|This is the tail end of my car...not exciting, I know.|
I determined that it was the rear blinker bulb that was dead. Then I went to my local Napa Auto Parts and had them look up what kind of bulb I needed. (There is a book for that...did you know?)
|This is what lurks behind the colored lense. Three little lightbulbs.|
|See how the socket is blackened? It has gone bad...had a short|
or something...the bulb didn't light up.
Easy, peasy, right? Wrong. The new lightbulb didn't light up. Turned out that my tail light socket had actually burned out and I needed to replace the socket. Another quick trip to Napa (I love those guys...they are all guys who worked on cars as kids) and I had a new socket.
|There you have it...the burned out socket.|
It was simple work to switch out the socket, I had already disconnected everything that needed to be disconnected. After that, it was short work to unhook the connector and switch out the sockets.
|New sockets...the package came with both driver's side and passenger |
side sockets for $3 more than just one. You never know...
|Let there be light!! Woot! I did it correctly and my lightbulb lit up!|
|Best part? I got it all back together correctly. Looks just|
like a normal, unremarkable tail light. Success!
Still, I'd say this counts as productive, wouldn't you?