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1996 dodge 1500 intermittent headlight problem

Headlights go off and on intermittently

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Most likely a loose wire, or a bad earth, check all earth wires including engine to chassis strap, car must have large earth to battery from chassis and engine, and/or an engine to chassis strap sometimes a relay needs replacing, does it happen the same on low as high beam? if it's ok on low then it's likely the relay probably near the fuses, if it's the same on low, then check the switch and plugs under dash and at light bulbs, light plugs often get corrosion as do the globe tags.

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