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My headlights stopped working on my 1996 dodge dakota and i need to know what to look for to fix the problem.

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First check fuse. If OK, find headlight relay in relay box under hood. Turn on lights, pull relay out, and use a test light to test each terminal in the socket for power. There should be 2 hot terminals, one from th ebattery and one from the switch. If you have only one, your switch or wiring are bad. Next, plug the relay back in and listen for a click as you do. If you had 2 hot terminals, the relay should click. If not, replace the relay. If you have 2 hopt terminals and the relay is working, the problem is in the wiring going form the relay box to the headlights. If you have more questions, please let us know.

Posted on Sep 15, 2010

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Check for power to the switch first

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