Jeep Cherokee Cornering Light
What to Do during a Jeep Cherokee Cornering Light Failure
One of the many features that make your Jeep Cherokee driver friendly is the cornering light. It is usually manufactured with amber lens and is mounted on the outermost part of the front and rear ends of your vehicle. This light serves as an accurate signal to other drivers when you are about to change lanes or make a turn. Because of this awareness among the motorists driving immediately near you, accidents can be prevented. However, a cornering light failure could sometimes be inevitable. The following are the common causes of your Jeep Cherokee cornering light malfunction:
Usually, the reason why your cornering light has stopped working is because of a bad bulb that could be caused by any of the following:
Before coming into the conclusion that your bulb failed because it burnt out, check for a loose contact that could have been caused by the flexing of the light assembly on the connector or the vehicle's vibration. In this case, you can simply reset the bulb by removing it and securing it back into place. Don't forget to clean the contact assembly and apply a bit of dielectric grease on the rubber seal before putting back the whole unit.
A burnt-out bulb is usually indicated by a broken filament. Inspect the bulb of your corner light for this kind of damage and replace it as needed. When you take out the bulb, remember not to touch it with your bare hands because your skin has oils that could actually damage it.
When your cornering light appears to be static, replacing the bulb would solve the problem. Once you have installed the new bulb, make sure that the cover is seated properly or else water might get inside the assembly over time.
Because cornering light lenses are usually made of plastic, finding scratches on their surface is so common. Remove these unwanted marks by applying plastic cleaner and plastic polish. Then, buff the damaged portion and finish it off by applying plastic protectant. Use a microfiber cloth and simply allow it to dry.