Your Dodge Ram 1500's headlight assembly is built to withstand external elements to provide optimum lighting for your vehicle. However, constant exposure to harmful bits causes a downgrade in lighting performance. If you think your headlight assembly is on the brink for repair, then you better park up the Dodge Ram and troubleshoot. Listed below are some of the most common problems encountered by auto drivers with a broken headlight assembly:
If the light from your Dodge Ram 1500 flickers or wavers from time to time but you have just replaced them recently, then you might have loose headlight bulbs. To check for loose installation, detach the casing from the headlight assembly and inspect if the bulbs are fastened securely in the socket. If they are secured in place, then your car probably has a faulty electrical system. You see, the electrical wirings connected to the headlight assembly can become loose overtime. This disrupts the flow of power so it causes your headlights to flicker.
Since the headlights are located in front of the vehicle, it is more susceptible to damage. You see, rocks and other debris can crack or chip the headlight's housings, causing the bulbs to degrade at a faster rate. Cracks are easily detectable as they may expand larger when left as is. Simply check the front bumper area from time to time to see if there are any cracks. You see, cracked lenses also lead to another headlight assembly problem-fogging.
Trapped moisture can be a result of cracked, chipped headlight assemblies, or defective weather stripping. Most headlamps are cased in plastic housings, which are susceptible to weather damage. When the housings are damaged, it may allow passage of unwanted elements into the assembly and cause fogging.
Dimming headlights could mean that they are about to expire. However, if the lamps have just been bought, then the problem may be caused by a weak, defective battery or a malfunctioning alternator. You see, the alternator keeps the battery charged. When it fails, the battery loses power and consequently causes the dimming of the lamps.