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Hey y’all new to the forum looking forward to gaining some knowledge on my pick up.

Back story first. I had taken my truck into the dealer for a recall. Week or so later found out my driver side window wouldn’t go down, then I couldn’t put my passenger side window down, then the locks quit working. All this from the drivers side cluster. The only thing I can do is put down the rear windows. Also found out recently the remote start stopped working. Now I work in the mechanical field so I was hesitant to blame it on the “it worked before I brought it in” deal.

When attempting to try the remote start the truck indicates hood latch open. So I pybassed the switch, yet am still getting the same message. I don’t know much about 12v systems so I figured I would try to rest if it was possible. I unhooked the battery and left the positive side terminal off for about 30mins with no luck. I have another recall on the truck (14’ power wagon) though I’m kinda weary of bringing it back.

Don’t know where to start, if somebody could point me in the right direction. I thought about just bringing it to the shop, but don’t wanna pay to have the chase something down just to find out it’s a simple ground issue or a programming issue.

Anybody else have anything similar happen to their rig?
 

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Hey there, welcome to a great truck forum! First thing you should prolly do is got to the "Newbie Check-In" section and introduce yourself! It's just the polite thing to do.
RE: your issue, it doesn't matter if you work in "the mechanical field" or not, if the problems that you are experiencing now DIDN"T exist before you took your truck in for recall work, I'd say that there is more than a little connection there. You didn't mention just what the recall work involved but that info could offer clues. I would definitely be taking it back to the dealership that did the recall work and give them a chance to make things right. If they give you grief be prepared to "kick it up a notch" and contact corporate.
A year or so ago, I took my truck in for the "airbag" recall that took years to become a reality. When I dropped the truck off, I made it clear to the Service Manager that everything in my truck was working perfectly and specifically, that my dashboard had not suffered that ugly crack that many folks have reported. I let the SM know that I didn't want a couple of inexperienced high school part-timers doing the prep work and/or reassembly. He assured me that his techs were very experienced and that there would be no damage. I took several photos and made sure that they saw me doing it!!
Some might call that paranoia, I call it CYA.
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First guess, this sure sounds like your vehicle's configuration was either reprogrammed with the wrong vehicle information or somehow was rendered corrupt.
 

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Having driven Dodges all my life there are a few things to look at. One your hood switch cannot be "bypassed" the switch send a specific ohm value to the controller. Two how old is the vehicle, the wires between the door and the body crack off and open. Also fill in your profile, it a lot easier to help when we know what your working on.
 

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Hey y’all new to the forum looking forward to gaining some knowledge on my pick up.

Back story first. I had taken my truck into the dealer for a recall. Week or so later found out my driver side window wouldn’t go down, then I couldn’t put my passenger side window down, then the locks quit working. All this from the drivers side cluster. The only thing I can do is put down the rear windows. Also found out recently the remote start stopped working. Now I work in the mechanical field so I was hesitant to blame it on the “it worked before I brought it in” deal.

When attempting to try the remote start the truck indicates hood latch open. So I pybassed the switch, yet am still getting the same message. I don’t know much about 12v systems so I figured I would try to rest if it was possible. I unhooked the battery and left the positive side terminal off for about 30mins with no luck. I have another recall on the truck (14’ power wagon) though I’m kinda weary of bringing it back.

Don’t know where to start, if somebody could point me in the right direction. I thought about just bringing it to the shop, but don’t wanna pay to have the chase something down just to find out it’s a simple ground issue or a programming issue.

Anybody else have anything similar happen to their rig?

Hi HVACWagon,

We're sorry to hear of this matter! If you decide to bring your vehicle back to your servicing dealer for further diagnosis, feel free to PM us and we'd be glad to see if there's anything we can help with on our end.

Steph
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This is going to sound dumb, but these vehicles are stupid sensitive to voltage and amperage. Run down and have your battery checked for free at one of the auto parts stores. Just make sure they disconnect it before testing for an accurate readout.
 
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