Saturn Sl Side Marker Lights
Light Crisis: Troubleshooting Your Saturn SL Side Marker Lights
When you're out driving on a dark road or a poorly lit area, you need all the light you can get. Fortunately, your vehicle has a built-in source of illumination to guarantee your safety. Each bulb in your front and rear light assemblies is important to increase your visibility and prevent accidents, so you must ensure they're all working fine before hitting the road. Going out with busted side marker lights, for example, will not only decrease your visibility, but it will also give traffic enforcers a reason to issue you a ticket or a heavy fine. Your Saturn SL side marker lights may seem insignificant compared to your headlights, but they're extremely useful whenever you're changing lanes. These lights also emphasize your vehicle's full length and width to inform other drivers of your exact position, so you're 100% safe from collisions even when driving under poor lighting conditions. If your side marker lights are acting up, do some troubleshooting right away to save them from total damage. Here are a few tips to get you started:
This is one of the most common causes of side marker light failure. Some drivers may think side markers are not equipped with their own fuse, so they may find it difficult to pinpoint the cause of the problem. A busted fuse may cause your side markers to flicker and eventually die. Often, the side markers will go out simultaneously once the fuse blows. If there's zero power from your side markers, locate their fuse from the panel box and take it out for inspection. Your owner's manual may help you find the correct fuse if you're having a difficult time distinguishing it from the other fuses in the box. To check the fuse for damage, inspect the metal inside it. If the metal's broken, then you need to replace the blown fuse right away to restore power to your side markers.
If only one of your side marker lights is not working, then a burnt-out bulb is the most likely cause of the problem. Bulbs may cease to function after several years of use, so you need to check on their condition from time to time. A visual inspection can help you see whether the side marker bulb needs replacing. To prevent your side markers from failing completely, burnt-out bulbs should be replaced right away. You should also secure any loose electrical connections to prevent side marker problems in the future.