Originally Posted by Outoftheblue
i looked these up on alldata diy (my codes reference my 2012 ram so take it for what it's worth): It's saying you have a short to the ground on the headlamp return signal or to the highbeam itself, or a worn out bulb (i only presume you changed those!). there are 3 or 4 potential fixes on their website, but it's all
If you do this, then does this happen. OK, then go to step 3..... etc.
I would invest in a membership for $40 (5 years of dense reference material and troubleshooting guides) There are too many diagrams and schematics to display in the forum, and too many troubleshooting steps to display them all. i tried to cut and paste the pictures but it wouldn't let me. hope that helps get you in the right direction. sorry i couldn't give you a more specific answer.
it points me in the right direction. i checked the site out and tried to punch a code in but it won't find it. maybe i need the membership like i you suggested. just not sure i want to spend the money when this will most likely be the only time i use it.
i'll check with my mechanic and tell him what you found about the ground and see what he thinks.
i haven't replaced the bulbs because the mechanic doesn't seem to think thats the problem. although he doesn't really know and maybe that would be a cheap thing to try.
i think what's confusing is how random it is and the fact that the code won't clear itself. i have to have him clear it with his computer. he says normally it should clear it self after shutting the vehicle down and starting it back up.
at first we thought it was happening when i would connect my plow. because the few times it's done it was when i would hook up my plow and if the plow lights didn't come on i would wiggle the connectors and try and get them to come on. thats when it would happen. so now when hooking up the plow i turn the truck completely off before plugging in the plow and switching the lights over to the plow. no problems so far.
but then the other day all i did was fire up my truck with my automatic start to warm up the truck and noticed no low beams. all my lights come on when i use the auto start.
i just don't want to be stuck at 2 in the morning with no headlights.