I let it sit overnight and tried it this morning, it started and kept running, but now the brake and abs lights are on. yes , i checked the fuse for interior illumination, and others which i may think could be cause and all looks good. My problems seemed to start after I removed the instrument cluster to replace a couple of dash light bulbs. . The instrument cluster is not working for it. that 'ding'-ing and the gauges dropping out are very similar - mines not that bad / constant . The gauge may or may not drop to empty. thanx again. Has anyone figured out exactly what the cure is? 97' 2500 SLT V10 Auto Black/03' 3500 SLT 5.9HO TD 6SpMn Black/15' 3500 Laramie 6.7 TD 6SpMn Blackout. This will be a great starting place to determine what's wrong. The most common offender is the fuel gauge. It will start and then after a few seconds stall, this is accompanied by the little red light coming on beside the temp gauge. There is an attachment in post 8 with 60 pages of service information on the instrument cluster including the 2004 wiring diagram. Should I replace the gauge cluster ($600), or rip apart all the wiring? However, I have attached the 2004 Ram service manual and wiring sections related to the instrument cluster. 09' QC 2wd, Custom Lift with air suspension, Ram Runner Wide Body, Custom interior, Full Bolt-on. SEATS--REN--LONE STAR PACKAGE--VARARAM--DECAL REMOVED FROM SIDE CENTER POST--UPDATED HEMI EMBLEMS-- SUPERCHIPS 3865--TOW MIRRORS WITH CUSTOM LED'S--DODGE OEM NERF BARS--LEDS IN FRONT RAM EYES AND IN REAR--. BTW, the fuel tank is well over 1/2 full. But all of this very brief - as second or less; then back to normal. Also, when it acts up like this my code reader will not communicate with the truck. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. I have the same issue. Last night I could not keep the truck running unless I rapidly cycled the key once it started. If you're getting drop out from more than one system, then the most likely scenario is what's receiving the info packets, not what's sending them. Since that time I have an intermittent gauge failure. just want to make sure I'm replacing what NEEDS to be replaced. I can't drive the truck like this because I don't know when it's going to not start. http://www.ramforumz.com/group.php?groupid=21, http://s83.photobucket.com/albums/j296/Aerohead_418/Truck/?action=view¤t=MVI_1224.mp4, http://www.ramforumz.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=15163&d=1299130811, VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. thanx for the feedback. certainly an easy enough fix. If your gauge cluster is experiencing: Backlighting issues; Intermittent instrument cluster power issues; Intermittent or completely out LCD screens (odometer & gear indicator) This is a repair service for a 2003, 2004, and 2005 Dodge Ram instrument cluster on 1500, 2500 and 3500 gasoline or diesel trucks. I had replaced the cluster 4 different times. This is described on the 12th page of the attachment I attached to post #8 in this thread. Again, the fuel gauge seems to be the most frequent, but other gauges can stumble with or independent of the fuel. yet. The cluster is not interchangeable between the diesel and the gas, guages are calibrated differently (different RPM range). The low fuel 'chime' will sound once. A forum community dedicated to all Dodge owners and enthusiasts. For me, I just went to a yard, ordered a cluster, got it reprogrammed to my correct mileage, and it still came out to less than ordering one from my dealership ($250+$75 vs $500). The Dodge is equipped with an on-board diagnostics computer that monitors all functions of the vehicle. We’re the ultimate Dodge RAM forum to talk about the RAM 1500, 2500 and 3500 including the Cummins powered models. 2004 Ram 1500 Quad cab SLT 4wd I started writing this when my computer restarted, ugh. I know code P1652 means it's shorting out somewhere. :smileup: yes, i checked all the fuses and looks ok. Hello, I'm new to this forum but not this problem. Did all the work myself as it's all plug and play, just pull the 3 panels, swap out clusters, put back together, done. JavaScript is disabled. This may help point some others in the right direction. Thanks. More rarely the temp gauge may falter or even the air bag or check engine light may flash on. Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the J1850 communication bus? The engine never stumbles or misses - runs fine. I had replaced the fuse for the cluster and cleaned the connections. Only codes I remember were the same, TCM/ECM not receiving etc, but I never had a problem getting my OBDII scanner to read. do you know if instrument cluster for diesel is the same as for gas models? Have you run the EMIC actuator test? did you record any instrument cluster or OBD codes? Here's what I'm up against.It started with all my gauges going dead intermittently. Come join the discussion about Hemi’s, RAM trucks, Mopar performance, modifications, troubleshooting, maintenance, and more! I need help urgently and don't know where to go from here. :smileup: I am running dodge ram2500 year 2005, yesterday suddenly my intrument cluster digital number not working, remote keyles entry not working,also left /right turn signals not working, if any body could give any suggestion from where i have to start troubleshoot this problem i will greatly appreciate, thanks for the feed back. The low fuel light may come on, might not. There is some great troubleshooting information, procedures, etc. Enjoy! JavaScript is disabled. . In this mode the instrument cluster can perform a self-diagnostic test that will confirm that the instrument cluster circuitry, the gauges, and the indicators are capable of operating as designed. Not all gauges would always go dead together either, also the brake, abs, CEL, and air bag light would come on and go off. that may assist you in your effort. For less than a second a gauge/instrument will 'drop' to 0 then immediately return to a functional state. Hey prsh914, I know this is an old post, but what ended up being your problem with the gauges. Have you checked the fuses in the fuse panel? VerticalScope Inc., 111 Peter Street, Suite 901, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2H1, Canada. don't want to replace the instrument cluster only to find out that it was actually a computer module, wiring, plug, etc. Which it is. 2004 6spd Cummins 4wd. The instrument cluster self test will put the instrument cluster into its self-diagnostic mode. So I just posted this in another area of this forum looking for some help. You can reset the computer on your Dodge Ram 3500 right from your home garage or driveway, saving yourself time and money. Very intermittent, but occurs about every 2-5 minutes on the average. or year interchangeability? I have a 2000 dodge dakota 3.9L. I can't offer any ideas of great wisdom, other than ensuring that all the ground are in place. Contacted the dodge dealership and made sure the cluster was the right part number i have. Now occasioanlly the truck will not keep running. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. So I had this problem where my instrument cluster was completely dead, as were the turn signals, hazards, headlights ON when key is in RUN, off when key is in OFF, and no power locks or dome light. Sometimes the tach or speedo may do the same thing - if so, they usually precede the fuel gauge in their action (drop to zero and immediately back to normal function). Thought someone would like this........have fun, 09-- CCSB --HEMI-- 2WD --7 INCH CST LIFT--305/55/20 NITTO TERRA GRAPPLERS--TRAILER PACKAGE--Y.E.S. Currently the fan clutch is unplugged as I was told this might have been the problem, but it's not.