Originally Posted by moparjunky423
Stopped to get fuel shut truck off, then came out went to start it nothing. now windows wont roll down , no blower motor, no cruise, no reverse lights , no spedo, i've got the starter wired to a switch to start it. need fixed asap its getting hot in wyoming. ive checked multiple connections fuses ect. Ive got powere all the way to the fuse box in cab but not to specified options not working. now i wish i had manual windows lol
I agree with the suggestion to check the ignition switch. I don't know for sure the exact switch used in your truck but I suspect that a switch may be used over a series of model years as well as in different product lines. I experienced similar multi system failures with my '05 Durango and after unsuccessful On Board Diagnostic evaluations, an old school mechanic suggested that the switch be replaced. Lo and behold, that fixed the problem! Diagnostic eval, parts and labor came to ~$140.
A few years later it happened again. This time, I bought a replacement at NAPA for ~$32 and fixed it myself. Pretty simple once the switch is exposed. (AND a huge savings!)
I know you're saying "ya, but I don't have a Durango." Well, I recently bought a '04 RAM 2500 and just for fun I looked up the ignition switch part number at the local parts store and found it to be the same as my '05 Durango.
The switch itself is purely mechanical. A cam-like shaft that comes off the end of the key tumbler operates a host of "breaker" contacts that control current routing when the key is turned. I'm thinking that the cam wears with repeated use and/or the contacts become dirty and fail to energize the circuits that are giving you problems. I could be wrong, it may be worth <$35 to give it a shot. I actually keep a spare and the tools needed to replace the switch in the Durango and will certainly do the same with my RAM. I hope that this is your problem because it is so easy to remedy. Others may find the info useful too.