Dorman 923-040

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The rear passenger blinker/brake light on my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan is not working. Upon inspecting the lamp socket, I noticed that one of the contacts was burnt. The lamp snaps into a socket, which in turn snaps into the housing. There are no wires on the socket, just contacts that mate up to contacts on the housing. I contacted a dealer and was told that I had to buy the entire tail light assembly. I've found a Dorman replacement part number for the socket, but they appear to be out of stock. The part number is 923-040. Does anyone know where I can purchase one of these? Thank you in advance.
 
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That is so weird the Dorman part seems to be "unobtanium". I bet the taillight assembly listed on RockAuto is priced less than the dealer... good luck Kevin
 
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Have you tried NAPA's webpage? They often have things like this. Did you check Rock Auto? Not available on eBay. Please you post a picture of exactly what you are looking for AND the damaged one.
 
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Originally Posted By: otis24
Checked Rock Auto, Napa and a few others. Junk yard is my next option.
Is it possible to take apart the housing and separate those 2 wires that terminate in the form of contacts? If so, you could cut-n-splice a traditional socket. My Sedona uses this odd setup for the low-beams (H11b), and I've thought of doing this too. Only issue is things can be tight, but it might be worth a try.
 
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Originally Posted By: zzyzzx
Have you tried NAPA's webpage? They often have things like this. Did you check Rock Auto? Not available on eBay. Please you post a picture of exactly what you are looking for AND the damaged one.
This is an undamaged one: http://www.amazon.com/Dorman-923-040-Tail-Lamp-Socket/dp/images/B001C6JCIM Interestingly, a photo was on Dorman's site last night but nor more... No it's not on Rock Auto Kevin
 
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When the parts chain is empty it often is a clue as to a problem with the part and there was a run on replacements.
 

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Replaced the taillight assembly with a used one from a salvage yard and all is well. Keeping the old one for a spare.
 
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