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Hey guys. I bought a used 2012 1500 Ram big horn with 23k miles on it. It currently has 66k miles and now nothing but electrical problems with it now. First it started out with my remote completely stopped working. I have no idea if that is even related, and doesn’t bother me as I can just use my actual key to lock/unlock. But now my passenger mirror light flickers, my passenger side rear blinker won’t work(brake light works), and now my driver side headlight goes out at the same time as my blinker stops working. I just replaced the blinker bulb and as soon as I go to use it it shorts out... Any idea what is going on here. Do I have multiple shorts? Is it the whole board going out? I’m mechanically inclined, just not good with electrical at all. Any ideas or help will be very much appreciated! Thanks!
Forgot to add, my driver side switches all work except the lock button on that as well...
 

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You don't say where you are from, are you from a northern state that gets snow? Sounds like you have multiple single issues. First the mirror light, might just be a loose/dirty connection or loose bulb in the socket. Second, the blinker. Sounds like there is definitely a short there if the new bulb blew as soon as you tried it. Maybe take the bulb out and really clean the socket and connections good. Third, the head light. Have you tried replacing the bulb yet? Your truck is 8-9 years old, so it is time for the bulbs to start to go and other problems to start showing up.
 

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You don't say where you are from, are you from a northern state that gets snow? Sounds like you have multiple single issues. First the mirror light, might just be a loose/dirty connection or loose bulb in the socket. Second, the blinker. Sounds like there is definitely a short there if the new bulb blew as soon as you tried it. Maybe take the bulb out and really clean the socket and connections good. Third, the head light. Have you tried replacing the bulb yet? Your truck is 8-9 years old, so it is time for the bulbs to start to go and other problems to start showing up.
Yeah, it’s a New Mexico truck to Arizona. Now in Idaho that gets a lot of snow. Have not tried replacing the headlight bulb yet. I will be doing that this weekend and taking part the side mirror to check that out as well. Hopefully I just need to figure out what’s going on with the blinker. Also headlight sometimes works. It’s on and off.
 

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So I'm kind of baffled at the "short" deal. If there is a short, it should be protected by a fuse. If the bulb is blowing constantly , it causes me to think bad connection. Grounds are probably one of the biggest reasons for electrical snafus.
 

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So I'm kind of baffled at the "short" deal. If there is a short, it should be protected by a fuse. If the bulb is blowing constantly , it causes me to think bad connection. Grounds are probably one of the biggest reasons for electrical snafus.
I’m thinking the same thing man. I’m going to go through my whole truck this weekend and check everything out and see what’s all going on.
 
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