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

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Fuse for gauge and button lights in Toyota Sienna

When I turn on the head lights in my 2014 Toyota Sienna LE, the gauge lights, AC button lights in the front and the second row no longer turn on. Lights such as tire pressure low indicator, ...
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Brake lights don't illuminate until pedal is pressed by about 5-10mm

2003 Opel Agila My brake lights do not light up until I have pushed the pedal down by about 1cm. If I rest my foot on the brake pedal, with the brakes applied a little bit then the brake lights do ...
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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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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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2012 Nissan Murano interior light won't go off

2012 Nissan Murano interior light doesn't go off after door is closed. It does go off after 15 min. as it says in the manual.
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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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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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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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2007 Chrysler Aspen 4.7. brake light on

I had to change my brake booster and master. When I got it all back together my brake light stays on. I pull the brake pedal up to the switch for light then it will go off but sometimes not. What ...
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What is this random light in my engine bay near my front passenger wheel well?

I was replacing my headlights on my 2008 Honda Civic EX coupe and found this light bulb (I think?) plugged into a wire in my engine bay between the wheel well liner and my right headlight. It seems to ...
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Nissan Qashqai 1.5dci Electrical issues

I'm experiencing fluctuating lights in the car, blocking steering wheel while using servo in low gears, really slow window rolls and the front light are losing intensity while steering the wheel. The ...
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Nissan Almera 2005 Parking lights and Dash light stop working

Nissan Almera 2005 Parking lights and Dash light stopped working. The external fuse box doesn't have a cover to identify the correct fuse. I need assistance
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Electrical - Low beams out, high beams still work

I have a 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer CE, unfortunately both low beam headlights don't work. However, high beams and parking lights both work. I've checked the fuse, relay and bulb, all appear to be working....
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06 Kia Spectra EX lights

Reverse lights stay on when headlights are on. When lights are off they work, but the turn signal, and dash lights come on when I put the car in reverse. My driver side turn signal blinks fast like ...
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Difference between P21W/5W and P21/5W bulb for tail lights?

I am looking to replace the rear lights on my 2021 Hyundai Elantra SEL with LED lights, since the base incandescants are not bright enough for my needs. Looking through the owner's manual, (Section 2 ...
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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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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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Brake lights, hazard lights, and turn signals not working

My 2001 Buick LeSabre brake lights, turn signals and hazard lights are not working, but the center high mounted brake light does work. When the key is off, hazards flash fast; with the key on, they do ...
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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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Strange extra letters in i20 odometer display screen. Why?

Sir, could you kindly find solutions from your esteemed technicians to fix this extra letters on the ODOMETER DISPLAY screen in i20 2011 1.2 p India version?? It shows up as soon as key at ON ...
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Blocking residual low voltage in a 12V automotive lighting circuit

I'm having a problem on my car that I'd like to fix myself. I'm not a skilled electrician, nor an engineer, only someone with some mechanical skills. I apologize in advance, for any mistakes or misuse ...
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Park/marker lamps won't turn off

A few days ago, my Starcraft Allstar minibus, built on a 2012 Ford E-350 cutaway, started having a problem that the park/marker lamps never turn off. I was originally informed of the issue by another ...
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Can I just tie additional LED's into my near-new-model cars interior lighting circuitry without issue?

The cargo area of my 2017 ford edge is very dim, there's a small led off to the side but it's pretty dim and very easily blocked. I'm thinking about adding some lights to help the situation, but this ...
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Aftermarket stereo flickers dim/bright when headlights are on

(Note: this question is describing a similar phenomenon, but it only started happening after 6 months. My question is describing when it started happening immediately upon initial installation.) I ...
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Right turn lights don't blink

I'm stumped - All left turn lights blink on-off (you do have to jiggle the column lever though); no jiggling required for right turn, but, all right turn lights stay on and don't blink. All bulbs are ...
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Difference between orange and orange/silver indicator light

A front indicator light on my Honda Civic 2012 (Dutch market if relevant) is dead, so I'm trying to change it. The owner manual says: front indicator: orange/silver bulb, rear indicator: orange bulb. ...
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Does car service include diagnosing the problem?

I checked that car service checks many different parts like engine oil, filters, lights, brake, etc. I would assume they will tell you if something is not working. But will I be told also why ...
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2004 Honda Civic Instrument Cluster Lights Don't Stay On

My 2004 Honda Civic instrument cluster lights don't work when I turn my headlights on. With the key in the ignition and the car started, the cluster lights work fine. When I turn my headlights on from ...
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LED Turn Signals on older "wink"-style vehicle

For some background information - I own a fourth-generation Corvette that has an amber 1157 front turn signal bulb with an amber 194 side marker/turn signal bulb (circled in red below). These lamps ...
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Rear lights not working on Chevrolet Matiz

I noticed that the rear lights of my Matiz do not work (Or rather the guy behind me in a thunderstorm noticed...). The brake lights are fine, though. This is what I did: checked the bulbs, they both ...
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Halogen Vs LED Fog Light Illumination Very Dark Roads

I have a car that came with yellow Halogen Fogs as standard in Japanese. In Kenya we use fog lights a lot at night because our roads are barely lit even in cities, barely painted and lots of obstacles ...
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2003 Nissan 350 Z won't accelerate

We own a Nissan 350 Z and this morning it would not start. It would turn over but it wouldn't fire. After pulsing the gas a little bit it would start but then letting off the gas would cause it to die....
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Should broken fog light lens fail the state inspection?

My Subaru Forester has factory-installed fog lights (w/ Driver Assist) below the bumper. This item is an upgrade of the Limited trim level. Premium and lower trim levels have no fog lights. Some time ...
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Why do the running lights turn on when the car is off?

I have two questions and they may be related, but I'll pose the most important question first. A friend owns a 2006 Chevy Malibu. Recently the running lights began randomly turning on when the car was ...
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Using OBD to control add-on lights

I have just purchased a 2021 Ram 1500 Bighorn and plan on adding side lights under running boards. These lights are led strips with amber for marker and turn, red for running lights and white for ...
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What is the name of this part on a 2003 Mazda Protege5?

I'm coming up empty-handed on a Google search so maybe I'm not searching with the right vocabulary. I have 2 LEDs out and I'm not sure if the single bulb can be replaced or if it's one single part ...
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how to install body brake light retainer nut

This is the retainer nut for a center high brake lamp on the roof of a ford van (2008 e350) Here is a link showing this nut and the assembly in which it goes. In the assembly diagram its labeled &...
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Lamp Reliability

Filament lamps do have a limited life. The filament will evaporate even if there is no vibration or thermal shock. More efficiant forms of lighting like LEDs and HID are supposed to last longer. One ...
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2006 Pontiac G6 - brake lights turn on when brakes aren't pressed

The brake lights will turn on when the brakes aren't pressed, but once I press them in far enough (not very far) they turn off, then once I press the brakes hard enough to the point where I'm actually ...
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2012 Kia Forte Electrical? Power?

Audio cuts out when using turn signal or braking. Lights dim when using turn signal or braking. Headlights and interior lights have inconsistent brightness. A slow flicker. After parking and locking ...
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Snapped rear light assembly case

I foolishly reversed (very slowly) into something that wasn’t nice and soft. As a result, my near side rear light got pushed back “into” the car and the cover broke. I have a new rear light assembly ...
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How does a lightbulb with two filaments know which one to light up?

I need to replace the taillight/brake light on my car, and it's a bulb with two filaments (known as 12V P21/5W - see pic) My car has two taillights on each side. A standard 5W bulb for the top half, ...
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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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Possible short in reverse lights on 2003 Nissan Frontier Pickup Truck

When I engage reverse on the manual transmission of my 2003 Nissan Frontier pickup truck, the reverse lights tend to sporadically turn on and off. I'm trying to figure out what path to take to ...
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Sidelights switching on and off automatically while going around a roundabout

Today, I observed traffic going over a roundabout on an one-way narrow street. It was a small roundabout designed as a short pavement to allow larger vehicles to go over it if there's not enough space....
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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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car indicator problems

My mum has a Citroen Berlingo and she says if the headlights are on, the indicators don’t work. If the headlights are off the indicators works fine. Does anyone know why this is happening?
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What's the point of front turn signals? [closed]

I know the purpose of turn signals. When we turn, cars at the back know to slow down and vice versa. What about front turn signals? How about front side marker lights? Rear ones make sense. You can ...
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2003 Buick Century Right Turn Signal Stuck when dark out, car dies when left gets used

I have a 2003 Buick Century and whenever it is dark out my car turns my lights on automatically upon turning the car on, the right blinker stays solid. This has been going on for a while but now when ...
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Brake Lights Won't go On, Tail Lights Won't go Off

I noticed that my tail lights stay on even with no keys in the ignition, but that my brake lights have stopped working. Also, my left turn signal blinks double speed. When I remove the fuse for the ...

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