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Parking lights turn on by themselves — Dodge Pickup

Parking lights turn on by themselves — Dodge Pickup

Talk about electrical gremlins, these parking lights turn on by themselves! Owners of 2004 Dodge Ram Pickups are reporting instances where the parking lamps turn on by themselves. In other cases, owners report that front turn signals light up but not the rear lights.

There are two pattern failure points on these vehicles.

First, check the Integrated Power Control box under the hood. Chrysler has re-designed this fuse box to prevent water from entering and corroding the internal connections. Look for green corrosion. If you find it, replace it.

Next, check the trailer socket for corrosion. Any corrosion in that socket can cause a feedback problem to the front control module.


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