Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Possibly a blown fuse

asked by on

Both my taillights and rear turn signal are out. I think it might need a fuse replaced, but I am not sure.

A: From the information provided on your Ford ...

From the information provided on your Ford Focus, it leads me to believe that your vehicle may be experiencing burnt out light bulbs. Some light bulbs have multiple functions, such as both illuminating as a tail light and blinking as a turn signal. To be 100% certain that it is burnt out light bulbs however, it may be time to enlist the assistance of a certified mechanic to go over your Ford with you. They will be able to check and replace your burnt tail signal bulbs or tail light bulbs. If the bulbs are good, then they will be able to perform an electrical diagnostic on your lighting system to identify why your lights are not working. They will also be able to make the repairs necessary to restore the proper function of your lighting system so you can drive legally and safely.

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: Quick ignition fails

Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Firstly, you should not drive with the foot on the brake and gas for it will wear out your brakes sooner. Second, check the brake light switch, as it has a connection to the...

Q: Is there a constant 12-volt source from the fuse board under the glove compartment?

It does not appear that there is a fuse for the horn located in the interior fuse panel. I would probe the ignition and accessory power fuses to see if they are a constant 12-volt source. If one of them...

Q: Turn signals buzz and blink too fast

It sounds like you may have an issue with your turn signal switch, or just simply a burnt out bulb. Some vehicles are designed to indicate to the driver in some way if they have a turn signal out. Some...

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...
What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
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...