Why are my tag lights not working?
This could either be a problem with a relay switch, a loose connection or the license plate light has burnt out and needs to be replaced. When you notice that the light is not working, contact a mechanic so they can replace the license plate light as soon as possible.
Is there a fuse for tag lights?
The license plate lamps are powered by the 10amp left parking light circuit fuse located in the under hood fuse panel. If any of your parking lamps on the left side are out this could be the problem. If those lights are working then the fuse should be good.
Do you need both tag lights?
Yes. You’re required to have the tag illuminated. If you have two (some vehicles only have one), They’re both required to be operable.
Are blue number plate bulbs illegal?
Are LED number plate lights legal? Blue lights aren’t allowed to be used on standard road using vehicles as they’re employed by emergency vehicles. In order to avoid confusion, blue lights are to only be used by the likes of fire and rescue, police and ambulance services.
What color can license plate lights be?
Your license plate lights need to always be white, and no additional lights near the license plate are permitted. Flashing lights are strictly prohibited. Make sure that there are no red or blue lights that are visible from the front of your car.
How do you know if a light socket is bad?
- Turn the power off to the socket.
- Test the socket by attaching the clip of the continuity tester to the hot screw terminal, the black wire lead. Then, touch the probe to the metal tab in the bottom of the socket.
- The tester should glow. If it doesn’t, the socket is faulty and needs to be replaced.
How do I know if my tail light socket is bad?
Test for power at the socket. Turn on the light switch, then ground the tester to a clean screw on the body of the car. Probe the contacts to see if the tester lights. If the contacts look corroded, scratch the surface, but be careful not to bend or distort them.
What to do if your license plate light bulb has failed?
Park your vehicle and set the emergency brake. Turn the ignition to the Accessory position and turn on the driving lights. Walk around the vehicle to determine which license plate bulb has failed. Step 3: Remove the license plate light cover. Remove the license plate light cover retaining screws using a screwdriver.
How can I tell if my tail lights have a fuse?
When you have located the fuse for the tail lights use a fuse tester to check the connection. If the tester lights up – your fuse is functioning fine. If it does not light up then, replace the fuse with another of the similar amperage and size. In many instances, you can see the break in the metal strip of the fuse.
Why are my tail lights not working but brake lights are working?
Burnt out light bulbs – The other reason your tail lights are not working but your headlights are maybe a blown bulb. When the filament inside the bulb breaks it cannot illuminate the gas enclosed within the glass cover. This burnt-out bulb does not affect the circuitry of the light system and it continues to function normally.
Why does my license plate light look foggy?
Another indicator that a potential issue exists with the license plate light is when the light appears foggy. This is caused by condensation or water trapped inside the light’s lens cap.