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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-13-2010, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Turn Signal Light Bulb Fell In - Melted Into Unit

My passenger turn signal was going dim - I didn't look too much into it - went to swap it out and the bulb was actually functioning fine but had fallen out of it's socket - melting the surrounding plastic and cementing itself into the back of the unit (Picture Attached)

Anybody have an experience like this before?

I was rear-ended severely - forced into the car in front of me - they didn't need to replace the unit but could this be cause of replacing the front bumper/side panels? A result of the sheer force of the accident (hit by someone going 35 while I was stopped)? Surely it didn't just work its way out on a year old car.

Thanks for any help!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 11-15-2010, 02:17 PM
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Re: Turn Signal Light Bulb Fell In - Melted Into Unit

Some way that crash ended in result of this.. If you never have changed the bulbs or "modded" or screwed around with your lights or bumpers chances are when they had the bumper off some how they didn't lock the bulb into place and it slipped out and heated the insert area as a result. Or it was done from the factory or dealership.

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