Tail lights on 2000 3.5 RL Accura


Asked by Feb 12, 2015 at 11:25 PM about the 2000 Acura RL 3.5L

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The tail lights on my accura won't  turn on. I've replaced the bulbs, checked the wiring and
fuses, and nothing! Any suggestions?

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First you could still have a wiring issue some wear else in the circuit. How far on the wires did you check? One way you can check the integrity of the wiring is by checking the voltage at the connectors. I have even seen bad sockets still turn on the brake lights but the tail lights did not work. I had a couple civics and accords do that when I was working for Honda. Next I would test the switch. Do all your other lights turn on and work properly?


All the lights work properly and so do the brake lights. I've tried everything to see if anything works and nothing.


okay I went through my paperwork from when I worked for Honda. Check to see if your front marker lights are working if not replace them your tail light should turn on the front marker lights are on the same circuit.


Are the marker lights small bulbs located on the side of the turn signal lights in the front?




Ok. Yeah I told my husband last night about that and he checked them and sure enough, they were both burned out. He's out buying new ones right now. Hopefully that solves the problem.


My husband replaced the bulbs and it still didn't work.


have you dried


have you tried bending the metal prongs in the taillight socket out a little bit to make sure it's getting a good connection for both the brake and taillights.


Did you replace the taillight bulbs with 7443. the 7443 bulb number is a dual filament bulb that runs the brake and taillights


Yes I've replaced the tail light bulbs. That was the first thing we did. I'll just take it to a mechanic to get it checked out. Thank you so much for your help.


No problem. That was the next thing I would suggest. It's sounds like you might have a wiring problem or a bad switch. Even though I'm a honda master tech Its hard to diagnose a car with out having it in front of me. I'm glad I could help.

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Hi I have the same problems with my tail Light I try everything and nothing

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Eventually I took my car to my mechanic and it turned out to be a burned wire.

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