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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 Long Does a Tail Light Lens Last?
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...
How to Repair Tail Lights
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...
How to Tint Your Tail Lights
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...
How Hot Do Headlight and Taillight Bulbs Get?
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...
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.
What Do the Headlight Indicators Mean?
Headlight indicators help you know if your headlights, taillights, and high beams are on for your car.
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 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.
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 the vehicle is about to move backwards. The reverse lights also provide some illumination...
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 on. When stopping, the tail lights have a bright red appearance compared to a...
How to Buy Good Quality Tail Lamp Bulbs
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...

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My tail lights and dash lights stay on when I turn the key off
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2001 Chevrolet Prizm to have the dash lights and tail lights staying on when the vehicle is turned off. The most likely cause would be the ignition switch or a wiring harness faults....
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No tail light, instrument panel light, or tag light
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Most ancillary electrical items (like tail lights, instrument panel lights and tag lights) are actually controlled through an electrical relay box. On your Ford Expedition, there is usually a main relay control box and...
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Tail lights
This sounds like a wiring problem. I think you may have a connection problem under you dash where you moved the wires around. You will need to check to see if something came undone. You could also have installed the...
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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....
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I have no tail lights but all other lights work
Hey there. You should check to see if you have front parking lights. If the front parking lights work, then the rear parking lights will have bad bulbs or sockets for the bulbs. The front and rear parking lights are...
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Tail lights not working
Hi, thanks for writing in. If the tail lights are not working when the headlights are turned on, this usually means that the relay from the turn signal indicator that turns on your headlights may be damaged. The best way...
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Headlights/Tailights/Turn Sights do not work
Hi there. It appears that you are not getting the right voltage to your lights. Most of the time this is caused by a failure in the multifunction switch. This is the switch that turns these off and on. I...
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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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Keep blowing a tail light fuse.
Assuming that no wiring was damaged during the install of the aftermarket lights, (i.e., cut insulation causing a short to ground), if the fuse started blowing right after the install that means the LED assembly is drawing more current than...
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All lights are working except my tail lights. What's the problem?
The front and rear parking lights are on the same circuit, so first, check to see if the front parking lights are working. If the parking lights are not working with the headlight switch in the on position, then locate...
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When I am braking the headlights and taillights blink.
Hi there. There could be a short in the brake light switch causing the lights to flicker. Check the circuits in the brake light circuit to find a short to ground. Look for any wires that are fused to other...
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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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No brake lights, tail lights, or turn signals - 1993 Chevrolet S10
Hello. It sounds like there is a short between multiple circuits. Most of the time this occurs at the fuse box. I have also seen this occur in the firewall bulk connector. I would usually take the connectors off of...
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I replaced the tailight assembly but the the brake light still won't turn on.
You will need to do some further testing to figure out where the issue is. This is going to require you trace the power supply from the brake pedal to the bulb. All of the following can be the cause...
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Tail lights and running lights won't work - 1996 Toyota RAV4
Hello - check first for a blown fuse since it sounds like all your "rear" lighting has failed. A bad ground for the rear lighting (or broken ground wire) could also cause a complete rear of the vehicle lighting issue....
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in my 94 f150 my tail lights and dash lights dont work when the headlight knob is pulled all the way out
Hello...from what you are describing, it sounds like the contacts in the switch are worn out. The fact that you can make the circuit, and then lights the lights do work, by simply manipulating the switch means the rest of...
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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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How can I get tail lights and console lights to work?
Hi there. First check the fuse box for any blown fuses. Then check the relays to see if any of the lights relay are activating. If the relays are activating, then you will need to check the wiring harness to...
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My right front turn signal and right rear taillights are not working.
Hello there, installing aftermarket components like the stereo do not always work out properly on your 1998 Mitsubishi Galant. When installing aftermarket radios with the adapter harness all of the wires should have a place to go and all components...
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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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