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Old 06-07-2011, 01:41 AM
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I disconnected my wiring harness on my 2008 Ram and am stuck in limp mode. The truck really will not do much more than crawl at an idle and the ETC light comes on. I know that I started it up without having the harness plugged into the gas pedal POT switch or what ever it is. Do the Rams with the drive by wire systems require some sort of special relearn procedure in order to get out of limp mode if they are started with the wiring harness unplugged?

I have searched all over this site and not found an answer. Any help would be appreciated.

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Wow that's a brain teaser. I'm guessing not many people have encountered this, you may call your local dodge dealer, or better yet, go in and actually talk to a service guy, they will most likely help you out face to face. Why were you disconnecting harnesses anyway?
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Wow that's a brain teaser. I'm guessing not many people have encountered this, you may call your local dodge dealer, or better yet, go in and actually talk to a service guy, they will most likely help you out face to face. Why were you disconnecting harnesses anyway?
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Well its a long story and a stupid one at that. I made a mistake and it has done nothing but snowball. It is somewhat documented here at this link:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=68949

as far as talking to the service guy, that is not possible at the closest dodge dealership to my house. they have been unhelpful at best!
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It sounds to me like it needs a relearn procedure of some sort(check the harness one more time though!). The electric motor needs to identify the position of the pedal. This is all my opinion I've never dealt with this on this truck before.... I would really try calling another dealer then if that one won't help you, and pry and try to find out from the actual guys who work on the trucks, not the guy at the counter, if there is some procedure for this. Good luck, sounds like this is your only remaining issue! If you go back to everything stock, does it run fine?
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It sounds to me like it needs a relearn procedure of some sort(check the harness one more time though!). The electric motor needs to identify the position of the pedal. This is all my opinion I've never dealt with this on this truck before.... I would really try calling another dealer then if that one won't help you, and pry and try to find out from the actual guys who work on the trucks, not the guy at the counter, if there is some procedure for this. Good luck, sounds like this is your only remaining issue! If you go back to everything stock, does it run fine?
Well, I talked to a service rep at the dodge dealership and he said they will take a look at it for a hundred dollars. I still cannot get him to let me talk to the techs. I will have to have it towed out there and I have no idea what they will say once they look at it, but I am hoping that just relearning the ETC will do the job. This service rep will not even let me talk to the tech to explain the mess I made. I have to write a letter to the rep and put it on the dash.
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do you have any dash lights on?
check engine or lightning bolt, or any other?

can you drive it to a local autozone or anything to get the codes read?

write the codes down, if there are any, then they can clear the codes & it may straighten itself out
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First things first....let's let the PCM relearn/reboot by disconnecting the negative side of the battery for 30 minutes.

Make sure all your harnesses are re-connected properly.

Then re-attach the battery cable and start it up.
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First things first....let's let the PCM relearn/reboot by disconnecting the negative side of the battery for 30 minutes.

Make sure all your harnesses are re-connected properly.

Then re-attach the battery cable and start it up.
I'm with him usually anytime you mess with the electrical system you have to do this to make the computer reboot.
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I got stuck in limp mode once. It happens to all of us at some time or another. Mine just went away on it's own. If yours doesn't fix itself you could always try this....

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I'm sorry, I couldn't resist!!!! In all seriousness, have you tried the battery disconnect? Did it work? If not, anything new?
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