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1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Headlights not turning on.


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Adder
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Aug 17, 2009, 10:02 PM

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  post locked   1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Headlights not turning on.  

1997 Dodge Ram
V10
Two Wheel Drive
Automatic
225000 miles

Situation:
I turn on the headlamps from the pull-switch, and only the parking lights turn on through both clicks. The only way I can get any response from the headlamps is to pull the multifunction switch (w/turn signal and wipers) ALMOST all the way back to turn on high, but not to the point it clicks, and hold it there. Occasionally, the headlights will come on while driving for a few minutes on their own, but will cut off shortly thereafter.

Headlamps have been replaced with no change in response, the headlamp relay has been checked and in working order.

Should I check the multifunction switch or the driving light switch next?


Hammer Time
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Aug 18, 2009, 9:22 AM

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  post locked   Re: 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Headlights not turning on.  

The multifunction switch is also the dimmer switch and that is likely your problem but you need to use a testlight to confirm that before replacing the switch.



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freedom universe
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Sep 19, 2010, 10:05 PM

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  post locked   Re: 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Headlights not turning on.  

I also have this exact problem. What needs to be tested with a test light and how is that done?

Thanks


Hammer Time
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Sep 20, 2010, 2:24 AM

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  post locked   Re: 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 Headlights not turning on.  

This thread is a year old. If you have a problem or question, go ahead and start a new question.



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