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Chrome thief?

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A few months back I noticed that the chrome bezel on one of my front turn signal light was missing. Even though it was on snug, I figured maybe the ring fell off. A kind forum member had a spare, so it was replaced.

Yesterday, I went for a drive and hit some golf balls. Coming home, I noticed something odd on the reflection on the car ahead of me. The passenger side turn signal was much brighter with the headlights turned on. Also, the turn signal on that side was not working. I got out of the car only to realize the chrome bezel is missing again. After diagnosing the electricals, it turns out that my signal light bulb was installed upside down. Of course, it was all working fine before going out for the drive.

My question is, why would anyone want to steal a chrome bezel? Is it the same thief twice? The other question is, why then would you take off the bulb, only to install it upside down? Is that thief messing with me? Am I missing something here? :confused1::mad:
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i thought i was the only one with dumb luck! :) :) :)

let me know if for some reason you need the amber lenses. i think i have two extra ones.

I actually have the exact same problem on the exact same location. Blinker doesn't work but only when headlights are on and it is also brighter than the other park light, I have traced all the wiring, grounds etc, and even completely rewired the entire car, TWICE. Still have the problem. Never did think the bulb could be in backwards. Doesn't make sense to me but I am going to try it tomorrow morning.:sneaky2:
this is in my build tips list.... even though they are "offset frankensetein" base, they can still fit in both ways. not always, but sometimes.

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