More car lights mean more illumination although it must also be limited or else your car will look as if it's going to join a parade. The lighting system of the vehicle is specifically made for safety purposes. Car lights are mounted in front, at the back and on the sides. Lights in front are called head lights. Its position allows clear illumination of the road ahead. The headlights alone may not be enough to provide light that is why other back-up such as fog lights are added to shed off better illumination in cases of adverse weather condition like heavy rain or snow.
On the sides are corner lights or side marker lights to warn other drivers that the car is turning or cornering. It is more of an accessory but it can surely be of great help especially when driving at night or in dark dangerous locations. Each auto make is equipped with its own kind of corner lights. For Toyota vehicles, corner lights have it own distinct style that jives with the unique style of the car. Toyota corner lights are great add-ons not only for better illumination but also for enhanced exterior aura.
The corner lights together with fog lamps, tail lights, head lights, back up lights, brake lights, turn signal lights and led lights can be found in various sources so anyone in need will not encounter much difficulty. On-line stores are good sources of all auto lights. It is now in full swing nowadays not only because it is something new but because of the ease and convenience that it can give which traditional offline stores can't offer. Transaction is done electronically which allows anyone to have access on the wide array of products on a time that would suit their personal choice. Their location is also of little effect since their ordering can be done anywhere they may be as long as there is a computer connected with the net.
Replacing the Old Toyota Corner Light
Without automotive lights, driving would be too risky for any motorist. You can expect all sorts of traffic mess on the road since motorists won't be able to tell other drivers if they're about to turn around a corner or switch lanes, back up, slow down, or stop. It would be hard to pull off nighttime driving due to poor visibility. So, as a responsible car owner, you must see to it that all lights are working. If your Toyota corner light is out, then you may need to change the bulb or get a new assembly. Cornering lights can be integrated into the headlight or may come as a separate kit. See how it is for your vehicle. Also, these lights come in different colors. Reflectors can be yellow, amber, or orange. The lenses can also be white or clear with yellow bulbs. Thing is, you have to get the right piece. Once you have the right corner light replacement, you can replace the old one on your car in an instant. This will take just a few minutes. Here's a quick, simple guide to help you out:
Required skill level: Novice
Needed tools and materials
- New cornering light assembly or bulb
Check your vehicle's owner manual to see how the cornering lights are attached, if they come as a separate assembly or if they're integrated into the headlights. Also get an idea how they're attached, taking note of the mounting hardware that secure them. Armed with these information, the job would be much easier for you to tackle.
Removing the old cornering light
Inspect the light assembly for any crack or forms of damage. Look for retaining bolts or mounting hardware. See how the light is secured in place. You have to unfasten the light assembly or cover to get access to the corner light bulb. Any wire attached to the back of the light assembly must be unplugged. Once it's unfastened, you may now disconnect the assembly, or if the cover is already pulled out, reach inside to take the old bulb out of the socket by turning the base carefully.
Installing a new corner light
Install the new cornering light assembly, making sure that its placement is correct and that everything is aligned. You have to fasten it with the retaining bolts or any mounting hardware used. Make sure that the assembly is secured. Re-attach the wiring and plug it into back of the assembly. If you'll be replacing just the bulb, plug it into the socket. Put back the cover and make sure that the housing is sealed. Turn on the corner lights to see if they're working.
Tips and warnings
- You may wear safety glasses. Put on some gloves as well. If you'll be handling the bulb, make sure that oil from your skin won't make contact with the glass as this can burn into the glass and shorten the bulb's life. The gloves will take care of that.
- Keep alcohol wipes ready in case the bulb or the light assembly gets dirty.