DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - General Discussion > 2012 Dodge Ram Forum


Notices

2012 Dodge Ram Forum For specific discussion of the 2012 Dodge Ram!


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 07-28-2013, 10:39 PM
longhorn2012's Avatar
longhorn2012 longhorn2012 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 67
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 dodge ram longhorn
Rep Power: 0
Rep:39
longhorn2012 is on a distinguished road
Exclamation HID lights stopped working

Hey guys i bought a set of HID lights from retro solutions
my fogs work no problem. all of a sudden my headlights dont work
what could be the problem? . had to use my highbeams to drive home from work
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 07-28-2013, 11:48 PM
RogerRamJet's Avatar
RogerRamJet RogerRamJet is offline
God Bless Texas!




 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Mansfield, TX
Age: 49
Posts: 10,876
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2005 Ram 1500
Trim Level: Lonestar QC
Color: White
Engine: 2002-2007 287ci (4.7L) PowerTech V8 235hp 295lb/ft
Rep Power: 12
Rep:2929
RogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond reputeRogerRamJet has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Both of them stopped working at the same time? I would say you've got an issue in your TIPM.
__________________
Life is hard... It's harder if you're stupid!
Today is a good day to be a RAM owner!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-28-2013, 11:50 PM
longhorn2012's Avatar
longhorn2012 longhorn2012 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 67
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 dodge ram longhorn
Rep Power: 0
Rep:39
longhorn2012 is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerRamJet View Post
Both of them stopped working at the same time? I would say you've got an issue in your TIPM.
yea they both stopped working. fogs are working fine. cant get the headlights to come on. whats the TIPM
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-28-2013, 11:57 PM
Arth's Avatar
Arth Arth is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member


 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 3,020
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x4
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Mineral Gray Metallic
Engine: 2013-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 395hp 410lb/ft
Rep Power: 8
Rep:2008
Arth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond reputeArth has a reputation beyond repute
Default

If you used their relay setup that triggers off one side or the other to turn both on... you might want to check that first.

I've had a ground come lose on the relay that kills the entire system.

I highly doubt it's your TIPM because your fogs work.
__________________

Chrome... in moderation.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-29-2013, 01:02 AM
Asur Asur is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 6,850
Gender: Male
Vehicle: .
Rep Power: 14
Rep:4364
Asur has a reputation beyond reputeAsur has a reputation beyond reputeAsur has a reputation beyond reputeAsur has a reputation beyond reputeAsur has a reputation beyond reputeAsur has a reputation beyond reputeAsur has a reputation beyond reputeAsur has a reputation beyond reputeAsur has a reputation beyond reputeAsur has a reputation beyond reputeAsur has a reputation beyond repute
Default

As other have indicated it could be just a loose wire in your install, if your using a wire harness for those check that your relay is engaging, it as Arth indicated could be a ground, it could be a positive off the battery, it could be your trigger from the bulb connector that is not connected, it could be your relay in its socket is loose. You will need to trace the system to see where you issue is coming from. If your not comfortable tracing and testing your connections have someone who can use a tracer light or a volt meter or just a wire to manually trigger to see where your problem is coming from.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-29-2013, 12:57 PM
longhorn2012's Avatar
longhorn2012 longhorn2012 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 67
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 dodge ram longhorn
Rep Power: 0
Rep:39
longhorn2012 is on a distinguished road
Default

I will have to check tonight. All my cables and relay also ground
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-29-2013, 01:27 PM
fastNugly @ BP's Avatar
fastNugly @ BP fastNugly @ BP is offline
Bully's Performance

 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 17,715
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram CC 4X4
Trim Level: Sport
Color: PX8 Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 14
Rep:1787
fastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant future
Default

May have a loose wire, bad grounding or a locked up ballast that got corroded.
Same thing happened to me last fall and it was the drivers side ballast. Corroded like heck and it locked up (dead) and due to being relayed it caused the other to shut off.
There are many factors here.

Check the relay, check the connections in the ballast by removing the connections and check the ground.
Almost positive its the ballast or relay
__________________
for the best pricing in the business, email me @ sales@bullysperformance.com
2014 Ram Hemi Tuning now available from Diablo Sport get yours today!
OB-Trinity T-1000's only $489!
100% Guaranteed to work or we will replace it for free!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-29-2013, 01:45 PM
bighemi04's Avatar
bighemi04 bighemi04 is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Orland Park, IL
Age: 29
Posts: 2,191
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 RAM Sport CC 4x4
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Black
Rep Power: 5
Rep:623
bighemi04 is a name known to allbighemi04 is a name known to allbighemi04 is a name known to allbighemi04 is a name known to allbighemi04 is a name known to allbighemi04 is a name known to all
Default

Yea check all of your connections before you go doing anything crazy. The dealer probably wont warranty the TIPM due to the HID's anyway
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-29-2013, 01:58 PM
fastNugly @ BP's Avatar
fastNugly @ BP fastNugly @ BP is offline
Bully's Performance

 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 17,715
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2012 Dodge Ram CC 4X4
Trim Level: Sport
Color: PX8 Black
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
Rep Power: 14
Rep:1787
fastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant futurefastNugly @ BP has a brilliant future
Default

Check the other things before you get scared of it being the TIPM as there are many things to flake out before the TIPM
__________________
for the best pricing in the business, email me @ sales@bullysperformance.com
2014 Ram Hemi Tuning now available from Diablo Sport get yours today!
OB-Trinity T-1000's only $489!
100% Guaranteed to work or we will replace it for free!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-29-2013, 02:15 PM
gcscott's Avatar
gcscott gcscott is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North of Pittsburgh, PA
Age: 56
Posts: 958
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 4X4 / 3.55 LSD
Trim Level: Outdoorsman Crew Cab
Color: Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl Coat
Engine: 2013-20?? 220ci (3.6L) Pentastar 305hp 269lb/ft
Rep Power: 4
Rep:1043
gcscott has much to be proud ofgcscott has much to be proud ofgcscott has much to be proud ofgcscott has much to be proud ofgcscott has much to be proud ofgcscott has much to be proud ofgcscott has much to be proud ofgcscott has much to be proud of
Default

1) Check the fuse.
2) Check the ground connections.
3) Check the relay.
4) Run a hot wire directly to the ballast from the battery.

Hope this helps.

Greg
__________________
MOD LIST:To many to list. I do all MODS and Installs myself.
View them here: http://www.ramforumz.com/member.php?u=66037
Every time I think I'm done with doing Mods something else catches my eye.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:21 AM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum