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How to Use Car Headlights
Headlights are not only an important safety component on your vehicle, but also a feature that you are legally obligated to use. Failure to use your headlights while driving at night comes...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Headlight Switch
If the high beams, daytime running lights, or headlamps are not working consistently, you may need to replace the headlight switch.
How to Install Offroad Lights on Your Vehicle
When you’re pounding through backcountry trails after the sun goes down, you need more than just your headlights to illuminate the road ahead of you. Offroad lights...
How to Replace a Headlight That Has Burned Out
From time to time, some parts on your car may need to be replaced, and that includes the bulbs in the headlights. While you may...
How Long Does a Headlight Bulb Last?
With all of the different relays that are on a car, it can feel like a full-time job keeping up with them all. One of the most important safety features that a...
How Long Does a Headlight Closure Relay Last?
With all of the different relays that are on a car, it can feel like a full-time job keeping up with them all. One of the most important safety features that...
How to Clean and Restore Headlights
Even owners who regularly clean and maintain their vehicles are not immune to wear on their headlights. As the vast majority of headlights are made of plastic, they require...
How Long Does a Headlamp Dimmer Switch Last?
Most drivers neglect to realize just how many systems have to work together to make driving at night possible. Among the most important things that you will have to possess when...
Car Hacks That Will Change Your Life
Simplify your drive with these car hacks: use a shoe as a cupholder, put a stocking on a windshield wiper, and prevent door dings with pool noodles.
How to Add Headlight Covers
A current trend in the automotive industry is to blackout a vehicle. That includes tinting the windows dark, installing black nameplates and emblems, black rims, and black tinted light...
How to Adjust Your Headlights
If you have ever cursed an oncoming driver because their lights were blinding you, or noticed that your lights tend to illuminate the tops of roadside trees instead of the road,...
How to Clean Headlight Covers
When your headlights become foggy, you can’t see as well at night and others aren’t able to see you as clearly or as far away. Cleaning them ensures your lights are bright...
What Does the Adaptive Lighting Indicator Warning Light Mean?
The adaptive lighting warning light means there is an issue with the automatic function for the front car headlights, which could be caused by dirt.
How to Use Your Car Lights to Stay Safe and Legal
s various lights in appropriate situations, makes driving safer for you, your passengers, and other drivers. In addition...
How Long Does a Headlight Door Motor Last?
Making sure that all of the systems on a car stay in good shape is not an easy job. There are a number of systems on a car that are built to ensure that you stay safe while...
What Do the Headlight Indicators Mean?
Headlight indicators help you know if your headlights, taillights, and high beams are on for your car.
How Headlights Are Tested and How Yours Can Be Improved
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), about half of fatal roadway crashes happen in the dark, with about a quarter of...
How to Replace the Headlights on a Toyota Prius
Your headlights are one of the most important safety components for your car. A broken headlight bulb can endanger yourself and others on the road.
How to Replace a Headlight Closure Relay
Your headlights depend on the headlight relay located in your vehicle’s fuse box. Occasionally these relays need to be replaced.

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How do I set my headlights to go on automatically?
After looking at all the models wiring diagrams made in the USA they all have daytime running lights on them. If you want the main headlights on all the time then you would need to turn them on each time...
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Headlights keep turning on and off while driving
The problem you describe about the lights going off and on are usually caused by the headlight bulbs overloading the head light switch built in circuit breaker. I would recommend replacing the headlight bulbs with factory specified bulbs and then...
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Electrical problems
Hello, thank you for writing in. The fuse box will have a fuse/relay that will pertain to these systems. Before taking the car in for potentially costly diagnostics, check under the hood and replace this fuse. Your fuse box lid...
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My front passenger headlight keeps going out
The first thing you want to do is make sure the bulb is actually burned out, that is the filament tests "open", as opposed to a situation where you have a good bulb but a bad terminal connection. You'll need...
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Headlights
Hello...the headlight circuit is fairly limited in extent, so if you request a headlight circuit diagnostic, a certified mechanic will get this resolved for you promptly. It is possible for both bulbs, left and right side (the low beam filaments...
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High beams stay on
Hello, thank you for writing in. Any exterior lighting fuses or relays are going to be located inside of the fuse box under the hood. There will be a black box with a removable lid. Once the lid is removed,...
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Check drl system
Hello, thank you for writing in. The computer is trying to detect the bulb, but cant. Sometimes this can be a fuse issue, and it may require removing and replacing the fuse for the headlights. Secondly, the LED bulb that...
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Headlight problem
You should first replace both inside headlights on both sides. They are dual beam lights and one is burned out and the other would be close to burning out. If after both lights are replaced then recheck to see if...
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My. Tail lights dash lights don't work there seams to be a short in the headlight switch when you use turn SIG switch the head ou
The column mounted multi-function switch may be defective. If so, it will have to be removed and replaced. If you do happen to attempt any work around the steering column, please note that the vehicle's air bag must be disabled,...
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Headlight problems
It is common practice to replace both head light bulbs at the same time. The bulbs may have loose or burned connectors that should be inspected and replaced if bad. They would cause the bulb to fail quickly. Once the...
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Both of my headlights are out.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the wiring for that system. The best way to approach this type of situation is with a voltmeter. Using the meter you can find where the power...
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Headlight electrical problem
Hello. If you keep having to replace your headlights then that may be an indicator of a potential issue with the headlight electrical circuit. If there is excessive voltage or current running through the circuit it may cause excessive power...
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my headlights are not working again.
Hi there. If the headlights are burning out a few days after replacing them, there could be an electrical short in the wiring for the lights causing them to overheat or the ballast resistor is not working causing the headlights...
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Driver side low beam and taillight not working.
Hi there. The headlight bulbs got burned out due to the wires touching. Replace the low beam headlights and the taillight bulbs as they probably burnt out from the short in the system. If the bulbs are good, check the...
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Why do some cars with AUTO headlights not turn on the taillights also?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The automatic lights you are referring to are likely the Daytime Running Lamps (DRLs). These are an automatic safety feature that is more for other drivers around you than for your driving comforts. This...
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Headlight bulb locations on my car.
Hi there. There could be bulbs for fog or daytime driving. If you start the vehicle during the day and two of the bulbs come on with no switch on, then they are daytime running lights. If the lights do...
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Automatic lights no longer come on after replacing headlight
Hello, thank you for writing in. To start, make sure you check for a burnt fuse in the fuse box. This would disable the system if the burned out light caused an electrical surge of some kind. Do the headlights...
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Headlights automatically turn on by themselves at night when the car is off
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be having issues with the headlight circuitry. This may mean that the sensor, photocell, body control module, replacement headlight, or a fuse/relay has failed. Something is allowing power to be sent...
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Headlights
Hello, thank you for writing in. Without knowing the sub-model, and if you are replacing the entire headlight assembly, it is difficult to say. While some 2000 Boxster headlight assemblies do fit 1999-2004 models, it does not cover 1996 models....
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How to adjust the autolamp delay duration on a 2003 Ford Explorer (not equipped with the setup button)
Hello. The auto lamp delay is changed by the button on the rear view mirror. This button allows you to change the delay function. If you do not have the button on your vehicle then it cannot be changed manually....

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