Toyota Highlander Tail Lights
Common Causes of Toyota Highlander Tail Light Failures
The tail light is one of the most important safety equipment fitted in your car. Despite all the features and benefits it has to offer, unfortunately, it's not given equal treatment. No one wants a broken tail light because it requires much attention. The longer a broken tail light is put off, other's safety and yours will be at risk. In the following paragraphs are the most common problems encountered by tail lights.
Perhaps the most common problem and the easiest to resolve is a burned out bulb. The tail light assembly has many tail lights, each having their own function. Nevertheless, when a single bulb tail light stops working, the first thing to look for is a burned out bulb. Most tail lights can be accessed behind the assembly in the trunk of the vehicle. However, on some vehicles, the whole tail light assembly must be removed first to access the bulb. After removing the bulb, don't automatically consider replacement. It can still be inspected to determine if the filaments are broken, burned out, or the connection is loose. The tail light of one part is the same for everything in the assembly so you can swap some bulbs in the meantime before getting new ones.
The next most possible and sensible cause of tail light failure is when the fuse of the tail lights get fried. This is the case when multiple lights fail all at once. You might be looking at a blown fuse after you diagnosis of the bulbs comes out negative. Locating the right fuse is a real squeeze so always consult the owner's manual. The fuse can be inspected by looking at the thin metal strip inside the fuse. See if it is broken or burnt.
The last thing to go wrong and the least to be expected to fail is the wiring that connects the tail light to the battery terminal. This is the final problem maker if neither the bulb nor fuse is blown. Under the same breath, loose wiring is attributed to a tail light failure most of the time. You can check the wiring and the connections to make sure they are in good shape and the surfaces are not corroded.