What is the ECM system and how do I disconnect it?

Asked by Jul 15, 2015 at 01:32 AM about the 2010 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The truck engine won't turn over and the lights keep flashing i need a diagram of sorts

3 Answers

2,895

ecm is the electrical control module, cant be disconnected. in sort its your computer box

2,895

Of all the things that can go wrong with a car, electrical system flaws are some of the most maddening. They're difficult to trace, often come and go as they please (enabling the mechanic's favorite cop-out response, "Could not replicate problem") and the symptoms often appear far from the source. Sometimes, the symptoms of electrical problems don't even seem electrical in nature. And what are you supposed to do then? The engine control module might betray a few hints, even in name alone. Sometimes, the names of automotive components are so bizarre that we forget that some terms are completely intuitive and logical. "Engine control" is a no-brainer; "module" implies it's electrical in nature. And if that's not enough to enlighten you, well, at least you weren't the first to ask those questions. If you type "electronic control module," or its better-known acronym, ECM, into the search field, you'll be gently guided over to the ECU (engine control unit) page. And from there it can get confusing, because there's a whole rat's nest of electrical terminology to trace and pick through. Sometimes, the engine control module is at fault for issues that would often be assumed to be "mechanical," like engine noise or problems with the engine running smoothly. So if you or your mechanic is going crazy trying to figure out why your car won't run, it might be because your car's ECM is just tired from doing it all, and needs some attention. Chances are, if you have relatively basic questions about your car's electrical functions, it's running a common system or program that's been in place since your car was built. (We'll assume, for example, you didn't buy a second-or third-hand tuned sport compact running MegaSquirt custom injection to keep an over sized turbocharger in line -- or that your car can perform everyday driving functions without constant attention to a laptop perched in the passenger seat.)

77,735

That sounds like you have activated the rigs anti thieft system, check your owners manual on how it turn it off, each make has a different way of turning off the system.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 12,810 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $1,295.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Ram 1500 Questions

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

#1 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 5,390
#2 pudgybear
pudgybear
Reputation 5,120
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 4,750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
3,362 Great Deals out of 205,061 listings starting at $1,273
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,553 Great Deals out of 147,463 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ram 1500
1,367 Great Deals out of 113,520 listings starting at $6,999
Used Dodge Ram 2500
175 Great Deals out of 5,581 listings starting at $2,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,142 Great Deals out of 57,183 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota Tundra
651 Great Deals out of 27,797 listings starting at $1,599
Used Toyota Tacoma
740 Great Deals out of 32,548 listings starting at $1,900
Used Dodge Dakota
110 Great Deals out of 4,344 listings starting at $900
Used Dodge Charger
551 Great Deals out of 28,582 listings starting at $2,275
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
457 Great Deals out of 42,343 listings starting at $2,800
Used Nissan Titan
211 Great Deals out of 14,435 listings starting at $3,500
Used Dodge Challenger
424 Great Deals out of 24,978 listings starting at $7,980
Used Dodge Ram 3500
86 Great Deals out of 2,419 listings starting at $5,000
Used Ford Mustang
726 Great Deals out of 38,165 listings starting at $1,750
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
1,059 Great Deals out of 32,283 listings starting at $1,495

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
98 Great Deals out of 1,484 listings starting at $5,995
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,209 listings starting at $5,999
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
77 Great Deals out of 1,673 listings starting at $2,793
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
84 Great Deals out of 1,622 listings starting at $2,950
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
94 Great Deals out of 1,463 listings starting at $2,750