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Old 04-02-2010, 10:17 AM
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Hello. We have a 2004 Dodge Ram 2500 diesel with a towing package. The left rear signal/brake wire (yellow) on the 4 and 7 terminal trailer connectors does not get power. Cannot find a break in the wire, and the fuse is ok. Our mechanic verified this, and believes it to be a problem with a control box ($700), and it is on back order without a restock date. Can this control box cause other electrical problems, with the truck, leaving it disabled, or would this only control towing package. We know our block heater quit this winter. Also, is there anything else to check before spending 700. Hope you all have a good Easter
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Judging by the way the FCM controls the brake/signal lamps for the plug, I'd say your mechanic is spot on. Your FCM is going bad. Yes, this module can and most likely will cause other electrical problems in the future.

Here's a diagram of how it controls the trailer tow brake/signal lamps.

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Hello and welcome to RamForumZ, glad you joined us here! Sorry to hear about your problem, but Remerson looks like he's got a good handle on that haha, but he knows his stuff! Sounds like a nice truck though so good luck with getting this resolved and be sure to keep us posted! Lots of great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and if you take a moment to complete your profile info in your User CP, your truck info will show in all your posts and save you having to type it every time! I hope you enjoy the board!

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Welcome to the Z. I see Randy has been able to help you out, WTG Randy! Best of luck with your electrical. See you around the Z.
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