The taillights are the pair of lights located at the rear part of your Mercury Grand Marquis. Just like the headlights, taillights are made standard in most vehicles because of their very important functions. Your Mercury Grand Marquis taillights act as warning or signal devices to alert the drivers of the cars behind you about your plan to stop or to slow down. Thus, taillights allow other drivers to adjust their speed so that his car will not bump in the rear of your car. Aside from that, Mercury Grand Marquis taillights also let other drivers notice your presence on poorly lit areas or during rainy, foggy or dark driving conditions.
Like the taillights for other vehicle makes, Mercury Grand Marquis tail lights are made up of lens and frames which are dubbed as taillight bezel or taillight frame. The taillight lens is the plastic covering placed over a taillight to protect it. If you want to add a touch of style to your vehicle, there are specialty lenses offered in several colors. And for additional taillight protection, there are also other add-ons which you can mount over your vehicle taillights. These add-ons include taillight mask, taillights lens and taillight cover.
The taillight cover is a restyling accessory that is normally snapped on or screwed on over a taillight to give it an altered appearance. This cover changes the taillight's color or design as they can be painted and customized to match your vehicle and to give it a monochromatic styling. For a blackout look, you can get units which are made of black plastic. Tail light protector on the other hand is a wire covering that is attached over the taillights to guard the lenses from brush in off-road applications. These add-ons also give your vehicle a tough, urban warrior look especially if they are on the pavement. Taillight covers and protectors are usually seen on pickup trucks and some SUVs because they are very important in protecting the vehicle's tail light particularly when off-roading.
Cars taillights including Mercury Grand Marquis taillights can be restyled using a taillight mask. This is a vinyl decal that can be formed into any design and applied over the taillights. Mercury Marquis comes with taillights that are well-crafted to make the car more appealing. Mercury Grand Marquis taillights are shaped and formed to enhance the beauty of the car while excellently performing its job. They give off perfect rear illumination and they are really capable of giving other drivers the best sign that the car is slowing down or is going to stop. Furthermore, Mercury Grand Marquis taillights sport a style that complements the contour of the vehicle.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is it that the tail and dash lights have stopped working but the head and brake lights of a Mercury Grand Marquis can still work?
It's likely that there's a wire that corroded, overheated, and shorted out. To make sure, check the connections on the head light switch since all the lights connect into its one plug . Use a test light and if you find the broken wire, fix it by attaching a new end onto it.
The tail light fuse of the Mercury Grand Marquis keeps blowing out. What could the the cause?
The culprit is usually a broken wire that caused a dead short in your Grand Marquis. To check if this is so, remove the tail light housing and examine the wires for any crimping. Grand Marquis owners often encounter this problem because the wiring harness doesn't clear the tail lamp assembly. So, when a blown bulb gets changed, a wire could easily get crimped.
What is the LCM on the Grand Marquis for and how is it related to the tail lights?
Mercury's Lighting Control Module (LCM) controls all the lights in its Grand Marquis models from 1995 until 2011. It can be found mounted on the metal braces under the dash by the gas pedal. While problems with the LCM are commonly associated with the headlights, occasionally, the tail lights are affected by it as well. If both head and tail lights start flashing off and on, replace the LCM with a new one.
What kind of bulbs should the Grand Marquis tail lights be replaced with?
Mercury designed its tail lights to fit into one assembly. A 3157K bulb can fit into the tail/stop/turn bulb socket while a 3156K bulb fits into the back-up light socket.
Why is there water inside the trunk of the Mercury Grand Marquis?
It could be because one of the washers on the plastic tail light cover isn't lying flush with the Grand Marquis' body. Make sure all three washers are flat after the retaining nuts are tightened to prevent this.