Tail and Reverse Lights INOP!

lights

#1

Help! I own an 1989 Celica GT, my tail lights and Backup Lights are INOP, the fuses are good not burnt, and the bulbs are new. Still inop. Please Help!


#2

although the fuses dont appear burnt, have you actually changed the fuse out? usually just swapping with a like color fuse, and trying it out. By putting the fuse in another location you really eliminate the fuse as an issue.


#3

Good info Cappy.

Let me add: before replacing fuses with ones you KNOW work, spray some electrical contact cleaner in the fuse holder first.

Use a multi-meter or continuity tester to see where the power stops running to those lights.

One other thing: Check to see if those inoperative lights are on the same circuit with some other that may be burnt out.


#4

Thankyou! I’ll check 'em out. Are their any other possible situation to cause those light go out that I should I check, too?


#5

Check the grounding circuit/wire. If your Celica taillights are like my '88 Supra, the ground wire may be bad, and this will prevent all the lights from working.