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Old 01-18-2010, 08:42 PM
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Hi, I'm new to this site and hope someone can guide me to the right area or is able to help fix my problem. I have a 2001 Ram 2500 5.9L Diesel and it's been a champ up until this fall when I crossed the 100,000 mile marker. At first, my low beam headlights seemed to quit working, then they would be OK.
When they would not work, I could switch over to the high beams and then back, usually it would fix the problem. I looked at a wiring diagram for the multifunction switch and figured it must just be a bad switch. Got a new multifunction switch from AutoZone ($59) and installed it with no problems. The lowbeams seemed to work normal again, but for just a day. Has anyone else had this issue and what was the fix? I've seen where someone said it was a loose cable, but which one? It appears that the controls to the headlights are all "Ground" related. Is it possible to hardwire a new ground with a relay and have the lowbeams on all the time, even when the highbeams are triggered? Thanks, looking forward to many great responses.
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What switch did you replace? the signal lights/high low beam switch? I'd be willing to bet that its yer headlight switch itself. I know of at least 3 or 4 dodges that had to have the headlight switch replaced because of the same problems.
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Yep, pullout headlight switch. A very common problem.
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I am having the same problem.. my low beams dont work at all but my high beams do.. i have changed out the bulbs and the pull out switch.. and nothin worked.. still no low beams.. i dont know where else to look???????
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Yep, pullout headlight switch. A very common problem.
Except on a 1999 and newer (maybe even 1998), it won't be a pull out type switch. It'll be a rotary type. JFYI. But the fix is the same for either switch, replacement.

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I am having the same problem.. my low beams dont work at all but my high beams do.. i have changed out the bulbs and the pull out switch.. and nothin worked.. still no low beams.. i dont know where else to look???????
Did you replace the multifunction switch on the steering column?
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Jason, in 98 they are still the pullout type
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hey guys i just found a thread with this info.. it could be very helpful!!!!!

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hey guys i just found a thread with this info.. it could be very helpful!!!!!

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If we knew what kind of truck you have would help you alot more.
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