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License plate lights??

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I pretty sure I have figured out the issue but would like to see what you all think. This is on a 77 Chevy Silverado C10. The light sockets are metal and "snap" into the bumper holes.
Here's the type of lights I'm talking about, mine are just rusted everywhere.
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So the lights are not coming on, got new bulbs, nothing, then got the meter out. I have power all the way to the ends only if I ground the meter to the bumper or other metals. When I try and ground the meter to the bulb housing, nothing. The bulb housings were covered in rust, sanded, cleaned them. Now I get a small reading with the meter but not enough for the lights to come on.
I don't think there getting a good ground anymore, time for some new bulb housings?
 

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I agree with Locu, replace them. You could spend the time to sand blast them, but when they are cheap why bother.
 
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