2003 Dodge Ram V8 Four Wheel Drive Manual 85,000 miles
I have a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab 4.7 liter V-8. Have had for about 6 months.
I have recently had problems with the battery dying on me after the car sits for 16+ hours approximately. I have checked the alternator and replaced the battery figuring it to be the problem. I know the mileage display stayed on after turning the engine off and figured it turned off when the headlights did. When I get in the truck it was on but I assumed it was automatic after opening the door like some other vehicles out there. It was only when my brother pointed out to me that it was on in the middle of the night even though no one had been in it for hours.
So I am assuming this is partially responsible for the battery being drained. I am assuming there is actually more running than just the display and would really love to avoid taking this to the shop and be charged hourly for electronic diagnostics which is out of control. Any suggestions?
have the same problem?
Thursday, October 8th, 2009 AT 7:26 AM