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Toyota Rav4 Cornering Light

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.

Shorted lights

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.

Fried wiring

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.

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    Regularly check your wiring

    Check for serious problems involving the wiring of your cornering light. These lights are part of a vehicle's electronics, and as with electrical parts, they always fall victim to bad wiring. Sometimes people wire their electrical badly that they always induce short-circuits and burnout. Follow the diagram when dealing with wiring and check for burns and other signs of electrical problems when looking at your wiring.


    Replace your old bulbs

    The problems with bulbs on a car and bulbs at home are the same. They burn out pretty much the same way, although the bulbs on your car tend to go out a lot faster. Since they are always on most of the time, your bulbs may suffer from a short period of burning out. As soon as your bulbs show signs of wear and tear, it is best to replace them. Doing this will also help make sure that you will continue to use your cornering lights in pretty much the same way you've always used them before this happened.


    Pay attention to your fuse

    The other problem that may have your lights not working would be a burnt fuse. Fuses are parts of electronics that may often burn-out or get shorted. Sometimes, the problem lies with the fuse's position on the car. If it comes into contact with any metal part of the car, that could become a stimulus for it to short. Learn to place your fuse in a position that would keep it far from any metal part that would cause it to short.


    Replace defective cornering lights

    If it is the cornering light assembly that is your problem and not the wiring or anything else, it may be best to have it replaced. Doing this will make sure that you save on costs for repetitive, but ineffective repair. Remember to keep to the diagram. Following instructions on wiring and everything else to the letter will make sure that you have a light that will work for a long time.