Q: Headlights and taillights not working properly

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The headlights and taillights are not working properly.

Hi, is there any more information you can give us? Are the lights not coming on at all? Do they flicker in brightness? If the lights aren’t working at all, I would check the fuses to make sure they are still intact. The right head lamp is slot 6 and the left head lamp is slot 7. The taillights also seem to be controlled by 7 as well which is why they wouldn’t be working. If the fuses are broken, something happened which caused them to blow, so replacing them will only be a temporary fix as eventually they will blow again, so you need to find out why they ended up going out in the first place. If the lights flicker while driving, something may be wrong with your charging system because the alternator isn’t able to maintain the correct voltage and amperage to run the vehicle. The alternator could be on it’s way out or there may be an issue with the wiring. You should have a technician inspect your lights and alternator to make sure everything is in working order.

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