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Car Lights Information and Tricks

If your tail lights are cracked or not lighting, don’t take your car to the mechanic! For a up-front light or fuse replacement, you can repair your tail lights yourself for a part of the price.

By: Anita Samuelis

The Application of LED Car Lights

What you have to pay attention to when you apply after-market LED car lights is that LEDs are sensitive to heat, and operation in a high temperature can shorten their lifespan. Therefore it is not advised to use them next to a headlight for instance, which emits a large amount of heat. LED replacements have the advantage of very low power consumption – one of the reasons why they are worth using. However, plenty of new car constructions include an indicator for bulbs, and due to the low resistance of the LED bulbs, it might show that the bulb has gone. To fix this problem and get a valid indication you need to use a resistor kit included in the system.

Besides the commonly used parking lamps, tail and stop lights, turn signals, daytime running lamps, and festoon lights, LEDs are often used for decorating cars both inside and outside the car. Additional lighting can be added within the car with 12V LED solutions, as most LEDs can be operated with batteries. A common and diverse form of decoration is the LED strip light available in the full spectrum of colours. RGB LED strip lights allow a whole new range of decorating your car, changing and varying its colour as often as you wish. LED strips – available in fully waterproof version – allowing external decoration of the car on any side, strips fixed openly on the body of the car. Here is your chance to create a unique look for your car and save some power on the way.

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The rewards of LED car lights are abundant. LED car lights have the benefit of instant start-up, and very long lifespan.

Co-authored by: Mike Parra

How to Fix Car Tail Lights

A blown fuse usually causes both lights to go out. On newer cars, the tail lamps can be fused separately and/or each bulb or shared circuit can be fused. A fuse can be blown due to other problems, so you’ll need to check more than just the fuse, but it’s the right place to start. Look in your owner’s manual to determine where the fuse box is located in your car. On older cars, the fuse box is located under the dash. On most newer cars it can be located under the hood or the dash.

The manual will have a labeled picture of the fuse box showing which fuse is which. Making sure the ignition is off, take the cover off of the fuse box and locate the taillight fuse. Use a flashlight to inspect the fuse and determine whether it’s blown. On most new cars, the fuse would have to be removed to be checked due to the arrangement of the fuses.

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On most new automobiles, the electric wiring hitch is positioned behind panels in the trunk and is not reachable short of getting rid of the panels. And for your body repair needs we at Guanella will take care of it for you.

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