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Turn signal light bulbs

Hi, I can't keep turn signal light bulbs from burning out in my caravan.I put a new bulb in and with in minutes it is burnt out again. ?????????

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  • Anonymous Aug 09, 2008

    Yup...my 1996 3.8 LE does the same...changed the connector and about a million bulbs later I just gave up

  • Anonymous Aug 13, 2008

    We have the same problem with the front left turn signal bulb, two bulbs this week. The bulb seems to work for a couple of trips to town then stops working or breaks off inside the lamp. We have owned the van for about eight years this is the fourth time replaceing the same bulb on the left we've never replaced any of the other turn signal bulbs. Lots of fun trying to see what is going on threw the cloudy headlights and now the dashboard lights have started to go out in the last month.

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I saw my bulb smoking very badly, and it was extremely too hot, what I did was went and bought a new bulb and used some of that lube, put it right where the metal connectors are on the bulb and no prob since

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You have corrosion in the socket which will cause the bulb to short out

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