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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Dodge Ram 3500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 082001

(reported on)

Ram 3500

  • miles


When heater is on dashboard would become very hot. Took vehicle to dealership, and was informed by mechanic that problem was with radio, which was defective. It was replaced. Dashboard problem reappeared again. Kept taking vehicle back to dealership for dashboard problem, and again radio was replaced. Nothing else was checked for cause of overheating dashboard.

- Norwalk, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 012000

Ram 3500 Diesel

  • miles
Head light switch heats up after one hour of operation, the dash board above the light switch becomes hot to the touch. My concern is that if the lights are used longer than I have had to use them will the switch fail? the dealer has been helpful but this problem I believe is beyond the dealer and needs to be addressed by the manufacture. The dealer has replaced the switch once but the new one also heats up. I am also concerned that when I start towing a trailer with more lights on will the switch heat up even more and cause a fire.

- Crestline, CA, USA

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