No tail lights
Hi, without knowing any further degtails of the failure, I will suggest the following, First, the most common cause of a cars taillights failing to come on is a failed fuse. Take note that a fuse can go bad on its own or it can be blown by a short circuit or an overload. In either case, the cause would have to be located and repaired.
In your 1988 Acura Legend, the fuse is located inside the passenger compartment and on the fuse panel. The panel is located behind either the driver side or passenger side kickpanel.
If the fuse is bad, replace it. If this solves the problem and the replacement fuse holds, then you're all set.
If the fuse for the taillights is good, you must trace the wiring from the fuse block to the headlamp switch located on the steering coluum. If you have current up to that point, you need to track the current from the switch through the wiring and back to the taillights themselves. If you loose current somewhere enroute , then check for broken wiring or a loose or corroded connector.
If you track current all the way to the actual taillight socket, then check the relationship between the socket and the bulbs themselves.
Is the wiring pulled loose from the socket or not connected well? Use a 12 volt test lamp to check for current at the connections inside the sockets and of course insure the bulbs are the correct type and are in good working order.
Now during you do not have any taillights, I suspect either a bad light switch or bad tailight fuse. Good Luck.
Apr 12, 2013 |
1988 Acura Legend