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05 dodge ram won't start. instrument cluster goes haywire.

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Drains battery...
05 dodge ram won't start. instrument cluster goes haywire. Drains battery
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dodge
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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. What happens when you turn the key to the crank or start position?. Does it click once or multiple times?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Before the battery drains, I turn the key
the cluster panel blinks & clicks several times.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

What is the battery voltage at when this happens? How about the voltage on the fuses?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The battery was tested @ Autozone .The amps were around 630 & 12.37 volts
The battery loses power after repeat attempts . according to the voltage read out on the cluster is low
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Well, then the problem must be between the battery and instrument cluster. Chances are it is the TIPM under the hood. This is the power distribution center located on the left front fender. This part goes bad all of the time.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

Or you have a bad connection at the battery or just after the battery. Or even a bad ground.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I mentioned the problem to the person @
Autozone. They stated that the ground
maybe the cause but not the TPIM
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

TIPM's go bad all of the time.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Okay l will replace the TPIM. Send me your email address so I can update you. Thanks for the info
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

It is very expensive so I would do some checking/diagnosing before you replace it. Rule out all bad connections and bad grounds and then go after the TIPM as needed.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

I am glad I can help!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thumbs up Amedee
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 2 years ago

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Please dont forget to rate! Have a great night!

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I am glad I can help!

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