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Old 05-05-2011, 12:05 AM
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This is really pointing in the direction of a bad instrument cluster. It's actually a complete computer that operates a number of things, and has the drivers for both the dome lights and dash lights. It also has the drivers for a number of other things (like almost every interior light). I am not 100% sure, but I believe the dealer can hook into the system and run diagnostics on the cluster to determine whether or not it's failing.

BUT - before you spend a bunch of cash on diagnostics, try doing a full reset. Disconnect your battery cable for 30 minutes (over night is even better). When you re-connect it, all the computers in the truck will reset. Like your home computer, sometimes issue can be resolved by rebooting.

Bad part of a reset.....the clock will be wrong, and your radio presets will be gone....along with your memory seat positions, etc. Truck might run a little weird for 5-10 minutes while the engine computer learns the sensor input. If you do this, a short highway run (10miles) is a good thing.
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2010 Ram 1500 Hemi Sport, 3.92, Leather, NAV, Alpine, Sunroof, Trailer tow, Brake Contoller, Rear Cam
Mods - 3M clear protect, Decals removed, Electric Tailgate Lock, Tow Hooks, Skid Plates, Bed Rug, Pace Edwards Bedlocker Electric Tonneau, Timbren Rear SES, Tinted Tail Lights, Debadged, Grill Blacked Out, Shorty Antenna, Black Chromed Emblems, Lightly tinted front windows, DS Predator, Cabin Air Filter, K&N Drop In, Mufflex (Magnaflo) DOD24M, Sonnax line pressure booster, Volant CAI
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