if someone has been working on your transmission, then they might have reassembled it incorrectly, or the switch is bad in the transmission. either way, that is the only place that the reverse lights could be trigggered from. take it to a transmission shop would be my suggestion. maybe someone put the tailight sockets in the backup holes
the dash and radio lights are supposed to dim when the headlights come on. Make sure you have the brightness of the dash lights turned up as much as possible.
The best thing I could suggest would be to check the wiring, fuses and switches.
Possible ground issue at the taillights.
Hey Humayun==It would help if you stated what kind of car you have. If you have automatic headlights there is a module under the dash that controls them and it is bad. On some cars, the lights stay on until the door is opened. GoodluckJoe
I've seen forums that state that you remove the 'DRL' fuse located in the passenger fuse compartment, but there are no fuses labeled 'DRL'. I am well aware that the DRL/ Automatic headlights are a "feature", but it's irritating to neighbors when I start my car at night, and my headlights automatically turn on and shine into their windows. I know that I can turn on the parking lights to shut off the headlights, or push the parking brake in to have it start without the lights automatically coming on, but it would be simpler to just turn the lights on when i want them to turn on. The DRL's are hideous. I have silverstar 3157 bulbs and the car looks much nicer in front without those 2 big orange lights shining.
The lights on your Buick could be out for a number of reasons. It could be blown fuses, faulty wiring, or dead bulbs. Your mechanic would be able to test this.
its on the left turn signal switch, at the end is the headlights, then one in is the fog lights, you twist it just like you would the headlights
A bad ground wire will cause dim headlights, or will cause lights not to work.
probably the fuse is blown.
I would replace the headlight switch as Ford has had their share of these problems.
I would check the wires just behind the light. I had the same problem and the wires were broken a little just wiggle them as the lights are on.
Switch? both headlights?
A broken wire, a dead battery.
Because it is British.
if you recenly replaced bulbs u may have installed them backwards they should be running lights and brake lights if this is the case they maybe installed incorrectly
Perhaps the high beam part of the lights are rs
1987 volvo 240dl automatic backup lights don't work,fuze and bulbs ok, how do I trouble shoot?
it could be the headlight relay. if not it may be in the switch.
They should just dim. By turning the headlights on, the engineers assumed it would be dark. Often there's a knob or wheel on the dash where you can adjust the brightness of your gauge lights.
It sounds like a blown fuse or a bad head light switch
Check the circuitry to the backup lights. The same fused circuit is probably used for both brake lights and backup lights. As you go past Reverse, the backup light probably is turned on briefly, causing the fuse to blow. It's just a thought, but I'd think it worth checking.
turn the dimmer switch up.
old lights, blowen fuse, shorted wire?
Yes. You would need to wire them up to your running lights.
With most vehicles you can turn on the parking lights or the headlights and the dash illumination lights light up without turning on the ignition switch.