Dodge B350 Headlight Assembly
Investigating Dodge B350 Headlight Assembly Problems
Your Dodge B350 headlight assembly helps you navigate through the darkest places. Debris, electrical issues, and the like all contribute to the problems this car part receives. If you want to prevent your headlight assembly from becoming a bunch of scraps immediately, then you better do some troubleshooting. Here are some common problems and the culprits behind them:
Flickering or dimming brightness
A common trouble for headlight assemblies is the fluctuation of the light's brightness. If you notice this and know the bulbs are working, then you might need to check your alternator. See if it is still working properly and is giving enough charge to the battery. If it doesn't, the battery can't recover enough to keep going and it will eventually die. Speaking of batteries, test that part yourself using a voltmeter or multimeter. Measure if the amount of charge it gives is up to standard to constantly power up a light source. If not, then either the battery or the alternator is defective, and it is advised that you replace the defective part.
If your headlight assembly's aim seems to be off, it might be caused by the lenses being blurry and skewed or by the contacts in the bulbs area being dented. To test this, get your car inside the garage and close it, or drive it to a safe, dark place with a wall. Next, turn on your headlight assembly and flash it straight at the wall. From here, take a good measure of the angle and the height of the beams, and adjust them accordingly if they ever seem off.
Does not light at all
If the headlight assembly stops working completely, take a close look at your bulbs and wirings. For bulbs, you should first check if they are burnt out. That kind of problem is unavoidable since bulbs do not last forever. Just replace them with new ones and they should be okay. However, if it is not then check the wirings involved in your headlight assembly. These include fuses, switches, and wires. If these are broken or blown in any way, take them out and put some new ones in.