Symptoms of Defective Toyota Solara Headlights
Keeping you well aware of your surroundings, especially during night time, is made possible with a pair of efficient headlights. But, since these lighting components are located at the front of your Toyota Solara, they are more exposed to harmful elements that might soon cause the early wear and tear of the headlight assembly. In fact, if the headlights are left damaged and unmaintained, you might find yourself at great risk of a collision. So if you suspect any defects, perform troubleshooting immediately. Listed below are just some common culprits behind Toyota Solara headlight problems.
One of the headlight bulbs are not working.
The most common defect encountered with headlights is a burnt out bulb. You see, the headlight bulb may have just exceeded its service life, and it has to be replaced to be tested. If the replacement solves the problem, then the stock headlight bulb was burnt out. If not, then you might have electrical connection problems. In other instances, the headlight bulbs are just loose because they are not installed properly.
Both headlights stopped working.
When you find both headlights to be defective, check the connecting wire systems for signs of wear and corrosion. The wires might have been damaged, or the fuses may have blown out. If the fuses and wires are fine, then other parts to inspect may include the dimmer switch, module, or the headlight switch.
Headlights lost their brilliance.
Dimming headlights may be caused by improper cleaning and maintenance. You see, moisture can get trapped and can lead to dirt and debris buildup. When left unmaintained, this can soon lead to a loss of headlight brilliance, which may compromise your safety. Luckily, condensation is easily checked by inspecting the headlight cover. You might find it fogged or hazy colored when moisture has crept inside. It's a good thing that this can be easily prevented by applying dielectric grease to the headlight socket before installation.
Other troubleshooting reminders
When looking for burnt out bulbs, be sure to wear gloves to avoid causing the part's early wear. You see, the bulbs react to skin oil, which will cause them to fail prematurely.