Electrical short

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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

2,715

Wiring diagram color codes

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Ram wiring #2

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

2,715

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.

2,715

Ram door harness

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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

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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

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2,715

Possibility......yes check out

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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

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