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Old 10-18-2010, 02:31 PM
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Well, they all work fine, its just that the one in my center console turns off when the key is out of the ignition. I know this is the way it is made to be, but I keep my cell phone on it and its a pain to have to unplug it and plug it in under the center console outlet.

What i want to know is if anyone has changed the center console outlet to work without the truck having the keys in the ignition/running?
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I'll have to look to make sure in the 2010 model but older Rams have a fuse you can move to make one of them hot all the time.
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I'll have to look to make sure in the 2010 model but older Rams have a fuse you can move to make one of them hot all the time.
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I don't have a 2010 in the shop at the moment but if you want to look for yourself, pop the hood and open the cover to the TIPM just behind the drivers headlight. You'll be looking for a fuse (probably 20 amp) that has a single spare slot next to it. Move the fuse over into that slot and check your outlets.
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I have the full center console, bucket seats
the outlet in the top compartment that i rest my right arm on, is always hot, not controlled by the key
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Ok, I found it. It's the M49 fuse in the TIPM. Pull the fuse and slide it over one spot and one of the outlets should be hot all the time.
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I would like to hear the results of that... I would like my dash outlet to be hot all the time also.

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I'm not sure offhand which outlet it makes hot, but it only takes a minute to move the fuse and find out.
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Ok, I found it. It's the M49 fuse in the TIPM. Pull the fuse and slide it over one spot and one of the outlets should be hot all the time.
Just tried it on my Ram. Does not make the outlet in the console hot. Don't know what moving it does do though.

As for the original poster's issue, I just plug my charger into the outlet under the cover, there is a notch to feed the cable out.
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Just tried it on my Ram. Does not make the outlet in the console hot. Don't know what moving it does do though.

As for the original poster's issue, I just plug my charger into the outlet under the cover, there is a notch to feed the cable out.
Where is the notch? I was looking for one and I dont see it... My Cadillac had one too.


And thanks for the info Randy. I will still try it myself anyway. I dont see why the one in the center is only hot when running, and the one under the armrest is always hot. There is even pictures of a key on one and a battery on the other... BUT, it still doesnt make much sense to me, what is the point?

EDIT: According to the manual M48 is Pwr Outlet#2 (M49 is Pwr Outlet#3), is it possible to switch that one? I still havent looked in the TIPM, I will shortly tho when I go out...
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