One of the DIY repairs you can do on your car is to fix a problem with the lights. Most light problems are due to a burned out bulb or fuse, both of which you can replace. Here is how to approach a light problem in your car and get yourself safely back onto the road.
Troubleshooting a Light Problem
In most cases, you can infer whether the problem is a light bulb or fuse with these simple rules:
It would be rare for both lights to have burned out at the same time, but don't discount the possibility. If you've changed the fuse but the lights still don't work, try changing both bulbs in case yours is one of those rare exceptions to the rule.
Replacing a Fuse
Replacing a Bulb
Problems You Could Encounter
While these instructions will help with most car light problems, there are some cases where you'll need to take your car in to an auto repair shop and have them find the cause and do the repair. These cases include the following:
For more information or if you feel you cannot do this alone, take your car in to a local car repair shop, such as Soundside Automotive.Share
12 May 2016
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