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Dodge Ram 2500 Tail Light

Three Tips on How to Take Good Care of Your Dodge Ram 2500 Tail Light

The more often you drive your Dodge Ram, the more you should pay attention to all its safety features. Most the time, lighting fixtures are neglected until they cease to function. You shouldn't let that happen to your Dodge Ram 2500 as that can be extremely dangerous, particularly if you are off-roading. To help extend the service life of your Dodge Ram 2500 tail light, here are a few tips that you should keep in mind:

  • Keep the tail light lens clean and clear.

The tail light lens largely affects the amount and quality of light that will be radiated by the tail lights, so you have to make sure that it is always in excellent condition. If you find that your tail light lenses are now hazy, don't think twice in restoring them. Clean the lenses first as you may need to sand them afterwards. You will also need to apply generous amount of polish to make the lights look like new again.

  • Pay attention to any abnormalities in the tail light's function and appearance.

If you notice anything abnormal with your tail light—be it on the surface or in its function—don't ignore it. Instead, deal with the problem immediately to prevent it from getting worse. Remember that if you reside in a state with strict laws on automotive lighting, you could easily get "fix it" tickets for having defective tail lights. So if you suspect that you are having problems with your lights, make some time to troubleshoot the problem for you to know what or which one needs fixing or replacing.

  • Troubleshoot the problem first before doing any repair.

This will save you from headaches and laborious process since you'll already know what to fix before actually doing the repair. If you suspect that it is the fuse that's causing you problem, open the fuse box panel, which is usually positioned underneath the steering wheel. Using a fuse puller, simply pull out the tail light fuse and check if it is not popped. Once you're sure that it isn't blown, you can easily put the fuse back. But if it is, you have to replace it.

You may also need to check the wires running to the tail light housing. If you find out that there is a short or damage, that only points out where the wiring at the tail light housing is exposed. Check the wiring for any damage. If it is, you may need to have it professionally checked.

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  • How to Determine the Culprit Behind Some Dodge Ram 2500 Tail Light Problems

    When you notice anything unusual with your Dodge Ram 2500 tail light, taking it to your mechanic right away shouldn’t be your immediate reaction. Though the tail lights are among your Ram’s most important safety features, problems can easily be diagnosed even without the help of a pro. An average DIYer can easily do the troubleshooting in just a few minutes, depending on the symptoms shown by the tail lights. Read on for some common tail lights issues and the ways to troubleshoot them:

    Both lights go out

    If both of the tail lights are not functioning, the most common culprits could be a blown fuse or loose/damaged wiring. Checking the fuse is easy—you just need to access the fuse box, which is usually located under the dashboard. With the ignition off, remove the cover of the fuse box and look for the tail light fuse. Check the fuse using a flashlight to determine if it’s blown or not. A blown fuse is characterized by a broken or fractured piece of metal inside. If the fuse turns out to be blown, take it out and replace it with a new one to restore the functions of your Dodge Ram’s tail lights.

    If the fuse seems okay, then proceed with your troubleshooting—check the wires this time. Consult your manual to see where the wires should connect to ensure proper function. If a wire has come loose in one of its connections, reattach it and test to see if the tail lights are now working.

    One of the tail lights goes out

    In this case, it is more likely that the bulb that goes out is already busted. To inspect the particular bulb, you may need to unscrew the lens or access the bulb from the inside. The process will always depend on how the lens is secured to your Dodge Ram 2500 tail light assembly. Checking if the bulb is busted is pretty much the same as when you’re checking a household bulb. If the bulb is busted, then you should replace it as soon as you can. If it isn’t, you may have a more serious problem with the tail light’s wiring, and it will need more troubleshooting. If you have limited DIY experience, you may consider taking your Ram to a mechanic for a more thorough check.