Tail light issues
My driver side tail light is out. The signal works and so does the reverse light. The light comes on when I press the brake but it doesn't come on by itself. Tried replacing the bulb and it didn't work. How do I fix this issue
Its the contacts on the socket not making contact with the headlight housing. I would either get a new socket or try and pry the little metal tabs up on the one you have. It is very common. It was constantly happening to me I finally got tired of it and ended up splicing into the factory wiring harness and soldering connections to the metal tabs directly. Has never been an issue since.
Replace the sockets. I fought this for a while a couple years ago. You didn't fix the problem by changing the bulbs. You just move the socket enough that it's making contact now. In a few days it will move again and not work. Sockets are cheap and very easy to replace. Save yourself the headache and just replace them
I'm dealing with this problem again. I'm sure my sockets need to be replaced. I've already replaced the housing and the bulbs. This and the infamous quacking noise from the door locks is driving me crazy.
It take 30 seconds and a little pocket knife to fix it. Bend those tabs out and youll be fine. I did mine about 6 months ago.
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I've fiddled with tabs, used die electric grease too it works for a while. One side I just replaced though, cheap enough to do. Sounds like you just need a new socket for yours though as they suggested.
Originally Posted by logisticalstyle View Post
The circuit boards in these taillights go bad quite often, so there's only so much bending of tabs and what not before it just stops responding.
As for the infamous quacking noise, search for door lock actuator on this forum. Hope this helps!
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