2005 dodge ram factory alarm not arming. Starting to wonder if I have one

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I recently got a window busted in my ram. All the glass was on the outside of the truck when I found it. Doors were still locked. Nothing was taken. My boss at work told me heat probably caused it to bust. He might be right because it's been hot as hell recently!

Anyway. The alarm never went off. The alarm light wasn't flashing in the dash. And it occured to me. I've not seen the red light in the dash after locking the doors in a very long time. I'm wondering, did I ever see it? Or am I remembering my 2001 Chryslers dash and it's the Mandela effect. How do I figure out if I ever had one? How do I reset it and make it work if I do have one?

I've opened the door with the window down after locking it, from the inside and outside. With the key, and pulling up the lock. I can't seem to figure it out!! Any help would be appreciated!

It's a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT 8ft bed, crew cab.
 

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Not likely it has one. Run your VIN and see if one was factory installed: Equipment Listing
If not, then if one wasn't added later on it doesn't have one, just the panic button.
 

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Omg. It's not listed! I swear I remember it having one though! My grandpa specifically asked that it have one when he bought it 16 years ago! His 96 had a viper alarm in it, and he wanted a factory alarm. I think we have spent this whole time thinking it had one!!
 

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I guess the good news is, you're alarm isn't broken! :happy175:

Now, about that heat and the window...
 

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Do you think that happened?
Don't know for sure, but I don't think you can hit a window from the outside and have all the glass wind up outside on the ground. Some of it would land on the seat being that the force came from outside in. Stranger things have happened.
 

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Don't know for sure, but I don't think you can hit a window from the outside and have all the glass wind up outside on the ground. Some of it would land on the seat being that the force came from outside in. Stranger things have happened.
Exactly. I swear I have set that alarm off in truck stop parking lots before though. I am pretty sure I remember it going off when a kid left a dent in the side of the truck with his head when he wrecked his bike into it. Hmmm. Why do I have such a vivid memory of this truck having an alarm though? Can it be turned on with alfaobd I wonder?
 

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Exactly. I swear I have set that alarm off in truck stop parking lots before though. I am pretty sure I remember it going off when a kid left a dent in the side of the truck with his head when he wrecked his bike into it. Hmmm. Why do I have such a vivid memory of this truck having an alarm though? Can it be turned on with alfaobd I wonder?
Not sure, but do a search (top right corner near the notification icon) for AlphaOBD, there's a ton of good info here.
 
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