Showing articles & questions for topic
lights

Related articles

Top 10 Tips to Be a Better Driver at Night
Nighttime Nighttime driving is inherently risky, even with modern automotive headlights. There are many threats that you might not see, from other drivers to deer and other animals in the road. Whether you’re driving in town or out in the...
Top 10 Tips to Be a Better Driver at Night
Nighttime Nighttime driving is inherently risky, even with modern automotive headlights. There are many threats that you might not see, from other drivers to deer and other animals in the road. Whether you’re driving in town or out in the...
Top 10 Tips to Be a Better Driver at Night
Nighttime Nighttime driving is inherently risky, even with modern automotive headlights. There are many threats that you might not see, from other drivers to deer and other animals in the road. Whether you’re driving in town or out in the...
Top 10 Tips to Be a Better Driver at Night
Nighttime Nighttime driving is inherently risky, even with modern automotive headlights. There are many threats that you might not see, from other drivers to deer and other animals in the road. Whether you’re driving in town or out in the...
Do High Beams Use Separate Bulbs?
Your headlights have two settings – high and low. High beams are used when you’re driving at night on a...
Do High Beams Use Separate Bulbs?
Your headlights have two settings – high and low. High beams are used when you’re driving at night on a...
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...
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Reverse Lights
Reverse lights are also called backup lights. They are used to warn other vehicles and people around the car that...
Headlight Use Laws for All 50 States
Every state has different rules and regulations on headlight use. Headlight laws vary between states, so it's a good idea to familiarize yourself.
4 Essential Things to Know About Your Car’s Tail Lights
Tail lights are red lights on the back of a vehicle. They are turned on whenever the head lights are...
Is It Safe to Drive With the DEF Light On?
A tractor trailer at the side of the road ideally means that the driver has pulled over for a well-earned nap. Of course...
Is It Safe to Drive With the Glow Plug Light On?
Your diesel vehicle is equipped with glow plugs, and also with a Glow Plug Light that will either come on and stay...
How to Make a Traffic Light Turn Green
Traffic lights work by being triggered by motion sensors or have preset times. Keep your car in the center of the lane and not over the crosswalk.
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 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.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Trunk Light Bulb
Common signs include the light bulb burning either much dimmer or much brighter than normal.
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 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 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 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.

Related questions

Question
What should I do before towing a trailer?
Towing even a small trailer with a light load requires that you take the right precautions before you hit the road. While there’s not a lot that must be done, there are several things you should ensure. Here’s what you...
Question
What does the turn signal light mean?
There are lights that indicate the function of the Turn Signals located on the dashboard. The Turn Signal Light is displayed by two left and right arrows. To understand the Turn Signal Light. When the left or right turn...
Question
What does the lamps on reminder light mean?
The lamps on reminder light is located on your instrument panel. This light helps you remember that your lights are on by illuminating anytime the lights are on.
Question
What does the lamps on reminder light mean?
The lamps on reminder light is located on the instrument panel. When the lamps on reminder light is illuminated, that means that your lights are currently on. When you turn off all of your lights, the lamps on reminder light...
Question
What does the high beams light mean?
The High Beam Lights on your dashboard will indicate the performance of your high beam headlights. It will tell you if they are on or off. To understand the High Beam Lights. Locate the High Beam Lights on your...
Question
What does the front fog lamp light mean?
The front fog lamp light is located on your instrument panel. When the front fog lamps are turned on, the front fog lamp light will illuminate.
Question
What does the fog light indicator mean?
The fog light indicator is located on the instrument panel. When the indicator is illuminated, it means that your fog lights are currently turned on.
Question
Warning lights after ABS brake flex lines replaced
The rear lights, including the brake lights, all go through the light control module and should have nothing to do with the ABS system. You may have bad bulbs. Have them checked to see if one or more brake lights...
Question
Warning lights after ABS brake flex lines replaced
The ABS and brake light warning switch are on different circuits and do not work with each other. The most likely cause of the Check Brake Light message would be a wiring issue, failed bulb, improper bulb, or a brake...
Question
The interior lights flash when you press the brakes
For your particular vehicle there is a technical bulletin PL1268A, dated on March 4, 2015. It calls for the replacement of the two front overhead console lights with part number 23104411. If you are still under warranty, then it will...
Question
The car has no electrical power at all
Hi. I would recommend to have a technician check for any loose power or ground wiring. There also could be some corrosion present that is blocking the electrical current flow. I also recommend that the technician use a test light to...
Question
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...
Question
Malfunction indictor lamp comes on and car won't move
A few different things have the potential to cause the transmission faults you have described. The most common would be a transmission position sensor/range switch, neutral safety switch, shift solenoid, low fluid level, or the transmission itself. I'd recommend getting...
Question
Lights not working
Hi there. If the engine is starting and running then the battery should be fine. Typically if everything else in the vehicle is working then the battery is not the problem. If you have an entire section of lighting that...
Question
Interior light won't turn off
If one of the lights inside the vehicle is not turning off, then there is likely a short in the wiring or switch for that light. As wiring problems can sometimes be hard to diagnose or detect, I would recommend...
Question
Instrument Cluster
Hello. It sounds like you have either a major computer failure or a failed instrument cluster. I would recommend enlisting the assistance of a qualified professional who has the necessary tools to test your instrument cluster for proper function based...
Question
How does the Battery Saver system work?
Your car’s lights pull power from the battery. If left on too long, they could drain the battery completely, leaving you stuck and in need of a jump start. Thankfully, your Fusion is equipped with a Battery Saver system designed...
Question
How does the battery saver system work?
Even if it’s never happened to you, chances are good that you know at least one person who’s forgotten to turn off their headlights and came back out to a dead battery in their car. The battery saver system in...
Question
How do you use the map lights?
Your map lights provide additional illumination for the driver and front passenger. They turn on when your interior lights are set to on or the door setting, but they can also be operated independently. To use your map light, just...
Question
How do you use the interior lights?
Your car is equipped with a number of different interior lights. They’re designed to provide better illumination for getting into or out of the car in low-light situations. You can control when some of them come on, as well. Here’s...

Need a mechanic?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 700 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

Get a quote

Post a question and get free advice from our certified mechanics.


Ask a question