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Old 11-28-2006, 07:22 PM   #1
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Right Tail light problem

Im having problems with the right tail light burning out... Anytime I get on the car it burns out... Which indicates a surge.. Would this have anything to do with having a low battery? I havent replaced it yet.. But I cant think of any other reason...

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Old 11-28-2006, 07:30 PM   #2
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I doubt a low battery would cause a surge... Have you checked the connectors in the light?
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:33 PM   #3
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Try replacing the bulbs on both sides. Don't use an old bulb with a new one.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:16 PM   #4
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Try replacing the bulbs on both sides. Don't use an old bulb with a new one.
Will do.. But I have to ask why this would make a difference? Not to be sarcastic... But because I am so ignorant when it comes to this car...

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Old 11-28-2006, 09:20 PM   #5
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Sometimes the sockets (at least on the 5 series) good "bad". For what ever reason, the sockets get hot and melt a bit. It happened on my mother's car. Anyway, replace the bulbs with quality ones (Osram and Slyvania seem to work the best...).

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Old 11-28-2006, 10:00 PM   #6
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Sometimes the sockets (at least on the 5 series) good "bad". For what ever reason, the sockets get hot and melt a bit. It happened on my mother's car. Anyway, replace the bulbs with quality ones (Osram and Slyvania seem to work the best...).

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The socket of my left front turn signal got messed up like that and it seemed to have the same effect. So yeah, check the socket.
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Old 11-29-2006, 05:41 AM   #7
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Will do.. But I have to ask why this would make a difference?
It all boils down to electrical resistance. Even what RS and Mullet are saying . . bad sockets, old bulbs, corrosion, etc. can contribute to altering the current flow in the circuit.
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Old 11-29-2006, 07:15 PM   #8
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Well now I desire a different type of help..

I checked Bavauto.. no go.. Where can i get new sockets online?

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Thank you for the link...

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Old 11-29-2006, 09:46 PM   #11
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Also, in case shipping is $$$ at the other one:
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:55 PM   #12
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Thanks Mullethunter...

Question, What constitutes the dollar and change difference between the left and right fog light? Just curious..
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:58 PM   #13
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Does Pelican Parts have free shipping?
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I was just looking at them for some stuff I need..It's free if you order $75 of qualifying items.
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ehh, Might be easier to pick one up at the dealer than pay shipping on a 7 dollar item
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