Questions tagged [tail-lights]

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

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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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How can I attach a brighter reverse light with a magnet to a car?

I saw this idea on Reddit, but I can't see exactly how that reverse light was fastened to the car.
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Dashboard lights and tail light not working. Fuses are all good

Toyota Corolla 2008 My dashboard lights, tail lights and gear shift lights are all not working properly. Sometimes they will all come to life and they will stay working until I turn my headlights off,...
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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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Dim LED high level brake light

I had my car serviced yesterday at the dealer - a number of minor issues were reported Wipers are smearing - mainly due to road dirt as I had only recently replaced them Water ingress in tail light -...
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Rearlights and terminology

I'm a non-mechanic that's recently gotten hold of a second-hand rearlight for the Mercedes A-Class (W176), and I'm trying to make sense of the terminology I'm coming across in an attempt to determine ...
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Tail lights, brake lights, and plate lights out

I have a 2000 Saturn LS, and none of the back lights work, they all went out at once. I know nothing about cars and I don't want to go to a shop and pay out the butt for it
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Taillight Not Working Even with Bulb Replacement

I have a 2004 Toyota Camry, and the taillight is not lighting up when the headlights are turned on. This is happening equally on both the left and right sides. When I pulled the old bulb out, I ...
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2009 Ford Fusion Tail Lights Outs

The tail lights are not working, but the brake lights and all other lights are working fine. I checked the fuses, they're all fine, but I could not find the relative relay. I changed the bulbs and ...
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2007 Ford Territory headlight/taillights issue

Recently my 2007 Ford Territory's battery went dead. One week ago I had to be jump started. It was fine turning the ignition on throughout the next few days. The dash lights began intermittently ...
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Stripped screw holding rear lamp assembly

I've got a failed rear brake lamp (right side) on my Ford Focus (2002, 5dr Hatchback UK). I went to change the bulb and discovered that the (probably Phillips) screw holding the rear lamp cluster is ...
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2009 Toyota Yaris Hathback - rear light change?

I'm trying to change the parking light on my 2009 Toyota Yaris Hatchback, and running into some trouble getting the panel off. Hoping somebody can help me out. The following picture shows the ...
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Third brake light on 2010 Chevy Malibu

The third brake light works when I start car then after 2 or 3 taps on the brake it quits working.
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What's the difference between a taillight, taillight assembly, and taillight lens

I'm trying to learn the anatomy of a tail light. I know there's a bulb in there and a plastic housing but what is the definition of a taillight. Does that refer to just the bulb in the tail light ...
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'98 Ram 1500 - One tail light not working

I have a '98 Ram 1500 and the passenger side tail light has stopped working. Not all of it though. There are two bulbs. One for the reverse light and one that has brake and turn signal as well as the ...
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94 pontiac transport - direct shorting of blinker / brake light circuit - fuses blowing

Symptom - No rear brake lights. Left turn signals not working but blinker relay "Sounds" like only one way contact movement. However - Right turn signal lights work fine and blinker relay "sounds" ...
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2000 Lexus ES300, 3rd brake light is out

I have a 2000 Lexus ES300. Recently, while someone else was in possession of my car, they caused some issues when they ran my new battery dead and then jump started it backwards, shorting out my ...
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New LED 3rd brake light stops working

Swapped out LED taillights and third brake light on my '05 Sierra. Tail lights work fine but the third brake light will work when first plugged in but after a short while the cab lights don't work.
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Electrical reverse lights stay on

We recently purchased a restored 1971 chevelle ss. They did an excellent job. I just noticed that the reverse lights are always on and assume it something with the switch. Where might I look for the ...
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What is the difference between an inner tail light assembly and an outer tail light assembly?

I'm trying to replace a passenger side tail light assembly (well, actually only the red plastic is broken, but that doesn't seem to come separately) for a 2015 Impala, and I see parts sites listing ...
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Do I have to reprogram the ABS module to fix the ABS light on 528i BMW?

I'm not sure if this is true but I've heard that in order to fix my ABS light, they have to remove the module and send it out to reprogram. Is this true?
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Help installing LED tail lights [duplicate]

I just ordered LED tail lights for my Jeep (made by KC, not something super sketchy). I used to have LED turn signals up front (before I realized they looked aweful). I remember that the LED turn ...
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2007 honda civic trunk screw & peg wont come out

I recently discovered that I had no license plate lights so I immediately went to the auto part store and picked some bulbs up. Only to find that I can only replace one side because one of the screws ...