Originally Posted by kdukes4
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.