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

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Connect backrack work lights to cigarette lighter extension cord

2010 Silverado 1500 I have two LED Flood lights mounted to the headache rack of my truck: Alpena TREKTEC MR12 LED Flood/Light Pods, 1,100 Lumens, 2-pk (1 amp & 12 watts per light). I plan to use ...
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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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Can anyone help me identify this ballast. Is it a AC ballast or a DC ballast?

I have this ballast in my car for Xenon lights. One of the bulb needs replacement and i checked online for the new HID bulb and found out that there are two types (AC and DC)of Ballast and bulbs. I’m ...
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One of my daytime running lights don’t work In the day time but in the night time it turns on

I have a 2017 Camaro and one my DRL doesn’t light up in the day but works in the night time perfectly fine. Also if I switch my lights to Manual they both turn on but the bad one isn’t as bright
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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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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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Hella 450 foglights not working, possible ground issues?

Trying to diagnose where I went wrong in wiring my Hella 450s in my 1992 Toyota Camry LE: Lights themselves are grounded to the bolts on the front fenders, new 10mm steel bolts with copper washers, ...
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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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Hyundai Accent X3 Dashboard/Instrument panel bulbs

I have a Hyundai Accent X3 and want to change its instrument panel/dashboard light bulbs. It has 14V 1.4W bulbs (type 74 I guess), they are equal to T5 size but my T5 bulbs are 12V 1.2W (incandescent, ...
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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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BMW flickering lights and overvoltage

I have a bmw e90 320d 2005, pre LCI. Since few weeks I noticed flickering interior lights (normal light not LED), when the car is running, when I turn off the engine they are working normal. The car ...
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High center brake light polarity reversed?

My center brake light's polarity is unusual: the side sleeve of the bulb gets +12V and the dot at the bottom (electrical contact) gets 0V ground. All the other fittings (brake lights, reversing lights,...
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Solid turn signal (one side)

My car just suddenly has two solid indicator lights that are staying solid - only on one side (mirror and rear). They do blink when signalling but stay lit and just dull rather than turn off mid ...
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2005 PT Cruiser

2.4L Turbo Interior lights coming on and off byself. Door locks and unlocks byself. Passenger door can only be locked manually. Bought car 2 years ago used. Just noticed this happening.
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I was on my way from Boston to Brockton and my engine light came on

I checked the gas cap and it’s fine. I called my mechanic who was too busy to talk to me and his assistant said it could be anything or nothing. I have to pick up my grandson in Norton from school and ...
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Dimmed headlights stopped working on Corsa B

Driving along the freeway one night, my headlights stopped working. I had been flicking between brights and dims for a while and then suddenly the dims just didn't come on. I had to drive with my ...
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car won't lock, head lights flicker, 2011 chevy cruze

I have a 2011 chevy cruze, and a couple of times now when I've parked the car, the lights start flickering and then the automatic locks won't lock. but it worked ok so I didn't think anything of it.......
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How do I detach the connector from this headlight assembly to replace the bulb?

I want to replace a broken headlight bulb in a European 1999 Mazda MX-5 NB 1.6L (also known as a Miata mark II). How do I detach the power connector so that I can get to the light fixture? The ...
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Passat B6 FSI Light/Tail light/ Blinker Diagram

I own an 2006 Passat B6 FSI (150 hp) and I want to have a look on wiring diagram. For me is interesting to know voltage when: Tail ligt is ON Brake is pressed Blinker is ON And what happen when I ...
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Add LED Light to Car Interior Light

I have a Nissan X-Trail 2015 which has two light bulbs as front interior light. This light is very weak, so I thinking about adding my own LED panel, which contains 16 LEDs and 4x 100 resistors. This ...
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Which illuminate dark roads better? Halogen vs. LED Fog Light?

I have a car that came with yellow Halogen Fogs that are standard in Japan. In Kenya we use fog lights a lot at night because our roads are barely lit even in cities, barely painted. Our roads are ...
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Why does my abs lights stay on 90percent of the time but when they do go off I know know that the next time I brake I'm going to slide all over road

I just bought a car and now I won't drive it because I'm scared at this point....my ABS lights stay on all the time except every now and then when I'm driving they will go off but when this happens ...
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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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What are Daytime Running Lights for?

I'm looking to buy a car for the first time, and I see the option to have a Daytime Running Lights. What are they for, and do I need them? I live in Los Angeles, where the the two seasons that do ...
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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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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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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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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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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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