Investigating the Causes of Faulty Lexus GS400 Side Marker Lights
There comes a time in a man's life when he just wants to show off what he has; a sexy girlfriend, a built body, or a hot car. During this time, a man would do everything to highlight this new thing-which is why we have the side marker lights. Aside from its safety features, the side marker lights attract attention. Admit it; the attention is one of the main reasons (if not the main) why you bought Lexus GS400 side marker lights. However, the lights can break or fail just like any other part in your car; soon enough the lights will go out. To help you out when these times come, we discussed the common reasons why the lights fail to light up.
Faulty electrical wirings
When diagnosing a side marker light problem, a lot of car owners often overlook the electrical wirings and fuses in the assembly. How the wirings are connected is the first thing you should check especially if you bought a second-hand car. In most cases, the front side marker lights should connected to the turn signal or flasher fuse, not the rear side marker fuse. The correct set-up would be: the rear side markers are off unless you turn the running lights on, and the fender lights are off until you turn the signal light on.
Snapped or cut wires
Other than a faulty set-up, the side marker lights can also fail if there are snapped or cut wires. The case of cut wires is common because the way the assembly is set up makes it very prone for the wires to snap, while insects or rodents seem to have an appetite for wires.
Side marker light bulbs usually last for one to two years, depending on how often you use them. If there is nothing wrong with electrical connections, then you likely have a burnt bulb.
One may think that any kind of bulb can be installed on the side marker lights. However, you should know that some set-ups need a single filament bulb, while some require dual-filament bulbs. If nothing is wrong with the wires and the bulb is new, then you may have purchased an incompatible bulb for the set-up.