When you pull into your garage at night it can be difficult to find your way around until you find the light. The thing is that the motor has a casing that has a light bulb that will come on when the motor is activated. It will then shut off after a set amount of time. The light is a great way to get out of your car and get in the house without tripping over anything on the floor. Most garages have a light that is affixed to the ceiling and can be manually turned on. If you forget to do that when you leave the house it can be a problem when you get home. The great thing is that the motor has a light to take care of that particular instance. The issues will be when that light stops working. There are several reasons that the light may stop working inside your garage. AAA Action Garage Doors lists reasons your garage door opener motor light won’t turn on.
Busted Light Bulb
The first thing that you really need to check is the actual bulb itself. You need to be careful when working on and near the motor so that you don’t cause any damage. The casing around the light needs to be removed so that you can access the bulb itself. You want to take out the bulb and check it for damage. You can also get a replacement bulb and have it put in the casing to see if that will fix the issue. You want to be sure that you use the right bulb in terms of wattage for that model. If changing out the bulb does not fix the problem you want to be sure that you go to the next step.
Light Bulb Contacts Are Damaged
The other problem you might find is that the bulb is in good shape but the contacts are not. The contacts need to be able to come out far enough so that they are able to touch the metal portion of the bulb. This will complete the circuit and the light will come on. These contacts may need to be replaced or even pulled out further. This is a dangerous job and should only be worked on by a professional. The motor is using electricity and that can cause an electrical shock which will lead to injury. The contacts needs to be pulled out further which can be done so that they are able to have a full connection to the bulb.
Damaged Logic Board
There is a way to find out if the logic board has been damaged. The way that you do that is to unplug the garage door opener and make sure that there is some quiet before you plug it back in. When you go and plug it in you need to listen for a click. If you do not hear a click when you plug it back in the logic board needs to be replaced.