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Old 06-09-2014, 06:23 PM   #21
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I left the rally site at 9:06 am. Should have left at 8:30 am but my left turn signal wasn't working ( not LED ).
Since I'd had that specific problem before, I checked the contacts on the 7-pin and then on the 4-pin under the vehicle. Made sure they were clean and it still didn't work. Removed the lens on the turn signal and saw that the bulb filaments were intact and saw that my buddy had on the previous fix liberally applied dielectric grease to the bulb base. Wiped that off and the turn signal works.

This is what Wiki says:
Another common use of dielectric grease is on the rubber mating surfaces or gaskets of multi-pin electrical connectors used in automotive and marine engines. The grease again acts as a lubricant and a sealant on the nonconductive mating surfaces of the connector. It is not recommended to be applied to the actual electrical conductive contacts of the connector because it could interfere with the electrical signals passing through the connector in cases where the contact pressure is very low.

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Old 06-10-2014, 05:54 PM   #22
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Reace, Rick, and others at Escape graciously squeezed me in today and solved my problem. They quickly troubleshooted and determined it needed a new tail light assembly.

They're fabulous there at Escape. We so appreciate their care and their time.

Thank you all on the forum for the brainstorming.

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Old 06-10-2014, 06:49 PM   #23
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