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1999 Dodge Ram b3500 - headlights going out suddenly!


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FuseRam
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Jan 13, 2013, 6:49 PM

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Hey all! I have a 1999 Dodge Ram b3500. It's got about 138,000 miles, a 8cyl 5.9 liter engine. I've only owned it for about three years. The last couple times I've taken it on long trips, I've been having a problem with the headlights. They'll go out suddenly. I can fiddle with the knob a little and get them to go on again, but they'll do it with increasing frequency as I continue to drive, up to several times a minute. This past time I had driven it to DC (about a 4 hour long trip down), parked it for 5 hours, then we started back and about 15 minutes after we got on the road this started happening.

My mechanic hasn't been able to replicate the problem. Before this started happening, I actually had the headlight bulbs replaced because they were old & weren't lighting well.

Twice now I've had it happen, in heavy fog, at night. My hazards still come on just fine though. Then I turn my brights on for a minute, turn them off and the lights are fine. Could it be a loose connection somewhere? Please help!


MarineGrunt
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Jan 13, 2013, 7:01 PM

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"I can fiddle with the knob a little and get them to go on again"


My guess would be a new knob or switch assembly would take care of the problem.






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