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My rear turn signal on my 2000 Buick Lesabre is not working. I replaced the bulb and it worked, but as soon as I tried putting the socket back in the light fixture, it went out again. Only by pulling the yellow wire taught will the light work. That's not a solution. I cannot find anything online on how to replace the entire socket. Is this something I can do or should I take it to a mechanic?

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Socket and pigtails are typically readily available from your local auto parts store. You'll need a wire cutter, wire stripper, a crimper and three but connectors in order to install a new one. this is a very simple do it yourself type of job and can be done in about 10 minutes.

The kits from the dealer come with everything you need except for the tools.

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