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I have a problem with my headlights. I cannot figure out…

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I have a problem...

I have a problem with my headlights.

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

I cannot figure out which fuse to check but I think that is what it is. I have the owners manual open to the page where the fuses are described but none say Headlights

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2007, 3500, 4x4, cummings

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 3500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I had a lamp out and went to Napa and got a new bulb. When I installed the new bulb both bulbs refused to light up. These are the lights that are below the main headlights. One might call them running lights.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Oh, I thought you were the mechanic.

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Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago
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Hi my name is***** the bulb you put in same as one you took out and did you install with lights on.
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Lights were off. Engine was off. Bulb looks the same but was made in china. Do you want the numbers of the back of the bulbs?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Wich fuse should I check?
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Do you consider what you ask me earlier the final answer to my question? Are you out there?
Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago

Give me one minute to look up fuses to check?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I have my owners manual open to the pages where the fuses are described but none say something like running lights.
Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago

Fuses 14 and 16 in engine fuse box go to running lights.

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Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago

If both fuses are good then you need to check for power to fuses with lights on to see if the problem is in the TIPM or totally integrated power module (main fuse box in engine compartment) has bad internal circuits.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
What is "TIPM"?
Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago

totally integrated power module (main fuse box in engine compartment)

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Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago

It incorporated all the major relays and circuits and fuses for the engine.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
14 and 16 say Left and Right Park Lamps. Correct?
Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago

Correct. Park lamps is same as running lights. Different manufacturers will use either naming for the lights.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Which fuse number controls the headlights?
Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago

There are no external fuses and controlled by the TIPM internal circuits.

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Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago

The TIPM on these Dodge vehicles go bad very often and very common failure with different systems it controls.

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Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago

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Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago
Did you have any other questions for me?
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Dodge Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 2 months ago

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