If you wiggle and pull (like try to slowly pull it out of socket, slowly push back in) does the bulb illuminate at any point?
I recently had that experience with my Mom's car. The pictogram was illuminated, and one or two bulbs not lit.
Bought new, found after replacing that one was still out. Moving bulb in or out along the socket got it working again. I figure there's either corrosion, or what felt like a flexing circuit board allowing the contacts to move on and off the bulb contacts.
Maneuvered the bulb into a good fixed position, and luckily it hasn't triggered the pictogram again yet.
I haven't looked further into cures. Maybe a replacement reflector assembly?
The warning light, in later cars, does pass through the ECU in some way. I don't know whether clipping wires would produce a permanently-on warning light, but in your research be sure to find an answer (and let us know!).
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