Question about 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab

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Headlights blink on & off,sometimes goes completely out!

Like today i went leave from home and headlights wouldn't come on at all, then they came on without doing anything to make them come on,
started down the road then went conpletely out!

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  • clearcreekva Mar 05, 2009

    dash lights go out too,

  • clearcreekva Mar 06, 2009

    thanks i'll check it out

  • clearcreekva Mar 06, 2009

    forgot to add the dash lights go out sometimes

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Are the dash lights blinking on and off also when this condition happens, or is it just the headlights?

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  • brian tessereau Mar 06, 2009

    the headlight control panel on these have a small problem with the circuit board losing connection. the jeeps were more notorous for it then the pickups but they still presented the same problem. two solutions are available, one change the headlight switch out with new one, or two take the old switch and housing out turn it over and release the four holding clamps on the side and remove plastic housing, once that is done then look inside and find the for #1 phillips head screw holding the computer board in place take out two opposing screws and slip a thin washer under the board then reattach the screws as this will prop the board up on one corner and make the connection again. this is a little more intricate to do but normally fixes the issue. make sure to change the fuse and clean the connector the holds the fuse in place also. good luck and let me know what you find out. you might make sure the connector to the headlight switch housing is not corroded first only seen that happen one time. let me know and ill help you the best i can

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