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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 light issue. Tail light on one side not working. I had a problem with headlights and tail lights working sporadically. I have replaced all sockets, pcm, light control module, light switches, sockets for lights and instrument panel. Fuse box and relays seem fine. No other issues. Now my passenger tail lights ( all 3 lights) fail to work but brake and turn signals still work.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the bulbs? Have you checked the connection?

I prefer to not work by phone. I like to have things written so I have a reference of what I have done.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I am fixing it myself. I listed in previous message what I have done

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

May I start by getting your engine size so I can pull a wiring diagram for you?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
2002 Dodge Ram 1500. 3.7 o
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
3.7 l
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Thank you.

One moment while I pull up this information for you

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Have you checked for power to the right tail lamps?

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

I am waiting for your reply sir.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
How do I check it?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

You can use a test light or a voltmeter to check for power on that circuit going to the passenger side.

It is the black/yellow wire that plugs into the pink/viollete wire that should have power with the tail lights/parking lights turned on.

If this circuit has power on it but the lights do not work, the tail lamp assembly has likely failed and will need to be replaced.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

The only other possible cause would be a wiring issue between the power distribution module and right rear tail lamp assembly.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I will check that but it will be a couple of hours before I get a chance. I have replaced the sockets (circuit board) and bulbs on the tail light already.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok, then it might be a circuit/wiring issue. That is what will need to be checked next.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Hello there!

I am just checking in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?

If so, please let me know as I will be happy to help.

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