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wester399 10-28-2013 01:36 PM

Red light on gauge cluster what does it mean?
Hey guys its been a while for me here but im glad to be back. A quick question for you experts. This morning as I went to work my truck barely started, I recently replaced the starter so im thinking its a battery issue. But when the truck did start no warning lights flashed however a little red light near the bottom right of the gauge cluster (2006 Ram 1500 hemi) was constantly flashing and did so for my entire drive to work. Nothing felt out of the ordianry while driving. I do run 2000 watts of bass which I beilive may be the problem I do have a yellow top but im figureing since the weather has also dropped to below freezing or close to it now at night that i have just taxed the battery too much and its probably shot. I will run some tests tonight when Im done work and most likely even pull the fuses on my amps for winter till i can save up to beef up the electrical a bit. I just want to know what that little red light meant

Thanks in advance

SilverFire 10-28-2013 05:02 PM

What does the light look like?

wester399 10-28-2013 08:43 PM

its just a little red light that flashes ...pretty sure i read somewhere it means the battery is pooched.

Simple guy 11-28-2013 12:36 AM

I had the little red light come on intermittently accompanying no crank no start. found a loose and corroded ground from battery to chassis. you said you replaced the starter so I'd look at the charging system wires/connections. I had taken my neg terminal clamp off so i could weld and that's when my issue had started.

willyssr 12-26-2013 08:37 PM

well my 04' with a hemi stated acting up and if it's the same light as mine, lower right side of the cluster, the manual says that it is the etc, electronic throttle control. I was out of state and a shop foreman from a dealership said that it could be computer, or throttle body. Mine wouldn't shift past 3rd gear. Got it home from Oh., will look at it tomorrow, good luck with yours

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