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

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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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VZ800 Maruader 1999

I have a Suzuki VZ800 Marauder. Everything is working except the wires to the neutral light. The light was rotted but cleaned and made wires ready for a new light. Used the manual and everything else ...
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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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Holden barina 2003

My blinker is stuck on the passenger side it won’t turn off even with the car off It doesn’t even click it’s just on We’ve checked the bulbs They all seem to be fine I have no idea what it could ...
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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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low beam lights dont work but high beams do

I have A 2012 Chevy Traverse. My right side light was out so I replaced it, and the new one doesn't work. ( I tested it on the other side, and it worked fine there) The high beam does work. I ...
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Vibration When Using Accessories

My car (2002 Honda Civic Type R) has some vibrations when it is on idle. All the vibrations disappear as soon as I get on first gear and take off. There are different types of vibrations that I will ...
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Toyota Avensis - Day Running Lights are cutting off

Toyota Avensis 2012, T27, TR grade, 2.2 Diesel D4-D Couple of days ago I had a headlight out. So I went and bought another bulb, changed it - fine, all good. Then on the same day when I was getting ...
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P21w light up only with 9 V or more

I have a P21w bulb on my car that receives 4.5 volts to act as a running light. When I press the fog button on the dash that bulb receives approximately 12 V via the same wire and acts as a fog ...
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Tail lights dont light up

On my 2010 ford fusion i noticed my tail lights dont turn on, but my brake lights, signal lights work and hazards work. I already changed the light bulbs also.
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What were those small light up oval emblems called on late 70s early 80s called?

I can remember my parents having these little oval lights with the Oldsmobile emblem printed on them installed on the C pillar (on the vinyl top no less) of our 1977 Oldsmobile Cutlass. I can ...
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Why does engine temperature remain high with lights switched on?

I've just replaced a radiator only to find the coolant gone and car overheating again. When I switched the engine off(but first turn of key was still on) I noticed the temperature gauge just wasn't ...
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My 2010 VW Golf outside lights went Crazy

I was driving the other day an all of a sudden my car started popping up a bunch of warnings in my menu, 10 to be exact. All to do with my outside lights going out 1 headlight, 1 high beam , 1 brake ...
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Ideas on how to strobe existing signal lights

I am looking to create a hazard strobe light effect, similar to that on construction vehicles, by using the cars existing reverse and turn signal lights. I would to do this using Arduino. I am not ...
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Holden Rodeo Headlights Randomly Stop Working and Come Good

My 2000 Holden Rodeo has started having issues with its headlights. Randomly the headlight will go out while driving or won't start when I turn them on. Have tried... shaking indicator stalk rapidly ...
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Defective thermostat

My chk engine lights occasionally comes on. Service guy said it was due to gas cap and they always solved it, engine light went off. Now, light came back on and they said I need a thermostat that ...
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Reverse Camera - White Screen When lights turn on

I wired in a dash cam / reverse cam into a 2004 Ford Fiesta. The cameras work fine except the rear camera turns completely white when I switch on the cars lights. The reverse camera receives power ...
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What can cause a brake light on the Driver side not to work although, the passenger side works

2002 Dodge Durango ,Driver side brake light