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Old 07-21-2014, 07:15 PM
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tail running light keeps blowing bulbs

Right side rear running light blows bulb as soon as I install a new one and turn it on. Where should I start looking.
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Re: tail running light keeps blowing bulbs

Interesting that you say that, as my car does the same thing, but its not instant. It usually takes a few months, then I notice the bulb is out. And its only on the right side too.
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Re: tail running light keeps blowing bulbs

most likely a short
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Re: tail running light keeps blowing bulbs

Take a good look at the recepticle. Is it dirty? Corroded? Wires intact?

Many times those recepticles get all ugly-fied and need changing.

Is there water entering/standing in the rear lamp housing? Fogged lenses are common as the tail light gasket allows water to enter the truck and or tailight housing.

If it's a water thing, remove your tail lights, and if the gasket crumbles buy new. If they hold up, wash 'em well, let 'em dry over night, apply black permatex on both sides, particularly the outer edge, reapply, drain your trunk and enjoy no more leaks for a while.
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