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Originally Posted by BAILEY1 I found a few threads that members have posted on the same issue. Recall maybe!?!? http://www.ramforum.com/f53/help_nee...h_issue-40256/ ...


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Old 12-23-2014, 03:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BAILEY1 View Post
I found a few threads that members have posted on the same issue. Recall maybe!?!?

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Gentlemen, the reason there are scratches on the upper steering column trim cover is because the technicians are not removing the Steering Column Upper Cover before removing the Outer Cluster Cover. The factory procedure is to first remove the steering column cover.

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Old 12-31-2014, 12:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Interesting addition to this. I just bought a brand new 2015 Ram Sport and it now only has 400km on it, started it up the other day and at idle sitting in the parking lot the dash starts flickering EXACTLY like in the video posted. It was -6c outside and the truck was cold.

Contacting the dealer now.
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I have a 2 week old 2015 1500 sport that does the same thing. I read somewhere that people where checking there fuses and they were all loose and not clicked into position. Going to try this after work to see if it fixes the problem
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Originally Posted by beavermosh View Post
So the backlight for my 2013 Ram 1500 Big Horn occasionally and randomly flickers when the back light is dimmed to approximately 25% or lower. It occurs say 1% of the time I drive the truck. Today it was doing it noticeably so I took a video (see link below). Has anyone else encountered this issue?

Video: Random flashing/flickering backlight on instrument cluster on 2013 Ram Big Horn - YouTube
Sorry for the resurrection, but my 2013 2500 with the 6.7L Cummins is doing the same thing, but it flickers from brightest to dimmest no matter where the dimmer switch is, even after the dealer replaced the switch. Also, with the dimmer wheel all the way to the right, when the cab lights are supposed to come on, the cab lights won't come on until the cargo light switch is pushed. Then, the instrument lights go to the brightest, and the cab and cargo lights come on... The dealer is saying they don't care that we have video, it wouldn't help them anyway...

Beavermosh, I sent you a PM about that Lawyer friend of yours.

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my 05 1500 had the same problem
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My 2016 Rebel does it too. Looking for all the help I can get.

Flickering REBEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER | Ram Rebel Forum

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Son of a BITCH!....I just got a Mopar 16 Rebel a week ago and under 500 miles my cluster is doing this EXACT SAME THING! The truck was built June 2016! How could they not had fixed this yet?????!!!!! I'll check all of the fuses, but calling the dealership for that software update or whatever they do. I would had thought the dealer would had done all of the software updates when I bought it new???....unless this update is only applied when people are having this issue. I wouldn't be surprised if the whole damn gauge cluster ends up being replaced. I got rid of my 2014 Sport because of all of the issues!


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Here a video of this morning...

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Son of a BITCH!....I just got a Mopar 16 Rebel a week ago and under 500 miles my cluster is doing this EXACT SAME THING! The truck was built June 2016! How could they not had fixed this yet?????!!!!! I'll check all of the fuses, but calling the dealership for that software update or whatever they do. I would had thought the dealer would had done all of the software updates when I bought it new???....unless this update is only applied when people are having this issue. I wouldn't be surprised if the whole damn gauge cluster ends up being replaced. I got rid of my 2014 Sport because of all of the issues!
Hi Sir John,

Sorry to hear about this! Can you PM our page with your VIN? I'd like to look into this further for you.

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There is a software update released for this issue however as far as I can tell it only applies to 2015+ as of right now.
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