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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
130,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
1996 Dodge Ram 3500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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1996 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012006

(reported on)

Ram 3500 Diesel 3500 Diesel

  • 130,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

THE PROBLEM IS WITH THE IGNITION TURNED OFF, IF THE TRANNY REMAINS IN REVERSE (5 SPEED STANDARD) THE REVERSE LIGHTS STAY ON AND IT KILLS THE BATTERY. THE BLOWER MOTOR DOES THE SAME THING. IF I FORGET TO TAKE IT OUT OF REVERSE OR LEAVE THE BLOWER MOTOR ON IT KILLS THE BATTERY. I CHANGED THE IGNITION SWITCH HOWEVER THAT DID NOT FIX THE PROBLEM. THE TRUCK IS A 1996 DODGE RAM DIESEL 3500 5 SPEED. HAS ANYONE ELSE SEEN THIS PROBLEM? BY THE WAY, THIS IS ONLY ONE OF THE MANY PROBLEMS I HAVE HAD WITH THIS PIECE OF SH*T THAT I BOUGHT NEW IN 1996. I WAS A DODGE LOVER MY WHOLE LIFE ... THIS IS MY LAST ONE, I WOULD NEVER BUY ANOTHER DODGE.

- , Granby, MA, USA

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