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2012 Dodge Ram Cargo Lights

krobbkrobb Posts: 1
edited May 2014 in Dodge

The cargo lights on my 2012 Dodge Ram 1500 Sport come on without the switch turned on. They appear to remain on while the truck is running, then go out after about 8 minutes once the truck is turned off. This just started with no known cause. Any ideas?


  • slinger1slinger1 Clearwater, FLPosts: 28

    Sounds like a glitch in the timer for the load shedding circuit. According to the owner's manual, page 163:
    "To protect the life of your vehicle’s battery, load shedding
    is provided for both the interior and exterior lights.
    If the ignition is OFF and any door is left ajar for
    10 minutes or the dimmer control is rotated right for
    10 minutes, the interior lights will automatically turn off.
    If the headlights remain on while the ignition is cycled
    OFF, the exterior lights will automatically turn off after
    eight minutes. If the headlights are turned on and left on
    for eight minutes while the ignition is OFF, the exterior
    lights will automatically turn off.
    NOTE: Battery saver mode is cancelled if the ignition is
    So if this is happening without you inadvertently hitting the cargo light button I would suspect the circuit that controls the time delay. Hope this helps!

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