rear light problem

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Breaker, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Breaker

    Breaker Guest

    Sometimes my rear light works and sometimes not. When they don't work,
    I have no light in my dash (control) and no parking light too.

    can you help me please?
    Breaker, Apr 13, 2005
  2. Perhaps these are on the same circuit. The first thing I'd do is check
    the fuse(s). Pull them out and reinstall them a couple of times to
    ensure that they make good contact. If that doesn't help, try pulling
    the plugs off the back of the fuse panel and reinstalling them.
    Intermittent electrical problems are generally just due to bad connections.
    Brian Nystrom, Apr 14, 2005
  3. Breaker

    hyundaitech Guest

    Brian's on the right track. The interior illumination lamps are on the
    same circuit as either the left or right outside lamps, depending on your
    year and model car. All of them being out means that there's a problem
    with the power delivery to the entire circuit.
    hyundaitech, Apr 14, 2005
  4. One thing I forgot to mention is to check the ground connections. That's
    a very common source of this type of problem, as grounds attached to the
    car body are prone to oxidation over time.
    Brian Nystrom, Apr 15, 2005
  5. Breaker

    hyundaitech Guest

    Ground contacts aren't a likely culprit in this instance because the
    interior and exterior lamps ground in different places, but they are a
    source of many electrical problems, especially in rust belt areas.
    hyundaitech, Apr 15, 2005
  6. Breaker

    GP Guest

    hyundaitech helped me on this one.
    I had the same problem, my dimmer switch for dashlight brightness didn't
    work either.
    My flood lights up front were affected too.
    It turned out to be a relay. The relay switch on my 1998 Elantra was
    located under the hood.
    That's my story.
    GP, Apr 16, 2005
  7. Good point. The problem must be on the power side.
    Yeah, tell me about it. ;-)
    Brian Nystrom, Apr 16, 2005
  8. Breaker

    Breaker Guest

    Thanks a lot !!!

    My daylight doesn't work to. But I did some tests and when I play with
    my handBrake, and after I put my lights on, it's work.

    How many sensor(about these lights) does the car have?
    -HandBrake Switch (maybe inside the car) ?
    -Relay Switch under the hood ?
    and others one??

    Breaker, Apr 20, 2005
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