why does the headlight go out randomly in my 95 Ram?

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Asked by Sep 13, 2014 at 10:53 PM about the 1995 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr Laramie SLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just replaced both headlight bulbs and for some reason it worked earlier today when I did
and then just stopped while I was driving. The blinkers also stopped, they come on and
stay on I have to manually "blink" them. Is it a fuse? I'm lost here

10 Answers

38,295

It could be the "Smart Switch" AKA the directional switch.

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would that (hopefully) solve the headlight issue also?

38,295

In my experience. Yes

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Awesome! Thanks for your help bud! I'll give it a try

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so, I replaced the directional switch today and nothing changed. Would it be the main blinker fuse? The large round one? Thats what the guy at advanced said however ge claimed to know nothing about a Dodge only a chevy...

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Also, the bulbs are exploding, but i did find a great deal of water in the actual assembly??

38,295

Water and electricity are not a good combination. Get the water out dry everything off and find the source of the water. That's the problem. Water!!!!

Best Answer Mark helpful
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theres seemingly a leak somewhere, so I drilled two tiny holes in the bottom of the light and we are cooking with gas, changed the fuse and was able to return the directional switch, so less a little water and a new fuse, $12 bucks later the hunting truck is ready to rock!! Thanks for your help bud!

38,295

Glad to be of service. Happy hunting!

I have a Ram 1500 5.7 c.c 4x4. Went in for an oil change.The guy resets the oil change on the dash. I was going to let him change the upper left headlight. We turn the head light switch off then on again to make sure we change the correct lite.Now the top left is out. The lower left. Is out. We tried the out position. Then manue then high beam then low beam. They all stoped workig except the Hailows. What do you think is wrong with this system? Thanks Charles

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