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My battery charging gauge on my 05 ram is showing that its charging at redline(not for sure what the volts are at the line). Its getting pretty warm here so I know its not the computer thinking that battery is cold and is putting more power to it charge it. I did a little research and found that is a common thing in colder months. I know its not the alternator over charging because I have a buddy at Orielys that let me borrow a brand new one for a few minutes to make sure its not. I hooked a volt meter up to my battery to see what it was charging at and it read between 12.8 and 13.2v depending on the rpms. My question is do you think its a bad gauge or a bad sensor? My wipers are acting funny also they wont come on some times until I turn them up to max speed or they will do like 5 wipes at max speed when its on the lowest setting and then do one when the timer kicks in for the next wipe then it will wipe like 2 times in half the time it suppose to. Are these connected problems or separate problems. If they are connected I have a feeling Im going to hate the answer because it will mean a new computer Im guessing.
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Ok I got the wiper thing figured out. MY motor was going bad. Still no luck on the battery gauge. someone told me it was my instrument panel and just to replace it. I don't know if I was to do that or not considering the cost of a new panel. Any ideas from anyone yet?
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Double check your voltage reading at the alternator. Its possible it could be a bad gauge or worse a bad module.

I would be interested to see what the data shows on a scan tool. If it reads correct on a data scan tool to what a voltmeter reads on the battery and alternator terminals....then i would condem the gauge, if data read incorrect it would be a module. With the Ram, i think the cluster assembly holds the gauge and the module....
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Push and hold the trip reset while turning the key to the on position. This will activate the "test" mode for the gauges. All of them will do a sweep and stop at certain points:
NOTE: The Self Test can be initiated manually by depressing and holding the Trip Reset button while turning
the ignition on, or by using the scan tool.
Observe the gauge in question while the Instrument Cluster performs the Self Test.
The gauges should position at the following calibrations points:
Speedometer MPH: 0, 20, 60, 90
Tachometer Gas: 0, 1000, 3000, 6000
Fuel: E, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, F
Coolant: Cold, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, HI
Volts: 6, 9, 12, 15, 17

This is directly from the dealer's service manual. It states that if the gauge doesn't stop in the designated positions to replace and reconfigure the Instrument Cluster. As far as I know, this cannot be done in your driveway correctly unless you have a scan tool capable of programming modules. I hope that this helps
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Ok I did the self test. It didn't go well. Volt when 9 12 15 then 17. Never went below 9 volts so looks like I'm replacing a instrument panel and having it calibrated. Appreciate it the help guys.
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