Just bought my first RAM 2500 diesel yesterday. Did not realize it came with aftermarket headlights, turn signals, and I think, fog lights... the dealer was more than happy to inform me of the ramifications of that, however...
I have read through about the first 8 pages of this forum and I have seen the other threads detailing several potential fixes for the hyperflashing of the turn signals and the turn signal out sensor warning. If I understood the fixes correctly, it was about installing resistors and possibly a software code, but that may not have been up to date for a 2012 RAM.
Now, most of you seem to fix your trucks yourself. Me, not so much. I have the following questions:
1) What happens if I do nothing? The lights work... will there be significant damage to the electrical? Will something burn up?
2) The dealer is out for this fix (mam.... we can charge you $140 to try to diagnose, you get your money back if it becomes a warranty issue, OR, you can spend $600 per light to put Dodge/Ram parts back on...) So, what type of auto shop would you recommend I turn to take a look at this? I have no idea where the work was done in the first place, and I have never done one after market thing to any car or truck I have owned.
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, referrals welcome.
3) If I was going to take it to an aftermarket shop to fix it... is the resistor fix described in this thread the way to go:
What exactly should I be asking for / instructing for those of you who have successfully cleared up the hyperflashing & sensor warning glitch?
Thanks everyone!! Love my truck. I bought a horse in January and she and I need a nice ride to the horse shows.... Cheers & thank you in advance.