Something that simple HAS to be the problem, I just can't find where it is. I've checked the bulb half a dozen times now, and each time I'm disappointed to find it's okay. I'm heading out this morning in search of a functional ohm-meter so I can check to see that current will in fact flow through all my different connections. If that doesn't work my dad told me to push it into the lake. Hopefully it doesn't come to that.