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2003 ram 5.7 electrical problem

Radio used to go in and out intermittantly, now is out all the time. Also door locks, interior and exterior lights don't work unless key is on. (either way) Small red security light stays on whenever key is out. (don't have security system!)
Where to start looking first? all fuses are good...

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Run a status check on the pcm. sometimes those probs are in the computer. the loghts will come on when the remote is activated, and the door locks should lock automatically when you start to drive. if that doesn'tr happen, suspect a computer glitch.

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