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Old 05-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #1
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Replaced side marker bulb of focus 04( with big air intake box).for maybe 20 minutes using the wheel well by removing 2 bolts and not even removing the tire. It wasn't that bad but the problem is after replacing the bulb (#194)the marker still not working.I looks the bulb receptacle is rusted but not sure be cause the metal connector is so small. Is there a chemical or spray to clean the metal connector in the receptacle. Is there a way to change just the white receptacle and not touching the black connector where the wiring is connected? Tried 2 bulbs both did not work. will have the second and final safety and emission inspection on june 15.Thanks whatever advice you may give.Don't know how much a mechanic or dealership will charge for this.



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Old 05-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #2
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If its in the connector, then go to a junkyard and cut the connector and wires, and splice them in. Otherwise it sounds like you have a short in the wires.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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There is a type of spray to clean electrical connectors but don't waste your money. It works just as good to scrape any corrosion or rust off with a knife or pick.

Also check and make sure that you have the wires for the bulb on the right side so that they are making contact with the metal tabs in the harness. There have been a couple of times where I have seen that the tabs are bent to the wrong side. You can also try spinning the bulb 180 degrees.
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Old 05-28-2013, 01:41 PM   #4
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X2 on scraping it, if it's really rusty you might have luck for a little while but you should plan on replacing it.

Hard to get 'em clean enough to work at all once they've rusted, those little wires mentioned have to touch in JUST the right clean spot to work at all....
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