Your Dodge Caravan tail light assembly can give you a few problems during your car's lifetime, but don't worry because they are just easy to fix. Here are useful tips to help you solve some of the common tail light assembly problems:
The seals of your tail light assemblies may crack overtime and allow water to seep through. When this happens, you will have water buildup inside your assemblies, which can cause the bulb sockets to corrode and affect the wiring. You will also notice water droplets forming on the lenses as the water begins to condensate. To avoid having this problem, you have to put silicone along the edges of your assemblies to completely block the water from entering. But before you seal your assemblies, you have to remove them and clean the lenses. You also need to get rid of the rust on the sockets using an abrasive pad. Also, don't forget to dry the tail light assemblies before reinstalling them to avoid another case of condensation.
If your tail lights stop working, it can mean three things: the bulb is busted, the fuse has blown, or the wiring has gone bad. To know which of these three the culprit is, you have to first check your tail lights. If only one tail light has stopped working, this is more or less a case of a blown-out bulb. Replacing it with a new one should easily solve this problem. However, if both tail lights fail to light up, you need to check your fuse and wiring. The fuse inside your fuse box may have already blown out or some of your wires have been exposed or made contact with each other. Replacing your fuse and making sure that your wires are all in good condition should make your tail lights work.
You can have light or deep scratches on your tail light assemblies. If you do, don't panic because this normally happens as your Caravan ages. If you want to get rid of these scratches, you will just have to simply sand and polish them until the scratches on the lenses become unnoticeable. However, if the scratch is too deep, you may want to buy a new tail light assembly.