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I have a 1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport, Heres my question

I know most people have problems with High beams working and low Beams Not, Well My problem is backwards, My Low Beams Work Perfectly, But High Beams Nothing, I have the light come on in my dash But thats it...So whats the process of elimination to find out the problem? On wh my Hi Beams dont work? Would Love some Advice

1. Replaced Both Headlights Already,
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First, you're gonna need an electrical schematic of your truck. Second, you'll need a volt meter that can check DC voltage.

Once you have the schematic and meter, check your grounds for continuity. If you're not grounded, you won't get light.

Next, check for voltage at all the connecting points starting with the headlights themselves and work your way back to the IPM (fuse panel).

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it's probably the high beam relay, but that's just an educated guess. So, check the relay first, then start checking for voltage if it's not the relay.
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This is from some experience on a 95. This may not be your issue, but it will help. When I moved from the city, to the country, I started driving with my brights on. After about 5 min, my brights would flicker, and go out. Long story short, it was the headlight feed at the headlight switch. It was melting. The cure was to install a headlight relay switch. That turned the switch into a low-current relay. And the headlights were brighter after that. Just my opinion.
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