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rear side markers out. wiring problem?

Hey guys,

I was replacing the side marker lights with led bulbs, and with the rear side markers on, I tried to pull out the bulb and it flickered and then went out. I figured I had just unplugged it, but when I put a working(or so I thought) bulb in, it didn't work... I think I fried wires or blew a fuse? All the bulbs or 194 Led's I try in it don't light up. This is on both rear side markers. Anyone got ideas? Or experience?

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I've got led for all the side markers with 0 problems.

I did find that since the 194 led were a bit thinner I had to bend in the metal contacts to create a snugger fit.

Iirc, the fuse is inside the car. Also you did check your side marker fluid level?

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My bad guys.. it was just super corroded on the connections. I licked the bulb on its connectors and it lit up haha. Thanks anyways tho!

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My bad guys.. it was just super corroded on the connections. I licked the bulb on its connectors and it lit up haha. Thanks anyways tho!
Side markers tangs in my experience do need to be pried apart a bit during reinstall for a good fit. Originally they came with foam padding but over time that padding deteriorates leaving a loose fitting side marker. You can fit new padding from specialty foam distributors or make your own from what you might find at Home Depot/Lowes. Always check side markers for corrosion on the electrical connections because after the padding wears out then water and debris will make quick work of the connections. Get that padding back in there and you'll find that your electrical connections last much longer between cleanings.

Glad you figured it out and it wasn't something more complicated than licking a bulb.
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