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I have a2014 dodge ram 1500 4by4. warranty expired oct 17.

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i have a2014 dodge ram 1500 4by4. warranty expired oct 17. went to turn on my 4by4 last week and not working. brought it in to dodge dealer and had a wire spliced to fix problem at cost of over $900. tried to get it covered under warranty with nothing but, sorry we cant help you. have a bad feeling about my truck now since wires are corroding within 3 years and also since i notice other dodge trucks around with headlights out. is the wiring harness for these trucks all garbage? worried about future electrical issues. thinking i should sell it and never by another dodge product again. the mechanics at chrysler wont give me a strait answer about their harnesses
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Dodge Mechanic: Eric, Automotive Repair Shop Manager replied 5 months ago
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Hi,

Most of the problems on the exterior lighting, including the headlamps is actually software issues in the TIPM, forward control module and BCM rather than wiring harness corrosion issues. There are alot of service bulletins out on this addressing it and the software updates needed if customer encounters exterior lighting issues.

Now, that is not to say that the 2014 Ram doesnt have wiring issues with water intrusion. I have seen quite a few with both transfer case and transmission wiring harness failures due to water intrusion at both splice packs and connectors due to poor manufacturing. I have also come across some with issues in the cab wiring harness due to water intrusion around the door sills and getting into splice packs along the floor board and underneath seating area.

These are compounded if you live in an area where roads are heavily salted in the winter, like it they are here in South Dakota. If you live in area that the roads are salted in the winter due to regular snow and ice, you will see more issues with the wiring harness corroding.

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