So, upon ordering my expensive new front LED turn signal system, I decided to go out and try to remove the side marker bulbs since they were stuck in tight last time. Used some pliers and got the ride side out no problem. The wiring on the left side though was very short/tight and made it very difficult to twist the bulb socket out. I got it, but not before completely ripping a wire out. There's still a small bit of wire protruding out of the socket, so I'm hoping I can get some solder on it and just re-attach it to the rest of the wire. However, I'm not sure how to go about this.
The green wire got bashed up, but is still connected. The purple/black wire, which I'm assuming is either a ground or for the parking lights, is completely ripped. The turn signal still works, but the side marker on either side does not work. When the parking or head lights are turned on, only the right side turn signal light stays on. The left side does not come on at all.
So, here's my thought. I either remove the headlight/turn signal housing to have better access to get the bulb out of that tight spot as there isn't enough room to get it out of that cramped area, or I cut the green wire too and pull the wiring up out of that area and re-solder both of them on.
Thoughts? Also, stripping the wire and re-soldering will work perfectly fine, won't it? If I don't remove the headlight housing, I'll still be working in a small space, but I expect it to at least be do-able. There's no way I can have enough room or be able to see just by working inside the wheel well door.
Edit: If I were to remove the headlamp assembly, I'd have to take the bumper off, which means removing my push bar which would be a total pain. However, I just had the thought... even if I cut the green wire, I still have to get the bulb socket back down there to put it back inside the lamp assembly. So it looks like I might need to try to solder within the fender well?