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Old 11-23-2008, 10:24 PM
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Default 96 Dodge Ram park light problem

Hey guys, my dad has a 96 ram with a slight problem his park lights will not work, I have checked the inside fuse box the fuse is fine with 13 v on both sides. I am pretty sure it is the switch which is the pull type because the interior lights on it are positional, so anyway 2 questions:
1. Will a 99 knob switch fit it instead of replacing it with the same pull type which I can't find. The general size looks the same but I don't know.
2. Any where I can find dash removal literature?
Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-24-2008, 02:18 AM
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There should be more fuses under the hood including a park light fuse. Crutchfield used to post dash removal instructions on their website but I haven't been there for a while so they might not have them anymore. If you need a new switch, as long as the electrical connecter is the same, it should work. Your local parts house should be able to tell you as well.

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Old 11-24-2008, 05:25 PM
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Thanks guys I will check under the hood for fuses.
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Old 12-02-2008, 04:30 PM
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Before you replace the switch try either jumping the wires to see if the lights go on or check continuity across the switch . If you jump the wires together and the lights come on you know the problem is in the switch, if they don't the problem is not the switch.
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Old 05-28-2009, 04:33 AM
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I have a similar problem but my dash lights do not turn on, on my 1996 cummins. I set the parking break and heard a pop then the dash lights went off and have not worked since. Any thoughts?

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