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Right brake light doesn't work with lights on. Switched R bulb and socket to left, and it works. Radio also goes off when headlights r applied. But radio comes on when I turn dimmer switch all the

Tried pulling fuse for parking lights to see if brake light would work because of another tip. No go.

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Check for power and ground. One should be at battery voltage and the other ground. Somet5imes ground can't handle the current from the bulb so try to make a connection to ground. I try to either use the fuel tank or run a wire from the battery.
Second reason the turn signal switch can go bad and keep the battery voltage from reaching the bulb. I will also assume you checked the bulb on the other side that you know works fine. I use electrical contact cleaner inside turn signal switch. Move the lever
rapidly to clear any possible dirt.
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Posted on Jan 24, 2013

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SOURCE: Headlights Not Working, Brights and Turn Signals Work

This is cuased by the multifuntion switch that is located on the steering column. It is the swith with the headlight dimmers on it.

You just need to remove the steering column bezels and replace the multifunction switch.

Posted on Aug 29, 2008

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Look under the Hood and Locate the Fuse Relay Box. There are Relays in this Box for these Lights. They might be Labeled ILLUMINATION, Not Sure But, They are in there. The Diagram of what is What should be Inside the Box Cover, If not, It is inside the Owners Manual. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: gauge lights not working.

Solved the problem -on of the fuses in the relay box under the hood was bad - Although it is not marked well - It says park and horn????

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SOURCE: dodge ram 1500 the radio and dash lights are not working

did u look at the fuses under the hood there might be one there other than that sounds like you wiring went bad or the part of your switch is bad replace the switch

Posted on Feb 23, 2009

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SOURCE: 2003 dodge ram deisel change fcm no change.still

sounds like fuseblock underhood is faulty..front control module is on fuseblock

Posted on May 22, 2009

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