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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing License Plate Light
If the license plate light is flickering, is foggy, or does not produce light at all, you may have to replace it.
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 Long Does a Dome Light Bulb Last?
The dome light bulb is located on the ceiling of your vehicle and is also called the courtesy light. It normally turns on and off when you enter and exit the...
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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Trunk Light Bulb
Common signs include the light bulb burning either much dimmer or much brighter than normal.
How Long Does a License Plate Light Last?
Making sure that your car is safe and road ready should be one of the top concerns that you have. The more you are able to find out about the various...
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 Backup Light Switch Last?
Your vehicle’s backup lights serve a couple of very important purposes. They not only let other drivers (and pedestrians as well) know that you are backing up your car, they also...
How Long Does a Turn Signal Bulb Last?
For most drivers, staying safe while on the road is a top concern and something that they take very seriously. With all of the different features on a car that are...
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 Reverse Light Bulb Last?
Your car is equipped with a wide range of lights, from the headlights to the taillights to the interior lights that help you see when getting in or out of the...
How to Replace a Fog Light Relay
Fog lights assist the driver's visibility when driving in dense fog. Clicking sounds and malfunctioning lights are signs of a bad fog light relay.
How Long Does a Parking Brake Warning Switch Last?
Your car is equipped with a parking brake that helps prevent the car from rolling when parked on a slope. This is a separate system from your primary brakes, and...
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...
How to Add Neon Lights to Your Car
Have you ever been to a car show and seen those colored lights beneath the car? These neon lights can be used to give your car a unique aura...
How to Install Undercar LED Lighting
Underglow lighting attracts attention and adds a futuristic look to your car. Install LED lighting yourself with an LED light kit.
How to Replace a Fog/Driving Light Bulb on Most Cars
Fog lights have a failing bulb whenever the lights are dim or flickering and when the lights go out altogether.
How to Replace a Courtesy Light Switch in Most Cars
The courtesy light switch is broken if the open door does not turn on the light. This means the switch in the door jamb does not work.
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.

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I started my car today and realized that the wipers, signals, lower driving lights and heater blower had all stopped working.
Hello and thanks for your question. there could be a blown fuse for the ignition switch or relay. Plus, look under the hood for any rats or field mice nests. Field mice like to chew through wires causing all kinds...
The car stalls - 2010 Kia Rio
Both the alternator and battery should be checked for proper operation. After being jump-started, the car should continue to run, even if the battery is dead (unless the battery has an internal short). The alternator should produce enough power to...
Radio light goes out with the light switch turned on.
Hello and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. If the radio is a stock radio and not an aftermarket radio, then the lights should be tied into the dimmer switch. Turn the dimmer switch to adjust the lights and see if...
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...
Car won't crank. It just clicks once but all the lights come on.
A starter like any other mechanical and electrical part is subject to failing sometimes for no apparent reason. However, sometimes this is misdiagnosed as well and often times mistaken for something much more simple like a fuse or starter relay....
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,...
My battery lost power and I recharged it. Now, every time I hit my breaks all of my lights blink for one minute.
Hi. This sounds like the battery terminals are either loose or going bad creating a bad connection with the battery. There also could be corrosion on the terminals causing a bad connection with battery. The battery supports may not be...
Shift lever stuck in park no intrument lights on dash
It is possible that you could be having an issue with your battery or your alternator. I would recommend having this issue inspected by a qualified professional in order to determine if my suspicion is correct. The battery should maintain...
Instrument panel lights on and rear wiper not working. What do I do?
Volkswagen (later models at least) use a power distribution unit (PDU) that aggregates the usual fuse box items onto larger current supply wires, which then have much larger fuses (i.e. 25, 50 100 amps). It is possible that swapping the...
Ground lighting
Hello. I would recommend wiring the LED strips directly up to the headlight wiring. You will need a wiring diagram to do this. You will want to connect the power wire from the LED strips to the power wire from...
All of my lights went out at once
Hi, thanks for writing in. When it comes to electrical issues like this one, the problem can come from many components. While it is possible that all of the light bulbs would go out at once, it is highly unlikely....
Lights come on but don't stay on while driving. They are the ABS, anti-skid, ESP/BAS lights
Hi, thanks for writing in. Your car is equipped with wheel speed sensors at each of the four wheels which monitor wheel speed while relaying this information constantly to the ABS and traction control system which are controlled by the...
Car Not Starting - 2013 Dodge Charger
Hey there. I would start with testing your battery and alternator with a multi-meter. Good batteries hold a charge of 12.6 volts or higher. If the battery is low, try to jump start it. If this starts your vehicle, test...
Turn signal lights keep failing, how can I fix this?
Your problem is electrical, and all of the components involving the the turn signals will need to be inspected. Unfortunately it takes some trial and error in testing to find the component that is failing. Considering the hazard button tends...
Just replaced my battery and my car still won't start, what's next?
Hello. You likely have an electrical issue caused by the water from the hurricane. I would guess your first battery was still good, just drained because the flooding caused your electrical components to run while the vehicle is off. Get...
When I turn on the vehicle, my parking lights flash repeatedly. When I turn the headlight switch on, they stop flashing.
Hello there, you have several different issues going on with your 2003 Dodge Durango. The most likely cause for the multiple and erratic electrical issues is a shorted wiring harness, these will effect multiple systems and cause this type of...
Underglow Laws
Hello. Laws related to underglow or aftermarket lighting in general will vary depending on where you live. I would recommend visiting your county courthouse to determine whether underglow is legal in your county. It is unlikely that underglow or aftermarket...
No instrument lights when headlights are on
Hi there. The dash lights when the headlights are turned on, are controlled through the dimmer light control switch. The rheostat in the switch may be faulty. If, there is no change turning the control switch. Check the instrument panel...
ABS light on and pic of a car swerving light on
Your car is definitely worth fixing as this is somewhat common and something that any qualified mechanic should be able to correct. The grinding sound you hear is likely worn brake pads and rotors. When the brake pads reach a...
My high beams dont work what could be the problem?
Hello and thank you for your question. The high beam switch sometimes tends to get stuck on low beams only. Check the high beam relay and see if it is clicking when the high beam switch is activated. If the...

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