Originally Posted by Tick1
..... I almost screwed myself this morning only to luck out since one of the school police officers where able unlock my car.
Is it the cars fault you locked yourself out?
As for the light issue, what started the problem. Did you buy the car new or used? has it been involved in a collision? You mentioned drying out the socket.... can water get into the taillight? If so the problem might just be when the cold water hit the hot bulb it blows out.