• Guinea Pigs
  • Clouds
  • Electrical Troubleshooting
  • Santa Claus

What should you do to fix a light which goes out and comes back on by itself all day?

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 2009-08-15 04:01:28

Best Answer

== == Tighten the bulb/plug Make sure both the hot (black) and neutral (white) connections under the wire nuts are solid, and that terminals (screws) are tight. == == <><><> If neither of the above tips help to fix the problem it could be caused by a loose connection anywhere else in the circuit. For example it could be a loose screw which should hold a wire tight in a terminal on a switch that controls the lamp. Always make sure you have switched off your electricity supply at the main breaker before you take a look at those cable screws!

If you don't know how to do that then you must call in a licensed electrical technician to fix the problem as soon as possible because a loose cable screw could be dangerous.

The reason for that warning is this: when the lamp is burning the loose connection is very likely to be getting hot and could start a fire. The danger exists even if the circuit breaker does not cut the current. (It may well not cut the current because it won't be higher than it should be...) Always be sure to switch off the breakers at the main panel

before you attempt to do any work on any mains power circuit. As always, if you are in doubt about what to do, the best advice anyone should give you is to call a licensed electrician to advise what work is needed.

Before you do any work yourself,

on electrical circuits, equipment or appliances,

always use a test meter to ensure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.




2009-08-15 04:01:28
This answer is:
User Avatar

Your Answer


Related Questions

How do you replace dome light in 1991 Honda accord lx?

Interior light comes on by itself. Overhead switch not effective and when it is slid back and forth the light for seatbelt check comes on on the dash. Seatbelts check ok. I get a check seatbelt tone when I slide the overhead switch back and forth. How do I replace interior dome light?

Check Engine light come on and after some time going off itself on your Honda accord V6 ex coupe?

If it does not come back on then forget it. If it comes back on and stays on have it looked at by a professional.

How does light push back darkness?

Light does not push back darkness. Darkness is not a thing unto itself that can be pushed. It is simply the relative absence of light.

How do you turn the check engine light off in a Toyota Rav4 2001?

Try to unplug the positive of the battery for a few seconds then put it back on(if your light comes back after a while then you should go to make it check)

How to repair the brake lights of Honda Civic DX 1991?

you open the truck or hatch and there should be a panel that comes off and u take it off and twist the light out change the bulb and place the light back in and put the panel back on the panel should be located on the inside of where the brake light is at

What if you turned the car off and then back on and the light did not come back on?

it comes back on after about ten minutes

2001 echo engine light is on pressure hose was off you put it back on but how do you re-pressure it or do you have to do that Please help.?

im not sure what you mean by "pressure hose" but if its part of the evaporative emission controls, it pressurizes itself. if you disconnect then reconnect the battery, the check engine light should go out. if that was the problem, the light will stay off. if it comes back on, bring it to a garage, they can "scan" it and find more specifically what the problem is.

How can you reset check engine light in Toyota Camry 2001 other than disconnecting battery because it is done and got back again?

If you reset the computer then the Check Engine light comes back on, it just means that the problem still exists. You need to use a code scanner, find out what's wrong, fix the problem properly THEN see if the light comes back on. Often when the problem is properly repaired the light will go off by itself and you don't need to clear the code.

What could be wrong if the compressor on your AC unit comes on for about 2 minutes then it turns itself off and if you let it set for a couple of hours then it comes back on just fine?

When the compressor comes back on does it stay on?

When light bounces off a surface?

It comes back and hits you in the face!

What do you do if the check engine light comes back on after replacing the speed sensor?

I had all sensors replaced in my 03 Trailblazer and the check engine light stiil comes on. Why?

What does retract light mean?

Retract means to take something back, or to disavow it. It also means to draw back. So logically to retract light would mean to draw back the light source, as you cannot physically draw back or tack back light itself once it has been released.

A new client comes to you requesting a full hour massage on his back what should you do?

A new client comes to you requesting a full hour massage on his back, what should you do?Answer this question&hellip;

Can light send from earth comes back to the earth?

Yes; in fact, if you see the entire Moon at New Moon, the fact that the dark part is visibile at all is because of the light reflected back from Earth to the Moon. However, for most practical purposes, the amount of light that comes back to Earth is insignificant.

How do you reset the check engine light on a 1998 dodge stratus?

it should be done with an obd2 scanner , but if you don't have one you can just disconnect the battery. But don't be surprised if the light comes back on. The light is on because you have a problem in the computer control system.

The engine light on my 2001 windstar stays on the mechanics have replaced what the instrument states should be replaced However the light goes out for about a week then comes back on?

I would suggest a second opinion...Try another mechanic.

When you shine a flashlight at a mirror the ray of light that shines back at you is the ray of incidence?

This is FALSE. The incident wave "happens" when you shine the light AT the mirror. THe light that comes back is called the reflected wave.

How do you reset the service engine soon light on an 88 Firebird?

Disconnect the battery for 5 minutes. This should reset it. If it comes back on, you have a problem with the engine management system.

Your check engine light came on the same day you found out your gas cap was loose but now it won't go off Should you have it checked for a real problem or not?

You could try disconnecting the battery for ten minutes that would clear the engine light. If it clears the light then comes back on later then the loose cap was not the reason. ==Answer == More than likely the loose cap was the culprit. After a few driving cycles the light should go out. If it does not go out, you could take it to a Parts Store such as Auto Zone and explain what happened and ask them to reset the light. Then if the light comes back on you will know it was not the loos cap.

How do you change the boot brake light on a citroen xsara?

undo the 2 plastic screws at the back of the light the whole light unit comes off then.

How do you reset the check engine light on a 1998 ford ranger?

Try taking the battery cable off for about two or three minutes. that should reset the light. If it comes back on, it may be because the controller sees a problem.

When i start my 2004 dodge ram 1500 the airbag light go's out and comes back on and then sounds bing ones What is up with that?

The light comes back on when the computer detects a malfunction and sets a code. You will need to have the system diagnosed by a qualified technician.

Sources of natural light?

Natural light on Earth comes from the sun, and a little from the moon when it is full, but that of course is sunlight reflected from the moon back to Earth. The moon itself does not produce any light. The actual production of light depends on a very hot (incandescent) source, which is the condition of the outer layer of the sun. It is equivalent to the light radiation from a black body at about 6000 degC.

What to do to fix the tract light comes on and car stops?

trac light comes on the car and it stops in middle of the road turn car back on it shakes and step on gas doesn't move what do i do

What should be done if a sore throat constantly comes back?