlamps.
Remove the headlight bezel retaining screws. Remove the bezel. If necessary, disconnect the turn signal lamp wires.
Remove the retaining ring screws from one or both lights.
Remove the retaining rings.
Remove the light from the housing. Disconnect the wiring connector from the back of the light.
Push the wiring connector onto the prongs at the rear of the new light.
Place the new light in the headlight housing. Position it so the embossed number in the light lens is on the top.
Place the retaining ring over the light and install the retaining ring screws. Tighten them slightly.
Check the aim of the headlight and adjust it, if necessary.
Install the headlight bezel. Secure it with the retaining screws.
Connect the turn signal lamp wiring (if it was disconnected).
The fast signal flashing indicates that you have a burned bulb (or one of the bulb elements is burned).
Based on your saying it's the front one on the side your flasher control is set when the signal light flash faster
By a new bulb light and replace the faulty one
hope it will help
No,this is not normal,this normal when the emergency flashers are on,but not the turn signals.Check the bulbs(all of them)in the rear tail light assembleys.If you can not tell which bulbs are bad,replace them all.Does this vehicle have a trailer light plug?If it does,it could be in it.After the bulb replacement(look at bulbs in your hand to see if filiments are burned)replace the turn signal flasher.To find it turn key on,and left or right turn signal on,and listen,and feel for it under dash around the steering column.
I had the same problem with my 1999 Yukon. The electric board needed to be replaced. Rust starts to build up and shorts out or blows the bulb. The dealership charged $73.60 for the part and I installed it myself (Saved $30).
There is probably something shorting the front turn signal wires; the car is supposed to turn the signal light circut on and leave it on if it detects a burned out light bulb. The flashers, however, are supposed to work normally no matter what happens. Hope this helps!
you change the bulb from inside the engine compartment . raise the hood and feel for a plastic retaining ring in the back of the headlite. Loosen 1/4 turn and bulb socket and old bulb will pull out from the headlite assembly Unplug the old bulb and replace with new one . assemble in reverse order.
Have u checked the bulbs front and rear on both sides? If one bulb is burned out the signals won't flash. Remove the bulbs and check filament. Sometimes the bulb looks good, but the filament has separated, so u might want to try a new bulb anyway. Also check the socket where the bulb makes contact. It's pretty common to have some corrosion inside the socket. Use a small piece of fine sandpaper to clean it up, put a dab of dielectric grease ( available at any parts store) in the socket to prevent future corrosion.countrycurrt0