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Where should you look for an electrical problem with the headlights?


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2011-09-13 11:28:56
2011-09-13 11:28:56

Check for frayed or burnt wires ... that's what it sounds like. Follow the wires from your lights to the CPU or battery on the car and if there is no bad wires, it could be a fuse problem.

A good first place to start would be checking the plug, since plugs can be replaced the cheapest.

A common failure on Dodge Dakotas is the headlight switch - about $20 at a discount auto parts store and pretty easy to replace

Also be sure the bulbs are good.

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Its sounds like you have an electrical problem. When you turn you headlights on, there is a programming in the cars computer which turns the radio ligts down so they dont dazzel you in the dark. As for this happening when you break, this sounds like the electrical fault. Get a mechanic to have a look and advise but only ask him for a quote, then he should not charge you for this. It may turn out to a simple job and you can do it yourself for free. Yours Mike Its sounds like you have an electrical problem. When you turn you headlights on, there is a programming in the cars computer which turns the radio ligts down so they dont dazzel you in the dark. As for this happening when you break, this sounds like the electrical fault. Get a mechanic to have a look and advise but only ask him for a quote, then he should not charge you for this. It may turn out to a simple job and you can do it yourself for free. Yours Mike

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You have an electrical short somewhere. I would first look at each park light bulb, front and back. If all are good and not installed backward then look for a wire that has a frayed spot where it has rubbed against something.

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look in the owners manual. However should be by the emergency brake you have to get on the floor and look up


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