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Anyone else have to replace tail light bulbs often?

I feel like every three months I have a rear turn signal out. It seems excessive so I was just wondering if it's a jeep thing or unique to me.
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I've replaced one in the 7 years I've had my JK.

Have you verified the bulbs are bad?
It's very common to have a bad contact in the bulb socket.

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Hmm no I haven't...good idea.
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put dielectric grease on the connections to avoid corrosion I sued to have this problem until I did this everywhere been good since

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Maybe hit then with some contact cleaner and then use some dielectric grease? Sometimes Im glad we have no weather/salt here.
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Stop standing on your brakes... lol J/K of course.

Check for a leak in that housing as others have stated, probably water getting in there and buring bulbs out.

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Blinker fluid, man! It's always the blinker fluid! Light bulbs? What's that? I only speak in LED.

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haha thanks for the reply guys. Live across the street from the bay and spend a lot of time on the beach - guess corrosion could be the issue.
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put dielectric grease on the connections to avoid corrosion I sued to have this problem until I did this everywhere been good since
Damn, you really wanted to have that problem didn't you?

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If you are installing incandescent bulbs, make sure you don't touch the glass with your bare hands. That's going to significantly decrease the lifespan of the bulbs.

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I've had to replace 3 in 4 years.
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I may have replaced 1 in the last 7 years.

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Light bulbs? What's that? I only speak in LED.
LOL. Yeah, when I first saw the OP's question, I was just gonna say, "No," and post a pic of my LEDs.

Sounds like all the helpful people have already chimed in though. I used to have more of these issues when I lived in Arkansas. The humidity there would corrode the contacts. Dielectric grease will be your friend, but make sure you're getting good contact before you squirt it full of grease. You might even have to scuff the contacts if it's bad enough.

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I just had to replace the driver side one on my '14. I'm not too surprised though, I had that side submerged 10 minutes or so while I was waiting to get winched out.
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I used to replace them often... along with the entire stock taillight as they would be getting smashed a few times a year on the trails.

flush mount led's and haven't looked back !

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