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1976 corvette turn signal (1/8)
 10/14/19 2:26pm
legsdiamond
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My right turn signal stopped flashing  so I replaced the relay so I could get turn signal to work. I also replaced the socket for that bulb. But now the flashing only work  if I apply a lot of pressure to bulb. Once I let off the pressure the bulb stop flashing. I replaced the socket with factory socket for that car. I would appreciate any help I can get.

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Re: 1976 corvette turn signal (2/8)
 10/14/19 7:55pm
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Try replacing the bulb with a known good one.

Did the problem develop before or after the replacement of the socket with a new one?



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Re: 1976 corvette turn signal (3/8)
 10/14/19 8:14pm
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Make sure you have the bulb properly oriented into the socket. You can get an 1157 in the wrong way.



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Re: 1976 corvette turn signal (4/8)
 10/17/19 1:02pm
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The problem started when I replaced bulb. I replace with brand new auto zone bulb. If there is another brand bulb I should use let me know. I really appreciate the help!

Re: 1976 corvette turn signal (5/8)
 10/17/19 1:09pm
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I tried both ways. I guess it is a spring at the bottom of socket. Seems like the bulb is not engaging like it should? I bought two sockets and they both do the same thing. When I put pressure on the bulb...it works fine. When I release it or try to install back into taillight it stops working. Please help!

Re: 1976 corvette turn signal (6/8)
 10/28/19 8:14pm
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I recommend trying a better quality bulb for starters.

Re: 1976 corvette turn signal (7/8)
 10/28/19 10:41pm
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I'll try another bulb. Thanks!

Re: 1976 corvette turn signal (8/8)
 10/29/19 3:11pm
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check the contact in the socket

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