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I am trying to replace my turn signal light bulb. I've got the lamp out and can get to the bulb, but I can't get the bulb out of the socket. I'm afraid that if I keep pulling on it that I'll break the socket. Can you help?

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U need to to make sure if it is a roung plug bulb (which requires about 1/5 th of a counter clockwise turn) or a straight insert bulb. the bulb should not break nor should the socket

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The right turn signal front is not working, All else works


Replace flasher, replace blown fuses.
remove bulb and put another new one in, test.
remove bulb check socket for corrosion - wipe with dielectric grease if corroded. reinsert bulb test.
very carefully check all wires connected to back of socket -
look for break or splits --R&R.
Check the signal feed wire with a probe from the back of the bulb socket - go back along wire towards signal light relay. R&R
You can find diagram on the web if you need one.

Feb 17, 2015 | 1999 Dodge Ram 2500 4WD

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I am trying to replace aleft rear turn signal bulb on a 2005 lacrosse. I removed two wing nuts but cannot remove assmbly. Is there another wing nut holding it in. I cannot find it?


3 wing nuts. here is the info needed.

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2005 Buick LaCrosse ' Allure, LaCrosse VIN W Service Manual ' Body ' Lighting Systems ' Repair Instructions ' Document ID: 1537542 Tail Lamp, Turn Signal Lamp, High Mount Stop Lamp, License Lamp, Backup Lamp Replacement - Rear
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Component Name
Notice: Refer to Fastener Notice in the Preface section.
Fastener Tightening Specifications: Refer to Fastener Tightening Specifications .
Turn Signal/Stop Lamp Assembly Replacement - Rear 1
Nut, Turn Signal/Tail Lamp (Qty: 3)
Tip
Pull back rear compartment carpet to gain access to lamp.
Tighten
2 N·m (18 lb in)
2
Lamp, Turn Signal/Tail Lamp
Tip
Twist the bulb socket and pull inward to replace the bulb.
License Lamp Replacement 3
Screws, License Lamp (Qty: 2)
Tighten
2 N·m (18 lb in)
4
Lamp, License Lamp
Tip
Twist the bulb socket and pull inward to replace the bulb.

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I have a 2003 2 door explorer sport, just recently my turning signal and break light have stopped working on the passenger side!! I changed the light bulb, and nothing!! I changed the turning signal light...


No, because the left side is still working. The loose wiring was to the multifunction switch (turn signal).

Power gores through the turn signal switch to the brake switch on the brake pedal, then to the rear lights. Does the highmount brake lamp work?
At the RH lamp socket, Measure the voltage between the RH rear lamp C4032 pin 3, circuit 5 (OG/LB), harness side and ground. Should be 12 volts.

try that first.

Did you change the front and rear bulbs?

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Is there a trick to getting to the rear turn signal on a 2003 ford focus hatchback. I had removed the screw to the lens cover but I still cannot gain access to the turn signal bulb to replace it.


Replacing tail/brake/backup lights and turn signal bulbs (coupe)

1. Make sure the headlamp control

is in the OFF position and then

open the hatchback.

2. From inside the luggage

compartment remove the wing nut

of the rear light assembly cover.

3. Using a Phillips screw driver

remove the screw. The lamp is still

retained by a spring loaded clip.

Remove by gently pulling out the

light housing.

4. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise as far as possible and pull it

out.

5. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket.

Install in reverse order.

Replacing tail/brake/backup lights and turn signal bulbs (sedan)

1. Make sure the headlamp control

is in the OFF position and then

open the trunk.

2. From inside the luggage

compartment remove the three wing

nuts of the light housing.

3. Gently pull the light housing to

the outside.

4. Turn the bulb socket

counterclockwise and pull it out.

5. Pull the bulb straight out of the socket.
Install in reverse order.

Replacing tail/brake/backup lights and turn signal bulbs (wagon)

1. Make sure the headlamp control

is in the OFF position and then

open the hatchback.

2. Using a screw driver remove the

fixings and trim from the body.

3. Remove the socket from the lamp

assembly

4. Pull the bulb straight out of the

socket.
Install in reverse order.


Hope this helps.

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Mar 03, 2011 | 2003 Ford Focus

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Rear turn signal b ulb burned out - How to replace


Rear Turn Signal, Brake and Parking Lights
  1. Remove the tail light assembly screws, then the assembly.
  2. Disconnect the twist lock socket from the lens housing. NOTE: To remove the bulb, turn the twist lock socket (at the rear of the housing) counterclockwise 1?4 turn, then remove the socket with the bulb; replace the bulb if defective. Fig. 7: Remove the tail light assembly screws, then the assembly - wagon shown 86816223.jpg Fig. 8: Twist the socket counterclockwise to remove from the housing 86816225.jpg Fig. 9: This type of bulb simply can be pulled out of the socket for replacement 86816226.jpg To install:
  3. Attach the socket assemblies to the back of the lamp unit.
  4. Install the lamp assembly to the vehicle with the mounting screws.
License Plate Light
  1. Remove the lens screws.
  2. Once the lens is removed you, can access the bulb and replace if needed. To install:
  3. Install the new bulb, then attach the lens to the body of the vehicle.
Center High Mount Stop Lamp
  1. Remove the screws securing the lamp cover.
  2. Remove the mounting nuts, then unplug the electrical harness to the lamp assembly.
  3. The lamp now should come out. To install:
  4. Position the lamp assembly to the vehicle, then attach the electrical harness to the lamp.
  5. Install the mounting nut, tighten to 62 inch lbs. (7 Nm).
  6. Attach the lamp cover. Fig. 10: Exploded view of the center high mount stop lamp assembly - wagon shown 86816230.gif
    Fig. 11: Light bulb application chart for all models with non-European headlamps 86816237.gif
    Fig. 12: Light bulb application chart for Buicks with European headlamps 86816235.gif
    Fig. 13: Light bulb application chart for Oldsmobiles with European headlamps 86816236.gif
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How do I change my turn signal rear bulb? What tools will I need?


Welcome to Fixya!

Here's the procedure on how to replace the signal light.

1. Open the trunk
2. If you have a convenience net, remove it.
3. remove the top plastic wingnut that the convenience net hooks to.
4. pull back trunk liner
5. remove the 2 plastic wing nuts found under the trunk liner
6. carefully pull the tail light assembly from the vehicle
7. squeeze the tab on the socket (turn signal lamp in the inboard socket)
8. turn socket counter-clockwise
9. pull out the socket
10. pull lamp straight out
11. push in new bulb
12. reverse steps to reinstall lamp assembly
Note: replacing left and right turn signal bulbs takes about 5 minutes.

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Dec 06, 2010 | 2001 Buick Regal

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Please tell me how to replace a burned out head light, high beam.


To replace the headlamp, turn signal, or parking lamp bulb:This information should be in your owner's manual.
Turn the wheel to access the wheel well.
  1. Remove the fasteners located on the wheel liner. To access the headlamp and the turn signal/parking lamp bulbs.
  2. Reach in behind the wheel well liner and locate the bulb to be changed.
  3. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and pull it straight out of the lamp assembly.
  4. Pull the old bulb straight out of the bulb socket.
  5. Push the new bulb straight into the bulb socket until it clicks.
  6. Push the bulb socket straight into the lamp assembly and turn it clockwise to lock it into place.
  7. Reinstall the wheel well liner using fasteners.

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How do you replace the tail light bulbs on a 2006 Pontiac Vibe


Tail Lamp: Service and Repair
TAIL LAMP REPLACEMENT
REMOVAL PROCEDURE
1. Open the rear compartment lid.
2. Remove the rear compartment trim panel (4).
3. Disconnect the tail lamp electrical connectors.
4. Remove the following components from the vehicle:
- The 3 nuts (3)
- The tail lamp (7)
5. Remove the following from the tail lamp:
- The stop lamp socket (2)
- The turn signal lamp socket (5)
6. Remove the following from the lamp sockets, if necessary:
- The stop lamp bulb (1)
- The turn signal lamp bulb (6)
INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
1. Install the following to the lamp sockets, if removed:
- The stop lamp bulb (1)
- The turn signal lamp bulb (6)
2. Install the following to the tail lamp:
- The stop lamp socket (2)
- The turn signal lamp socket (5)
3. Install the tail lamp (7) to the vehicle. Secure the tail lamp (7) with the 3 nuts (3).
NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice in Service Precautions.
Tighten the tail lamp nuts to 10 N.m (89 lb in).
4. Connect the tail lamp electrical connectors.
5. Install the rear compartment trim panel (4) to the vehicle.
6. Close the rear compartment lid.

Oct 30, 2009 | 2003 Pontiac Vibe

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Signal light bulb change/who and where


  1. From under front wheelhouse, remove access cover behind park and turn signal lamp
  2. Through access hole in wheelhouse, rotate park and turn signal socket counterclockwise one quarter turn.
    1. Pull socket from back of lamp.
    2. Pull bulb from socket. INSTALLATION
      1. Align key on bulb base to groove in socket and insert bulb into socket.
      2. Through access hole in wheelhouse, insert socket into back of lamp.
      3. Rotate park and turn signal socket clockwise one quarter turn.
      4. Install access cover and verify lamp operation.
Hope this helps with your prob

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2001 S60 Right Turn Signal Blinks Rapidly compared to Left Signal


Gregg -

I had the same problem. It was a defective lamp socket on the driver's left side, Volvo Part Number 8662985. Costs me $11.24 to replace the lamp socket, which included the bulb. If you've already replaced the bulbs yourself, you will find replacing the socket pretty easy, just use a thin flathead screwdriver to delicately pry off the metal retainer clip which holds the lamp socket in place, as you'll need to reinstall the existing metal retainer clip once you've replaced the lamp socket. Two minute job.

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