Dodge Durango Headlight Assembly
Three Common Problems of Dodge Durango Headlights
Headlights laws vary in every state-some states require headlights to be on when visibility is less than 1,000 feet, while other states require it at less than 500 feet. This is why you have to make sure that the headlight assembly of your Dodge Durango is always in good condition. Otherwise, you may end up getting a violation ticket. When you notice that your car's headlight assembly is not functioning properly, then you'd better check it immediately and do some troubleshooting. Below is a list of some of the problems you might encounter:
Only high-beam lights are working.
If you turned on the headlight switch of your vehicle and the low-beam lights are not working, you can easily switch to high beam. However, it is unsafe to drive using high-beam lights when there is incoming traffic. To solve the problem with the low-beam lights, you should check if there's power in the relay or a bulk-head disconnect between the dimmer switch and the headlights. If there is, then the wires just need to be connected properly.
There's no light coming from the right low-beam lamp.
A possible cause of this problem is a Dodge Durango central time module with a poorly fitted circuit board trace. However, since buying a new module is very costly and programming it can be time consuming, you should check the condition of the right headlight assembly first. Make sure that the wires behind it are properly connected and the bulb is not busted.
HID headlights turn on and off.
For this type of problem, you should check the connection of the HID headlight assembly. If you have installed a plug-and-play type, then the electrical ballast should be connected to the vehicle's headlight wiring. However, if you have the type of HID light assembly wherein the power should come from the battery, then you must have mistakenly connected it to the stock headlight wiring. The only solution to this problem is to reinstall the entire assembly and wire it properly. If the lights still turn on and off, you can buy anti-flicker capacitors that help store energy to supply the ballast.