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Old 12-31-2010, 04:55 AM
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first time using a forum to get help from fellow Ram enthusiast. I'm in need of a break down for a 2008 Ram tail light harness as far as what each wire does/color codes. I've searched on line with no luck. Does anyone have any info that they'd share?
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I can tell you this:

I have a 2008 SLT 2500. As anyone who saw the pics I posted in mid-December of my truck, I tend to go overboard with light accessories, point being I have spliced into many of the wires inside and outside of my Ram. I found a color code diagram on the web for 2008 Rams a few years ago. However, when I opened-up the wire harness in the tail, the color code diagram was not even remotely close to the wire colors I was looking at in my hand.

Thus, I scraped the idea of trying to rely on diagrams and used a prick light tester instead. It did take some time to isolate the brakes, signals, parking and reverse but at least I had the wires properly marked before I spliced.

Perhaps somone else on this great forum has had better luck finding an accurate color code wiring diagram for a Ram.

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thanks a lot for getting back with me. My problem is this, I have an 08 1500 and couldnt stand the bubble tail light assemblies so I purchased a set of 06 light assemblies (flush mount). the 08 has two wire bundles with a total of 5 pins. The 06 has one wire bundle with the same number of pins (5). Im having trouble figuring out what wire does what. Please advise.
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Glad you joined us and welcome to the Z for Rams from Baltimore . See if this link comes through . http://www.dodge.com/bodybuilder/200...arlighting.pdf . It looks like it's straight from the factory shop manual . Do you have any pictures of your truck ? Have you done any mods or have plans for any ? Any of your friends have Rams ? Tell them about us . We would love to have them . You will find this site is full of a lot of talented people . So if theres any question that you need answered , just shoot away . Talk to ya soon . Tom
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Welcome!! Although I can't help you with the wring harness issue, it looks like many have and others probably will too. Good luck and enjoy the Ram and the board!!!
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Welcome to the Ram 'Z', glad you joined us.

I don't know if this would help but here's the harness thingy for the left side of an 09:





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