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Old 01-05-2019, 02:25 PM   #1
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Drivers sidelight not working

I have a ford focus mk2 and my sidelight on the drivers side doesnt work. So i replaced the bulb and still nothing. I checked the fuses and those were fine too. I suppose its the wiring. Can anyone help?


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I have a ford focus mk2 and my sidelight on the drivers side doesnt work. So i replaced the bulb and still nothing. I checked the fuses and those were fine too. I suppose its the wiring. Can anyone help?
Please be more specific as to year and body style.

If it is only the one side marker lamp that does not work it must either be the bulb, lamp socket, or wiring to that socket as it shares the same fuse and relay with all the other parking lamps.

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Its a 2007 zetec 3 door
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Is this a UK/Euro Focus?

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Is this a UK/Euro Focus?

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Yeah its a UK one
Well I am not sure the info I originally gave you is good as I thought you had a US Focus. I do not have access to UK Focus technical info.

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Common to have simple socket issues there due to location and getting water thrown up there. New bulb, bend socket contacts closer and sand those using credit card with sandpaper folded over it and card plastic cut to shape. The bulb needs to go in tighter than before. If it works then grease the socket up inside to keep out water. If the socket is melted up it needs changing.
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Common to have simple socket issues there due to location and getting water thrown up there. New bulb, bend socket contacts closer and sand those using credit card with sandpaper folded over it and card plastic cut to shape. The bulb needs to go in tighter than before. If it works then grease the socket up inside to keep out water. If the socket is melted up it needs changing.
Thanks I shall try this. I dont understand how water could get to it though as its behind a cover.
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The covers stop MOST water but not all, and even if they did the humidity alone seeps right in.
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