Notes: The 2002 has the well-known and documented problem with their dashboards falling to pieces, but it also has engine failure from oil sludge. That's a doube shot of awful in your morning coffee.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
94,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new fuse block (1 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 162010

Ram 1500 5.9L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 118,000 miles


there is a module in the fuse block that controls the lights, it has to be replaced to make the parking lights work, it's an easy fix but expensive since you have to replace the whole fuse block

- , Orangeville, PA, USA

problem #1

Jun 272005

(reported on)

Ram 1500 LE

  • 70,000 miles

Most of my lights don't work. The headlights work, the signals work, brake lights work, but when i turn on the lights nothing turns on but my headlights, nothing else. I took it in to Dodge, they told me i had to replace my fuse block. It was not covered by warranty. Basically every other electrical part is covered but that. I bought the truck used, and bought extended warranty, but apparently the warranty is useless. One question, how the hell does a fuse box go bad? I had it out myself and it is a sealed part, so you can't get inside. That is brutal. That is a defect, a fuse box is not a wear and tear part. This truck has other problems too, I don't think I'll buy another one.

- , Calgary, AB, Canada

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