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Questions tagged [lights]

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

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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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Intermittent dash/parking light flicker when remotely started

I have a 2013 Toyota RAV4 LE with an Avital remote starter (pretty sure it's a 4100 series, but not positive) that was installed professionally. Lately, I've been noticing when I use the remote ...
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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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2005 Prius Dashboard lights won't come on when headlights are on

Help! My 2005 Prius which has about 70K miles started having issues 2 nights ago- the dashboard display turns off when I turn the headlights on at night to drive... but I need the headlights on at ...
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honda cg125 why won't any of my lights work when the pilot light is connected

i'm stumped and hope that one of you guru types can help. my boy smashed the headlight on his cg125 in a low speed spill. i've fitted a complete headlight unit but gremlins have attacked. every light, ...
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underseat lighting that goes on when door opens or with switch

I'm looking for a wiring diagram that will allow my under seat LED lights to turn on when the car door opens, or with a switch. I am planning on tapping into an existing light that goes on when the ...
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Honda SH50 indicators stop when braking and brake light doesn't work

I have a 2000-ish Honda SH50. The battery is absolutely dead but I wouldn't mind because it starts easily with the kickstarter. However, I noticed that the indicators stop flashing and start lighting ...
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Rear left passenger side reverse bulb keeps blowing

I've been having an ongoing problem with my 2007 Subaru outback whereby my left side reverse light bulb keeps blowing. I've replaced the bulb about 3 times now and it blows every time. It works when ...
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What's this inside my gear shift?

Is there a laser or something in there because it's really bright and looks weird and has a different look I'm pretty sure it isn't but it's weird .
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Goes into limp mode while towing over 2k RPM

I have a 2005 Isuzu Rodeo Denver, 3.0 automatic 190,000 miles on clock. Under heavy towing the engine management light comes on when over 2000 rpm, goes into idle mode. Drop the revs or down into ...
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VW Mk4 Golf/GTI airbag indicator warning light: How to fix/turn off

Hi there I recently purchased a 2003 Volkswagen 1.8T MK4. My airbag light is on and I need to get it fixed to pass inspection. HELP!? This is my first time owning a Volkswagen so I have no idea how to ...
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Wiring an auxiliary lights harness to an undocumented switch

I'm trying to wire an auxiliary light harness (KC) to my truck. I don't want to use the supplied switch, since it doesn't really look good on the dash. I have a nice unknown provenance switch which I'...
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Dim dash lights

I have a Vauxhall corsa, suddenly when I turn my headlights on my dashboard lights go very dim, it does not happen when turning any other instruments on, IE Radio, heater fan etc, the car does not ...
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Dim low beams on 2007 toyota camry bulbs brand new

I replaced the bulbs because they were dim but the new ones were no better I've cleaned the oxidation off new batter new alternator, when I'm in front of a car i can see my cars shadow and the bulbs ...
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Dashboard lights dim when I step on accelerator

[Car: 2001 Kia Sephia, ~107,000 Miles] I just got a new alternator put in my car, plus had a lot of other work done. Now I notice my lights are dimming on the dashboard when I step on accelerator and ...
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Car Bulbs: T10 W5W 501 what do numbers and letters actually mean?

As you know when replacing a bulb you normally check the bulb, the vehicle handbook or online to find out which bulb is required. In this question I will be using the T10 501 W5W Bulb as an example ...
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What is the light bulb in the center of my 2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring headlamp assembly called?

The dead bulb in question is circled in red. I thought this was the parking light, but every time I asked an autoparts store for a parking light bulb for the same bulb on the passenger side they ...
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would be possible to re-post the 2014 fusion wiring diagram?

RE: 2014 Ford Fusion Titanium Driver side fender mounted tail lamp. Outer LEDs not lighted. Could you re-post the wiring diagram for 2014 Fusion?
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Chevy el camino 1959 headlight problem

I'm Bram from the Netherlands. At home we have an 1959 Chevy El Camino. When we have the headlights on after a couple of minutes. The lights begin to turn off couple of minutes later on, and like that ...
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Will having the door light on all the time hurt the battery? Is it easy to fix on suzuki xl7?

I have a 2003 suzuki xl7 that I've been running for 10 years. The door sensor is wacky now and is on almost all the time. It reacts when I'm driving and when I park is always on. I've tried to get ...
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2007 Honda CRV electrical problems

I have a 2007 Honda CR-V I had some DRL fitted about a year ago and they’ve been fine until very recently they began to flicker at times. I decided to investigate and I must have hit a wire or ...
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What type of crimping pliers do I need for these connectors

I have to run some cables in the bumper and I want to use waterproof connectors housing. The problem is that I don't have any crimping pliers and I don't know what type should I buy for this type of ...
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03’ Dodge Durango brake light, fuse, and dash light issues

I have an 03 Dodge Durango. The driver side break light is out along with the taillights and dash lights. I have replaced the fuse and the bulb socket as well as the bulb itself in the brake light it ...