Problems Encountered with a Toyota Rav4 Cornering Light
Driving in heavy traffic requires a lot of skillful maneuvering of your car to get to good positions. Getting into these positions requires the use of your cornering light or turning signals. These cornering lights tell the other drivers that you are going to turn left or right, or are going to occupy this space or that, in the case of heavy traffic. Without them, drivers may have to resort to hand signals, which are not effective most of the time. In order to avoid any damage to your cornering lights, have a look at the common symptoms of their damage.
Cornering light errors
There might be times when you are off on your way to work and you notice something wrong with your cornering lights. The next day may be different, and tomorrow, the same. This happened to you probably because of the cornering light dislodging from its socket. It may also have something to do with the assembly not connecting properly or getting knocked off because of vibration.
Sometimes, you might find yourself with a corner light that is stuck in a lighted state all throughout. It could also be that your cornering light illuminates the same time as your brake light does. Being an electrical part, your cornering light may have suffered from a short-circuit within its wiring or within its assembly. Pay attention to everything you have used, including the bulbs. You might have used a bulb which shorted the assembly, causing this problem.
Wiring problems sometimes produces interesting problems on your cornering light assembly. It may make your headlight blink at the same time as your cornering light! Usually, bad wiring or misplaced wiring may cause these types of interesting problems. To check for any problems with your wiring, remove your headlight assembly (including your cornering signal), and inspect the wiring located within the assembly.
Other considerable problems
Pay close attention when you are working on your cornering light or its wiring. Its usual problems are always related to wiring and electrical parts. Sometimes, your shortage may be cause by the fact that there is a wire in the assembly which is touching metal; in this case, the frame of the car. Separate the wire from the car with a gasket or seal in order to keep this from happening.