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Old 11-05-2011, 09:36 AM   #1
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Cheapest place to purchase new turn signal bulb sockets?

Hey, my turn signal sockets are fried. I need to just replace them so i stop having bulb out errors and having to mess with them all the time. But the only places i can find that sell them are about $10 each, or $15 each for the ambers. I was hoping that someone had a site or something where they are a little cheaper. I'd really appreciate it.
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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What do you mean ambers? A socket is a socket. The bulb determines the color
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Are you referring to the side-markers?
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:17 AM   #4
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Dealership. When things cost less than $40-50 it's easier to go to the dealer and get the right part the first time. You'll learn from experience. Bulbs are like $6 there if that's what your referring to.

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you own a BMW yet you think $10 a socket is expensive?
wait till you doing other fixs lol.
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Old 11-05-2011, 11:02 AM   #6
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If you can buy used front ambers under $20, the sockets twist out but there are 2 bulb pin angles used.
Best to spend the $10 or $15.
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:28 AM   #7
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the actual socket the bulb goes into is what i was talking about, and they are not the same. there is an offset pin for amber bulbs and a straight pin for clears. Whoever had this car before me put in 1156 bulbs, which are higher wattage and burnt up the connections
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