A common problem that Audi drivers can face is a failed tail light. This can be a real problem for the safety of other drivers and is especially frustrating since you usually won’t realize your tail light is out right away. This article will cover the importance of tail lights, how to know when they’ve failed, and where to go to get them fixed.
Your Audi’s tail lights are critical for the safety of yourself and other drivers while out on the road. A failed light of any sort can be a significant hazard while driving, as we use these lights to signal to other drivers and keep us all safe.
In some cases, a light will illuminate on your dashboard when any safety lights on your car fail or are experiencing problems. However, this is not always a reliable way to determine if your lights have failed. Some drivers rely on other drivers (or worse, a police officer) to let them know when their lights are out. It’s prudent to check your headlights and tail lights often, simply by asking a friend to look at them for you while you press the brake pedal and when you turn on your low and high beams as well as your blinkers front and back.
Unfortunately, in the case of a broken or failed tail light, the problem can be more complicated to fix than simply changing out light bulbs. Let’s go over some of the causes of a failed tail light before we get into potential solutions.
Burned or Blown Out Bulbs
The most common cause of a failed tail light in the Audi is a burned out light bulb. This offers an explanation as to why one light may be out while others are still functional. For instance, if your tail light is out, but the brake lights are still operational, the problem is likely due to a burned or blown out bulb.
When light bulbs burn or blow out, they require replacements. This seems like an easy job, however, with newer models of cars it’s a more complicated process. It’s best to take your Audi to a specialist for a complete tail light replacement, as they’ll know exactly what to do.
Fuse Box Problems
A blown out fuse or any issue with the fuse box can affect your Audi’s tail light function. It can be difficult to find a blown out fuse in newer models of the Audi. Thus, it’s important to take your car to a trusted service shop that can change the fuse for you.
It’s also critical to check with the mechanic and see what might have caused the blowout. If they can’t identify what caused the problem, it can happen again, bringing you right back to the shop.
Damaged Wires/Electrical Problems
Damaged wires or other electrical problems within your Audi can also result in a failed tail light. If you find yourself experiencing multiple electrical problems in addition to a failed tail light, there is likely an issue with the electrical wiring in your Audi. With these problems, an expert needs to diagnose and repair any wiring or electrical issues in your car.
Overall, tail light failure can be a complicated issue. The cause can be anything from a burned out bulb to complex electrical problems in your Audi. It can be difficult to diagnose the reason that your tail lights fail, so it’s important to take your car to a mechanic who knows the intricacies of your Audi brand and model.
Hayes European for Your Audi
Located off of 17th Avenue in Santa Cruz, California, Hayes European is California’s premier European automotive repair shop. We service all drivers in the surrounding areas of Santa Cruz, including Aptos, Soquel, and Capitola.
Our ASE-certified technicians take pride in quality customer service and perform the best repairs in the state. We value communication and honesty at our shop, so you’ll never be left in the dark about what’s going on with your Audi.
If you find yourself experiencing any of the above issues having to do with your tail light, or anything else in your Audi, bring your car in to be inspected by us today. We are happy to check it out and advise you of our findings.