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How to Check Your Car Brake Lights
Car brake lights are essential for driving safely. Check the brake lights and brake fuses regularly to keep the brake system working well.
How Long Does a Console Light Bulb Last?
The console light bulb is located in the center console of your vehicle. When you open the console, the bulb illuminates to help you find items that are stored in the...
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...
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Tail Lamp Bulb
Common signs include the tail lights not working when the headlight switch is activated and the brake light not working when brakes are applied.
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 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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Driver's side low beam light is dim, even after replacing the bulb.
Did you see any corrosion or a broken connector on the dimmer side? Corrosion can build up in the circuit and rod the bulb of voltage causing a dim light. A technician with access to a wiring diagram can trace...
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The driver side reverse light won't work, only the passenger side light works. I've changed all the bulbs and I still can't get it to come on.
I would suspect that that there is a problem with the socket for the light bulb. Corrosion will build up in the bulb socket and not allow power, or ground, to get to the bulb. If the bulb is okay,...
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Is the high beam a separate bulb from the low beams
No, the bulb will have two separate filaments in the same bulb. If you need help with a bulb replacement, a technician from YourMechanic can perform this service at your home or office.
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How do I fix the inner rear brake lights
Hello. If all of the lights are working then the bulbs need to be checked to make sure that they are the correct bulb numbers that the manufacturer specifies. The wrong bulbs will work but they will draw the wrong...
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My brake lights don't turn on when I hit the brakes. What is wrong and how much to fix this problem?
Hello there, Hello there, many different faults will cause your 2013 Kia Forte brake lights to not illuminate when you press the brake pedal. Having to replace the bulbs multiple times is not a normal issue and may indicate there...
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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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On the driver side of my car the low beam headlight doesn't work. I checked all fuses and changed the bulb, but it still doesn't work
Hey there. When you say you checked the fuses & the relays, and everything was getting power, did you check the actual outlet for power? You can use a voltmeter to test the available voltage at the bulb socket. You...
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I need to figure out what headlight bulbs are needed for a 2016 ford Taurus
Hi there. When purchasing light bulbs for the headlights low and high beams, look at the old bulb and compare it to the new bulb. The part numbers do not need to match, such as, getting a bulb from a...
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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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Left rear turning signal doesn't work
Hi there. Usually this issue is caused by a bad fuse or relay that is coming from the turn signal switch and sent to the tail light bulb itself. If you're able to complete a simple electrical test to check...
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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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Two rear brake lights are not working. The top one is.
Hi there. Having power to the brake light switch leads me away from a fuse related issue. Not knowing the model, makes it difficult to know whether the brake light switch is two wire or multiple wire. If it's a...
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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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Some lights are out on the car, while others are still on. Checked fuses and bulbs already
Hello. From what you describe, it would appear that your vehicle may possibly be experiencing wiring or connection issues. If behavior changed after the battery was installed then I would check the battery cables and electrical system grounds. Poor connection...
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No parking light bulbs, the good fuses blew. Removed all of the parking bulbs and replaced the fuses. The fuse didn't blow till a bulb is plugged in.
Hello. You likely have a short somewhere in the circuit. This may be related to other light circuits, a terminal or connection, or by a damaged wire. You can start by performing a visual inspection. A rule of thumb is...
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Removing brake light bulb
Hello. The brake light bulb for your vehicle uses a twist lock type base. To remove the bulbs, gently push down to unlock them from the base, and then rotate them counterclockwise and out. If the bulb is stuck, gently...
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My high beam light does not work on left side. I don't think it is the bulb.
Hi there. There could be an issue with the high beam switch. Check to make sure that the wires are connected correctly to the high beam switch. Also, check the bulb in the high beam on the left side. See...
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Driver's side headlight keeps burning out. High beams and running lights are fine.
Hello. Thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why your bulb would continue to burn out prematurely. The first thing you want to check is that you are wiping any oils from your hands off of the bulb....
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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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My fog lamp in my car started to become swollen and have a very big white area on it.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle may be experiencing several issues. With the halogen bulbs and the great light they emit, also comes a considerable amount of heat. Typically the cases, or glass surrounding the filament is capable...

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