Question about 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD
My battery went dead while I was at work. I got a jump start and on the way home my alternator output spiked at 18 volts a couple of times. After I got home I put a new battery in and now my keyless entry/security system does not work. I think I had a build up of corrosion on the battery terminals and was not making good contact....that is why my alternator spiked to maximum output. I have tried all suggestions from my owners manual and there is no change.
I contacted Dodge and was told the keyless entry/security system could be affected by voltage spikes.
I purchased the Haynes repair manual for my truck and it does not mention anything about the keyless entry or the security system.
If anybody could help me with keyless entry/security system component location in my 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 or with possible causes for my system failure would be greatly appreciated.
I would appreciate any help offered.
I had the same problem, I was told to open the hood and take off only the negative battery terminals for a couple of minutes. Then put same back on. I tried it and it worked with my remote locks now working again.!!!!
Posted on Dec 29, 2013
Your keyless/security system may have been damaged by the spikes. But, assuming you've already checked all the fuses, I would start by having the alternator tested. I would also check the alternator wire connection to the power distribution center (pdc). It can loosen and cause different problems.
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