Another little problem with Old Blue this week. Fortunately it was just a minor problem that was easy to fix on my own.
On Friday I observed that my turn signal indicator was blinking faster. I was not sure what the problem was, but somewhere in the depths of my mind I drug up the fact that it was an indication of a burnt out blinker bulb.
I did know that I wasn’t out of blinker fluid 🙂
I checked when I got home and sure enough the right rear blinker light was not blinking. However, the light was on which confused me. More about that later.
After services this morning I stopped by an auto parts store and found the bulb that I would need. Of course they didn’t sell the bulbs individually, I had to buy a pack of two. So, I now have a spare for when the next bulb burns out.
I was lucky in that I got the last one in stock. I am glad that I didn’t have to go from store to store to find a bulb.
Of course the next step was following the directions to replace the bulb.
After removing the cargo net mounts and pulling back the lining of the trunk I was able to see the two nuts I needed to remove. One is in the lower right and the other in the upper left of the picture. I was able to borrow an adjustable wrench from David and I soon had the lamp assembly removed.
On the old bulb you could clearly see that the filament was burnt so it was confirmation that the bulb was the problem.
If you look close you can see a reflection of me taking the picture.
I am glad that I got the blinker fixed before going back into commute traffic this coming week. I don’t want other drivers muttering about me not using my blinker to indicate a lane change. I am sure I am not the only one to do so 🙂
At least I now know how to change the rear bulbs on my car. I just don’t want to tackle the front ones as they are very tricky and are a two man job.