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Old 11-28-2011, 10:23 AM
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I have a 2005 dodge ram ST. I was driving one day and a light came on right under the odometer that said lamp out and I figured one of my light were out so I got out and checked all the lights but they are all good. And the lights still on. Any ideas?
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Double check all your lights. It usually doesn't lie. Taillights, brake lights turn signals even the cargo lights
I had it come on and both my brake lights were out, thought it was something electrical bought they both burn out simultaneously
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Agree, re check all your lights. The only ones that don't turn the indicator on with my truck (2003) are the factory fog lamps and interior lamps.
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The reverse lamps dont, atleast on our 05 and 09 they dont.
I also forgot, sometimes the circuts go bad in the taillights (white case behind the taillight, typically the passenger side I think) and will give you a lamp out message. Its more common on 03 and 04 but is none to happen on 05s. Cheap fix if that ends up being the problem
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It also seems like it starts to go off when one of the lights is close to burning out. This happened recently, drove my nuts on a road trip. Light finally burned out by the time we got home.
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Check your highbeams too. A burned high beam will trigger the light whether its in use or not.
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I had this problem about a year ago on my 2002 Ram. It would come on and then go out intermittently. I couldn't find any problems with any of the lights. Eventually, one of my tal lights went out and it came on and stayed on so I replaced the tail light bulb. The light stayed off for a few days and then came back on. Again I checked the lights and they all looked ok. I found a post somehwere that mentioned putting some grease in the bulb socket to help it seat better and so I did that and haven't had a problem since.
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I had the same problem in my 02 ram. So i changed all my bulbs and it fixed the problem. If you cant figure anything else out that should work.
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Might pull each bulb and dab some dielectric grease in each socket.
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Just had this happen to me again recently and found a bulb that didn't have a good enough connection.
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