CAR Rear lights

Rear light: common defects and their signs

  1. Defect of the electrical circuit.
    • None of the rear lighting elements is on.
    • The reversing light works incorrectly; for example, it doesn’t turn off after reverse gear switching off.
  2. Terminals oxidation.
    • Light of the rear lamp got dimmer.
    • The rear stop light is blinking during driving.
  3. Rear light body depressurization. It is indicated by turbidity of the rear light lens and reflector.
  4. Bulbs blowing-out. It is easily detected by the following: one of the rear optic elements doesn’t turn on; for example, the reversing light.

How to repair or replace rear light?

Repair of this component usually involves rear light body demounting, cleaning of the lens, applying of a new sealing compound, as well as cleaning of oxidized terminals and replacement of blown out bulbs. In case if these actions didn’t help, it is recommended to diagnose the car at a service station because the problem can lie in the relay or electrical circuit breakage, which is difficult to find out by yourself.

In order to replace the blown out bulb, you need to demount the luggage compartment trimming partially, remove rear cover of the light, remove the rear sidelight bulb or other defective bulb from the holder, and replace it with a new one; then you should reassemble everything in the reversed order. In some car models you need to remove the rear light body from its housing and release the lamp holder fasteners on its back side, in order to get access to the bulb.

In some cases, such as road accidents, replacement of the whole rear light unit can be necessary. To replace it, you need to partially remove the luggage compartment trimming, disconnect the wire harness connector from the light connector, and unscrew the bolt which fixes the light body to the car body, then remove the defective component.

In order to ensure the further correct operation of the car optics, you should adhere to some recommendations. First, replace the rear left light together with the rear right light: so you will have equal light beams on both sides. Second, if you demounted the lens, then, before installing it, you should treat its edges with special sealing compound: this will prevent ingress of dust and moisture into the inner space of the light.

It is recommended to perform rear light replacement at a service station.

Types:

  1. By mounting side:
    • left;
    • right.
  2. By mounting location in the unit:
    • inner;
    • outer.
  3. By lighting source:
    • with incandescent lamps;
    • with LEDs.
  4. By design:
    • reflector-type;
    • projector-type;
    • combined.

Rear lights Information

Rear lights of modern cars are rear lights and brake lights. Rear lights are used to indicate vehicle in the dark and poor visibility conditions. When fog and poor visibility they are used with rear fog light. Rear lights are red. Vehicles have a pair of rear lights on both sides of a line. Aspect angles of the emitted light and the side are normalized. For high vehicles such as buses, rear lights must be at the top as close to the edge as possible.

The second function of the rear lights is brake light. It must be red. It starts on when the driver presses brake pedal. Radiation power of brake lights is higher than of rear lights. It is necessary brake lights to be installed on both sides of the car. Brake lights are also installed in pairs.

Since 1986, in North America, 1990 in Australia and New Zealand and since 1998 in Europe (except Ireland) additional central brake light located above the left and right brake lights is mandatory.

Also it is called the central, third, safe brake light, brake light, located at eye level or brake light repeater.

In case of breakage of one of the lights, brake lights or rear lights, do not hasten to contact a repair shop. The cost of the part will be inflated. It is not a difficult process to replace it. If you need any other part for your car - radiator grille, oxygen sensor or flywheel, you will find them in our online shop. So now, when buying any parts for your car you will spend a lot less time and money.

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