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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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blinker and taillight

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For some reason, never having this problem before my left turn blinker is well blinking a lot faster then normal. And tonight after locking my car after getting a few things outta my trunk i noticed on the same left side my tail light didnt light up. So i asked my friend to come outside and look at it as i hit the brake. It lights up when i have my auto lights on, but when the auto light is off, or well during day time, only my right tail light goes up. Anyone know what might be the cause of the problem? Maybe their even linked together? Their both on the same side and all.

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P.S. I hate wiring. /ugh
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post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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fuse in the light? or in the fuse box in the engine bay? Should i just take this back to the dealer?
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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-15-2008, 05:07 PM
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I would, to have them diagnose the problem. Bulbs are not covered under your bumper to bumper warranty because they are considered normal wear and tear items. However, if the dealership you take it to is the one that you purchased it from and you have low miles on your car, they'll probably replace it for you?
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I had a bulb stay on while the turn signals were on. And my signal indicator was blinking really fast. I changed the bulb and it was fine after that. However the bulb slot in the headlight assembly was slightly melted.

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Only time I had this issue was when the rear turn signal bulbs needed replacing. They are cheap. You can do it yourself. If it continues after that, take it to the dealer for warranty repairs.
 
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I painted my headlights so I am S.O.L...lol

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post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-16-2008, 06:00 AM
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It's the bulb. It has a running light and a turn signal/brake. the brake/turn signal is brighter then the running light. I can't think of the name of the bulb but it has those two settings. Just simply replace the bulb. When you blinker blinks really fast like that I means you have a blinker out on the side, If they're both out it'll stay solid.

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I had a bulb stay on while the turn signals were on. And my signal indicator was blinking really fast. I changed the bulb and it was fine after that. However the bulb slot in the headlight assembly was slightly melted.
That was most likely a bulb or headlight malifunction. Do you have any corrosion in the connection of the bulb if not then it was probably a bulb malifunction? I ALWAYS use dielectric grease when I take a connection apart, no matter where it is: engine compartment, interior, head lights, tail lights, fuel pump, etc. It will help prevent the connections from corroding and eventually failing. You can find it at pretty much any auto parts store.


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thanks guys.
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-16-2008, 08:51 AM
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yeah... it's just the bulb... a quick trip down to the parts store will set you straight again.
 
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