Tailight, brake light, and turn signal all on passenger side not working. Not the bulbs, electrical?
I went to get my passenger side brakelight and tailight replaced and they showed me the electrical socket, I guess that's what it's called, and the slightest tap and the bulb went out again, so they said it was an electrical problem. I paid for a diagnostic test and waited. That's when I realized I did have my brakelight replaced not too long ago, and that it shoudn't have burnt out that fast, but I didn't make the connection until just then. They replaced my bulbs right then and a few wires they said were fried; but because they were about to close didn't have time to do more and I needed my car so I left. But they warned it could go out at any time. After a few weeks, my lights went out again. I called back and asked how much it would be to get this new 'socket' and what the installation cost and labor would be, but they are giving me the runarounds and not responding. Maybe they don't want to do the work or know they overcharged me for what they did do (I'm a woman, it happens to me a lot) - I don't know, I just got a ticket from the police and I just want to get this fixed. So do you know about how much it would be to repair this, parts and labor? Am I looking at about $100 to $200 or something more than $500? And does this sound like it's the electrical socket or something else? I know I'll have to go somewhere else and pay another $100 for a diagnostic test, but I just want to get a rough idea of what I can expect to pay so I can be somewhat prepared. Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 AT 7:58 PM