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

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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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2010 Chevy HHR jerking

Hi I just got a 2010 HHR. I drove it for about 3-4 months and the check engine light came on so I figured that it needed an oil change? It ended up turning the light off for about 3 days, then it came ...
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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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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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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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After market lights

My aftermarket led lights work at first but if I turn them on after a short period of time they don't? if I plug stock third brake light back in they work fine?
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Stubborn rear fog light (BMW E46)

The rear fog light in my BMW E46 2001 is broken. Obviously, I first tried replacing the bulb itself, but the old bulb was still fine. I tried with a new bulb anyway, but the light didn't work. I ...
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Problem switching in new dome lights in the front

I'm trying to install these multi-color dome lights, I successfully installed the right side, but when I tried to install on the left side, the left one won't work. The product is not the issue, I ...
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Hooking up daytime running lights on my vehicle using relays

I am looking to run my 2006 Honda Ridgeline's daytime running lights on 50% power, or close to it, on the accessory wire. When I turn my park lights, head lights, or brights on, I would like them to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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2000 Jeep Cherokee 2WD battery light comes on

I recently purchased a 2000 Jeep Cherokee, and I live in Syracuse NY, where the winters are pretty cold. When I start it in the morning when it's cold out, the serpentine belt and tensioner need to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Electrical lights stay on and headlights won't turn on

I have an 1996 nissan sentra and my headlights won't come on and the park lights,tail lights, stay on even when the car is off and key removed as well the fuses are good and there is no headlight ...
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Car vanity lights and front reading lights doesn't work well. What is causing the issue?

I have a 2003 Honda Accord. It has reading lights (driver/passenger) right above the review mirror (These are also the lightens that go on when the car door is open). I also have a vanity mirror with ...
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Putting overhead interior light cover back on-08 Ford F150

I was needing help on how to put cover back on interior overhead light on 08 Ford F-150.
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I have a BMW E30 the check light for brake & registration comes on & bulbs are all OK

BMW E30 Convertible check light for brake & registration coming on to indicate that the bulbs are blown but all bulbs are correct and not blown
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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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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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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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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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Dash lights flickering and engine cuts out

I have a 95 VS Calais, the last couple of months, the dash lights have started to flicker and some times the engine will cut out.. I have replaced the battery and the alternator with brand new ones.. ...
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What make is this car? unable to identify

Having a hard time identifying this car from the pictures. Can anyone help shade light on what the make is? These are screenshots from a security video clip, and I took the snapshots while 1) The car ...
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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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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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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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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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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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