Why don't my passenger headlight work?

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Asked by Jan 09, 2014 at 06:10 PM about the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I tested my driver side and 1 of the 3 wires
is hot with it on low  other 2 no fire then on
high beam the opposite wire has fire and
other 2 dead but when I tested passenger
side same way all 3 wires hot on low and
high beam but bulb don't light up

7 Answers

check and wirebrush clean the main lug off the battery...goin' to the chassis ground...there is insufficient grounding here~ put it right with a wirebrush~

20,855

1 Is low beam hot wire 1 is high beam hot wire 1 is ground wire. The ground wire is broken or corroded on the passenger side.

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4,205

you have a wiring issue between the switch and the socket. it is not a ground issue. check all the wiring for that light as far back as you can.

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20,855

Read what he stated.There is no ground on passenger side. If it was from the switch both sides would not work.

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Thanks for the input its working now turned out the ground wire was corroded

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20,855

Glad to help

I had the same problem with my 01 1500. I was getting power from both writes in the harness pulled the fuse for the side was out and now it work I can't explain it but I can provide a video or photos

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