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General lighting questions, such as those relating to changing bulbs, diagnosing lighting faults, etc

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2015 Kia Optima stop lamp relay fuse keeps blowing

It’s the relay fuse 15 am one under the hood keeps blowing right when I put it in
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98 Camry: Should rear red lights illuminate when headlights are on?

I believe that rear red tail-lights illuminate when the 98 Camry headlights are switched on. If this is not correct, I would like to know, so as to avoid fixing something that is not broken. ...
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2014 Freightliner 2500 6cyl error code P2002

how do you change or clean the diesel particulate filter, code P2002 Freightliner 2014 6cyl
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FORD ESCAPE 03 V6 - Oil Light Blinking

Have a 2003 Escape, oil light started to come in when going down hill in the underground car park where i live but has now started to come on more frequently when braking and today when i pulled up it ...
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Why all parking lights and DRL stopped working on Odyssey 2012?

My car failed safety inspection because the license plate lights were out. When I was replacing the bulbs, I noticed that all parking lights and daylight running lights are not working either. In ...
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Ford Focus MK2 (2010) station wagon: override light sensor?

I'd like to use the "AUTO" setting of the light switch to simulate a daylight running lamp. While it's not mandatory to turn on the lights at all times here in Germany, I made it a habit. What are ...
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Why would dome lights stay on, yet moonroof work perfectly? (One unit) 2007 Mercury Montego Premier

I replaced the unit, but the lights still stay on while the moonroof control operates the moonroof exactly as it should. The one without bulbs is the old one. Removed them to save the battery prior to ...
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Reset Turn Signal with 4-ways (Hazard Lights)

I have a 2004 Saturn Vue and for the past couple of months my Turn Signal will stop working at random times. When this happens I found a way to fix it which is by pressing turning on the 4-ways (...
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2007 Mercury Montego Premier Various Electrical Issues [closed]

Recently purchased an 07 Mercury Montego Premier for a secondary vehicle/work vehicle. Engine seems to be great, but there are various minor issues that just annoy me. Driver's side window works, ...
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2001 Honda Accord lx

2001 Honda accord LX. Oil light on. I crank - sounds like it wants to start - nothing. I had it running before then it died. Let sit for a hour or more - light goes away, starts up and I can drive ...
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Chevy sonic 2013 interior lights

My interior lights are very dim for the last three months. When I put the car in park the lights are nice and bright. But as soon as I put the car in reverse or drive they go dim again. The dimmer is ...
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What do the letters on an external light bulb model mean?

For example, the owners manual for my 2009 Focus says it needs 3457 NAK or 3457 AK for the park and turn lamps. What is the significance behind each letter?
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How many additional LCD luminems can I apply to a incandescent reverse lamp socket?

2006 Ram 1500 4.7L w/ 6 speed standard. Little to no accessories. Strictly a 'trade' model. No power windows; no power door locks; no power nothing. Alternaternater rated at ~135 amp. If I disconnect ...
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Electrical failure [duplicate]

While fitting a new battery for the old one I erred by placing leads in the reverse order, when I corrected my mistake I found when i try to start the car all switch off for a couple of minutes, when ...
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Total Electrical failure Mondeo 1.8tdci 2008

While charging a flat battery all on the Mondeo all of the electrics failed (lights, dash, not starting, Windows, ect) when I installed a new battery on the Mondeo still nothing. Any ideas on what ...
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Cob led strip flicker only on engine start?

Connect plus end of the led and negative end to plus and minus terminal respectively of the 12 v car battery. Yes, led lights up and no flickerings at all. However, when engine is started, the led ...
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2007 Altima - Dash lights and automatic acceleration when starting

Sometimes when starting my car several dash lights go on and off as the engine revs up and down several times. If the car is put in drive before the car starts revving up and down then the car will ...
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Electricity not working when car is off

2015 Honda Accord Replaced the battery in my wife's car. After replacing the battery, it seems as though none of these things work when the car is off - Headlights, Dome light, Power locks, key fob (...
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KEY LIGHT HOLE STAYING ON📍

2004 Toyota Sienna keg light is staying on after I take my keys out of the ignition why could this be ?
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Dashboard display goes dark

I have a 62 plate vw passat 2.0 tdi bluemotion sport estate. When i put the ignition key in i get the usual lights lighting up on the dash and the info system however when i start the engine the ...
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Why are VW tail light bulbs listed as 12W / 5W?

My VW Polo 6R left tail light is off and it seems there are several kinds of bulbs available for purchase: 12V 5W 12V 12W 12V 5W + 12V 12W 12V 12W + 5V 5W ... My first guess is that the 5V is just a ...
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Why are the instrument panel lights too dim when lights are off?

My 2007 Suburban LTZ has instrument panel lights that are too dim when the lights are off. I cannot even see the speedometer when the sun is out unless I turn the lights on. When the lights are set to ...
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310 watt light bar on 12 volt car battery [duplicate]

I am currently looking at a 32 inch 310 watt LED light bar for my 2010 Honda CRV. The light bar I am looking at is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCNYXFT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JpKPDbTR3J8R4. The wiring ...
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310 watt light bar 12 awg wire harness

I am currently looking at a 32 inch 310 watt LED light bar for my 2010 Honda CRV. The light bar I am looking at is https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MCNYXFT/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JpKPDbTR3J8R4. The ...
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Can I fix a dashboard with inverted lights?

I've got a Nissan Altima 2008. It is a 2nd hand car, I have had it for 2 years now with no issues. Recently, the dashboard's lights became "inverted": during the day, the lights are on, and when it ...
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Can gear shift labels be illuminated in Corolla 2013?

Does anyone know if the gear shift labels can be illuminated in a Toyota Corolla 2013? I circle the labels in the image below: I ask because I only noticed they weren't illuminated after getting the ...
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both headlights, beam, dashboard etc not coming on

Car is a civic vti coupe 1999. Both headlights and the beam lights are not coming on. when you turn the headlights on the dashboard usually lights up simultaneously with the headlight so you can see ...
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No rear running or brake lights Zafira B

Hi I’ve got an issue with my 57 Zafira 1.9 diesel. I have no rear running lights or main cluster brake lights. My top tailgate brake light works as do my indicators, reverse lights and rear fogs. I’...
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dashboard dim light on dodge journey 2009 sxt v6

I have 2009 Dodge Journey which the dashboard lights get dim and clock light is dim and inside of my car, light does not turn on. I just get a new battery. Thank u
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Flickering headlight

I own 2014 ford fusion SE with halogen (H7) headlights. There is a weird issue with drivers side lamp - sometimes it randomly flickers a bit and because of this reason bulbs go out fast. Bumpy road ...
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foggy headlight wet sand & rustoleum 2X plastic clear coat

What is causing cracks in my head light after Rustoleum Plastic clearcoat
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Load resistor heat issue from front turn signal lights serving as parking lights at night

Thinking of switching all 4 turn signal lights to LED from halogen and I will more than likely need some resistors due to notorious hyperflash or LEDs with built-in resistor as I prefer not to splice ...
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2015 Honda Accord Dashboard lights won't turn off after draining the battery

I'm a fairly new driver and I have zero knowledge of cars in general, today I made the mistake of sitting in my car with the ignition on but the motor not running, thus causing the battery to die. ...
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1986 G30 Motorhome

I just replaced my parking lights. (the ones on the top front of the motor home. I got three of them replaced and they were working. Then when I got to the fourth one my tail light fuse started ...
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Why are dashboard lights sometimes delayed

After turning on the headlights during driving it sometimes takes a while for the dashboard and tail lights to come on. I tested the tail light fuse which was good. Noticed that when the dash and ...
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What are these reflector looking things?

I've recently got a new vehicle, and I noticed these plastic parts in the headlight cluster but not sure what they do, they look reflective but when I turned the headlights and indicators on but can't ...
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Trailer tail lights still on when ignition is off

After having attaching a trailer hitch to a Volvo V70 2005 the tail lights keep glowing even when ignition is off. Therefore I have two questions: Is it normal on some cars? If not any ideas what ...
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What part of the headlight is this called?

Hi there. There is a light bulb in the very top right hand corner of this light and I dont know what it would be called as it isn't classed as a headlight Any help would be appreciated
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2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Parking lights and brake lights aren't working

2004 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 Classic Parking lights and brake lights aren't working. Parking lights work with the ignition switch in parking light position but not in run! It will start and run. I'm ...
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drl drivers work but passenger does not

2007 chevy aveo daytime running light works on drivers side. Turn lights to on and the drivers side goes out and the passenger side comes on. Bright lights work for both at same time.
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Why one should not leave fingerprints on bulbs and plugs?

I have read that one should not leave greasy fingerprints on their spark plugs or on their light bulbs. Why is this a thing? On what else one should not leave fingerprints? How does one avoid leaving ...
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Low Beams Don't Turn on. Is My Relay the Issue?

I have a 2003 Toyota Camry, and the low beams do not work. However, the high beams do work. This is my diagnosis. I changed the low beam bulbs, and the low beams still don't work. I checked the 15A ...
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Buick Regal tail lights inop. And chiming

I have a 2000 Buick Regal with several symptoms. The fuse for the tail lights keeps burning out. The dashboard dimmer doesn’t work, even with the headlights on. The automatic lights don’t work When ...
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2003 Ford Expedition XLT 4.6 headlights/interior lights failure

I changed my headlights (low/high/parking) to LED, didnt like though thay all worked. Then changed to Xenon HID Halogen, didnt like though they all worked. Change back to regular Halogen & now the ...
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No lights on my Jeep Wrangler Sport, bulbs and fuses spear good

No tail, marker or parking lights on driver side of 2013 Jeep Wrangler spirt, fuses all seem good and bulbs not burnt out, HELP!
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Dim instruments and messages, too dark to see

So this is problem I am having on two vehicles. First found it on my Silverado for temp/climate panel. the lights are too dim to see, they don't get any brighter when adjusting dimmer. Second vehicle ...
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Motorcycle auxiliary light wiring

I'm adding auxiliary lights to my motorcycle (Suzuki DRZ400). My goal is to have a switch that turns the lights on, but also so the lights can't be turned on without the ignition turned on. There isn'...
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Installing logo projector

So basically I wanna install a logo projector on the back side of my motorcycle and I'm really new at all this stuff. So I am thinking of taking the positive wire from the backlight since it is always ...
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Driver Information Display Brightness Reversed

2016 Dodge Dart Rallye This is something I have never encountered before, and can't find much info on. The Driver Info Display brightness started acting up after heavy braking in snow on hills (not ...
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Rear Fog Light Colour Change Legality - NSW, AU

My car is a 2005 Subaru Impreza RV, and has asymmetrical tail lights, in particular with one 'round' light being clear, and the other red. Exactly like the below picture. (Same model, not my car ...

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