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Old 11-25-2009, 10:17 PM   #1
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front driver side marker issue.

could anyone diagnose this? my front driver side marker on the fender is giving me issues. the bulb keeps cutting out.... i'll turn on the headlight and the signal marker won't light up, thus my left blinker signal in the cluster is solid, when i turn the signal it clicks rapidly... if i go over to the bulb and hit it with my hand then the light will turn on and issue solved. drive off hit a bump and it goes out again. i'm thinking wire issues? I've tightened the housing as far as it goes, thinking of putting some soft rope caulk in there to absorb the bumps...

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Have you replaced the bulb? Sounds like it's burned out...I had the issue with a taillight on my old Dakota. Turns out...the bulb was technically burned out (the contacts had burned up internally) but it was just enough that it'd work fine until I hit a bump. If I hit another bump (or smacked it), it usually went back to working normally. Guy at Autozone said it's common...sold me a new set of bulbs and never had a problem since. Also using dielectric grease in the socket helps to prevent the contacts from burning up.

I even took the bulb out and looked at it...filament was 100% intact and everything. Didn't LOOK bad at all.

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ooops forgot to mention that i did that too! ya i replaced it and its still acting up, i left my grease back home 200miles away.... :/
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ooops forgot to mention that i did that too! ya i replaced it and its still acting up, i left my grease back home 200miles away.... :/
The grease isn't crucial, but it helps...Autozone will say it is so they can make you buy a $.04 pack of it for a buck...but it's not. lol

If you've replaced your bulb then I'd guess you've got a loose wire or a bad ground or something along those lines...only way to really solve that problem is to start tracing the wiring back. A multimeter will help a ton as well...try to find out what's getting voltage when the problem is occuring and make sure your grounds are good with 0 resistance, etc.

If you get 12v to the bulb and it's not lighting up, you can either blame it on the socket, a defective bulb, or a bad ground. So from there...if you get 12v to the bulb, then check the resistance between the ground wire on the bulb and a good ground point and make sure there is none.

If you don't get 12v to the bulb, you're gonna need to follow the wires up and check the voltage at the next thing in line, etc until you get 12v...and then figure out why it's not traveling down the wires to the non-working lamp. Chances are you'll find something broke, loose, disconnected, cracked, etc.
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