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2000 ram 1500/5.9 voltage gauge...
2000 ram 1500/5.9 voltage gauge drops to zero but comes back on the next time I start it and stays up for a while before doing it again. started 3 days ago. Battery is still 12.9 volts.
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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 10 months ago
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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 10 months ago

I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 10 months ago

Your saying that the voltage gauge drops to zero when the engine is running but the battery voltage remains ok? I assume 14 volts or so?

If you clear the codes, which codes come back first?

Has anything been replaced for this condition as of yet?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Just drove it and the gauge said it wasn't charging. Got back home and shut it off. Hooked up OBD and started it back up to clear codes and get a new reading and it was charging! Voltage at battery while running was 14.2 This is what it has been doing. Off and on, off and on. Any ideas?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 10 months ago

If your saying that the charging system remains normal at the battery when this condition occurs, this is likely a faulty instrument cluster.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Nothing has been replaced because I don't know what to replace yet. Same codes come back in the same order. Battery was 12.9 this morning before starting it.
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
All other gauges are working like they should.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 10 months ago

Sounds like the battery and alternator are working correctly.

I don't believe the codes stored in the computer are related.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Instument cluster or voltage gauge? Are they together?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 10 months ago

Yes sir that is correct. They are together as one unit.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 10 months ago

Do you have any further questions Jerry?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
if this was your vehicle you would replace the entire instrument cluster?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 10 months ago

Yes sir that's correct.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 10 months ago

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I doubt that diagnosis very stronglyCustomer I will talk with a local mechanic tomorrow and if he agrees with you I will pay the additional $23.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 10 months ago

Would you like some further possible causes?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Just the correct one.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 10 months ago

You would need to do some testing first before we can figure out the "correct one".

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 9 months ago

Hello there!

I am just checking in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?

If so, please let me know as I will be happy to help.

Best Regards,

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