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On my 2003 Ram 1500 4x4 the brake lights come on when I turn on the headlights and will not go off. Sometimes I can get them to shut off by shutting off the headlights and turning them back on, howeve

On my 2003 Ram 1500 4x4 the brake lights come on when I turn on the headlights and will not go off. Sometimes I can get them to shut off by shutting off the headlights and turning them back on, however, as soon as I use the signal light or brakes the brake lights stay on. What could the issue be?

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To me, it tells me you have a short in the electrical system. Take it to a garage to have it analyzed .

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My guess is the plastic light housings have melted and now your lights act funny. They just don't make them like they used to. Get some factory ones at your local salvage yard or buy some aftermarket light housings that won't melt.

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hi this could be one of a couple of problems the first could be that the alternator isnt charging the battery properly unless you get the revs up then the lights go off. This is the usual problem
The second problem would be a bad earth that comes from the battery if this is the case then removing the earth wire where it comes from the battery and goes to the engine or chassis and then clean behind where this earth touches the chassis or the engine use something like sand paper to remove any corrosion then put the earth wires back on then check if you still have the problem.

Is the brake and battery warning light just one light or is their a light for the brake warning light and a seperate warning light for the battery.

As you say when you apply the brakes or signal these lights come back on then it is going to be a voltage problem it could even be that the battery needs replacing this will need to be tested.

The first thing you should do is get the battery and alternator tested as one of these or even both is often the cause of the problem you are having.

Let me know how you get on or if you have any problems or questions just give me a shout back ok

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SOURCE: Numerous error codes, brake, abs, srs, and lighting problem

i got to admitt thats alot of things to go wrong at once. i am no expert here, but there is a chance you got a loose or broken ground somewhere. chk. battery cables make sure there clean and tight, and any other ground straps you can find. with todays computered cars and trucks grounds are a big thing and just one not making contact can make the whole system go haywire. GOOD LUCK.

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SOURCE: no turn signals or brake lights

you need to replace the turn signal function switch in the column your brake lights also run through this. but your window brake light is on another circuit .i have done at least 75 of these

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This could be the problem http://z31.com/repairs/brakepedal/ different car same problem i just fixed my sentra based on that link.

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Hello. The symptoms you are describing are likely due to a poor ground. Temporarily install a new ground wire by securing a piece of copper wire to the frame with a self tapping screw. Use this ground wire along with the hot wire to see if each of these lights works. If it does, trace the ground wire back to the frame, unscrew it and clean up the metal with emery cloth so you reestablish a good ground.

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