Question about 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck

3 Answers


Posted by on


3 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

My gauges quit working on my 2000 Ram 1500 and while troubleshooting the problem I removed the DIN plug located in the fuse box underneath the hood. It is the one with a phillips head screw in it. I examined the conenectors and everthing appeared in order. I reseated the plug and tightened the screw back up. I cranked the truck and everthing worked perfectly. I suspect that the connectors may work loose over a period of time and noticed that when tightening the screw it made a slip when overtightened much like a locking gas cap. Tighten the screw until just before it slips. Hopefully this will help a lot of dissapointed Dodge owners.

Posted on Jul 25, 2011

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

2000 b1500 dodge ram van 3.9 v6 , the speedometer and odometer doen't work on my van. replaced the cluster and the abs speed sensor. still not working, please help...

Posted on Apr 27, 2011

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Dodge Master
  • 753 Answers

Hi my name is Allen!

Before doing any of the repairs below unplug the Crank Sensor and look at the cluster and see if everything works, if it does replace the crank sensor, if not read on.

The instrument cluster for that year is the BCM "Body Control Module" Which is the most likely cause for this problem, but keep in mind that another module gone bad can also bring down the BUS. Here is what you do, unplug each control module one at a time and see if the BUS comes back, unplug one look at the cluster to see if it comes back to life. If after unplugging each module and the cluster is still down then the most likely repair is replacing the cluster.

For further asistance you may reach me at FixYa!

Posted on Dec 28, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

2 Answers

Changed the battery in my 03 tahoe, now none of the guags work

Your best bet have the instrument cluster tested . Hooking it up to a factory scanner is the best first diagnostic step . Checking for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble code's . Checking cluster data , all gauge info. come's from the BCM or PCM over the class 2 serial data network . Class2 data is a communication network for the control modules . Are their any light's lit on the instrument cluster ? Check engine , ABS , Air bag etc..... GM also had instrument cluster problems from 2003 to 2006 , stepper motor's that drive the gauge needls , silver migration -google that one.
How to repair GM Instrument Cluster Speedometer Gauge Stepper

Dec 16, 2017 | 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

1 Answer

Where does the voltage come from for the dashboard gauges grand caravan 2003. Have no gauges Checked fuses and relays all are good. Looked over wiring diagrams but looked like computers are together.

Do the light's on the instrument cluster work ? Fuse #24 - 20 amp location intergrated power module , under hood fuse box . Probably the instrument cluster it's self is bad , but without testing that would be a guess . Hooking up a factory or professional scan tool to view input's to the instrument cluster would be the proper way to diagnose. Gauge info to the Instrument come's over PCI serial data bus . A communication network for the control modules on the vehicle . Gauge info. come's from the PCM - powertrain control module. Your best bet , take it to a qualified repair shop ,dealer etc....

Oct 29, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2000 Dodge Stratus's speedometer has either not worked or has intermittently worked for the past two years. If it works, it will work for a bit and then drop back to zero.

Have your replaced the gauge ? (instrument cluster ) Do you know how it works ? Do you know what Chrysler CCD serial data communication is ? All the modules ,including the instrument cluster , PCM , BCM , share info on this data bus . The sensors you replaced are inputs to the PCM . The PCM sends this info on the data bus for the other modules .If your vehicle runs an shifts good it's not the sensor or the data bus ,if there was a problem with the data bus you would see a message on the instrument cluster NO BUS . You need a new cluster !

May 17, 2016 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

None of my gauges are working ion my dash

Intermittent gauges usually mean a bad ground connection for the gauges. Things to check: look for multiple ground connections at one screw to chassis frame & tighten it; check large connector at rear of instrument cluster for good connection; replace gauges fuse - it can be cracked. If none of those work, than instrument cluster circuit board will probably have to be replaced - which means removing the cluster.

Jul 13, 2014 | 1997 Eagle Vision

1 Answer

A no bu5 message appears on the dashboard

that message is probably "no bus" which means the instrument panel is not communicating with the body computer or engine computer.
It could be a bad connection in the wiring or a problem with the cluster.
You can do an internet search for "no bus" for details.

Jan 30, 2014 | 1996 Dodge Stratus

1 Answer

All my gauges quit on my 2003 silverado the dash lights still work but none of the gauges move

Hi, this is a pretty common problem on these Silverado instrument clusters. We can definitely help you out with that. Click here to learn more about these Silverado instrument cluster problems: Dr Speedometer Instrument Cluster Repair Speedometer Repair Guage...

Jan 09, 2014 | Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

No Bus Error

All the modules are connected together to communicate with each other via the PCI bus. It is possible that one of the modules is pulling the bus down.Since the vehicle won't start it could be any one of the modules. It will be a process of elimination to find the faulty one by disconnecting them one at a time. Here are a few, powertrain control module (the one you replaced) Instrument cluster, overhead console, anti-lock brakes, airbag. Since the cluster unplugged wont read anymore, just try to start the vehicle to see if that was the one. Otherwise see if the odometer message of "no bus" goes away after each one is unplugged.

Apr 23, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Durango

2 Answers


The red electrial connector on the main circuit board (of instrument cluster panel) has one and/or several soldered pins that have broken away or become loose at the soldered area. The soldered connections may look o.k., however, under a magnifying glass you can see a circular crack all around the protruding soldered pin. Fire up the soldering iron- use a fine point, add a tad of new rosin core solder and fix the crack. There may be trouble codes associated with this condition: P1695 and/or P1698; when you go to pull the Instument cluster out of the dash, jiggle to wire connector at the back of the IC with key 'on', and look at the odometer; if it flashes on/off, this is most likely the problem

Sep 12, 2008 | 1999 Dodge Dakota

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

477 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

83096 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22382 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides