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I broke my turn signal light when i tried to change it. i used a napkin to get the rest out and when i did, the napkin caught fire. i put it out and finished changing the signal. later i found out that i had blown my #5 fuse. i changed the fuse and the signal flasher. now, when my head lights are off all of my signals work (the left is a bit dim but works). when i turn the head lights on, my left turn signal wont work. inside the car the little green light blinks but outside it doesn't. i also have to mention that while the head lights are on, my left running/signal light stays on all the time. i even took the flasher back out and when i turned the headlights on the left flasher/running light still came on. when i say they both come on what i mean is the light looks like both parts of the two light bulb stay on. please help

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  • johninde Apr 02, 2011

    i was getting power through the ground wire. all this time and the light was in backwards. lol i ripped this car apart to find it out too. man i feel like a dummy right now. the light has two posts and one is lower than the other. i just put it in backwards a pushed and it went right in (the wrong way)

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I'm not seeing any model or year, so we'll go to basics. I would start by pulling the light socket completely out of the housing, inspect wires going into it on back side, and cut them back to a good clean looking spot but not too short that it won't reach back to housing, and replace the entire socket, then try a good bulb. Wires and/or contacts are likely melted together in there and should be changed before digging deeper in to the problem that started right there. It may be all you have to do.

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