Identifying the Reasons why a Chevrolet Suburban Tail Light Assembly Fails
A broken Chevrolet tail light assembly can be a real hassle. You can be pulled over by the police once you're caught driving without properly functioning lights. The worst part is you can get involved in some serious road accidents. To prevent these, you have to fix your lighting fixture immediately. Repairing the tail lights is not that complicated. You just have to find the damaged or broken part that causes the problem. Here's how you troubleshoot the tail light assembly in your vehicle.
None of the tail lights are working
If all of your tail lights are not working, it is impossible that all of the bulbs burned out at once. You need to check the fuse right away to find out what's going on. A blown out fuse is the primary reason why all the bulbs don't light up. To check the fuse, you need to access your fuse box. In your Suburban there are three fuse boxes: two are found inside the cabin and one located in the engine bay. Since you're working on the tail lights, access the engine-bay fuse box. Find fuse number ten and pull it out of the box. Observe the appearance of the wire sticking at the upper part of the fuse. If the wire is burnt, it means that the fuse is severely damaged, hence it must be replaced.
Only one bulb is not working
If you see that only one bulb in the assembly is not working, you'll think right away that the problem lies in the busted bulb. Yes, that is possible, but you have to realize that there are other possible reasons. To troubleshoot the problem further, check the bulb sockets for corrosion. When the sockets get extremely rusty, electricity won't flow through them. That's the reason why your bulbs are not lighting up.
Faint light beams
Dim or faint light coming from your tail light assembly won't give you enough illumination on the road. If you're experiencing such problem, inspect your tail light lenses. These components are made of plastic or glass tht is prone to oxidation. Inspecting the physical condition of the tail light covers will help you determine their real condition. If the covers appear hazy or cloudy, you must clean or replace them.