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Old 06-17-2010, 06:12 PM
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I have an 04 Ram 1500, and the overhead console works sometimes! Had the the hole thing replaced, and still comes on one time and the next time it's off.
Does anyone know where the power and ground wires are(like under the dash or under the hood)?

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The S230 splice connects the display to the rest of the grounds in the cab. If you have a ground problem, it will be between the display and that splice since everything else seems to be working. Check the connector itself in the overhead display for looseness or spread pins and check the fuses for the same thing. If you can catch it doing it with the display removed, check the RD and PK/DG wires for power. If all the power and grounds check out, you probably have a PCI bus or trip computer problem.
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Thank you! Going to check. I'll let you know.
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Ok, just looked all the pins look good and fuses are ok. Did not find S230 splice. I need to know where it is. (Just turned the key and it was on, and the next time Less than 1 min. apart, I turned the key it was off! )
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I can't seem to locate it but if you have a DVOM you can check continunity on the ground circuit.
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Ok, just looked all the pins look good and fuses are ok. Did not find S230 splice. I need to know where it is. (Just turned the key and it was on, and the next time Less than 1 min. apart, I turned the key it was off! )
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S230 is behind the left side of the glove box, right at the main wiring harness...at the firewall. It's the one they started with, and built the truck around.
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I'd tie in another ground before I went to the aggravation of digging into that splice.
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