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Battery drain on 04 dodge ram- unplug cluster and drain stops-pulls about 1.5 amps

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Something keeps draining the battery on our 2004 dodge ram. the battery is new. it stays charged for 5 or 6 hours then it goes completely dead.


then you need to start doing the process of elimination. you can either pull out fuses and see if it stops the drain.pull out 2 or 3 at the time to save time. if it stops the drain. reinsert one at the time till the drain starts again. then you will know approximately where the drain is .. or you may also use a measuring device to see how much amperage is passing through the fuses... you are looking for around 9 or 10 amp drain if you loose a battery in 5-6 hrs .

i reccomend using a measuring device (multimeter or voltmeter) as it is a much better way to locate where the drain is.

youtuube videos are useful source for info about checking for the drains for first timers

Nov 08, 2016 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

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800 ma current drain when parked, drops to almost 0 when i unplug the instrument cluster, could it be something inside the cluster causing the fault


There is a back up on the clock and the memory to the audio system which can casue this drain, So if there is malfunction on this circuit it can cause draining of the battery. Ideally there is only a trickle drain for the back up.
Also check the remote locking system and the alarm circuit as they are always on circuit.

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I have a 1987 Dodge Ram 50 2.0L 2WD Carb. Truck just hit 200,000miles and the Gas & Temp gauge stopped working. Tired to look for a fuse to see if there was one, no luck. Unplugged the connectors on...


Hi,
Check your fuses an also b sure the line going to each is securely connected to the proper outlet/connector. Did you hit a bump or something to pull the wires lose?
Sounds like you will need to check each fuse as well. Try turning the engine on - pull off the wire to the temperature sending unit and ground it to the engine - see if the gauge moves then. This can give you a good clue.
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'04 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel. I pulled the instrument cluster to try and replace a burned out bulb; much to my surprise there are no "bulbs" in the cluster, just something that look like soldered...


Sounds like you have a wire grounding out somewhere, or could be in the new cluster you put in. Check all your connections in the wiring, you could put the old cluster back in to see if it corrects your speedometer then you would know if its the "new" cluster you just put in giving you problems or whether you pulled a wire loose replacing the cluster.
Hope I was of some help to you. Good luck

Mar 24, 2011 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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Where is the location of the coolent temp. sensor on a 04 dodge truck v6 3.7 . I need to replace it.


Dodge Dakota 3.7L v6:




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Fig. ECT sensor location-3.7L, 4.7L engines.

icn_arrow.gifBack to Top Inspect/Test/Replace Because ECT (engine coolant temperature) sensor procedures vary depending upon their location, first locate the part. You may need to partially drain the engine coolant to prevent coolant spillage.

  • Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  • Unplug the ECT.
  • Then, unscrew it.
  • Reverse the removal procedures to install the new part.
  • Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.

Feb 15, 2011 | 2004 Dodge Ram

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20005 dodge ram battery drain


unhook ur negative battery terminal and take a voltmeter and set it on amperage. with the doors shut and the key off and EVERYTHING OFF. hook up the leads one to the battery terminal and the other to the cars battery end ( the one u disconnected) with the volt meter set on amperage u should now be connecting ground back o the car. verify by opening car door and make sure interior light lights up. look at ur volt meter and u should have a one amp reading or so. shut the door and when the light goes out the amps should go away. anything 0ver .10 amps on ur meter is too much. leave car alone for one hour. if the amperage is still over .10 u have a drain. start pulling fuses one at a time until the drain goes away. once it does then find out what the fuse goes too. ie... power seats, window,etc. start unplugging individual components on that circuit and u can narrow down which component is causing the drain

Sep 01, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Ram

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Need to replace instrument cluster/AC bulbs


Hello, You can obtain a 2004 Ram Factory Service Manual with all of that information available from Promanuals.net. The reason why it may be so important is because right before the removal instructions the service manual has diagnostic instructions to try. There are numerous pages on removing the instrument cluster, and cluster bezel.

(1) Disconnect and isolate the battery negative
cable. (For Airbag)

(2) Remove the cluster bezel from the instrument
panel. (Refer to 23 - BODY/INSTRUMENT PANEL/
CLUSTER BEZEL - REMOVAL).

(3) Remove the four screws that secure the instrument
cluster to the instrument panel structural support
(Fig. 5).

(4) Pull the instrument cluster rearward far
enough to access and disconnect the instrument
panel wire harness connectors for the cluster from
the connector receptacles on the back of the cluster
housing.

(5) Remove the instrument cluster from the instrument
panel.
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Oct 01, 2009 | 2004 Dodge Ram 1500

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Speedometer not working on 2002 dodge ram 1500


Removed cluster from dashboard and unplugged & turned the whole cluster clockwise very slowly and needle started moving from 150 mph back down to 0 mph when rotation was completely done. Kept cluster upright while re-installing and plugged back in the plugs on back and everything was fine. Called local Dodge dealer and told me would take 30-45 minutes to reset and would cost approximately $70 to fix. Took about 8-10 minutes of my time and saved myself $70. This may not work for everyone but this was my amazing quick fix thanks to GOD for giving me this thought to try this.

Jul 17, 2009 | 1999 Dodge Ram

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Battery draining


With the battery charged, remove the negative battery cable and place a test light between the battery post and the cable and see if it lights up. If it doesn't, then you will need to get an amp meter and place it inline. Once connected you should see the light come on (or the current draw on the meter). Then, you can start pulling fuses one at a time until the light goes out, or the current draw drops down. (Note - there is usually some current draw to keep the clock & other computer settings). Once you know which circuit is the problem, get a wiring diagram and do the same thing. only this time you'll be unplugging the parts connected to the circuit. Same thing applies, when you see the light go out (or current drop down) you know you have the culprit. Hope this helps

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Removing speedometer 1992 dodge ram 250


I don't know if it's the same as my D150. But it's pretty simple:
1) remove about six screws from under the upper lip of the dash face bessal and one under the overhand above the radio.
2) carefully jimmy the bessal straight out. It has about four spring trim-clips that will release under pressure.
3) this exposes the speedometer instrument cluster. It is one big assembly (speedometer, fuel, temp and elctrical guages, etc) attahed with about six #2 phillips face screws. Remove these.
4) There are three back contections on the cluster: two electronic and one mechanical. Carefully start to pull the cluster out along the steering column until you see the shift indicator control line ( a small fishing-line with a hook on the end) attached to a small steel flang on the base of the steering column. This can be unhooked with your fingers or needle-nose pliers.
5) as you pull the cluster further out you can reach behind and unplug the two electronic connections. The round one simply pulls straight out. The last (rectangular) one has a pinch latch you need to compress to allow the plug to come out.
your finished!

Nov 08, 2008 | 1992 Dodge Ram 250

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