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2008 buick: rear turn..turn signal..took apart..release to get bulb

Customer Question

2008 buick lucerne.....right rear turn signal does it come out to replace..i took apart, got to it but is there some type of release to get bulb out? i tried pulling shimmying etc. but can't seem to get it out
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.

Hello & Welcome to JA,


Rear Turn Signal Lamp Bulb Replacement
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Component Name

Preliminary Procedure

Remove either the LR or RR rear auxiliary turn signal lamp assembly.


Turn Signal Indicator Lamp Bulb Socket (Qty: 2)

Twist the bulb socket counterclockwise a quarter turn to access the bulb.


Turn Signal Indicator Lamp Bulb (Qty: 2)

Pull the bulb straight from the bulb socket.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
tried pulling straight out...will not come out without breaking...i will take in for warranty work
Expert:  John replied 7 years ago.
Sometimes the bulb will damage the assembly in which it fits into from the heat of the bulb & the assembly has to be replaced.