Diagnosing Common Problems of Infiniti I30 Side Marker Lights
The side marker lights are just one of many external lights of the Infiniti I30, and while they may not be as important in function as the headlights, a broken side marker light can make your vehicle less visible at night and in similar low-light conditions. Infiniti I30 side marker light problems come in many different forms, and troubleshooting them is necessary in order to determine the exact source of the problem and save you time and headaches getting it fixed. In this guide, we'll share some of the common problems of the side marker lights and how to diagnose them.
The side marker lights won't turn on
If the side marker lights won't light up even when the tail lights are switched on, it could indicate various problems ranging broken electrical connections to a busted light bulb. First, check if the wirings connected to the back of the side marker lights are frayed or cut and if the socket where the bulb is mounted is corroded. Next, check the bulb itself to see if the filament is burnt out. However, if both the side marker lights in your vehicle refuse to turn on, the problem might be with the fuse.
The lights remain on even when the tail lights are off
On the other hand, if the side marker lights do turn on but remain so even when the tail lights are already off, the switch for the light might be malfunctioning or out of sync. Moisture and corrosion can also cause the switch to fail and for the light to get stuck at the on position. Check the condition of the switch and adjust or replace it if necessary.
The light is dim
If you notice that the side marker lights are fainter than usual, there might not be enough power reaching the bulb. Turn on the ignition and check the charging voltage with a voltmeter. If the side marker lights are receiving enough power, the meter should display 13.5 to 14.5 volts. But if the meter reads anything less than 13 volts, there isn't enough voltage reaching the side marker lights due to a malfunctioning alternator or battery.