Dodge Caravan owners have reported 37 problems related to headlight switch (under the exterior lighting category).
Currently have about 86,000 on the vehicle. The headlights, more and more, are deciding to refuse to turn on. There is no darkness indicator, just an old-fashioned turn knob with three settings (off, parking lights, headlights). Also, the headlights when working, decide to not switch off when the knob is turned to off. This is intermittent and, so far, mechanics have been unable to diagnose the problem. I see from other sites that many, many people are having these problems with these minivans and eventually, if not already, somebody is going to die when these lights cut off unexpectedly.
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2006 Dodge Caravan sxt 3. 3l, 98000 miles driving at night, headlight going off I need to turn off and on headlight switch light go on and off, after 10 minutes all outside light are off, weary scary, it happening almost every day I mean night,, I look what is the problem, maybe headlight switch I going tomorrow and buy and see if is ok,, I own this van since 2010 with no light problem???.
Headlight go off and on going down the highway at the speed on 65 with no street light my family on four was in the van someone is going to get killed just like gm with the ignition switch.
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Driving down the road at night headlamps suddenly without warning turn off. This has happened randomly several times since. Usually jiggling the headlight switch will turn them back on again. Have also noticed recently that the parking lights will suddenly come on then go off after a few minutes while care is parked and turned off. This is random.
For the last three years or so, in the winter time, my head lights would just randomly come on when it started to get cold outside. They would go out later but they would do this all night and day. This year, they now do this all year long and now they are doing while I am driving. My lights will flicker and just go black. I lose all my lights, headlights and interior lights. I have no clue what is causing this. I love my van and there is nothing else wrong with it. This is very dangerous I understand but this has to be something in the van that is faulty. In the past, I would just grab the light switch and turn it back and forth quickly and it would turn the lights off. This no longer works. I have seen similar issues like this reported. I am so afraid to take it to a shop and find out it is going to cost more than my van is worth. Again, this happens when I am driving or when the van is stationary, not running at all. This started about 3-4 years ago and it keeps getting worse. I put a new battery in it thinking that would help. Nope!.
I am delivery driver for domino's pizza. Vehicle was parked, and I was leaving on a delivery. Turned headlight switch past parking light indicator to headlight indicator. Nothing. Just parking lights. Tried to engage high beams, but they wouldn't stay on. Could only keep headlights lit by holding high beam switch. Attempted bulb replacement, to no avail; also tried battery post cleaning, to no avail. This is really a nuisance as I may very well end up unemployed because of this issue.
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the headlights failed. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic who diagnosed that the headlight switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 98,000.
During the night while I was driving, the headlights went off, then blinked on, then off again. After fiddling with the headlight switch, the lights came on and stayed on. This problem has recurred several times since then. It results in an extremely dangerous situation: one is driving at night and suddenly one's vision goes black. The mind at first does not always immediately realize what is happening, and so the human reaction time to an already dangerous situation is not always quick or appropriate. From what I've since read on vehicle forums, many other owners of 2005 Dodge Caravans have experienced the same problem. A recall should be issued immediately before a serious accident occurs. Remember, a Caravan is often used to transport children.
Headlight switch/lights wouldn't work at random times, then start working again.
Recently purchased the vehicle used. Driving at night the head lights flickered then turned off. I manually turned the headlight switch off and on several times when the lights finally came on. This could have been fatal on the interstate or foul weather conditions. I could duplicate the problem intermittently since the first occurance. I went on line and found numerous complaints for Dodge Caravans with the same problem.
I was driving home and all of a sudden the headlights went out, I was able to get them on by manually using the high beams, but if I let go of the high beam shift, the lights went out. This happened about 10 times in 20 miles. It did it again yesterday on September 28, driving home and I am too scared to drive at night any more which is a problem as it is getting dark earlier. I was driving along and the headlights just went out. I could pull the high beams on which is an issue as I live in a small city but as soon as I let go of the high beam switch -- no lights. Also the high beams would go to low and back to high intermittently. I am so scared to drive my car.
2006 Dodge Caravan, headlights turn on and off randomly while driving and parked. Sometimes you have to turn the headlight switch multiple times on and off to get the headlights to function.
I have a 2010 Dodge Caravan the first issue was the transmissions took it to a dealer who checked it and said the problem was in the computer did an upgrade corrected some of the problem still having problems with it shifting the second issue was the ignition switch which I took it in due to a recall I received bought the vehicle used so the recall had no been done after recall was completed now having trouble with head lights never had a problem until switch was changed when we got it back noticed that when key was in head lights came on this vehicle does not have driving on auto head lights according to paperwork I have shortly there after when turning on the headlights they flash a couple times and go off unable to get them to come back on now the lights come on when ever and go back off will not do anything unless a ken is in the ignition and then just flash once and go back off took it to the dealer who in their words after checking thought the tip was bad and wanted $900. 00 with no guarantee that would fix it I see a lot of complaints from owners while doing research to try and fix my problem about other vehicles with same from 1999 to present it appears to me Dodge has a problem they are not fixing maybe they need more bail out money.
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Dodge Caravan 2005 - headlights do not work at times and you must turn switch on and off numerous times to get them to work. They have also turned off at night while driving. Not only very dangerous but continues to drain battery.
Both headlights went out numerous times and would come back on a couple of seconds later; bumps did not affect it and neither did jiggling the headlight switch or ignition switch; it just happened sporadically with no apparent reason; very dangerous, and according to internet is a huge problem with many other Caravan owners; please do something before it kills someone if it hasn't already thank you.
2005 Caravan: headlights are intermittent just as everyone else is describing. I went shopping tonight around sunset. When I got to my vehicle to return home the headlights wouldn't work. After 5 minutes of switching on and off, they finally came on. At some point during my 3 mile ride home the lights went off on their own. This is very dangerous!!! the headlights do this all the time. . Read more...
Headlights will not turn on or will spontaneously shut off while driving at night. If the headlight switch is toggled on/off several times they may continue to work again. The most recent occurrence happened when I was driving through a mountain pass at night. This is an extremely dangerous situation on the 2005 Dodge Caravan yet the dealerships have no idea on how to correct the problem.
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated that the headlights failed intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The diagnosed the failure as a defective head light switch. The dealer advised that he could not confirm that the repair would correct the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 13,000 and the current mileage was 14,000.
Sometimes the headlights on our 2005 Dodge Caravan will not come on when we turn them on. It does not happen every time but it has caused us to have to wait to be able to drive. There has been one incident when we were driving home and the lights went out while we were driving. So far just playing with the switch has worked to get the lights to come back on.
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The headlight switch has failed. He was advised to hold the light switch while driving in order for the head lights to be operative. The dealer had the vehicle for 2 hours but could not identify a remedy for the failure. The current mileage was 98,000. The failure mileage was 89,600. The vehicle identification number was unavailable.
2005 Dodge Caravan sxt headlight switch makes bad connection resulting in headlights to cut out completely! searched online found several other cases of this happening to Dodge customers.
The headlights on my 2005 Dodge Caravan works intermittently. This has been going on for approx 1 year. When I wiggle the light switch around the lights will go on sometimes. This usually takes about 10 minutes. I've also experienced the lights going out while driving and having to pull over and do the same wiggle process.
The contact owns a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The contact stated the headlights failed. When engaging, either the headlights would not illuminate at all or they would illuminate and then fail. The contact stated the failure would occur intermittently over a one year span. The manufacturer advised the failure could potentially be caused by a defect in the relay switch. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 85,000 and the current mileage was approximately 104,000.
2001 Dodge Caravan headlights, replaced left headlight, week later turned on van and one daylight light came on, turned on headlights and the opposite low beam came on, switched to high beam and the opposite high beam came on. I have noticed flickering lights in the past both inside and outside. Does someone have to die and have a family member sue before problem is fixed?.
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Intermittent flashing of all interior lights and head lights. Headlights went out completely out and on again as driving to work in the dark. Power door locks stopped working, which renders child safety locks to not work. Occurs everyday. Had headlight switch assembly replaced and computer updates done to the bcm relay and pcm and transmission. Dealership cannot find a problem after work done. Work done solved problem for about 24 hour then issue resumed.
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|Headlight Switch problems||
|Exterior Lighting problems||
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|Turn Signal problems||
|Tail Light Switch problems||
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|High/low Beam Switch problems||