In this video we diagnose a turning signal problem this 2008 Ram 1500. I wanna hear your thoughts. Feel free to comment and leave your thoughts. As always refer to your shop manual for the proper procedure and specs.

50 thoughts on “Dodge ram turning signal electrical problems”
  1. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Snuffy VonTrap says:

    Had a LH front signal out on 2008 Ram 3500. Change bulb, still out ended up swapping sockets from left to right etc still had the issue. Ended up going through TIPM cleaned all sockets and blades even in behind on circuit board (very careful) reassembled still had the issue. Went to iMessage by now signal multifunction on column and after unplugging and remaking connection ended up with both front signals out. Thought at this point was the signal/multifunction switch. Ordered a new switch and replaced 2 days later and same issue….under feeling of defeat and adrenaline as is my work truck and required, started looking online watched this vid hoping for the epiphany but no….but did get the theme of get back to basics Dan. So went through wiring underneath looking for bared wire or some anomalies, had powered off TIPM multiple times by now to no avail. Even test light fuses again and RH appeared normal and working but not power at LH fuse either side. Put Batt charger on while thought would check front LH signal wire through insulation as park light working peeled back loom and was probing through signal power to bulb wire and signal started working…..tried everything like figure 8s with wiring etc pulling pushing could not get it to quit! Now I am happy its working, but don’t know the cause, and I hate that, makes one insane I think….best guess is connector to bulb socket? Anyone else have a similar issue t0 this. Thanks to South Main Auto for getting my head back to the basics though or would have bought a TIPM and most likely had same problem!! Thanks

  2. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mark Herter says:

    Here in 2022….. still a great video.

  3. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Oliver says:

    Awesome video. Very interesting on how you isolated that integrated power module

  4. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Chris Smith says:

    Thanks for the help. This video help me fix my truck turn signal problem.

  5. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rhea Williams says:

    First check I would do is check the trailer plug receptacle. Lots of dirt or bent contacts?

  6. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Sheppard W says:

    Same problem but one other thing with it sometimes blinkers just don't work at all

  7. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars lemannsjr23 says:

    @South Main Auto Repair LLC  i have a 2006 dodge ram 1500 and the driver side turn signal is not blinking on the outside of my truck. I changed all the bulbs and still nothing. Do you have any idea as to whats going on?

  8. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Randy Taylor says:

    I only recently saw your videos…you have been most helpful on a couple issues I had

  9. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Mike Hluska says:

    How did fuse 15 not blow

  10. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Fettie Team says:

    Mines is doing the exact same thing , passenger side blinking , check the 4 way it looks the same , green crap, but I’m confused as to what the problem is, do I cut the plug off? Help please

  11. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Dw N says:

    Thank you so much. Just got a 08 dodge in our shop doing the exact same thing and was looking at your video while eating lunch and went to look at the trailer light plug and the exact same thing.

  12. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jim Bos says:

    Keep em coming Eric.

  13. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Antonio Claudio Michael says:

    Nice find Eric O on the diag and finding the backfeed from the trailer circuit interesting @SouthMainAutoRepairLLC

  14. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Hola! Caleb Livaudais says:

    Thanks for the video

  15. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scrap baby says:

    Have 2001 ram 2500 diesel when making left turns the engine revs like its in neutral and after turn is complete the tranny or rear end grabs again and truck is ok ever hear of this?

  16. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jason Leal says:

    It needs blinker fluid

  17. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Bill Smith says:

    Where it's coming from the proper term is source where it's going to proper term is load. You think of them in this way you'll find it less confusing at times. You don't have to remember the names of where it's coming from and where it's going

  18. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars James Mckeehan says:

    Go to Prove if you don't know how it works you can't diagnose it you're only guessing

  19. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Keith Reeves says:

    do you work on dodge diesels hope so !!ill just keep watching anyway your the best i have seen on here thanks

  20. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars John Shue says:

    That was awesome!

  21. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Steve Bastin says:

    If you can do it not everybody can do it you’re special that took some good thinking it was great

  22. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars scott miller says:

    Love watching your old stuff! Back then you were so much more subdued! I like the new stuff better for that reason. One thing that just makes you the best, is you don't seem to cheat people! you could have sold him a body mod! you could have sold him anything that sounded good because most people are scared to death of electricity! I know, I am an electrician! even auto electrics which is so different! but when people are scared and naive, it's very tempting! so thank you!

  23. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Whitaker says:

    Why does front right signl light go fast an the back one same side don't work at all tell me what you think is wrong! Thank you!! Rick.Mary Arkansas!!?

  24. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Whitaker says:

    I did not see right hand signl, show again won't you?Rick.Mary Arkansas!!!!!

  25. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars J Cerna says:

    You’re the man bro, it’s plain and simple!!

  26. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ben Beshoner says:

    I’ve been hooked on your videos for the last couple weeks. I really find the diagnostic process very helpful. I had a short on the rear taillight on a 2007 Escalade about 5 years ago which I accidentally found. Wish I had been exposed to this back then.

  27. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Michael Swami says:

    Great video and I think you just solved my problem (which began this morning).

  28. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Tom Beilman says:

    You ever use baking soda paste on the green crusties

  29. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Nassau Responder says:

    Great video. I also have signal problems with my 2016 Ram 1500. With my headlights on my rear right brake light is always on. I Haven't had the time to troubleshoot what the problem is.

  30. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Jaden T says:

    Lmfaooo I have the same problem but now I have no blinkers anymore lol 🤣

  31. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Pedro Equis says:

    This video was made in 2015. Here we are in 2021 and I had a similar problem on my truck. Thanks Eric O.

  32. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Decoyes says:

    Hey bought a truck for my boy, 1994 dodge ram, was not told it had no wire harness on the left side for rear lights. Went to the junk yard and got the harness and the rest if the wiring that wasnt there. Everything works fine. U till I turn headlights on. The left turn signal stays solid, and on the dash it also is solid. When I turn off head light the signal light flashes. What's wrong with it.

  33. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Ken & Mel Luskie says:

    Fantastic and informative video. I have a 2004 3500 dually 5.9cummins. My blinkers hyper flash when I turn on the park lights. I've removed fuse 34 (LH tail) and backed probed the fuse to find a very faint pulse coming up the LH tail circuit. Thanks for your video, you've saved me a heap of time chasing this fault.

  34. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wolfrum says:

    Love The video I think you do a great job I love the thought process I love the diagnostic approach that you take keep up the great work and keep doing what you do because what you do is what makes this great

  35. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Griff the Drummer says:

    Why aren't these wire connectors covered with plugs to prevent that ? That's poor workmanship on whoever did that. I used to live in CT, and I watched the guy seal those connectors with a plug — very important when they're not in use !!

  36. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars robbocop33 r says:

    I have a slightly more impressive turn signal problem on my fiat,the signals are bcm controlled,oh joy!
    All the signal lights on driver side don't work,either from hazard switch or stalk,all signal lights on passenger side are good!
    The indicator light on my dash is flashing quickly when you turn on the right turn signals.
    If i supply 12v to the positive wire anywhere the bulb will light!So bulbs are good and this proves earths are good!
    I'm completely stumped!!

  37. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars nascarco says:

    I liked your video. My '06 is exhibiting the exact symptoms. The only thing that would be an improvement if you could call out the fuse #'s. Thank you

  38. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Rick Whitaker says:

    The Dash single for the rite side front blinks a thousand times a minute an the back side does nothing? What do u think it is? Rick Whitaker Arkansas!!

  39. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Wade Patton says:

    I ran a new ground today that I thought solved the problem– before I saw this. But I didn't look at the trailer connectors. If I have a four-prong it has never been used. Checking that out tomorrow. Michigan salt is eating mine, from decades ago. I'm below the Rust Belt. I'll report back on the connectors.

  40. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars jessiejames683 says:

    Are you taking questions? 1995 dodge ram 1500

  41. Avataaar/Circle Created with python_avatars Lawrence Cavens says:

    The Terminology you are looking for is the { Feed } is the one side of the fuse the { Load } is the second side of the fuse. Another Grade A Repair Eric…