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Everytime I change rear taillight bulbs my hdlts will burn out within a week. What can I do to fix this? thx

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Check for disconnected earth wire at battery or bad earth to body.All earths or any you can find would be best checked

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Huh? First time BOTH ends being BUSTED? U mean a rear tail light bulb when replace, FRONT HEADLiGHTS burn? Either u got overcharging of ELECTRiCiTY by ur alternator that kept busting those BULBS? Have ur car check by an auto electrician before everything burns! Taah!

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HOW DO I CHANGE A REAR TAILLIGHT


very simple, open the tailgate you will find 2 torx head screws , undo them and then pull the whole taillight unit out the twist the light socket to the left to access the bulb you need a push in bulb the repeat the process to in stall the unit!

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I have a 1998 GMC truck with the left back blinker not working. When I turn on the emergency flashers the left back does not work either. The front left blinker still works but is fast when do the turn...


I think this may be the same problem these trucks have had for years take the taillight apart and check the circuts that go from the wireing to the bulbs dont know if this will help you also you can check the plug at the taillight to see if there is power there with the blinker on

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1997 saturn tail lights not working checked fuses and changed bulbs still not working


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Need to know how to replace rear taillight bulb.


You'll need a phillips head screwdriver and possibly a needle-nose pliers.

Open your tailgate and look near the taillight assembly. With the tailgate open, you'll see 2 phillips head screws holding the taillight assembly in place. Remove the screws and pull out and toward the side of the car. You'll see the wiring harness that plugs into the taillight body and three plastic disks that have a raised plastic tab. Twist the tab counter-clockwise for about 1/4 turn and the disk/socket will come out with the bulb attached. The socket may be difficult to twist by hand, so you may need a needle-nose pliers to grip the tab lengthwise. I suggest replacing all of the bulbs in the assembly at once, even if they're not all bad so that you won't have to do it again when another bulb inevitably burns out.

After you have the bulb(s) replaced, reassemble the taillight and reattach in the reverse order of disassembly.

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I have a 1993 chevy 1500 and everytime i turn on the parking or headlight my right turn signal wont blink and stays on , also when i have the lights off and step on the brake the parking lights go on


Sounds like you 've got a cross connection in the rear right taillight bulb, or wiring to that area.
Start by pulling the bulbs out and checking if it makes any difference with the bulb removed. Check the brake pedal...see if the parking lights still come on.
Look at the bulb socket contacts, and the bulb contacts and look for black marks, or burned out filament in the bulb.. if everything looks good there, start tracing the wiring back and look for cuts or a place where the wiring may have been pinched, cut, bared etc. if your right turn signal isn't working and the parking lites are getting triggered, it's got to be in that right rear taillight or wiring...

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Everytime I change the fuse it burns out


Obviously your Flasher is defective or one of the Lamps is intermittent. Federal Law requires the Flasher to quit Flashing if a Bulb is Burned Out or the Circuit to either front or rear has an intermittent connection. Next time it Stays on check the Front Bulb for the side you are indicating a turn. If Both Front and Rear Bulbs are lit then replace the flasher. Flashers do wear out!

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All light bulbs burn out again and again, how to fix this.


Check the battery voltage with the engine running at idle and at 2000 RPM. Voltage should not exceed 13.6 volts. To burn out bulbs the alternator would have to run at 15 + volts to fatigue bulbs. If the voltage is high, investigate charging system.
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Replacement of rear outside tail light assembly


If you're asking how do you change a taillight bulb, then follow this procedure:

Open the trunk lid.

Disconnect the connectors from the taillights (taillight bulb connectors are visible by looking inside the trunk at the back of the tail lamps.) There may be an interior trunk trim panel that you have to take off but in most cases its just a series of thumb screws that hold them in.


Brake Lights/Taillights: 21/5 W

Rear Turn Signal Light: 21 W

Back-up Light: 21 W

Rear Side Marker Light: 5 W


Turn the bulb sockets 45 º counterclockwise to remove the bulbs.


If you're removing the taillamps with the bumper off there are 3 nuts and screws that hold the taillight to the rear panel of the car that have to come off from the inside of the trunk.
Remove the nuts and screws, then remove the taillight.

hope that answers your question

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2004 A4 Tail Light replacement.


If you are still looking for the resolution, it's really pretty simple. It is highly recommended that you remove one light assembly at a time, thus allowing you to have a good guide when repositioning the assembly back on the vehicle body. Yes, the only way to get to the burned out bulb in the taillight is to remove the whole darn thing! The bulb burns out every 4-5 months, so I have become good at it...Here goes:

1. Open trunk. Look for small (3" diameter) cutouts in the fabric panel in the trunk liner. They are identical and appear next to the taillight assemblies, on the side, not behind the taillight.
2. Gently use a flat blade screwdriver and pry them open. These cutouts are attached to the inner trunk liner fabric, so be gentle.
3. Notice the phillips head screw inside the opening. Unscrew it slowly, making sure it doesn't drop between the chassis and the trunk liner. Remove the screw.
4. Place soft towel on the outside of the car under the taillight assembly, to prevent scratching the car bumper.
5. Gently grab both sides of the taillight assembly from the outside and pull away from the car (rear direction. Be careful not to pull too hard, or the wiring harness behind the assembly may break.
6. You can now access all lamp in the taillight assembly. Change the bulbs as needed. Also, if you can vacuum or clean the dirt on the chassis as well as on the back side of the taillight assembly, you'll feel better later :-)
7. Placing the taillight assembly back in its place is a bit tricky. It seems to go back easily, but the rubber lining nearest to the trunk opening and where the phillips head screw is, must be placed exactly right or water will leak behind the assembly.
8. Screw in the phillips head screw, but don't overtighten it. You will need to open it every 4-5 months to replace another bulb (its an Audi-VW plan to sell more bulbs).
9. Snap the trunk liner caps back in place and voila, you have done it.

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