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Headlights wont come on.....all other lights come on..light dont come om high or low beam

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  • bxmas1 Aug 30, 2008

    all lights come except the headlights check all fuses and there are all ok

  • mono36 Oct 30, 2008

    i had the same problem! its not the dash switch.. its a controler under the hood on the inner fender.. alittle 3"x3" box..controls the lights(daylights fog lights,etc)

  • barry_legget Dec 02, 2008

    I have the same problem. I checked the controller under the hood and it seems to be fine. Is that a fuse? All the other fuses are ok. My brights work when I hold the multi-function switch towards me. HELP

  • treflip Dec 02, 2008

    Same deal. What controller are you talking about, bub?

  • jhansencolo Dec 12, 2008

    My head lights will not come on when it is cold and wet out. It works fine rest of the time. If I let truck warm up, then sometimes they will magically pop-on.

  • Anonymous Dec 19, 2008

    When i turn on the lights, park lights work but no headlights

  • bb2wiz Dec 21, 2008

    I put in new high power headlights then no headlights work... fuse is OK put in lower power lights still does not work...all other lights still work. What could it be?

  • bicyclebob Dec 31, 2008

    I have no power to the headlights. The driving lights work in the low beam position, the high beam works in the flash position. The fuse under the hood is good. Where does the circuit go from there?

  • knownukes Feb 20, 2009

    '97 Ram 1500 no more headlights: park lights & brake lights working fine (fuse is good). Headlights were working fine on 1/2 hour trip home from work - stopped for dinner ~ 1 hour - no lights! Engine turns over strong so doesn't seem 2b a weak battery issue.

  • beaujest Feb 21, 2009

    i have everythin but headlights dome lights and dash lights

  • jenyart Feb 25, 2009

    1999 Dodge Ram had this trouble for a few years. Thought I fixed it twice now and it's back. The headlights will start going out depending on where I have the tilt steering column located. I have read some of the responses and I think it is in the thin wiring in the column that probably has broken from the constant tilting of the column. I have had the column apart a few times and when I jiggle the wires the lights go off and on. The first time I found a wire that was broken and soldered it together. Thought I fixed it. Then about 4 years later I had the same problem and, realized I had repaired a wire that goes to a ring around the steering wheel which I assume is for the airbag. I now am on the fourth attempt at fixing this problem. The last time I pulled the column apart and jiggled the wires and tried to seperate the ones that didn't make them flicker from ones that did. After about 80% of the wires were seperated it wouldn't do it again. So I put it back together and it lasted only about three months and here I go again. I am going through the wiring diagram today to try to figure out which wire is faulty. I do know that the fog and running lights are on seperate circuts and the switches aren't bad so, I hapefully can answer the question today. The only "SOLUTION" I have seen on here was for an oil leak! WHAT THE!!!!!!!

  • shill331 Mar 21, 2009

    I have a 1998 dodge 1500 Headlights used to come on when they wanted to but now they don't at all. The high beams will work if I hold the multi-function directional lever towards me. How do I find the answer to this puzzle everyone seems to have a problem with?

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    dodge ram van, 2000 headlights now have no power. they were flickering, and now nothing.
    any ideas?



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I had the same problem; 1998 1500 3.9L V6 stick shift- My headlights wouldn't come on and if I held in the high beam I could get them to work.
I read around and ended replacing the headlight/dome light switch ($20?) to troubleshoot. After removing the old one, pull the panel off and it's like one screw, and installing the new switch. undo the harness off the back and plug it on the new switch, I had lights again!
For the price it's a good cheap trouble shooting purchase... and if it doesn't help take it back to Autozone! :)
Hope this helps,

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I have a 1996 dodge ram 1500 same problem as listed in all the questions we found that the headlight wire was pulling out of the plug in the steering column. the clip that holds the wire in the plug had just plain wore out do to tilting. You cannot see it right a way we had to pull on the wire just a little and that's how we found the problem. we taped mine in place and it has been working fine since.

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    Add a Commentwhat was the color of the wire ,, may be thats my prob,, thanks


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