No tail lights on 2003 Kia Spectra

Asked by Dec 30, 2013 at 07:28 PM about the 2003 Kia Spectra LS

Question type: General

the tail lights just stopped working, brake lights and headlights work fine. no power to tail light fuses under hood nor inside panel. Where does the power come from so that I can start tracing it. Starter  and Alternator are working fine, just don't know where to start on this one. Any kind of help will be greatly appreciated, Thanks JV

2 Answers


Test for continuity through the light switch.

3 people found this helpful.

check for "brown power" for A.) a battery older than five cannot hold it's own.B.) the Black cable connection wirebrush the lug and the chassis to remove all corrosion and put them together to restore the full 12.5 volts to operate the ECU and the fuel pump relay....etc....and tail lights...the chassis ground needs to see the black wire off the bulb..y'know~

4 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Kia Spectra Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Jeffrey Foster
  • #3
    Christina Ruggiero
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers


Related Models For Sale

Used Kia Sportage
36 Great Deals out of 1,894 listings starting at $4,499
Used Hyundai Elantra
180 Great Deals out of 5,099 listings starting at $2,650
Used Hyundai Sonata
64 Great Deals out of 1,564 listings starting at $2,900
Used Honda Civic
229 Great Deals out of 5,643 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Rio
30 Great Deals out of 572 listings starting at $2,710
Used Toyota Camry
92 Great Deals out of 1,685 listings starting at $3,799
Used Kia Optima
39 Great Deals out of 801 listings starting at $3,295
Used Nissan Altima
63 Great Deals out of 1,548 listings starting at $2,450
Used Honda Accord
54 Great Deals out of 1,940 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Sorento
75 Great Deals out of 3,142 listings starting at $300
Used Ford Focus
100 Great Deals out of 2,076 listings starting at $2,699
Used Chevrolet Malibu
65 Great Deals out of 2,073 listings starting at $1,700

Used Cars for Sale

2009 Kia Spectra For Sale
6 listings starting at $3,791

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.