I have a 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT. I shut the truck off everything was
fine. I came back and unlocked the door and went to use the electric
door locks. They would not work. Then I noticed a red light on in the
instrument panel. This light turned out to be for a security system.
The truck started fine I noticed then that the lights came on. Even
though the switch was off. I began to drive and noticed I had no turn
signals, I stopped and checked my break lights they also do not work.
End results are: No instruments, no turn signals, no break lights, no
interior lights, head lights and tail lights come on as soon as the
Any one have some help.
I suspect a grounding problem here. Check all common grounds in dash
area. When a ground opens up here, all kinds of strange thing can
happen as it seeks a ground through alternate paths.
dude, you have really become like the shell answer man of the
alt.autos.dodge.trucks. at least in your own mind.
is there any thread that you don't chime in on?
is there anything that you don't think you are an expert on?
is this like our kharma coming to roost? i mean are you like the
reincarnation of all of the arrogant idiots that have stopped in here
over the years?
The Lam e part here is you children trying to pick fits to get your
fix and get you fixes by attacking others that may know more than you
so you try to put them down. What ever flips your skirts.
BTW, I have been plowing snow for over 20 years and I would NEVER use
a 1/2 truck, espaecaily today models as they are really lightly built.
I only use 3/4 and 1 ton models (I prefer 1 ton SRWs) I buy a truck
for a truck and nothing else. When I want a nice ride and gadgets I
drive a car and I would NEVER do anything to my work trucks to reduce
their effective or reliablity. One more note, a Oil burner is the
worst choice for a plow truck because if you put any kind of serious
plow on it, the front axle will be overloaded and airbags or Timbren
will not change that fact that axle is over loaded and it will shorten
its service life and not to mention the potenail for instabilty when
transporting that can occur when front end weighs 5K plus and rear
weighs about 3 k or less. WIth a gass truck my front axle weights run
4000 to 4300 lbs when bed is loaded and plow is in carry position
which is a lot mor manageable and easier to counter ballast too.
Because of this I never use 4x4 to transport in the worst weather. You
kids just want to stir the pot, you do not want to learn a thing.
A few of us have been plowing snow twice as long as you. I know I don't
have all the answers and can learn new stuff all the time. You on the other
hand are spouting bs, as in this post.
This is pure bullshit! A Cumminns weighs a few hundred pounds more than a
gas. The lifespan of any truck is shortened not so much by the xtra 7-800
pounds a couple of feet ahead of the front bumper but more by a driver who
dosen't know how to plow snow.
A question for ya, have you ever heard of compensatory weight?
You seem concerned about transporting a plow. I would have thought after
plowing for 20 years you would have learned that you make money pushing snow
than running around with the blade in the air. Perhaps you should learn a
little route planning, it will increase your bottom line.
I read the rest of your post but it is just foolish to respond to it.
You're sounding like my three year old grandcritter. Quit whining..
One of my all time favorite movies was one of Clint Eastwoods Dirty Harry
movies where he's talking to the captain and says "Every man should know his
limitations." This sure fits here. I know of several, including mine, half
ton trucks that have survived ten plus years of plowing without major
repairs. My main problem to fix was the power steering getting hot. I had to
put a cooler on the return line and problem fixed. The most common cause of
truck breakage is the cowboy behind the wheel.
I'm not even gonna start on the gas vs diesel arguement, there is no end to
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