Question about 2001 Dodge Dakota
Noticed my lights were ery dim as I left my house this morning. Switched between high and low beam - Highs work lows don't. Returned to my garage and checked all lights. Brake lights and low beams don't work. Searched for fuses and relay but could not find anything for the lights. I am pretty mechanical and know about brake light switch, dimmer switch, burnt bulbs, etc... I am suspect of both brake lights and low beams both going at the same time. Turn signals work, high beams work. I cannot believe I cannot find fuse or relay to check for fault so I decided to give this a try. Please Help if you can. Brian
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
replace the switch in the column i had the same problem on a 1996 caravan when i replaced the switch the problem stopped
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
Hi the first thing I check on for anyelectrical problem is a bad ground connection. Follow the headlight wires as far as you can, even when they disappear into a larger covered loom at random places, maybe even right next to each light, you will find a wire or several attached to ground, could be a inner fender, engine, etc.. sometimes a inner fender ground is just a selftapping screw, It may be rusted out or just loose. Headlights work through relays that are also located in the fuse boxes. I assume you have checked both fuse boxes, in the truck and under the hood, good luck, Chuck
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
A) Faulty turn signal switch or circuit.
B) Broken dimmer switch or poor electrical connection.Could be relay also.
C) Unplug the electrical connector at the motor and use fused jumper wires to connect the fan motor directly to the battery. If the fan still doesn't work replace the motor. If fan works could be your relay.
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
SOURCE: 96 ram 2500 4x4 V-10
The indicator on the dash is connected directly to the high beams bulbs wiring so your problem is in the relay, it's burned out and it sticks in a partially closed position. This explains also why the high beams are dimmer than the low ones - the contacts on the relay are burned out and offer a much greater resistance to the flow of current, hence lower light.
Posted on Sep 15, 2010
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