What is the Tail Lamp Bulb?
The rear light bulbs light up when the headlights are on. This lets the drivers behind you to see your car. It is common for the bulb socket to melt, causing the bulbs not to function.
When a tail lamp bulb is changed, all of the vehicle’s light bulbs should be checked.
After a tail lamp bulb is changed, it should always be checked to see if it works, in case the problem lies with the switch or fuse.
How to Fix:
- Examine bulbs, sockets, wires, and fuses.
- Remove and replace the bulb if it is blown.
- Repair or replace any damaged bulb holder(s)
- Check operation of all running and headlamps.
A mechanic should check all the lights in your car every time you get a major service.
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Common signs indicating you may need to change the Tail Lamp Bulb:
Rear lights not working.
Importance of this service:
Tail lamps exist so that vehicles behind you can see your car. When you turn on your headlights, your tail lamps (light bulbs at the rear of your vehicle) light up. This keeps your car well lit, and helps vehicles behind you see your car. When your tail lamp bulbs stop functioning, your car will be less visible from behind, which is a safety hazard. Driving without ignited tail lamps is also illegal, and the fix-it ticket can carry a hefty price tag.