Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Lights don't work correctly

asked by on

Hello. I need some advice on how to fix the lights in my car. After the units were damaged by water, I had the sockets and housing replaced. But, only one is working correctly. The other one works fine as a turn signal and a running light normally. But, when the headlights are on, it just turns off and it should be on. Also, when I unlock or lock the car, it wouldn't work. What could be causing this unit to not work correctly?

The first thing to check is the connector where it was replaced. A mechanic would need to check to see if the connector is wired correctly and that it has the proper power and ground to power the headlight. You may just have a loose wire or a bad bulb. Also the wiring may have been damaged from the water exposure. I recommend having a technician come and diagnose your light issue and perform any necessary repairs to have this fixed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Replacing halogen headlights with xenon or LED

The halogen headlights only require that they are plugged into the the proper socket to work. LED or xenon headlights would not work as they would require heavily modifying the lighting system. LED lights draw much less power than...

Q: Just changed thermostat now my car is running hot worse than before, I think I need to check if the new one is opening up?

Overheating can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, a clogged radiator or a failing coolant fan switch. As you may know the coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant...

Q: key problem

It sounds like when the drive shaft broke it may have damaged the transmission linkage and is not letting the transmission go all the way to Park. This will prevent the key from turning to the locked position. If you...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.