Lexus Side Marker Lights
Diagnosing and Fixing Problems Affecting Lexus Side Marker Lights
Before changing lanes on the freeway, you should always make use of side marker lights to let drivers behind you know your plan or next move. This will allow them to act appropriately, preventing any accident from happening. If you're starting to have trouble with your side marker lights, you must find the culprit immediately and fix the problem. Driving with functioning marker lights will help ensure your safety. For more information about diagnosing and fixing problems related to Lexus side marker lights, read on.
Cloudy side marker light lens
The lenses of modern automobile lights are usually made of polycarbonate plastics. Such materials are relatively cheap, and the resulting decrease in costs translates into greater savings for the company. The lenses are sturdy, no doubt about that, but constant exposure to UV rays, heat, and pollution will eventually make them fade. Fortunately, the lenses of the side marker lights can be polished to appear just as good as new. The materials needed are 1,500 grit and 3,500 grit sandpaper, a rubbing compound, and a plastic polisher. Start off by rubbing the lens with the wet 1,500 grit sandpaper. After working through the entire lens of the sidemarker light, switch to the 3,500 grit sandpaper and continue working until you remove most of the haze from the lens. Apply the rubbing compound next to remove any small scratch left by the sandpaper and finish off with the plastic polisher.
Side marker light on one side is not working
If only one of the side marker lights has gone out, the problem might lie with a burned-out light bulb, a loose connection, or broken wires. Start out by checking the bulb. If the bulb's filament is black or if there are grayish deposits inside the bulb, it means that the light bulb has burned out; replace it if so. To check the wires and electrical connections, open up the side marker light assembly. Check the wires and replace any that is damaged. Take a look at the bulb socket and be sure that the light bulb and the electrical wires are attached to it securely. Fix any loose connection you see. Dirty sockets should be cleaned, while rusty and corroded ones should be replaced.