Question about 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD
When stepping on the brakes there is no brake lighting in the rear of the 1500 p u. Also, the turn signals do not work either. Help! I have been ripped off by mechanics before but the dealerships are twice as bad!
Check the fuses,my truck has one in the engine compartment and another under the dash, that should be the problem because very rarely all the bulbs burn out at the same time, and you can replace the bulbs yourself, just pull the tailgate down and there should be screws on the sides where the light covers are, remove them pull out the covers and you have access to the bulbs find the right ones at a local parts store(princess auto) and fix it your self it's cheaper than a mechanic that's for sure, it's easy and basic repairs that let's you get familiar with your truck.
Posted on Jan 20, 2013
Amen to that! Find a good independent mechanic or garage and try to keep them. Both the turn signals and the brake lights are fused circuits, so check the fuses for both at the fuse panel, probably under driver's dash. There is also a brake light switch at top of brake pedal-if you have a test light, you could check for power at the switch, and for power leaving the switch when pedal is pushed down. From there, the brake light signal travels to the rear brake lights, lighting the bulbs, and then to a ground source. Do you see any hanging wires at the rear of truck? Anything look amiss with the wires going to the light fixtures? If any wires got broken, likely at the rear of truck. Are the tail lights good? If they are good, I think the brakes and turns would share the same ground with the park lights, but if all are out, it could be a ground problem for the rear lights. All of these wires going to rear would be in a single harness.
You could have a bad turn signal switch, since the brake light circuit is routed through the turn signal switch.
If you could, have a mechanic or someone check the turn switch and brake lights.
Posted on Jan 18, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Open up the tail gate, you will see two torque screws on the inside beside the tail lights. take these out, this will free up the housing and you can change it from there.
Posted on Feb 01, 2009
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