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Dodge Ram Warning Lights and Trouble Codes

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  • roxanaroxana Posts: 2
    I have a 2002 dodge ram 1500. I got home this afternoon and 1hr later I go to start it and it would'nt start. Power locks, windows, lights, and dash don't work except for a little red light in the dashboard that blinks when I open the door. Nothing happens when I turn the key. Any suggestions on what it could possibly be and the meaning of that blinking light? :confuse:
  • I HAVE A DODGE RAM 1500 2003 MODEL AND HAVE HAD ALL THE SPARK PLUGS REPLACED AND RAN FUEL INJECTION CLEANER THROUGH THE ENGINE SEVERAL TIMES. IT STILL SHOWS THE #2 AND #3 CLYLINDERS MISFIRING WHICH IS EFFECTING THE FUEL ECONOMY OF THE VEHICLE. AND SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO CLEAR THIS PROBLEM UP WITHOUT HAVING TO SPEND A WHOLE LOT OF MONEY. EVERETT
  • budman3budman3 Posts: 187
    I have an 03 Ram with the hemi.
    I recently had my fuel pump replaced and I now have this DTC, P0440 Evap Sys Perf.
    What should I be looking for. The truck is out of warranty and hopefully I can find a quick fix.
    Thanks
  • i had the same code on 2002 Ram 1500. look under bed. drivers side in front of back tire. their is a black box & a round black canister. check all the hoses around these canisters. i had one hose cracked into. $8.68 later lite was out. or there is one more thing to check is your gas cap tight? or bad seal on gas cap will give you same code
  • budman3budman3 Posts: 187
    Thanks, I'll check it out. :)
  • I am an American in Canada, truck has been sitting for a few months. i start truck on weekends to keep it operational. Replaced the battery about 2 weeks ago following cold snap. Recent cold snap (-30degrees C) last night and car will not start today. Security light blinks. Battery is fine. Truck is shut down in security mode- no locks, lights, gages, etc.

    any suggestions?
  • If anyone else is having this problem...it was fixed by the dealer by replacing the cruise control switch.
  • My 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 is throwing a P0505 code, "Idle Control System Malfunction." Idles and runs fine. Anybody know how to fix?
  • dustykdustyk Posts: 2,931
    There are four types of codes:

    1. Codes that clear immediately if the problem goes away, such as an intermittent.

    2. Codes that will clear 20-40 restarts after the problem goes away.

    3. Codes that clear after so many complete trips (ie: start cold, warm-up, drive, cool down).

    4. Codes that must be cleared manually with the DRB3 diagnostic tool.

    It is possible there was a fault detected momentarily, but the problem went away during subsequent vehicle operation, probably in the same trip. This may resurface again.

    Regards,
    Dusty
  • I have a 2006 Ram 1500 quad cab with the Hemi engine. I recently turned over 20,000 miles and a "check engine light" came on. The light is not flashing and the manuel says it might be on because it is a scheduelled maintinance thing. I dont know the trouble code or even how to get it. Is there somone who knows how to get the code or if there is a function to shut the light off on the dash?
  • dustykdustyk Posts: 2,931
    Chrysler makes code retrieval very easy and end-user friendly.

    Beginning with the ignition key in the OFF position, move the key to the RUN position and back to OFF in the following cycle:

    OFF, RUN, OFF, RUN, OFF, RUN

    This must be performed in a smooth, fairly quick action.

    Observe the transmission range indicator on the instrument cluster and wait a few seconds. Any codes stored in the computer will be sequentially displayed. The test is completed when the word "done" is visible.

    Regards,
    Dusty
  • Thanks a million Dusty. I found the trouble code. (P0573) Any idea what it is?
  • dustykdustyk Posts: 2,931
    Yep.

    P0573 = Cruise Control/Brake Switch A Circuit High

    Just for grins, check and see if you have stop lights, or check to see if stepping on the brake pedal disengages the cruise control. Also, I'd recommend checking all of the fuses.

    Regards,
    Dusty
  • On my 2003 Dodge Ram the rear brake lights are going out all the time and then warning indicator comes on. Has anyone else had this problem? I replace them about every four months and they always go out in about in a about a week of each other.
  • dustykdustyk Posts: 2,931
    When you remove the bulb does it have the appearance of it being burned out, or is the glass clear and bright?

    If the glass is bright (no signs of being burned inside) and the filament appears to have broken on one of the end supports, with the center of the filament still intact, the failure is more likely to be from vibration. This is not uncommon with poor quality bulbs.

    If the filament has disintegrated in the center and the bulb shows signs of filament burning, you either have a poor quality bulb, experiencing a high voltage condition, or the bulbs are being subjected to a high duty cycle, meaning they are being illuminated for more hours than you think.

    Last year I noticed that my neighbor's Chevy Venture would have the brake lights on while the vehicle was just sitting in their driveway. At first I thought someone was in the vehicle, but after observing this for a half-dozen times I noticed there wasn't anyone in the van. It turned out they had a bad stoplight switch.

    Best regards,
    Dusty
  • goaliegoalie Posts: 16
    Dustys long-winded bulb quality check seems redundant. Given that these bulbs ltterally never get changed in some cars from the assembly line to the crusher...its not the bulbs...you will find your wiring harness has a minor fault somewhere...rubbed thru and grounding out occasionally..which will cause the bulbs to burn out/fail much like the fuse would...and should..if the wire were pinched ...has the vehicle been hit? trailer hitch installed? Check the main plug up by the spare..Check the plug at the brake pedal switch......bulbs are bulbs. You have a minor intermittent electrical problem.
  • goaliegoalie Posts: 16
    Its one of 3 sensors that affect the timing....get the code and check the code chart...
  • goaliegoalie Posts: 16
    Chilton manuals are cheap; Dodge Truck Owners web-site is also pretty helpful. That code is for a minor/small leak in the evap system....likely a cracked hoses or failed clamp.
  • Thanks Dusty for the reply. When I replace the bulbs they are completely clear, and they still look brand new. When I replace them, I go to Dodge and they have the ones that they put in at the factory. Even though the bulb looks new, it looks a little burnt at the ends. This is really the only issue I have with the truck so it's not that big of a deal. In fact I have replaced them so many times, I have gotten it down to about 5 minutes from start to finish.
  • trav6trav6 Posts: 18
    light came on and i found code po551 ----wonder what that might be???anyone have problem before???
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