post #1 of Old 10-09-2013, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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How To Change a front Turn Lamp SOCKET

My 2002 is eating bulbs up there. The housing leaks, which has led to corrosion and the terminals have essentially rusted away. Assuming the clear caulk will fix the leak, how do I get the socket free from the wiring harness? It appears to be a two or even three part unit, but for the life of me I can't figure it out. Does the circular portion (with bulb socket) somehow slide and clip into the rectangular piece the harness connects to? Help!

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post #2 of Old 10-09-2013, 09:28 AM
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I couldn't figure out how to disconnect the turn lamp socket either. Do you push the tab down, or pull it up? After a lot of fruitless piddling around, I ended up breaking the tab, which at least let me separate the socket from the harness, and when I reconnected it I just wrapped electrical tape around the join. A few years down the line, it's working fine.

BTW, I don't think that factory-trained technicians know how to do it either. When I had to replace the bulb in the opposite side front turn signal, I opened it up to discover... the tab was already broken, and electrical tape wrapped around the join between the harness and the socket. I've had my KJ since new, and the only previous time that bulb was changed, it was done by the dealership...
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post #3 of Old 10-09-2013, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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If that's it, then I at least have a clue. I got the red tab on the side out without breaking it (pulled with a small screwdriver back towards the wiring end), but still couldn't figure out how to get it apart.
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post #4 of Old 10-10-2013, 06:13 AM Thread Starter
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So I go to Autozone yesterday as it's on my way home. They want $12.99 for the stupid thing (It's under $5 online). And of course they don't have one. By the way, they are listed in their online catalog as "Directional Indicator Socket". I've never heard anyone outside of NYC call them "directionals".
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