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Right rear turn signal

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Flight-ER-Doc, Apr 21, 2021.

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    What is the deal with the right rear turn signal? I've had my truck almost 6 years, and had to replace the bulb in the RR turn signal 4 times.

    Never had to change any others - just the RR.

    I'm installing LED's to see if that lasts any longer but it's curious that it's just the right rear.
     
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    Poor ground or Chinese-auto-part-store light bulbs.

    Remember that there are regular, long life and halogen bulbs. Each has very different life spans.
     
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    Sylvania, until I replaced them today with LEDs...And while all four signals still work, when I signal left I get a quick flashing...interestingly, when I installed the right signal, I got a couple of quick flashes then it settled down to normal, not sure why that happened, or why it didn't happen to the left.

    And I used dielectric grease.

    Also those plastic 'wall anchor' inserts for the housing screws are pretty cheap. I need to see if regular drywall type will fit, or if I need to order the OEM nonsense.
     
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    Not sure what year of truck you have but had a Ford van that did the same thing, found there was water getting into it. If this is the problem you should be able to find evidence of water in lens.
     
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    My expedition doesn't have this issue, but have a Sonata that does. It is clean and dry, use dielectric grease, good bulbs, and replace the passenger side every year. Had a GMC van with crappy bulb sockets that did it till I replaced the actual sockets. For the Sonata, just keep a couple spares in the glove box and when I see it out, change it...
     
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    It's a '15 and no evidence of water.
     

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