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Aftermarket turn signal question

I got new smoked turn signals and they came with new light bulb sockets and bulbs.
The set on the left is stock, the set on the right is what came with the turn signals.
The stock set is just the "push-in" type bulb and the other ones have the "push it down and turn it" type of bulb.
Which would you choose to use?
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Re: Aftermarket turn signal question

The turn it ones sound more secure to me.
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Re: Aftermarket turn signal question

I agree. The "push down and turn" ones seem more secure, but I wasn't sure how well those sockets are built. Most of the time, stock is better...
Any more input?
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Re: Aftermarket turn signal question

.... your stock sockets are push in and turn.


Unless you're leaving out some information - and the stock sockets don't fit these new turn signals.



Why would you change the harness and sockets if the stock ones do the exact same thing - and install the exact same way?
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Re: Aftermarket turn signal question

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Rarely do aftermarket have the same fit/finish as stock. There is no advantage of one bulb over the other, unless the aftermarket company wants to spend less on making and sell for a higher profit. I've had the misfortune of altezza tail lights.

First thing to go was the socket. Non ceramic rubber melted like a grille cheese sandwich. The rest went down hill. Use the bulbs that came with the new tail lights. Or search for the ceramic equivalent and switch those in.
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Re: Aftermarket turn signal question

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.... your stock sockets are push in and turn.

I meant that the actual bulb is the push in and turn type. Yes, the while socket goes into the turn signal housing and turns.

Unless you're leaving out some information - and the stock sockets don't fit these new turn signals.

No, i'm not leaving out information, maybe just mis-wording what i'm trying to say...


Why would you change the harness and sockets if the stock ones do the exact same thing - and install the exact same way?
I'm not wanting to change the whole wiring harness. Both ones will work, so I was just seeing if "a" was a better option over "b".
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Re: Aftermarket turn signal question

I sort of messed that quote thing up!
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Re: Aftermarket turn signal question

Stick with factory.
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Re: Aftermarket turn signal question

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Stick with factory.
That's the type of answer I was looking for!!!
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