battery

Asked by Sep 20, 2008 at 12:03 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

what size battery is needed.  Headlights go off and on while driving battery seems to small.

6 Answers

10,125

I would check with your local auto parts store or dodge dealership. Although if the battery is starting the truck, the ca/cca should be adequate. It sounds more like it could be the headlamp switch.

985

if it's starting the truck no problem... it's likely a ground problem in the headlight circuits.... Check your grounds for connectivity, and the switch and the bulbs for corrosion before thinking about a battery

55

You are way off here, the problem is not your battery. Call a friend or a mechanic, electrical problems are far too difficult to troubleshoot online. Could be a magnitude of things.

35

Have the same truck, same problem a while back, turned out to be the headlight switch for me

985

Come to think of it, my buddy had a problem with his headlight switch in his ram...

65

check your switch for your lights first. but if you decide to put in a new battery you'll want one with atleast 900 cold craanking amps

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • what can pull my battery down 2 answers

    Battery is low after it sits all night, and has a brand new battery

    1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST Extended Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Battery draining 17 answers

    I have a '99 Dodge Ram 1500. It has something draining the battery. We bought a new $100 battery and eventually the same thing. Dead. So we have been removing the negative from the battery each ti...

    1999 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST 4WD Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Battery drain 2 answers

    When I leave my battery connected for more than 3 days the truck won't start. But when I disconnect the negative I can start it.

    1998 Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Changed battery no crank 1 answer

    I changed the battery in my ram truck will not crank engine

    2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT LWB 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • battery 1 answer

    what kind

    Dodge Ram 1500

    -

    General

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 11,152 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $700.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 6,100
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,880
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 5,300
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,194 Great Deals out of 206,316 listings starting at $1,499
Used Dodge Ram 2500
160 Great Deals out of 5,240 listings starting at $3,495
Used GMC Sierra 1500
822 Great Deals out of 68,199 listings starting at $2,484
Used Toyota Tacoma
541 Great Deals out of 40,814 listings starting at $2,495
Used Dodge Dakota
106 Great Deals out of 3,781 listings starting at $1,680
Used Ford Mustang
476 Great Deals out of 45,735 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Ram 3500
90 Great Deals out of 2,181 listings starting at $4,999
Used Jeep Wrangler
276 Great Deals out of 18,163 listings starting at $2,950

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
73 Great Deals out of 1,330 listings starting at $6,900
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
43 Great Deals out of 1,010 listings starting at $3,999
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
78 Great Deals out of 1,539 listings starting at $2,995
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
64 Great Deals out of 1,488 listings starting at $2,800
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
72 Great Deals out of 1,365 listings starting at $3,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.