Symptoms and Causes of Jaguar S Type Tail Light Assembly Problems
Classy, elegant, and sophisticated-these words describe the Jaguar S Type best. Because it is produced by one of the leading names in the car industry, this model is expected to have extremely powerful features. But no car is perfect. Even great cars, especially those with fragile and sensitive components, fail. The Jaguar S Type Tail Light assembly is one of those damage-prone parts; hence it must receive utmost protection and care. When it begins to fail, the right troubleshooting procedure must be done in order to fix the problem ASAP.
A single tail light stops working
When only one bulb in the entire Jaguar S type tail light assembly doesn't light up, the problem lies from the busted bulb itself. What you need to do is inspect the filament of the bulb and see if it's broken. You need to take the bulb out of the car completely to see it clearly. The bulbs can be accessed easily by removing the lens cover.
Two or more lights stop working
When multiple bulbs suddenly stopped working, it can be a sign of a blown fuse. Open the fuse box to check the condition of the fuse. The location of the tail-light fuse depends on the particular model and year of the Jaguar S Type. Check your vehicle owner's manual to confirm the placement of the fuse and the right Amp to be used. After finding the right fuse, use an ohmmeter to find out if it has power or voltage. If the reading says zero voltage, it means that the bulb is already exhausted. Do the same procedure for the bulb sockets. Sockets may also lose power due to corrosion and dirt.
Rust on wires and harnesses
If you have already confirmed that the bulbs and the fuse are still in good condition, but the tail lights are still not working, the problem may be coming from rusty wires and wire connections. Corrosion hampers the flow of electricity in the car's electrical system causing the tail lights to flicker and eventually conk out completely. That's why it is necessary to check for physical damage on the wires regularly to see the early sign of corrosion. Don't forget to examine the wire endings and connections if they are still firmly soldered to one another.