How to Diagnose and Repair a Broken Auto Light Socket

Use simple detective work to unravel the mystery of a dead light

The only tools you'll need are a 12-volt auto test light, a small screwdriver or wire brush for scraping corrosion, and (possibly) a “torxrdquo tip screwdriver.

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Headlamp bulb
  • Electrical contact cleaner