Volvo 850 Tail Lights
Troubleshooting your Volvo 850 Tail Lights
Your Volvo 850 tail lights help warn drivers in trailing vehicles that you're about to stop or slow down. Thanks to these lights, you're able to avoid unwanted road accidents, most especially after sunset when road visibility is low. Tail lights can easily become damaged for several reasons. Fortunately for you, though, tail light damage is easy enough to diagnose and treat. In fact, repairing or replacing your busted tail light shouldn't be too costly. By ensuring you have working tail lights, you'll be able to enjoy safer driving and even avoid getting ticketed while you're at it.
When only one tail light stops working, it's more than likely that your ride has a blown bulb. To check if your tail light bulb is broken, you'll have to remove it from the tail light for examination. For some vehicles, this process is fairly easy, as the light lens can be removed. If one of the filaments of the bulb is broken, then you'll need to have your bulb replaced.
If your bulbs appear to be in good condition, then you'll want to check the fuse box. Open the fuse box panel, which is usually located underneath the steering wheel. Using a fuse puller, pull the fuse for the tail light and check it to see if it is popped. If it is, then you'll need to have it replaced to get your tail light working again. But if it isn't blown, then just return it to where it was.
If neither your bulbs nor fuses prove to be the root of your tail light problem, then you should examine your wiring. Damaged or loose wiring could cause your tail light to malfunction, so check the wiring near the tail light and under the car for any signs of damage. It's also important that you make sure the internal surfaces are not corroded and that the wires are firmly connected. Also, don't forget to check the wiring harness. If it is pinches, cut, or damaged in any way, your light won't come on and you'll need to have it replaced immediately.