1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab - Answered Questions & Fixed issues


Here's a link to a pdf file containing the headlight wiring diagram for your year model Dodge Ram 1500..
I can't help but notice that you say you've replaced the headlight relay? That's quite odd, because there is NO headlight relay on this vehicle- only a 40 amp fuse located in the power distribution box that sits behind the battery inside the engine bay.
The switch is notorious for burning out because there is NO RELAY on this vehicle, and there is a recall (#819) but this only affects 3500 models even though the headlight wiring is the same for 1500,2500 and 3500 model Rams.
Here are two more links that will help you troubleshoot your headlights problems.
HereInformation on Putting a Relay in the Wiring System

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Mar 21, 2019 | 11,163 views


Sounds like it's worn out, best take into the shop for repair, should only cost $20 with parts.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Sep 03, 2018 | 51 views


check the fuel filter and pump. if the ignition spark is ok.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Jan 03, 2018 | 28 views


starter solenoid is bad perhaps .

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Dec 03, 2017 | 122 views


it most likely needs new plugs and an o2 sensor. it also has a large evap leak. thats what all those codes mean. you could have looked them up yourself on google. po352 and po 356 are telling you two cylinders are not firing number 2 and 6 so change the plugs first and go from there. or get pro help so you dont just throw unneeded parts at it like many people do.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Nov 16, 2017 | 310 views


Sounds like it's running rich when it should be pulling off the "choke" as it's warm-ish. Maybe a temperature sensor somewhere.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Apr 08, 2017 | 456 views


Sounds like an aftermarket security system.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Nov 22, 2015 | 60 views


idle air controll motor is bad

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Oct 22, 2015 | 1,454 views


I have blown tail lights in my 96 Dodge Ram 1500
Can anyone help me

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Oct 08, 2015 | 602 views


How is your transmission fluid level?

If you put it in neutral can you push the truck by hand or are the brakes binding?

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Sep 18, 2015 | 59 views


check the crankshaft position sensor it may be sending a varying signal to computer

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Jun 14, 2015 | 83 views


should have some cotter pins on frame you can pull to put everything in place and on column in engine bay

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Apr 20, 2015 | 38 views


ROTATE THE FRONT TO BACK,AND BACK TO REAR.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Apr 13, 2015 | 30 views


Sounds like there may be a short in the system... I would do the usual... check the fuses, then the relays, if both are good, try giving the light switch itself a little wiggle, if the lights starts flickering then check behind the switch and look at the wires and the harness, check the plug itself, and the switch, check the blades, if they move then replace the switch.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Mar 01, 2015 | 57 views


Has a tune up been done recently? If not may want to replace the plugs , wires,cap and ignition rotor. Also, find out if the previous owner had ever changed the fuel pump. The fuel filter is located on the the fuel pump assembly and can become clogged to create a lean fuel condition and make the engine sluggish.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Feb 22, 2015 | 133 views


Being a 96, you best bet is a dealer. Very pricey.They should be able to get the main harnesses.Engine, body and interior.Smaller ones will be obsolete. Shouldn't be many of them.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Jan 05, 2015 | 114 views


in front under hood next to radiator

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Dec 05, 2014 | 29 views


Most often the problem is in corroded negatives.
Go into the engine compartment and , one at a time with the power off, unscrew a ground wire on the wheel well or the firewall and clean the corrosion off it. Replace each one and tighten carefully. Repeat for every ground you can find. While you are at it, disconnect the battery wires and clean them too. When done, start the engine again (sorry, you might have lost all your radio settings!) and try the switch again. Even the engine may run better.

1996 Dodge Ram... | Answered on Nov 06, 2014 | 258 views

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