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

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. replace corroded fuse box (2 reports)
2004 Dodge Ram 1500 lights problems

lights problem

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 Owner Comments

problem #5

Sep 192014

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles


About 4 weeks ago my parking lights failed to come on when I turned my lights on. They started working again on their own a few days later. When I got back to town today and started to come home and they were not working again. I went to Dodge Dealer and ordered new light switch, put it in and still nothing, all other lights work just fine. Pisses ya off when ya get home in the middle of the night and have to run your 4 ways to get to the house. Checked all that I could think of, fusses, breakers, relays, wires and bulbs.

- , ottawa, IL, USA

problem #4

Jan 172011

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L Hemi

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

My Dodge Ram was bought used 1 year ago. I really like this truck a lot. Does everything I will ever ask it to do. However, when I didn't have tail lights because of a common problem with the main fuse box under the hood I was pissed off. I can't believe Chrysler did not recall this problem and make right with their customers. Anyway, I have to wait 2 weeks in order to get the replacement fuse box. In the meantime, I'm having my mechanic run a fusible link to the tail lights. I could keep the bypass and not fix the fuse box but I want it done right.

- , Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 252010

Ram 1500 SLT 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles

the dodge ram has been nothing but problems, power steering leaking ,rear end seal leaking , starting issues and the list goes on all on a truck w/ 60000 miles and I take car of my vehicles garage kept oil changed every 3000 miles, I purchased new and never abused I will never buy another dodge product

Update from Jan 2, 2011: bad fuse box

- , Channahon, IL, USA

problem #2

Nov 012010

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

My turn signals work for the most part. but every once in a while when I signal left my right turn lights flash and vice versa. and sometimes they won't flash at all until I get mad and hit the steering wheel.

- , Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #1

Jan 202010

Ram 1500 SLT 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,000 miles

Tail Lights, Park Lights and License plate Lights stopped working on my 2004 dodge ram 1500. Countless hours testing the electrical system resulted in a corroded fuse box. called dodge they "SIMPLY" stated they were not aware of any fuse box problems for that vehicle.if dodge didn't think there was a design problem which causes the fuse box to corrode and go bad then why would they include a corrective underside mount shield for the fuse box with the replacement install. Dodge engineers realized that the fuse box was getting wet and ultimately corroding the control board causing the fuse box to go bad. it's a design flaw they should be held accountable for. I was able to change it myself for $450.00 the dealer wanted $1250.00. The box is on national back order, 30 plus days before you receive it. Is there a legitimate reason why dodge has not recalled these trucks

- , Aurora, IL, US

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