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Old December 19th, 2013, 06:13 PM
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turn signal bulb

This should have been simple: tried to change out one of the front turn signal bulbs. Lightbulb wouldn't move out of socket, ended up separating glass bulb from metal socket. Used pliers in attempt to get detached metal base out, still wouldn't move. Is there an easy way to remove it I am missing? Some sort of clip that pops it out after you press it? Or is the socket severely corroded? If so, how to remove and fix?

Anyone have pictures of a cleanly disassembled turn signal socket?
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Old December 19th, 2013, 06:43 PM
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Looks like it might be time to get some new ones. No easy way to fix corrosion. If that is in that condition the other may be the same.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 06:46 PM
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Thanks, so I assume a clean one should just let the bulb pop out with a little bit of effort? I see a spring on the bottom.
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Yep, a new one the bulb goes in and out pretty easy. Some of those plastic ones get nasty pretty quick. The newer style doesn't do it like the one you posted.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 07:13 PM
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It is best to replace those yes, but they can be saved most of the time. To do so you will need needle nose pliers. You need to pinch the side with the pliers and push towards the center. Collapsing the sides enable you to pull the remainder of the bulb out. You can do that or pinch the side with the pliers, push down, and turn it counter-clockwise. Either way has worked for me. Just clean the socket afterwards with battery terminal cleaner and use dielectric grease.

I can ship you replacements if you're interested, OEM or LED options available.
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You need to push the bulb in when you turn. Grab whats left with pliers, push and then turn.

-Jeff
Man I had to double take who wrote this nonsense because of the avatar! It really freaks me out when folks change their stuff so much!
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Always liberally apply dielectric grease to bulb bases before installing.
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