Is it the taillights or the brake lights? If taillights it may be a wiring problem, If brake lights check the switch on the brake pedal
I'm not a mechanic / technician but I would assume that would be your headlight switch ( I lost my headlights , taillights , and dash lights on my 1971 Mustang one night while travelling on a highway , pretty dangerous )
On most vehivles the live feed for the taillights brances from a connection in the back of the trunk. It is probably a poor connection or damp in this junction. If the whole cluster isn's working it is probably a poor earth.
I just had this problem. First check your fuses then disconnect the relay and reconnect it, they get loose from time to time i need to find the fuse
If you have no brake lights or tail lights then you've probably got an electrical problem. Check the fuses first and see if you have one or more blown.
The best way to troubleshoot why the taillights are not working on a 1999 Toyota Corolla is to first check all of the bulbs to see if one is burned out. Then check the fuses to see if there is a blown fuse. If the problem is still not found, a code reader in the ECU (computer) might show a code that will help find the problem.
it may be your headlight switch, all mentioned circuits are routed through it
The 2004 Sorrento has a major problem blowing out taillights and headlights. The dealer said they found no problem but I have never had to change so many bulbs. The only thing I can guess is there is a grounding issue some where and techs now a days are just parts re placers and do not know how to trace problems.
Troubleshoot a problem by being patient and understanding. Do as much fact finding as possible and do not assume that the problem is petty or a lie.
What is your problem with tail light options?
what is the problem??? if you buy a new or used cluster and the problem is caused by something else you may have same problem with any cluster
It's a short circuit in the wiring. You'll have to get a multimeter or test light and go over the whole wire for the headlights and check for continuity . If there's a current through it all is what youre checking. Hope it helps .
check your fuse box you probly have some bad fuses or possibly in the wrong places
most ikly the high low switch is bad you will need to remove the steering wheel and inspect for damage to the switch even if no damage is apparent doesnt mean that's not the problem. buy the switch cluster and plug it into the harness abnd if the solves the problem install.******************* you must replace the whole cluster ......lights wippers turnsignals.....**************** if cluster uis not the problem see service shop.....
As an analyst anyway, the first step of problem solving is to troubleshoot it.
Ground the temperature sending unit and the gauge should go to hot. If it does not the the gauge is defective. The instrument cluster will have to be sent off for repair. had the same problem, check for bad fuse located in fuse box under the hood on drivers side.
Start with checking the fuses.
It means it's time to get a used instrument cluster (digital speedometer). The only way I could troubleshoot the problem was to buy the service manual on ebay--$15. I had to go twice until I got a good one, but it was worth the $50.
If the server crashes and you are remote, then there is no connection to troubleshoot unless you can get someone on the phone at the site to help with problem analysis.
You probably won't have dash lights either. The problem will probably be at the light switch. If you take out the switch, there will be a burnt wire, and the switch will have to be replaced, along with a pigtail for the burnt wire.
Sounds like you might have a bare wire under your dash or behind your instrument cluster that is shorting out causing your fuse to blow
If fuses check out fine, then check the dashlights and taillights themselves, if those check out then most likely there is an electrical problem elsewhere
If the headlights flash on and off, there may be a problem with the bulbs or fuses. There may also be a problem with the battery connections or wiring.
It could be the fusable link. You might need to search to find it, but look in a haynes or chilton manual or ask a dealer where it is.
Whats the problem?