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Old 05-24-2010, 08:20 PM
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So here i am. Finally got my first Dodge truck. 2001 1500 SLT quad cab 8' bed. Made the mistake of thinking I could hook up some driving and fog lights. Well I pulled the connector off the back of the headlight bulb, and suprise, suprise they all had power. Nothing was on. Not the switch, not the truck, nothing. Ok, I give up. Where do i tap in for power? Want to have a feed to an auxillary switch in the cab, back to a relay to feed the lights. Want to have the fogs on with low beams only, driving with high beams only HELP!!
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Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here! Sorry, I'm not so experienced in the electrical field, but luckily there are some other members on here who are. Hang in there
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Hello and welcome to RamForumZ, great to have you join us here! Unfortunately, electrical is not my strong suit, either, so I will defer that to the experts, and we have plenty of knowledgeable folks here, so someone should chime in soon. Any pics of your truck? I like the long beds, personally. Any other mods done or planned? Lots of great people, info and conversation here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the board!

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Hello and welcome to the site! Not much help either/ Are you wanting them to turn on auto with your lows, or just flick a switch and the are on? I have my halos on a switch and I just got power from the battery.

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Welcome you to the forum,

This forum is full of great looking trucks, and packed with great mod ideas and there are loads of knowledgeable and experienced people here.

I can't say for sure on the 2001 model year, as I don't have electrical diagrams that go back that far, but if it's anything like the newer ones (04 and up), there are some challenges. The newer ones are capable of telling if a bulb is burnt out, and capable of telling you which bulb, so the headlights are NOT tied together, they are completely separate. To make matter worse, they do this by 'pulsing' the power (PWM - pulse width modulation), which is not completely relay friendly. So without having the necessary info on your model year, I don't know what to suggest at this point to enable the lights automatically with the headlights, other than to hang on for a while, until someone else chimes in that knows how to do this. It may also require programming from a dealership, but like I said before, I'm not familiar with your model year, so can only speculate.

AND, have you got any pix. We all love pix here!

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