Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: No rear lights of any kind or working. ( No running, brake, or signal lights)

asked by on

I have a 2010 F150 4x4 with a long bed and all the rear lights have stopped working. No running, brake, or turn signal lights are working. The license plate light is out as well. the only light that works is the one over the cab. I have checked all fuses that I thought it could be both under the hood and under the passenger side dash. No burned fuses were found. I checked relays as well with no luck. Is there a specific fuse that perhaps I didn't check or something else?

My car has 87000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Check the ground wires on the back of the vehicle as they are either broke or loose. Over time the bolt that holds the ground wire to the frame tends to become rusty causing the ground to have a high resistance making the circuit fail. If you need further assistance with your rear lights, then seek out a professional, such as one from Your Mechanic, to help you.

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!
  • Home
  • Questions
  • No rear lights of any kind or working. ( No running, brake, or signal lights)

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: I have a 2006 ford f150 that needs it's starter replaced as quickly as possible. What wood you charge and how quickly could you d

The starter can be replaced very quickly. If you would please simply fill in the information (year, make and model) in the "Get a Quote" segment of YourMechanic's starter motor replacement service page you will receive both an exact quote...

Q: Issue with the scanner connection to the EC

If you've got a scanner and it's not communicating with the computer system, there are really only three possible issues if your scanner has actually worked. The first possible issue is with wiring pins, specifically in the connector where you...

Q: Car goes into gears but won't move ,

Even with the fluid appearing to be in good condition, there may be an internal failure in the transmission. If for example, the front pump has failed, there may not be enough fluid pressure to actually engage the clutches for...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.