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Bright lights go off as soon as I put them on, I dim head lights and lights come on. 1999 dodge durango. What could it be?

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You may have a short somewhere or your battery may not have enough juice to support the amperage of the bright lights .
First one -check with an electrician .
second one : replace your battery after Napa checked your load holding of your battery. This time of the year batteries suffer a lot from low temperatures .

Posted on Dec 11, 2009

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SECOND IT SOUNDS LIKE THE PROBLEM MAY BE WHAT THEY CALL A BCM (BODY CONTROL MODULE)!
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my first thought is it is not your battery if the durango starts up fine. i would go right to your belt. sounds to me like it is slipping. it may be just worn and stretched a bit, not allowing it to properly turn and generate power to the altenator. a rule of thumb is if your belts and hoses are over 5 years old replace them no matter how the look. my second thought would be the altenator, not putting enough juice out to charge the system. but try your belt first

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