Jeep Cherokee Tail Light Assembly
Signs That Your Jeep Cherokee Tail Light Assembly Has Failed
Driving with busted tail lights can get you in a fender-bender. That is, if a traffic enforcer doesn't get to you first with a ticket. Tail lights are very useful in signaling other motorists about your next move on the road. Without them, other drivers will have to guess whether you're going to turn to a corner or pull over. Due to their frequent use, tail lights fail over time. Below are some of the symptoms that you might have noticed on your Jeep Cherokee tail light assembly and some easy solutions to fix the problem:
One of the tail lights has stopped working
If only one of the tail lights had gone off, the problem could be due to a burnt-out bulb. The filament inside the bulb is most likely broken. You need to remove the old bulb from the assembly and replace it with a new one. When you purchase a replacement bulb, make sure that it has the same wattage as the ones you already have in the tail light assembly. Changing the bulb is easy work and doesn't take more than 15 minutes to finish. It might be a good idea to replace the rest of the bulbs as well to save from any inconvenience in the future.
All the lights in the assembly fail to turn on
On some occasions, all of the tail lights in your vehicle may not turn on at all. Since all lights are affected, this problem is certainly not due to a busted bulb. You need to check if there are any blown fuses linked to the tail light assembly. You can access the Jeep Cherokee fuse box from under the hood of your vehicle. Inspect the tail light fuse inside the box to see if the thin metal strip within the fuse is broken. If it is, you need to replace the fuse to make the tail lights work again.
If you've ruled out a fuse problem and the tail lights still do not work, check the assembly for any loose wiring. You need to remove the whole tail light assembly from the vehicle to inspect the wires. Gently tug on the wires to check if there is any loose connection that needs tightening.