Electrical short

10

Asked by May 30, 2017 at 06:47 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr ST 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: General

1997 dodge ram 1500 5.9l radio cuts out
when doors open switch dome light on
from headlight switch and when I plug the
underhood light in. I'm lost and I've tried to
find diagrams and I've checked both door
harnesses. Please help

9 Answers

2,295

Wiring diagram color codes

2,295

Ram wiring #2

2,295

Ram radio wiring....should be close (2002 Ram)

2,295

You are on the right track with wires in your door. The ram is notorious for these wires breaking. Remove the accordion boot that runs from the pillar to the door. Check and see if the wires are ok.

2,295

Ram door harness

2,295

Also, pull the speaker and check the magnet. My 2005 Dakota had magnets break off! Speaker frame is plastic and weight of magnet combined with junk plastic speaker frame will not hold up to repeated door slamming. Magnet may be loose from cracked mounting causing cutting out eventually breaking completely off

10

Yea I pulled both boots on the door checked the wires and connectors. All was good there. I'm thinking it might have something to do with the dome light circuit bc I unplugged the door harness completely then by hand push the button and the radio would cut on. And with both doors closed I can take the dimmer/headlight switch to where it turns the dome light on and it cuts the radio off. Do u think there might be a short in the headlight switch

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
2,295

Possibility......yes check out

2,295

I would agree w your logic. It seems there is a short somewhere in the overhead lights and map courtesy light. With the help of one of your friends disconnect the overhead courtesy lights and map courtesy lights and everything will be working. I believe that the wiring circuits in some of these systems are made to deteriorate after about 10 to 15 years. I hope that this isn't the case, but read this

Your Answer

Ram 1500

Looking for a Used Ram 1500 in your area?

CarGurus has 10,624 nationwide Ram 1500 listings starting at $1,950.

ZIP:

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,770
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,550
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    6,000
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,998 Great Deals out of 231,244 listings starting at $1,300
Used Dodge Ram 2500
162 Great Deals out of 5,403 listings starting at $2,999
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,097 Great Deals out of 61,964 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Tacoma
557 Great Deals out of 41,053 listings starting at $2,995
Used Dodge Dakota
76 Great Deals out of 3,437 listings starting at $1,475
Used Ford Mustang
342 Great Deals out of 41,799 listings starting at $1,488
Used Dodge Ram 3500
70 Great Deals out of 2,265 listings starting at $5,950

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 1,393 listings starting at $5,800
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 1,056 listings starting at $3,999
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
62 Great Deals out of 1,524 listings starting at $2,925
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
51 Great Deals out of 1,404 listings starting at $3,995
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 1,137 listings starting at $2,950

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.