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Old 04-11-2019, 07:40 AM
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Unhappy Brake light sockets melting

I was changing the brake light bulb in my 2013 RDX the other day and found that the socket had melted so I took off the opposite side and that one was melted as well. These had the original factory bulbs installed and I don't feel like this should have happened. Is it a common thing?

I called the dealer and the sockets alone were about $46 each, but then I took the part number (33302-S5A-A01) and found the same OEM part on Amazon, of all places, for $26 each with 1-day shipping. Needless to say I ordered them from Amazon, along with some Philips Ultinon 7443R LEDs, and installed them the next day. Hopefully the LEDs run a bit cooler than the stock incandescents and the new sockets will hold up better, but only time will tell I guess.

Below is a pic of the perfectly normal turn signal socket at the top and the brake light socket below. The brake light socket showed a little corrosion on the metal but the plastic was brittle to the point where it was beginning to disintegrate.

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Old 07-10-2019, 11:27 AM
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I have the exact problem on our 2013 RDX but when I ran that part number on Amazon it says it does not fit 2013 RDX. Did it work for you? Thank you.
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Not sure why Amazon says it doesn't fit, but that is the correct PN as found here. https://www.acurapartswarehouse.com/...2-s5a-a01.html
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