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The lights at the back of a car used to signal when a vehicle is braking or turning.

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Dim Taillights After Battery Replacement

I got a 2008 Honda accord sedan 6 cylinder. Recently I bought Duralast Gold battery from autozone and had a mechanic install it real quick, since he was also doing a brake flush for me. After the new ...
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2013 Ram 1500 right rear break light and turn signal out | truck shakes when going 60MPH+

I have a 2013 Ram 1500 SLT v8 4.7L 2wd truck. The issue that started everything was the radiator exploding under heavy load. Currently, we have fixed the radiator and the thermostat. Completely ...
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Replacing brake light bulb for VW Passat B8

Need some help on how to replace the outer tail light brake light bulb. I know how to disconnect and take out the outer tail light unit on my VW Passat Wagon B8, but no idea how to get ot the bulbs. ...
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Can someone please Identity this tail light?

While I was working someone hit my car while it was parked. Can someone please help me identify the car by part of the tail light that was left behind? Thanks so much
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Is there a web site that I can view all taillights at night?

Trying to identify a car that was seen pulling out of my driveway by its taillights at night .
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Which bulb do I have to buy for 2011 Toyota Camry tail lights?

The car’s brake lights are working, but tail lights are not. What is the model number for 2011 Toyota Camry tail light bulb? And just curious, are the brake light and tail light bulbs same in this car?...
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Identify vehicle from tail light

Can you tell me the make/model/year of the vehicle with this tail light?
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Can anyone id this broken tail light? with the vehicle to the car that almost hit us

Is it possible for someone to id this tail light section?
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Vw Passat B8 inner taillight replacement

I'm trying to replace the inner tail light bulb on the boot of my B8 Passat estate. Is it just a case of removing the 2 screws under the plastic cap in the boot lid? I believe I have the correct bulb ...
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2013 bmw 328i xdrive tail light seal

I’m taking on water in the lid of my trunk. I investigated and it seams water is coming in through my inner tail lights. I removed the assembly and it appears the corner of the seal on both sides is ...
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Why does my Taillights fuse keeps blowing

'2007 mazda 6 2.3 manual shift Keeps blowing the fuse for the taights
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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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How can I find out what car this set of tail lights came off of

I am trying to figure out what kinda car these are off ??? Click for full size picture.
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Need wiring information for 2004 Mini Cooper Tail lights

I just bought a 2004 Mini Cooper S and am modifying it to be flat towed. I'm installing a wiring kit and need to know the pin out for the wiring harness. I've looked at several hundred images ...
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LED strip on left inner tail light is out on my Audi and I'm not sure why

I thought it was because the tail light was bad so I replaced it and the same LED strip was out on the replacement light, which points to something to do with the connection. From what I saw there was ...
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Why don't manufacturers also produce "day-time running" tail lights?

I see a lot of vehicles on the road at night that have no tail lights on. From countless observations I've made, this is usually due to the vehicle having decently bright daytime running headlights (...
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OEM LED tailights: white vs red LEDs under red plastic

Hopefully this is a suitable stack for this question. I cannot think of any other place to ask. This is about OEM tail lights with LEDs under translucent red plastic covers. I have noticed on several ...
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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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Diagnostic procedure for `98 Camry Night-running Tail-light failure

98 Camry Tail light does not light. New bulbs were installed to eliminate bulb failure-mode. The manual indicates five enumerated failure-modes: Instrument Panel / Junction Box: Is the expectation ...
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How to correctly test voltage on taillight/trailer plug/harness?

Vehicle in question is a 2007 Toyota Rav4 Limited with the 3.5l V6 and has the factory tow package. I have a trailer harness in which the green pole, aka the right/passenger side turn signal, is ...
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Help identifying light lens

Found this near our mailbox that someone destroyed. Any help identifying the make and model of the vehicle this fits would be greatly appreciated.
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2004 Hyundai Sonata: Brake light diagnosis

The neighbor's brake's lights won't turn off: the fuse has to be pulled to avoid draining the battery. He asked me to check the fuse and it tested good (continuity test). What is the procedure to ...
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2015 Kia Sedona brake light problem

Our 2015 Kia Sedona has recently developed a problem with the brake lights. Only the top LED brake light turns on when the petal is depressed. Here is a list of details: Only the top, rear, center ...
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Can you identify the car make/model of this car?

This car hit our vehicle and drove away last night, leaving its shattered passenger-side tail light behind. Any ideas on what make/model the car is from these photos? I'm guessing 2014-ish Toyota ...
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Fastener on 2017 VW Jetta won’t screw back in after replacing light bulbs

I have a fastener that is screwed into the taillight for my 2017 Jetta. I successfully replaced a bulb but the screw won’t screw back in. I confirmed it’s an issue with the screw as another screw ...
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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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Which vehicle manufacturer produces tail lights with a circle and an L-shaped curve around it?

To me it resembles a person with one hand up and another hand sideways. Often seen in Eastern Europe. Looks like this:
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Water on the left side of the trunk on a VW Golf mk4

I've found water on the left side of the trunk on my Golf mk4 and I'm suspecting that it's coming from the tail lights that there are not longer tightly sealed. How can I check that? I'm thinking on ...
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Identify Broken Taillight

Someone backed into my car and left a large dent. Luckily part of their tail light also broke off so I was hoping someone here could help identify the model of car to track down who did it. It is at ...
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Tail light fuse blown only when raining

I'm going to disassemble the left and right tail light assemblies to see if any signs of water. Does water have to get into contact with the tail light bulb connector to cause a short? I'm wondering ...
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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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Removing the power source to a brake light

Pretty much the title. The car is a Volkswagen Golf Variant and was built in 2014. This image is of the left tail light, behind the cover. I can't seem to get the holder for the power cord loose. The ...
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Brake Lights Stay On

I attempted to replace my master cylinder and brake booster. Now my brake lights are stuck on. I recall a ratcheting sound after disconnecting the booster from the brake pedal. The brakes feel as if ...
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2008 Toyota RAV4 won't shift out of park

We installed a wiring kit to the rear lights so we could plug in lights for towing a trailer. After testing the lights with a trailer, the brake lights stopped working and then the car wouldn't shift ...
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Retrofitting an aftermarket rear fog lamp

I am planning to add two rear fog lamps with a combined current draw of 0.66 amps at 13.2 volts, which translates to roughly 9 watts. I can't really figure out how to run a wire from the trunk to ...
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Tail light doesn't work, when I turn on the headlight

I have a 2007 Honda Civic with over 200k miles. When I turn on the headlight, tail lights don't turn on. Turn signal light works fine, brake light works fine and reverse light works fine as well. I ...
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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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Light bulb dash light in VW Golf 2005

I have had the bulb indicator light on for a while now but I cannot diagnose it. I am interested to know what the light in the picture is (the rear passenger side light on the inside/boot door)? I ...
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07' Dodge Durango Brake Lights Dont Work

I have changed the brake light switch and checked all the fuses. They work when I turn on the headlights and I have recently had the rear bumper replaced do to an accident but the repair shop told me ...
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Can I install a 2018 Subaru Forester bumper onto my 2016 Subaru Forester?

Can I install a 2018 Subaru Forester bumper onto my 2016 Subaru Forester? I like the style and it looks more sporty. Also, can I install the 2017-18 tail lights for the same car?
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Brake/position LED Lights

I have a problem with the rear right brake/position light on a 2005 Mazda3. Same LED lights (8 led) shine dimmer when lights are on (state 1) and goes brighter when brake are pressed (state 2). My ...
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Identify tail light

My wife found this in our driveway this afternoon and to me it looks like a tailight lens to a car but I'm really no car expert so could someone please identify this for us and the make and model if ...
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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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Is there an easy fix for brake lights on my ‘06 Trailblazer?

The brake lights on my ‘06 6-cylinder 2wd Chevy Trailblazer are both out. I tried changing bulbs, and then checked fuses. Neither solved the problem. Has anyone run into this or can anyone help me ...
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Rear lights on 2012 Nissan Rogue

I am trying to help a friend solve a mystery: At various times her taillights and rear upper bar light stay on after shutting down the engine. This can happen day or night - i.e., the lights don't ...
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Bulb turn signals with all other lights LED?

I've noticed on some newer cars (sorry, no specific examples), that they often have LED brake lights, but still use an incandescent amber bulb for the turn signals. Is there a reason that a ...
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LED tail lights switch off after 5 seconds

One of the rear tail lights of my Mk5 VW Golf blew out recently, triggering a bulb failure warning on the dash. On inspection it was the bulb itself that was broken, so I have no reason to suspect ...
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Can I safely and legally cover a tail light with red tape?

Is it safe and legal to cover just the light in the rear of my car with the red rear light tape in order to get it covered, or do I need to actually cover where the whole cover for the light was in ...
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What was causing pulsing tail-lights?

I was behind a Honda today in some traffic, and I noticed its LED tail lights were pulsing a couple of times a second, and I want to know what may have been causing it. It seemed to stop once we were ...
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What was the initial idea behind those "Blue Dot" tail lights from the '30s to '50s?

"Blue Dot" tail lights seem to be illegal in most US states nowadays (and probably in most other countries, too), but they still seem very popular in the Hot Rod scene. And you can still buy them as ...
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