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Auto & Fleet Mechanic

5160 Pentecost Drive #C
Modesto, CA 95356

With the long days of summer here, many drivers may not think about their headlights and brake lights. But, it’s important to keep an eye on them as they can burn out or stop working without noticing. All of a sudden, you may start to wonder, “Why is my brake light not working?” It’s still important that you have working lights (headlights, brake lights, turn signals) so that other drivers know you are there or in which direction you plan to turn.

So what causes lights to not work or seem extra dim? There could be several reasons, including:

  • Burned out bulbs: If only one brake light is not working, the problem is typically a burned-out bulb. Has it replaced as soon as possible? If it still doesn’t work, ask your mechanic to check the wiring or fuses.
  • High beam doesn’t work: If the headlight was replaced or it isn’t burned out, there could be faulty wiring in the switch or relay.
  • Electrical System: There may be a problem in the electrical system if the lights dim only when the engine is idling and the brightness changes with the RPM. An auto electrical repair service can pinpoint the problem, such as a bad alternator or a loose belt. However, if the alternator checks out okay, the accessories may be drawing too much power and a more powerful alternator may be needed.
  • Lights are too dim: Bulbs can lose their brightness as they age, so you may want to invest in a new set of bulbs. Dirty or oxidized lenses block the light and can be cleaned and reconditioned. The foggy lens is an indication that water is getting into the headlight assembly and it may need to be replaced.

The electrical system is comprised of several components including the battery, battery cables, alternator, starter, and computer system. Problems with any of these components can cause problems with the vehicle’s operation and will generally require the use of specialized diagnostic equipment to identify the cause.

In older vehicles, the average person could replace burned out bulbs themselves. But lights are now much harder to access in today’s vehicles. Your mechanic has the right tools and diagnostic equipment to inspect the bulbs, fuses, switches, and relays, and then either repair or replace as needed.

Wondering why is my brake light not working? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about auto electric repair issues and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Wondering Why is my brake light is not working? For help with burned-out headlights & brake lights, schedule an auto electric repair at Auto & Fleet Mechanic.

With the long days of summer here, many drivers may not think about their headlights and brake lights. But, it’s important to keep an eye on them as they can burn out or stop working without noticing. All of a sudden, you may start to wonder, “Why is my brake light not working?” It’s still important that you have working lights (headlights, brake lights, turn signals) so that other drivers know you are there or in which direction you plan to turn.

So what causes lights to not work or seem extra dim? There could be several reasons, including:

  • Burned out bulbs: If only one brake light is not working, the problem is typically a burned-out bulb. Has it replaced as soon as possible? If it still doesn’t work, ask your mechanic to check the wiring or fuses.
  • High beam doesn’t work: If the headlight was replaced or it isn’t burned out, there could be faulty wiring in the switch or relay.
  • Electrical System: There may be a problem in the electrical system if the lights dim only when the engine is idling and the brightness changes with the RPM. An auto electrical repair service can pinpoint the problem, such as a bad alternator or a loose belt. However, if the alternator checks out okay, the accessories may be drawing too much power and a more powerful alternator may be needed.
  • Lights are too dim: Bulbs can lose their brightness as they age, so you may want to invest in a new set of bulbs. Dirty or oxidized lenses block the light and can be cleaned and reconditioned. The foggy lens is an indication that water is getting into the headlight assembly and it may need to be replaced.

The electrical system is comprised of several components including the battery, battery cables, alternator, starter, and computer system. Problems with any of these components can cause problems with the vehicle’s operation and will generally require the use of specialized diagnostic equipment to identify the cause.

In older vehicles, the average person could replace burned out bulbs themselves. But lights are now much harder to access in today’s vehicles. Your mechanic has the right tools and diagnostic equipment to inspect the bulbs, fuses, switches, and relays, and then either repair or replace as needed.

Wondering why is my brake light not working? Contact our ASE Certified technicians at Auto & Fleet Mechanic for more information about auto electric repair issues and to schedule an appointment. Our auto shop proudly serves residents in Modesto, CA, and the surrounding area.

Judi Harvey
Auto & Fleet MechanicModesto Auto Repair

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5160 Pentecost Drive #C, Modesto, CA 95356209-543-7575info@autoandfleetmechanic.com
Mon:07:30am - 05:30pm
Tue:07:30am - 05:30pm
Wed:07:30am - 05:30pm
Thu:07:30am - 05:30pm
Fri:07:30am - 05:00pm
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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