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Old 01-01-2006, 03:58 AM   #11
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Thanks Cap'n.... I'll try that before anything sounda easy enough. I was hoping someone like you would come along with a related/same issue. This has been getting to me so bad bc i feel like my car is gheto when anything little is wrong.... and manually making ur signal blink IS pretty ghetto if ya ask me! LOL :P
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i had the same problem with my car, it ended up being one of the little lights in the upper lens, i dont know if the newer models still have them but its worth a shot, try taking the bulb out and cleaning the contacts and putting bulb grease in there.
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I had the same problem with my side marker, fixed it yesterday. The front marker light in my headlight assembly had come loose.It wasn't siiting in it'* socket correctly, once I had it seated correctly my side marker started working again.
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The typical is that one bulb on that side would be corroded or not making good contact. To start off..and it sounds like you may have already, pull each bulb for the turn signal on that side and check for a good bulb and no corrosion in the socket.

While you are looking at the bulbs and have things apart, look at the wires leading to the bulbs to ensure there was no pinching or bare wire leading to the sockets.
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Bill I checked the wires when I pulled the bulb out and swapped to see if that'd work... but I didn't have time to sit and take anything else apart to get a better look so I'll double check. Thanks
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Ok, walk around the out side of your car On the passenger and find the bulb that is burnt out. It'* Probably one of the the rectangular ones on the lower sides of your car. Or the one on the front corner lens next to the headlight or just inside the headlight. But make sure to check the little ones in the corner of the taillight pack as well. You must do this with your parking lamps on so you can see the bad bulb. I would bet one of these is burnt out Good luck.
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