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The socket where I plug my rear navigational light is broken. One of the prongs snapped. Is this a big deal? Do I have to replace the unit? Does this require any wiring work?

Thanks for any help you can provide!
 

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You will have to replace the socket, but it is easy to do, remove the 3 screws, crimp the new wires together, usally they are the same color, and put it back on.
 

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Its a simple job. If I can do it, anyone can. But I did have to drill a hole, as the replacement didnt match up exactly. ( a little jb weld on the unused hole and it was good enough for me )
 
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I know this is an old post. but i had the same thing happen after a friend just jammed the light in the socket without looking to see how it lined up.

Wal-Mart had the socket for under $10 and it installed in under 5 minutes. It actually seems like a tighter fit than the original but i'll work its way back to normal!
 

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After you change it out put a touch of dielectric grease on the prongs, it'll help the light plug in easier & help prevent corrosion. You should do this to all your electrical connections, even the trailor lights a couple times a year, it'll prvent a lot of problems.
Rodney
 

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I found a buddy who'll do it for me, but I something always seems to get in the way. Dark, rain, too tired, meeting, family thing, etc.
 

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Oldfart9999 said:
After you change it out put a touch of dielectric grease on the prongs, it'll help the light plug in easier & help prevent corrosion. You should do this to all your electrical connections, even the trailor lights a couple times a year, it'll prvent a lot of problems.
Rodney
Good advise there for sure,saves alot of problems latter.
Bill
 
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