How do I fix my headlights and dashboard from flashing on and off? Why does only one out of three rear brake lights work?

Asked by Nov 18, 2014 at 10:40 PM about the 2006 Dodge Magnum SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The lights will flicker on and off when starting the car, when this happens the inside
dashboard will flicker also. Sometimes when I turn my lights off they turn on and when
I turn them on they turn off. It also idles strange sometimes.They flicker sometimes
when the lights are turned off and the car is just parked. The top brake light is the only
one that works when I step on the brake. However all the lights work when turned on. I
have gotten new bulbs, a new brake switch and checked the fuses.

4 Answers

short. grounding out somewhere or a buened up pun in a harness....or dimmer switch is fried

22,790

I would start with the headlight/dash dimmer switch.

if it jas the hatchback with the hydraulic struts check the sleeves around them. my cars back wiper 3rd light and defrost dont work with the hatch up because there are copper connections in the ends of those sleeves. you have to shut it to makebthem connect. i had the wires get pinched in them once and ground out. it took me 3 days to figure out why my lights wouldnt work and i kept popping a fuse.lol. just sayin.

10

What's the ground most defective in this car?

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Magnum

Looking for a Used Magnum in your area?

CarGurus has 434 nationwide Magnum listings starting at $2,500.

ZIP:

Dodge Magnum Experts

  • #1
    Norm Davis
    Reputation
    400
  • #2
    Miguel Carrasco
    Reputation
    360
  • #3
    XS22L9R
    Reputation
    280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Charger
301 Great Deals out of 32,310 listings starting at $1,850
Used Chrysler 300
329 Great Deals out of 19,228 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford Mustang
268 Great Deals out of 38,445 listings starting at $1,350
Used Dodge Ram 1500
316 Great Deals out of 9,393 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Durango
300 Great Deals out of 25,955 listings starting at $1,500
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
984 Great Deals out of 77,320 listings starting at $900
Used Chevrolet Impala
442 Great Deals out of 25,964 listings starting at $950
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
554 Great Deals out of 38,496 listings starting at $1,243
Used Dodge Ram SRT-10
106 listings starting at $13,500
Used Chevrolet Corvette
88 Great Deals out of 15,086 listings starting at $3,620
Used Ford F-150
2,426 Great Deals out of 208,189 listings starting at $1,300
Used BMW 7 Series
107 Great Deals out of 4,862 listings starting at $2,399
Used Cadillac Escalade
219 Great Deals out of 12,127 listings starting at $2,995

Used Cars For Sale

2008 Dodge Magnum SXT For Sale
8 listings starting at $4,988
2006 Dodge Magnum SXT For Sale
29 listings starting at $3,200

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.