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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
The license plate lamps are designed to illuminate the plate and registration tags on your vehicle and make it easily visible to law enforcement. In many states, a burnt...
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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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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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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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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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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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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My interior blue light under the dash board dosent work
Hi there. Check the bulb and see if its burned. If the bulb is good then check the wiring to the bulb for a loose wire. A loose wire on the lights will cause the light to not function properly....
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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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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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