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Old 09-29-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
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Extreme Turn Signal Problems

Hello All!

So, I just replaced my passenger side Front Turn Signal Lamp for the 2nd time since being the second owner of Roxanne (over 2 months). The Driver Side has been replaced too already, and the other night, I noticed the solid blinker on the dash, pulled into O'Reilly's, and got some help getting that plastic lamp sucker outta the damned lamp: the bulb was blue and cracked at the top! The base was fried black, the inside of the connector fried all over!

"THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU DON'T USE BULB GREASE," said the guy at O'Reilly's.

Lmao, now I'm just wondering, can you just buy a new connector for the bulbs, or should I have the entire wiring harness looked over? Cause it happens to the driver side too, not to mention my Hi-Beams need replacement, Fogs need replacement, rear spoiler taillight need replacement...O'Reilly's guy said this is a huge problem for the '98 Camaro's: quick bulb burnouts all over.

Any suggestions? Tips? Anything I should ask my mechanic to double over and make sure a part/specific point in the wiring harness is good?

Thanks y'all!
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Take your radio out, then you will see the day time you can test it's outputs to the signals. you can also splice its wires here to eliminate DRL and make pigtails last longer and bulbs.

Unpin these 4 wires and splice them and drl wont work but everything else will. My 97 had this problem as well after doing this turn signals have never been a problem again.

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98's had bulb problems? That's news to me. Your better off getting your advice on here.

First off make sure your using the right bulbs. Make sure your not grounding, no exposed wires. Check your housings, make sure the seal is good and no water or moisture is getting inside.

Take small steps first before you go splicing into wires.
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I agree with making sure there's no water getting in them.
You can just buy new connectors and splice them in.

If you keep blowing bulbs have the alternator output voltage checked.
A failing regulator causing excessive voltage will fry light bulbs quickly..
If your 3rd brake light is out you should have an ABS light on IIRC.

If the seals are in place on the sockets you shouldn't need bulb grease
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