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1997 Ram Van: My headlight switch won't turn on all the way!

07-11-2008, 01:11 PM

Can someone help? I got in my van one night and my headlights would not turn on. I noticed that when I pulled the headlight switch it would only pull halfway. So, all I got were the "Orange" lights and rear lights. It seems like the switch is stuck and won't pull out all the way. I'd like to fix it myself, I have the dash cover off and can see the housing. Please help!

07-11-2008, 01:29 PM
The switch is internally cracked or otherwise broken. You'll need to replace it.

07-11-2008, 02:26 PM
Is it pretty easy to replace? I just need to buy the whole housing piece and the knob?

07-13-2008, 09:43 AM
Yes it's easy. Just remove the instrument cluster trim and there will be a plate with 3 screws holding the switch. Remove that and the rest of the steps will be obvious. You'll be reusing the same knob so don't break it.

07-14-2008, 01:04 PM
Sweet. Thank you so much. I have the part in my hand and I'm picking up the new part today! Thanks again.

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