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Dodge Ram 1500 electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 63 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Dodge Ram 1500

Engine not specified

13000 mi

US $900
Unable to play some DVD's, Unit replaced. 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

36000 mi truck nav system/ radio stopped working 

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2009 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

390-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

28000 mi Window defrost inoperable, rattle noises from mid console/dash when the vehicle is started. Problem was broken plastic vent pieces (dampers) in HVAC system. There's a TSB bulletin on this for software upgrade related to HVAC controls. 
29000 mi Replaced Drivers side mirror (side mirror ice defrost failure).  

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

47000 mi

US $85
Mistakenly turned on A/C during blizzard when engine compartment was packed with snow. Blew fan motor fuse for condenser. Engine light came on. Bought an engine analyzer to diagnose problem and replaced 30a fuse. Truck good as new. 
58300 mi

US $65
Engine light MIL came on related to OOC fuel gauge. Sender on fuel pump has failed. Too much trouble to change the fuel pump out. Put Electricians tape over low fuel light and rely on odometer for fuel level. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

60760 mi

C $1000
Heater vent door (diverter) malfunctioned. No heat to floor. Well known problem with Dodge trucks. Repair immediately unsuccessful. 

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2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

84000 mi After purchasing the truck, noticed when when you tilted the steering wheel, the heater blower motor shut off. There was a pinched wire in steering column. Dealer repaired problem at no cost in about an hour. 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

345-horsepower 5.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

83080 mi

C $150
Heater defroster plastic motor doors broken 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

93500 mi

C $1150
Whining noise from the engine. AC Compressor bearing failure. 

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2003 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

76000 mi

US $1100
Repaired Third Brake Light. 

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2002 Dodge Ram 1500 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

240-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

115300 mi

US $350
Replaced: instrument cluster gauge light, air bag module,  tail light sensor.  

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Dodge Ram 1500 Electrical Problems

456 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Dodge Ram 1500. 49 of these members (10.7%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 61 electrical repairs to Dodge Ram 1500s--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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