I guess I could have worded it different.
What I meant was since the light is only supposed to stay on 6 seconds each time the ignition is turned on, that the light is normally rarely illuminated. It is not a light that is always on, so I am assuming it (the bulb) has a longer life than that- unless it was defective to start with. I am going to check the fuse when/if it stops raining. That may be the problem.