Clean up Corroded Auto Taillights & light sockets
If your taillights. parking lights or side marker lights are not working and it is not a burned out bulb, the chances are that you have a bad bulb socket. Most of the time a socket goes bad is due to corrosion. You might be able to clean out the corrosion of the bulb socket with WD40 and some emery paper. But the better way to get the bulb socket really clean and make sure the new bulb that you install has good contact, is to soak the bulb socket in a 50% solution of vinegar and water. The vinegar solution will dissolve any corrosion in the bulb socket safely without harming any metal or plastic. After you soak the bulb socket in the vinegar solution a good hour or more, you can then use some emery paper to remove any other corrosion and followup with some WD40 to prevent corrosion. Use electromotive grease when you install the new bulb, to make certain no moisture can corrode the bulb socket again.
Post time: Jan-25-2018