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How to Remove Water from a Tail Light
Tail lights are vital to alert others on the road of our intentions. If a seal is broken, water or condensation can prematurely wear out a tail light.
What Do the Headlight Indicators Mean?
Headlight indicators help you know if your headlights, taillights, and high beams are on for your car.
Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Tail Light Lens
A cracked tail light lens will progressively get worse until the tail lights won't work, so make sure to routinely check them before they fail.
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 Glue a Taillight Lens
Cracked or chipped taillights are dangerous and can result in a ticket. Glue the missing piece into the light until you can get it replaced.
How Long Does a Tail Light Lens Last?
Your Your car has a number of crucial lights – the headlights, turn signals, backup lights, tail lights, brake lights and more. On the rear of the vehicle, your lights are encased in a tail light lens. Depending on the...
How Hot Do Headlight and Taillight Bulbs Get?
All All light bulbs get hot when in use – it’s the nature of how they work. With the exception of LEDs and fluorescent bulbs, light bulbs work on the principle of resistance. Electric current is directed through the bulb....
How Hot Do Headlight and Taillight Bulbs Get?
All All light bulbs get hot when in use – it’s the nature of how they work. With the exception of LEDs and fluorescent bulbs, light bulbs work on the principle of resistance. Electric current is directed through the bulb....
How Hot Do Headlight and Taillight Bulbs Get?
All All light bulbs get hot when in use – it’s the nature of how they work. With the exception of LEDs and fluorescent bulbs, light bulbs work on the principle of resistance. Electric current is directed through the bulb....
How to Buy Good Quality Tail Lamp Bulbs
As As you drive along a dark and winding road in your vehicle one of the things you’re counting on is for other vehicles to be able to spot you. This is thanks to your tail lamp bulbs. Having a...
How to Tint Your Tail Lights
The The car that you drive is a reflection on your personality. If something on your car doesn’t quite fit the mold, you can customize it so that it suits you better. Car modification is a big business. Companies...
How to Repair Tail Lights
When When most people experience problems with their car’s tail lights, usually replacing the bulb with a new one corrects the problem. However, sometimes it’s more than a light bulb and in fact the fuse is causing the problems. While...

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Window not rolling up.
Hello! A window losing operation can be the result of a failed window regulator and motor assembly. Have a mechanic inspect for electrical faults concerning the window first. Are both front headlights and tail lights not turning on? This may...
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Turn signals not flashing
Hi there, It's not very uncommon for both tail lights to fail at the same time. However, the water or condensation inside the tail lamp may indicate a larger problem. If you replace the light bulbs it could cause an...
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Taillights not working.
Depending on how long ago you had the taillights repaired if it was only a month or two you might be covered by the shop's warranty. If its been a while longer it could just be normal wear and switch,...
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Taillights not working
The taillights are controlled with a relay in the left kick panel through a couple of different fuses; the taillight fuse could have been blown from a trailer hook up. Check the fuses first to see if one got blown....
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Reverse lights not working
After replacement of both bulbs and the fuse, my next step would be the reverse light switch. Be sure to have your rear lights tested by a qualified technician before having it replaced, as it is not guaranteed to be...
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Lights not working
Hi. In some vehicles, all these lights are controlled by the dimmer switch. The switch may be part of your headlight switch, or it can just be attached to the headlamp switch. This is something that requires electrical wiring diagrams...
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Fuses keep blowing
Greetings. It is highly possible that the light bulbs themselves could be shorting out the system due to incorrect bulb installment. Verify that the part numbers on the bulbs are the proper fit for your vehicle. Incorrect bulbs can short...
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Brake light issue
The rear brake light on the right uses the same power as the one on the left. If you are getting brake lights on the left side but not on the right, then you will need to test the right...
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how do i get my dash and tail lights to work they went out back to back
If the headlights or license plate lights come on, that might eliminate the stalk mounted combination switch from consideration, as well as the fuse and/or fusible links. In a situation like this where you know the switch is in the...
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My headlights, blinkers, and brake lights work but the taillights, interior lights, and dash lights don't work. All fuses, relays, and switches are good.
Hi there. There is either a break in the wiring on the lighting circuits for the main light switch or the ground wire to the main light switch for the running lights is loose or not hooked up. Check the...
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Water leaking from passenger trunk tail light lens
Hello, and thank you for writing in. There should be no other devices holding the unit into place. They are designed to fit snugly and are meant to stay in place, so you will just have to be gently forceful...
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My 2002 Buick Regal no dash lights and no tail lights
Looking at the wiring diagram for this vehicle, it does not appear that these two items share a common ground or fuse. These appears to be two separate problems. The instrument clusters on these vehicles are known for failing internally....
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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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Can I buy a replacement lens for a broken tail light lens, or do I need to buy a whole new light?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The plastic covers or "lenses" for the taillights are not sold separately. You will have to buy the entire taillight unit if you want to make that repair. Now, keep in mind that you...
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Instrument cluster and tail lights are not working
Hello. The symptoms you describe can be caused by a few different things, possibly two separate issues. The first thing I would do is check the vehicle's fuses to make sure that none of them are blown out. It may...
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2012 honda civic rear taillights not working brake lights working
Hello, thank you for writing in. The most common cause of your symptoms is the fuse blowing. If the fuse is good, the next place you want to look is to the switch. The headlight switch may be shorting out...
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What does 'auxiliary battery malfunction' mean? Also, I hit a trailer and broke a taillight yesterday, should I go to repair shop or dealer?
Your car has two batteries. One conventional sized battery manages the heavy loads like the starter and one smaller battery manages the body loads. The smaller battery is the auxiliary battery and it must be failing. Part of the point...
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Noise & vibration from the passenger tail light or trunk area.
Hi there. Check the taillight or the trunk to see if its loose. A vibration will occur on the taillight or trunk when they are loose. This happens easily when there is an amp in the vehicle or when the...
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Tail lights intermittent and brake lights sometimes stay on, then I tap brake pedal and they shut off?
Hi there. The intermittent tail lights may be, a poor connection at the fuse. The headlight switch may be the cause for the intermittent tail lights. The brake lights staying on, is most likely, a faulty brake light switch. The...
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Dark need tail lights an dash lights to work to get home.
Hi there. Hot wiring lights can be dangerous and could cause other problems. If you need the lights to work and all they are is just the dash and tail lights so you can get home, you could get a...

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