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Headlight switch! That old story!

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OK 2nd gen gurus I have searched for days and now must ask. Working on getting the headlight switch operational again in my 01. PO spliced in a pullout type HL switch which looks to be from the 97 type rams. So what I have is power to the headlights constant. which I believe is correct. So feeding into my HL switch I have a pink and red that is hot constant. The red and green which is the largest going in should also be hot constant but is not. However if I turn on the switch the red/green becomes hot. Also the LG wire that is HL output to the dimmer in the multifunction switch is constant hot. I believe the LG should only become hot after the HL switch is pulled out the the HL illuminate position. So any input would be great and thank you for the help in advance.

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Here's what I can do to help. At the top of the page is a 'Downloads' tab. In the menu is a download for the 2001 FSM, and 1997 wiring maps and FSM as well. Headlamp switch is in section 8W in the 2001FSM. By comparing the two you should be able to get an idea on what's going on.

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Thanks Dave110. I did download it but there is no pink/red on the diagrams and also it does not show directional current. Usually thereis a }}} symbol to show direction of current so i cannot tell if the LG wire is hot before it gets to the HL switch like mines is.

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Here's stupid from 3000 miles away in uk but aren't Canadian lights on all the time ?? has PO used the wrong switch or wired it wrong

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Wil440 had had the dash torn apart so i just finished taking out the dash. tomorrow i will open up the wire from under the electrical tape. I think i will be in for a treat. But at least I will wire it right and add the relays. Thanks for the post.

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Posted (edited)

Wrong switch. It should be the rotary switch 3 position (or 3 position with pull out knob). 

 

The pull out switch stopped in 1998 and 1999 went to rotary switch.

 

Headlights wiring map 1999 Dodge Ram

 

 

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