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2004 dodge Dakota right low beam not working I get 12 vts but when I connect bulb its 0. please help

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Check the resistance of the wire to the plug pin. Probe back the wire a few inches. Also check for a good ground. I repair or replace any wire with over 5.0 ohms.

Posted on Dec 17, 2016

Testimonial: "Replaced the plug ( soldered and heat shrink Still the same. High beam works fine. Grounding looks good. I live on a dirt road so I noticed dust on part of the fuse box located under the hood on the drivers side."

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  • Randy Ohler Dec 19, 2016

    Check the ground for the other side. They are separate grounds. What can happen is you loose a ground for one side, since they are connected threw the positive wire, the other light will find the ground threw the light that doesn't work. It can go out like yours or one light is dimmer.

  • bumperox Dec 25, 2016

    Checked ground and looked good but cleaned anyway. traced purple wire with red strip to firewall and tested with 12 volt and light came on. Must be under the dash. Can the headlight switch be tested??

  • Randy Ohler Dec 25, 2016

    Not the switch. The switch would kill both sides. If you have both high beams and one low beam. It will be a power or ground problem at that plug. Are you sure you have a good bulb? new doesn't always mean good.

  • bumperox Dec 26, 2016

    I am sure the bulb is good . It must be the power some where under the dash because I was able to peel back some insulation (purple wire with red strip near the fire wall) and connect 12 volts and the low beam came on so
    i am thinking the ground is good and the power must be bad after it splits to individual head lights some where under the dash.

  • Randy Ohler Dec 26, 2016

    Could be. Ususally the splice under the hood. I would just splice between the lights. Sending power back won't hurt anything.

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