Dodge Ram 1500 Tail Lights
Signs That Your Dodge Ram 1500 Tail Lights Are Going Bad
The tail lights of your Dodge Ram 1500 allow you to communicate with your fellow drivers on the road while you're driving. Through light signals, you can tell them if you're making a turn, slowing down, or making a stop. Although they do not really play a huge role in your car's overall performance, these lights are responsible for your car's visibility and safety on the road. That is why broken tail lights should never be ignored. Aside from getting a ticket for not having it fixed, damaged tail lights may also lead to conflicts with other drivers on the road or even accidents and injuries. Here are signs to watch out for so that you'll know if your Dodge Ram 1500's tail lights are going bad.
Not all the lights are working.
If one or multiple tail lights have stopped working in your Dodge Ram 1500, there are a couple of things you need to inspect carefully. A single malfunctioning tail light could be the result of a bulb that has burned out. You may access the bulb through the trunk's trim and examine it for broken filaments. If one of the filaments is broken, it is most likely to be the culprit behind this problem that will require a bulb replacement. If multiple lights stopped functioning at once, there is a huge possibility that you have a blown fuse. Inspect the fuse to see if the thin metal strip inside it is broken. If the fuse appears to be blown, a replacement is necessary.
The wirings are damaged.
If your bulbs and fuse are in good condition but the lights are still not working, then there could be something wrong with the wirings in your Dodge Ram 1500's tail lights. Inspect the connections and check if they are all solid. Also check the internal surfaces for signs of corrosion. If there is a short or damage, examine the wiring that is exposed to the tail light housing. If you see signs of damage on the wires of your tail lights, have it checked by a professional mechanic as soon as possible.