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Where is ballast resister on 1984 dodge 600

Replaced lowbeam and it went out again w/i 2 days, replaced again and also new battery, died w/i week and won't restart (sounds like wants to, but no spark) trying to find ballast resister to replace it

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Hi Teri, I'm glad to help! Wow Teri, this has been a long time working on one of these. The ballast was usually mounted under the hood on the firewall somewhere, don't remember the exact location its been to long. Hope this helps and have an awesome day Teri.

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I would say to have your egr valve checked. Sometimes in these Dodge brands they will get clogged and the air can't flow right. One way you can check if this is happening while driving is to watch your rpms. If they drop a bit then come back up I would assume that is the cause, although I don't remember the radio dying any time his has happened.

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