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Old 10-12-2014, 11:10 AM
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Parking light error help!

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Car is all original, so some things go.
Situation: It's CAD spec with always on daylight and front turn signals as parking lights.
Issue: Left turn signal still WORKS as turn signal but died out yesterday as an all day light and parking light.
During the days its little visible ,but in the dark really bothers with only one side illuminating orange. People might mistake for turn signal, and I don't blame them.

So my concern is, could that be just bulb or its wires etc since it still blinks when triggered as a turn signal?
Or are there two separate bulbs inside the front turn signal, one for the signal and the other for the parking light?
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Old 10-12-2014, 01:57 PM
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Replace the bulb, there are two filaments inside the bulbs, and with the parking light always on it seems that one has burt out.
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Old 10-13-2014, 09:40 PM
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Replace the bulb, there are two filaments inside the bulbs, and with the parking light always on it seems that one has burt out.
Thanks!
Can you tell me a site from where I can order a bulb?
To be sure i'll get the US-spec dual one
I'm in Toronto
Sorry for dilettante questions, just getting in to the hobby
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:00 AM
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You should be able to get it at any auto parts store and even some larger stores that carry a little bit of everything.
Remove the bulb and it will have a number on it of the type and just order that.
Reach behind the blinker inside the engine bay and there are two clips that hold it in, then the bulb should twist out of the socket.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:53 PM
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You should be able to get it at any auto parts store and even some larger stores that carry a little bit of everything.
Remove the bulb and it will have a number on it of the type and just order that.
Reach behind the blinker inside the engine bay and there are two clips that hold it in, then the bulb should twist out of the socket.
Thanks!
Could you give me a heads up on disconnecting the negative on the battery?
Manual does not really go in to details, I will have to skim Bentley's. Locating the battery itself was definitely fun
I have to wrench it?

The bulb I've found local wal-mart, dual filament ones.

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Old 10-14-2014, 05:08 PM
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The battery is under the rear seat, just loosen the cable and pull it off.
OR some cars like mine, have a plastic cover just below the rear seat base and if you pull it off there is a bolt. Remove the bolt and that is the battery negative disconnect, much easier than pulling the seat base.

If it is not there just pull the seat up very hard from the two front corners.
The battery and the bolt are on the passenger side
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:08 PM
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To replace a bulb removing the cable is not necessary though.
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