Question about 2004 Dodge Ram 2500
Towing package on vehicle but no power for brake or signal lights for trailer only. Truck itself is fine. Fuses are fine, read some articles that the Integrated Power Module (IPM) may need to be reset but at 70,000+ miles that isn't under warranty.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: trailer light hook up for towing
By an inline adapter, that goes between your main harness & tailights connection, and accepts flat 4 or whatever you require for trailer. Most automotive places have them, and perhaps even walmart.
Posted on Sep 03, 2008
Diagnostic trouble code P1870 (Transmission Component Slippage) is a
General Motors-specific code whose set parameters are determined by
transmission type and engine size. The PCM monitors and compares engine
speed to vehicle speed after the converter clutch has been commanded ON
in either high gear or Overdrive. Should the expected rpm ratio exceed
predetermined parameters, DTC 1870 sets. And upon doing so, the PCM
elevates the transmission main line pressure and stops converter clutch
Once the vehicle has made it to a cruise state, the PCM then begins to monitor the vehicle's cruise ratio. If at some point the transmission begins to slip, P1870 sets and line pressure is elevated in an attempt to stop any further slippage and prevent further damage. This would explain why DTC 1870 Ls often accompanied by a complaint of a hard 1-2 up shift.
When this code sets, it could have any number of causes, ranging from the sump running low of fluid to a malfunctioning torque converter. Take a GM 4L60-E transmission, for example. When it's in Overdrive, the forward clutch and the 3-4 clutches are applied, as well as the 2-4 band. Now add the converter clutch. This is what the PCM monitors at cruise. If the ratio breaks away, the cause could be any of three components, the hydraulics that operate them or the electronics that control them. Fortunately, experience has shown that in most cases, the cause can be traced to some form of converter clutch failure as a result of valve body concerns. With GMs 4L80-E transmission, this code has usually been the result of a cracked converter clutch piston.
Put a line pressure gauge ($55 shipped on Ebay, or visit a local trans shop) on the pressure test port and go for a drive to verify proper line pressure. Base pressure at idle in P,N,OD should be around 70psi and around 140psi in R. Max line pressure should be at least 190psi at WOT in 1st or 2nd, 225psi is optimum. If base pressure is low, trans or pump is worn out. If max pressure is low, check EPC solenoid. If reverse is slow to engage, and line pressure does not come up to at least 130psi in reverse, replace the boost valve with a Transgo 0.049" - 0.500" boost valve (easy fix in pan), and replace the servo with an upgrade servo from a Corvette 4L60E. This will give you a more firm shift and address the DTC 1870 which is common to a weaken Boost valve or faulty EPC valve.
Posted on Jan 07, 2010
Not sure which fuse you checked.
The Engine Compartment Fuse Panel ( Battery Junction Box / BJB ) is where the fuse is for the trailer tow adapter parking lamps.
Fuse # 5 is the fuse for the parking lamps, and the reversing lamps.
Next is the trailer tow adapter park lamp relay. This is what BJB Fuse #5 feeds, and the coil is operated by the truck's parking lamps. This is also in the BJB, Relay 201, it is the 1/2 size relay.
Not sure what you took a resistance reading from on the trailer tow adapter.
If you want, you can pull the trailer tow park lamp relay, and jumper the normally open contacts, which should provide power at the trailer tow adapters, regardless of the truck's lights.
This is the wiring diagram for the trailer tow park lamps
Posted on Mar 09, 2010
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