Toyota Rav4 Side Marker Problems: Three Common Symptoms and Possible Reasons
The side marker lights of your Toyota Rav4 are designed to show the vehicle's position on the road from oblique angles. Although this is not mandated by law, it is proven to be helpful for other drivers especially when you're travelling at night. If you begin to notice that the side marker lights of your vehicle are acting anything but normal, then you should do some troubleshooting immediately. Here are some of the common problems you can encounter with faulty side marker lights:
Side marker lights are not functioning.
If you notice that both your Toyota Rav4 side marker lights are not functioning, you need to check the bulbs if they are already busted. However, if the bulbs are working fine, then you should locate the fuse box of your car and find the fuse for both the side markers. You should also observe if the turn lights of your car are working fine because if they have the same fuse with the side marker lights and only the side marker lights are not working, then the wiring of the side marker lights maybe the source of the problem.
Side marker lights are working but not blinking.
When the side marker lights of your Toyota Rav4 light up but they don't blink or flash, you have to determine if the side marker lights on the model and year of your Rav4 are designed to blink. Otherwise, the lights will remain steady whatever you do. However, if they are designed to blink and suddenly they've stopped, then what you should check is the connection of the wires-maybe some of the wires are just loosely connected.
Side marker lights won't detach from the mount.
To remove the side marker lights of your Toyota Rav4 correctly, you have to be familiar with the wiring diagram of the side marker lights first. Most side marker lights designed on a Toyota Rav4 have clips attached to the wires. If you're having a hard time separating those two because you have inadequate space to work on, then you have to remove the headlights first. If this still doesn't give you room, then you have to take off the tire and remove half of the plastic wheel well cover to get to the side marker lights.