Left rear turn signal light will work and then stop I have to take the bulb out and put it back in tried swapping bulbs now the turn signal and brake light are not working
There could be a few different solutions;
1. the socket wires could be bent. Remove bulb and check for socket wires pushed into the socket housing. Use a small fine point pick to bend wires until they stick out into the bulb cavity.
2. The bulb wires could be out of alignment. Bend wires until they stick out from the bulb base.
Those 2 possibilities apply to the glass tang base bulb. If you have a metal base bulb ( it has the contacts on the bottom, with a metal base and pegs sticking out the side ). If this is your bulb style, you'll need to look at the contact points in the bottom of the bulb socket. If the contact point tops are flat or curved in, or if they are not clean ( green or brown corrosion on them ) you'll need to clean and re-grease the contact points before considering replacement. You can use either electrical parts spray ( recommended ) or a warm water and baking soda mix ( a coffee cup filled 3/4 up with warm water to a tablespoon of baking soda. Dissolve baking soda in water, make sure key is OFF and socket is away from other wiring. Pour a small amount into the socket and scrape contact points and side wall with a fine point pick or mini flat bladed screwdriver until contact points are clean ).
Dab a small amount of Dielectric grease onto the bulb base, covering the contact points and tags sticking out of the side, and re-install bulb, then test, If it still doesn't work, you'll need to replace the socket assembly - available from your local auto parts store.. Make sure you get a socket with the same number of wires and mount configuration.
Hope this helps!!
Mar 04, 2014 |
1998 Chevrolet Cavalier