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How Long Does a Courtesy Light Bulb Switch Last?
The courtesy light bulb switch controls the courtesy light. When you open and close the doors of the vehicle, the courtesy light comes on to allow you to see better....
How Long Does a Courtesy Light Bulb Last?
The courtesy light bulb is also called a dome light and is located on the ceiling in your vehicle. It is normally towards the front of the car and provides light...
How Long Does a Tail Lamp Bulb Last?
All vehicles are required by law to have operating tail and brake lights. Your tail lights may be the same bulb as your brake lights (a dual filament setup) or they...
How Long Does a Fog/Driving Light Bulb Last?
Fog lights are a wonderful thing and are often underestimated. They can make driving in poor nighttime conditions much easier and safer thanks to the wide, flat beam of light they...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Fog/Driving Light Bulb
If your fog lights are dim, flickering, or not turning on, it may be time to replace the fog light bulbs.
How to Replace a Console Shift Indicator Bulb
Console shift indicator bulbs allow you to view your gears in the dark. This bulb can either last the life of the car or break unexpectedly.
How to Clean Headlight Covers
Car headlight covers get dirty with time and use. Cleaning car headlight covers can make your headlights brighter and easier to see for safer driving.
How to Replace a License Plate Bulb
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What Does the Bulb Failure (Exterior Light Fault, License Plate Bulb, Brake Light Bulb) Warning Light Mean?
The bulb failure light turns on when any exterior light on your car isn't working. It's important to fix this so others can see your car's position.
How to Replace a Turn Signal Bulb
Replace burned-out turn signal bulbs quickly to drive safely and legally.
How to Replace the Courtesy Light Bulb on Most Vehicles
Courtesy light bulbs may not be working if the car is dark when the door is open. Dome lights need a bulb or an entire assembly replaced if broken.
How to Replace a Tail Light on SUVs, Vans, and Hatchbacks
Tail lights are vital for safety on the road. Over time, a tail light may burn out and require you to replace a bulb or the whole assembly.
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 License Plate Light
When a license plate light bulb goes out, it may be illegal in some states to drive in public. Here's a guide on how to replace it.
How to Replace a Car Trunk Light Bulb
Car trunks are lit by a trunk light for both convenience and safety. Replacing a bad bulb is important for nighttime emergency roadside situations.
How to Replace a Brake Light Bulb
Brake lights are powered by bulbs which fail when the brake light is dimmer than usual, is slow to respond, or the Brake Warning Light comes on.

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right side break light not working
Hello there, many common issues will cause your right brake light to not illuminate on your 2001 Cadillac Seville. You did well in replacing the brake light bulb first as this is typically the cause. If the bulb is not...
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Backup light comes on when brake i depress
First, make sure the reverse lights are not just simply always on, which might signify a fault with the neutral safety switch. If indeed, illumination is only occurring with brake light illumination, check to be sure that you have the...
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electrical ( headlights )
It is possible both bulbs are burned out. The low beam filament in each bulb should be tested with an ohmmeter. The bulbs can also be powered off the car to see if both filaments work but be wary of...
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electrical issue and the tail light bulbs keep popping.
Hi there. Sounds like there is a few different electrical issues with your vehicle. Check the door courtesy light switch for a loose ground or a short in the wire. A loose ground will cause the interior lights to work...
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What does it mean if my reverse lights are not working?
Reverse lights are an important safety feature that alert pedestrians, and other drivers, that your vehicle is about to move or is moving. If there is power at the reverse light bulb terminals when the vehicle ignition switch is on,...
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Gauge lights won't turn on dimmer is not the problem nor fuses then what is?
The dimmer switch is probably a rheostat. It is possible that the switch is "open" in all positions. You could test the switch by simply bypassing it. If the switch turns out to be OK, the procedure is to use...
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Hey my check engine lamp work but my Rom and speed lamps do not what could cause this
The instrument panel has quite a few separate bulbs. You may have a circumstance where some of the bulbs are faulty and need to be replaced. If you are referring to intermittent operation though and/or gauge malfunctions, the cause could...
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Someone disconnect my right side flickering lights from the back how do I connect them back?
YourMechanic can help you with this. Please request a turn signal circuit malfunction diagnostic and the responding certified mechanic will get this taken care of for you. Using a continuity tester, the mechanic will check the turn signal circuit and...
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1998 Ford Expedition - when I open just the driver side front door the dome light flickers on and off -- why?
The switch in the door frame is probably not making good contact. That is fairly easy to test just by bypassing the switch. If that is not the issue, a simple trace of the dome light circuit will reveal the...
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My interior blue light under the dash board dosent work
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Changing tailight/brake light double filament bulb on 08 sienna. Bulb is stuck in socket. Bad. Can't pull it out. Any ideas?
If the bulbs are stuck in the sockets then the sockets most likely got overheated from the bulbs and deformed the socket. You will need to replace the sockets and the bulbs.
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Got my fuses checked and my headlights still don't work but high beams do what else could it be
It is possible both bulbs are burned out. The filament in each bulb should be tested with an ohmmeter. The bulbs can also be powered off the car to see if the filaments work but be wary of short circuits...
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Left front blinker won't blink when the lights are on or parking lights
Be sure the bulb filament is intact, although if the turn signal works, as you say, when the headlights or parking lights are off, the filament is probably OK. For some reason, the turn signal circuit is being interrupted by...
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Can a blown bulb cause a short in the circuit resulting in a drained battery overnight ? Mercedes Benz
Hello - no, I don't think it's possible for a light bulb to cause a dead battery unless it's left on overnight. Something else is going on here that's draining your battery. This problem can be diagnosed by connecting an...
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Can you use 100% brighter Xeon single bulbs in low and high beam
Hello, and thank you for writing in. Every vehicle is different, and without the make and model of your vehicle it is almost impossible to tell. Considering that you have 4 separate bulbs, you will want to match the wattage...
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Can the dome interior light for a 2006 Suzuki Reno fit a 2005 looking for a blue light but they all are for a 2006 2005 Suzuki Reno
Hi there - according to Suzuki, the 2005-2008 Reno dome light bulbs are the same. Remove your bulb and take it with you when purchasing the new bulb. This will allow you to confirm they are the same before purchasing....
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Rear parking light not working passenger side
Filaments in bulbs can break, burn out, or come loose. The bulbs have to be tested and you can test them off the car to see if they light. If the bulbs are good, check for corrosion and/or faulty connections...
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My brake lights are not working, fuses are good
It is possible both bulbs are burned out. The filament in each bulb should be tested with an ohmmeter. The bulbs can also be powered off the car to see if both filaments work but be wary of short circuits...
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Both headlights went out (not at the same time) for 2013 Cadillac ATS. Checked fuses looked ok. Could both halogens go out at arou
If the bulbs are both the same age, it would not be exceptional for them to fail at around the same time. A standard halogen headlight bulb could operate as long as 1,000 hours or so. A long life bulb...
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I have a 2004 Mercedes Benz ML350.
Hi there. Check the brakes and the wheel speed sensors to see if the are damaged or worn causing the ESP light to come on. A worn brake pad can cause the ESP light to come on as the wheel...

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