Chrysler Pt Cruiser Tail Lights
Helpful Tips to Fix Your Chrysler PT Cruiser Tail Lights
You always need to check your Chrysler PT Cruiser tail lights to make sure that your vehicle is seen by other cars behind you as you drive at night. Keep in mind that these lights usually experience problems, so it's best that you know how to deal with their common issues. Here are some useful tips to help you troubleshoot your tail lights:
It's inevitable to have scratches on your tail lights, especially if you're the type who isn't too careful. You can have multiple light scratches on the lenses of your tail lights, but you can also have deep scratches that can be quite difficult to fix. Wet sanding your tail lights to smoothen the surface of the scratched areas should easily solve your problem. However, doing this won't help you fix your deeply scratched tail lights. Buying a replacement part is the best solution if you can't stand driving around with obvious scratches on your car's rear-end lights.
During the lifetime of your PT Cruiser, you may experience unlit tail lights as you drive at night. Although this is a very common problem, some drivers still have difficulties diagnosing it. To help you, just remember to check the unlit assembly for a busted or loose bulb if you see only one working tail light as this is usually the case. Replacing or tightening the bulb should make it work again. But if both your tail lights have stopped working, you should make sure that your wirings are all good and your fuse isn't blown out because your tail lights won't really work if either of your fuse or wirings is damaged. Replacing the fuse or fixing the wirings will solve this problem.
Broken and leaking seals
The only time you will know that the seal on your tail light is broken is when you begin to wonder why there are water droplets forming on the lens inside. This is called condensation, and this happens when there is water buildup inside your tail light. The main culprit behind this is the broken seal that is supposed to block water from entering and, possibly, from building up inside and damaging the socket and wires. To stop this problem, you need to remove the assembly and dry it. You also need to make sure that the sockets and wirings have been dried before installing back the assembly. This time, don't forget to apply silicone sealant along the edges of the broken seal. Remember, you can have this problem on just one tail light.