Rear turn signal bulb repeatedly faults

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  1. to8nbeyond

    to8nbeyond Full Access Member

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    06 LR3 and I've replaced the rear turn signal several times in the last several months. Last time I remember wiggling it a bit and it wasn't actually burned out but I replaced it anyway and it works fine for a month or so.

    Is there something I can clean or test that would show a different problem.

    When I say it faults, it doesn't turn on and the click inside gives a fast click when the lever is pushed.

    Wife just called and said it's out again and I'm stumped.

    thanks.
     
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    Make sure you're using the correct bulb and that it's installed correctly. Wrong bulb or wrong installation can/will cause repeated problems.
    You can clean the contacts off, in the bulb socket, with some vinegar on a cotton swab. Then use some dielectric grease.
    I went through the same BS and, after about 5 bulbs purchased on the road, I finally bought one at a dealer. It has worked like a charm ever since.
     
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    The same bulb went out after posting this so instead of replacing it, I opened it up again and cleaned it out a bit. It seemed a bit damp
    but after a quick minor cleaning the same bulb has lasted for a couple of months now. I guess I'm a little surprised because it didn't seem
    that dirty but I'll take it.
     

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