DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum

Go Back   DODGE RAM FORUM - Ram Forums and Owners Club! - Dodge Truck Forum > Dodge Ram Forum - Help Zone - Dodge Ram Problems, Complaints, & Solutions - Maintenance & Re > 3RD Generation Dodge Ram 2002 to 2008 Dodge Ram Trucks > Electrical


Notices

Electrical 3rd Gen Dodge Ram Electrical Problems and Questions.


Latest Vendor News
AutoAnything
Addictive Desert Designs!
Bayou Goat Mounts

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 10-10-2011, 09:06 AM
johnnyG's Avatar
johnnyG johnnyG is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago
Age: 34
Posts: 292
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Hemi Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:34
johnnyG is on a distinguished road
Unhappy i cant find power lock answer

so i go to work in the morning. i go out to move my truck and i cant get in. i couldnt turn the key to get in or use the fob. i checked all the wires in the boot i followed the wires in the door. i did read that it could be the actuator or solenoid. is there anything i can do to find out what it really is. i have looked everywhere. and if it is one of those or they are the same. is there anyone that can post a part number and a how to remove and replace. i really cant pay a dealer to do this. any help would be awesome. i did read other threads of people that had this problem and seems they got fixed with no real answer. closest thing i found was someone using aftermarket part on a gen 2. i would like to stick to oem. please help. oh yeah its the drivers door.
__________________
SC 3865, K&N CAI, Fastman TB, Magnaflow Y to 18", sonnax, Zeon LTZs, Bilstein HDs, LEDs everywhere, sylvania ZXE heads and fogs, shorty antenna, all aftermarket audio and subs, linex, ez down tailgate and lots and lots of love.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored links
  #2  
Old 10-10-2011, 07:22 PM
RedneckMechanic RedneckMechanic is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: McMinnville, OR
Posts: 355
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Black
Engine: 2002-2003 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp 335lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:28
RedneckMechanic is on a distinguished road
Default

If you couldn't turn the key, it sounds more like the cylinder or the linkage is locked up somehow... The key should bypass anything electrical to get the door open... I'd pull your door panel and poke a flashlight in there and look around. Let me know if you find anything... I can probably get you an OEM part number for whatever you need...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-10-2011, 07:29 PM
GTyankee's Avatar
GTyankee GTyankee is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Member

 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: San Diego East County, Ca
Posts: 17,881
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2X4
Trim Level: quad cab SLT
Color: sunburst orange pearl
Rep Power: 18
Rep:2583
GTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond reputeGTyankee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

give your door key, not the lock, a shot of POWDERED GRAPHITE
then insert the key into the lock
the reason to use the key method is that it is too easy to pack the lock with graphite & then you can't even force the key into it
auto parts stores usually carry the powdered graphite in a squeeze tube, so does Home Depot
__________________
Ram 1500 SLT Quad cab, 5.7 HEMI(R) MDS VCT, 5 speed auto 545RFE, 3.55 differential gears, 18" Magnaflow muffler, EGR bug deflector, Bushwacker fender flares, customized Nfab nerf bars, CB radio, Autonet wi-fi router, custom soft tonneau cover, Line_X bedliner, DEBO Step, build date 10/15/08 a Wednesday built vehicle
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-11-2011, 07:28 PM
johnnyG's Avatar
johnnyG johnnyG is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!

 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Chicago
Age: 34
Posts: 292
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2004 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Hemi Sport
Color: Red
Engine: 2003-2008 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 345hp 375lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:34
johnnyG is on a distinguished road
Default

thank you both for the help. it was the door latch. a part that costs 55 online and 75 at the dealer. i am impatient and the guy on the phone at the mopar online parts site was very rude and seemed very uninterested in what i had to say. the guy at the dealer was very helpful and understanding. so i went ahead and spent the extra money on customer service. i even told the guy on the online store that they are a supporter of this site and he had no idea what i was talking about. 55372851AA is the part number for my VIN in case this happens to anyone else.
__________________
SC 3865, K&N CAI, Fastman TB, Magnaflow Y to 18", sonnax, Zeon LTZs, Bilstein HDs, LEDs everywhere, sylvania ZXE heads and fogs, shorty antenna, all aftermarket audio and subs, linex, ez down tailgate and lots and lots of love.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-12-2011, 11:09 AM
RedneckMechanic RedneckMechanic is offline
Dodge Ram Forum Senior Member!
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: McMinnville, OR
Posts: 355
Gender: Male
Vehicle: 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4
Trim Level: Sport
Color: Black
Engine: 2002-2003 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp 335lb/ft
Rep Power: 0
Rep:28
RedneckMechanic is on a distinguished road
Default

Glad you got it figured out.

Last edited by RedneckMechanic; 10-12-2011 at 11:10 AM. Reason: mistyped
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
power door lock

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Automatic door lock / unlock feature.. mbehlok Dodge Ram General Discussion 9 04-26-2011 11:14 AM
power door lock problems purodude Newbie Checkin! 18 01-23-2011 12:27 PM
power mirrors problem ramfan1500 2010 Dodge Ram Forum 5 01-17-2011 11:18 AM
New guy from NY needs help with power door locks! awolb72 Newbie Checkin! 14 12-05-2010 04:07 PM
Installed Pop n' Lock Power Tailgate Lock Danstona Custom Dodge Ram Exterior Modifications - Body Mods - Body Kits 5 08-10-2009 09:09 PM


Advertisement






All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:32 PM.


= Copyright RamForumZ.com a Gigathreads.com Network Site =Ad Management by RedTyger
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vB.Sponsors


=Gigathreads Network=
CLUBS MOPAR NATION DSM GPMM MAMM JAM
DIESEL Diesel Forum      
CHEVY Chevy Camaro Forum Chevy Volt Forum    
CHRYSLER Chrysler 300C Forum      
DODGE Dodge Avenger Forum Dodge Caliber Forum Dodge Challenger Forum Dodge Charger Forum
  Dodge Circuit Forum Dodge Hornet Forum Dodge Magnum Forum Dodge Nitro Forum
  Dodge Ram Forum Dodge Dakota Forum Dodge Durango Forum Dodge Dart Forum
FORD Ford Raptor Forum Ford F150 Forum Ford F100 Forum  
JEEP Jeep Forum      
PONTIAC Pontiac G8 Forum      
SRT SRT Viper Forum SRT Cuda Forum