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No tail lights or running lights

All fuses and relays are good. All bulbs and wiring is good. I'm thinking it is in the light switch or there is a fuse or relay somewhere other than in the power control module.

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  • bethrick311 Jul 21, 2008

    I plugged in my boat trailer lights and lost the tail lights i checked the fuses and they were all o.k. i have a 2002 dodge ram pick up

  • schmud64 Oct 02, 2008

    I have the exact problem as the above person. I have replaced the main headlight/taillight switch and checked the fuses and relays. I can manually activate the releay by gounding out the coil and make the tail/running lights come on but they will not operate with the normal dash switch.

  • 02dodgeguy Oct 14, 2008

    2002 dodge ram 1500 slt 4x4 5.9 my headlights, high beams, blinkers (all 4), reverse lights, fog lights and break lights all work all but the trailer lamps, day time drive lights and rear drive lights. I check the fuses (all good) checked the fuse box leads @ the fuse 32 (left tail lamp) 34 (rt tail lamp) 11 (power to FCM) and 15 (parking lights) all good except fuses 32 and 34 with ignition key off reads 2.5 and 2.1 with ignition key at aux they read 3.1 and 3.5 with ignition key on I get 17.6 at fuse 32 and 16.3 at 34. Both 11 and 15 read at around 12.3 to 12.6. I also to the truck (POS) to a shop they told me it had to be the FCM (front control modual) I talked to a few more experts, they all agreed FCM. so I replaced the FCM and still no lights exact same issue. after installing the FCM I pulled they connectors
    to the fuse box and cleaned the leads on both ends (box and cable) the only thing I can think of is possibly the light switch or a ground wire.

  • Anonymous Oct 28, 2008

    i have the same prob as the first poster and have not been able to fix.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    When can i see the reverse light relay the bulb is new the fuse new what is your opinion Wire problem u think Thank you .

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    Back up lights won't come on fuse good and bulbs also good.
    Have power to switch on trans on two wires. How do I test
    The switch it has three post ?



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Next step, replace the Power Distribution Module. It probably has a short in it also. Why in the hell anyone would think it was a good idea to put the fuse box with two circuit boards in it(not properly sealed) is beyond me. I wonder if they would take their lap top into the shower to see if it would still work. Please make a complaint about this poorly designed product at this site. Chrysler should take responsibility for this problem. I think they keep their company afloat with all the modules they sell.

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Bulldogman was right on with this problem. I replaced the power distribution module and it took care of the problem, cost $300.00. I only wish I knew this first as I also had replaced the body control module that plugs into the side of the power distribution module at a cost of $150.00 (used) to no avail. The new power distribution module comes with a cover to prevent moisture from getting into the connections underneth. This was a defective design and I believe Chrysler should have a recall on this.

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