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Old 06-29-2014, 10:54 AM
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Default Dash Lights going crazy and clicking from Fuse Box!!!!

Ok,I had some weird things happen to my 2012 Dodge Ram last night. I go out to my truck put the fob in the ignition and...nothing. All of a sudden the dash lights went crazy and on the display it said "No Fuse" and it was was flickering between that and the mileage. I couldn't get the Fob out of the ignition also. I heard a clicking noise coming from the fuse box under the hood but couldn't find which one was clicking. I'm thinking it may be the battery but I'd like to hear what you guys think. I've looked through the forums to see if I could find a solution but I didn't find a thing. Thanks in Advance.
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Our First Responder Rig is a 2009 Suburban, got a call last night from one of our members said it wouldn't start. Figured somebody had forgotten to plug it in and the battery was dead, we have a Battery Tender that is wired into shore power as we found out when it was new that if we left the keys in the ignition it would drain the battery overnight. Put the big charger on it last night, went down this morning and tried to start it, the dashboard went crazy flashing every light on it, could hear relays clicking, and even the dome lights were flashing. Another member went down to see what he could figure out, when he turned the key to accessory position the rear windows rolled down but, won't roll up. He stopped by my placed and said " I think the damn thing is possessed!"

Finally got ahold of a guy with a battery load tester and sure enough the battery was toast. Have never seen anything like this! Guess these computers-on-wheels don't like a low/bad battery.
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Default same thing just happened to my truck.

Same year model and make. Was wondering what the resolution for your truck was?
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:09 AM
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I have a 2010 Dodge Caravan in my fleet at work, it has the black plastic key fob with the integrated remote for a key. One of my guys called one day stating that they couldn't get the van to start and the key was stuck in the ignition.

Turned out they had left the headlights on, and the battery ran down, and was bad. After searching the net, there is a module that locks the keys in the dash on these types of keys and apparently the battery was so dead, the module did not have enough power to release the key.

After putting a big jump box on the battery, the key would release, and I was finally able to get it started. Took it straight to the shop to get a new battery, and haven't had any issues since.

During all this, I could hear clicking from under the hood also. I would guess that your issue is a bad battery or voltage issue based upon my previous experience described above.

I am interested if this is what it turns out to be. Please update us.
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I'm having the exact same problem on my 2012 Ram 1500. Wife is going to bring some tools and my extra FOB (maybe related to low battery on key fob causing security issues)up to my work so I can remove the battery and get it tested. So what was the solution for you guys?
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Has anybody tested the battery or cable connections yet?
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This is literally a 1-cent fix. I had the same thing happen, and lots of mechanics couldn't figure it out. A guy at the local parts store told me to duct tape a penny on the door jamb where the door jamb switch seats. Haven't had a bit of problem since I did this.


Apparently what happens is that, with age, the door jamb switch doesn't depress far enough, and the penny solves the problem.
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