2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup Owner's Manual

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup Manual

2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup manual table of contents:

  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    ...7 8 9 10 TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE INTRODUCTION ...3 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ...9 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ...111 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ...213 STARTING AND OPERATING ...289 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES ...397 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 2
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    INTRODUCTION CONTENTS Introduction ...4 How To Use This Manual ...4 Warnings And Cautions ...5 Van Conversions/Campers ...5 Vehicle Identification Number ...6 Vehicle Modifications / Alterations ...7 1
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    4 INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION This manual has been prepared with the assistance of service and engineering specialists to acquaint you with ... are urged to read these publications carefully. Following the instructions and recommendations in this manual will help assure safe and enjoyable operation of ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... your vehicle. If you do not read this entire manual you may miss ... CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS The Manufacturer's Warranty does not apply to body modifications or special equipment installed ... coverage and service on these items, contact the applicable manufacturer. Operating instructions for the special ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    ... IDENTIFICATION NUMBER The vehicle identification number (VIN) is found on a stamped plate located on the left front corner of the instrument panel pad, visible from outside of the vehicle through the windshield. This number also appears on the Automobile Information Disclosure Label affixed to a ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    INTRODUCTION 7 VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS / ALTERATIONS 1 WARNING! Any modifications or alterations to this vehicle could seriously affect its roadworthiness and safety and may lead to an accident resulting in serious injury or death.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 8
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS A Word About Your Keys ...12 ▫ ... ...12 Ignition And Steering Lock ...14 ▫ Manual Transmissions ...14 ▫ Automatic Transmissions ...15 Door ... ...24 ▫ General Information ...25 ▫ Transmitter Battery Service ...25 Security Alarm System - If ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    10 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Rearming Of The System ...26 ▫ To Set The Alarm ...Rear Window-If Equipped ...30 ▫ Wind Buffeting ...30 Occupant Restraints (1500 Standard And Quad Cab Only... ...56 Occupant Restraints (2500/3500/Mega Cab Only) . .67 ▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts ...68 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11 ▫ Automatic Locking Restraint (ALR) Mode ...Data Recorder (EDR) ...91 ▫ Child Restraint ...93 Engine Break-In Recommendations ...106 Safety Tips ...107...Your Vehicle ...107 ▫ Exhaust Gas ...108 ▫ Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle ......
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ...run. If the system does not recognize the signal the vehicle will start and run for a maximum ...NOTE: The Sentry Key Immobilizer System is not compatible with remote starting systems. Use of these ...immediately adjacent to the ignition key when starting the engine may cause vehicle starting problems. If...
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 13 The Security Light , located in the instrument cluster, will ... when the ignition switch is first turned to the ON position. If the vehicle electronics do not receive a valid signal from the ignition key, the Security Light will flash continuously to ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    14 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Security Light will begin to flash. Turn the ignition back to the OFF position...provide antitheft protection for your vehicle. It may be difficult to turn the key from the LOCK position when starting your vehicle. Move the steering wheel left ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 15 turning the key until it turns easily. To remove the key... antitheft protection for your vehicle. It may be difficult to turn the key from the LOCK position when starting your vehicle. Move the steering wheel left and right while turning the key until it...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    16 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: The steering wheel will lock when ...automatic transmission, the key cannot be turned to LOCK until the selector is in the PARK position. Do not attempt to... position. DOOR KEY The same key used to start the vehicle is also used to unlock the doors. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 17 DOOR LOCKS Manual Locks Front and Rear doors may be locked, by moving the lock... the key from the ignition lock, and lock your vehicle. Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. ...
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    18 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Power Door Locks - If Equipped NOTE: Vehicles equipped with remote keyless entry do not have a passenger side door lock cylinder. ... Door Lock Switch Location As a safety feature the doors will not lock when using the door lock switches during ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ... seconds cycle the key from the LOCK position to the ON/RUN position a minimum of four times; ending in the LOCK position ( Do not start the engine ). 5. Within 30 seconds, press the driver's door lock switch in the LOCK direction. 6. A single chime will be...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ..., cycle the key from the LOCK position to the ON/RUN position a minimum of four times ending in the LOCK position (do not start the engine). 5. Within 30 seconds, press the driver's door lock switch in the UNLOCK direction. 6. A single chime will sound ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 21 Child Protection Door Lock To provide a safer environment for children riding in the rear seat, the rear doors of your vehicle have the childprotection door lock system. To use the system, open each rear door and slide the control UP to engage the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    22 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Avoid trapping anyone in a vehicle in a collision. Remember that the rear doors...doors from distances up to about 23 feet (7 meters) using a hand held radio transmitter. The transmitter need not be pointed at the vehicle to activate the system.
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 23 To unlock the doors: Press and ... initiate, the parking lights will flash on twice and if installed, the cargo lamp will turn on for 30 ... If the ignition is OFF, when the doors are locked, the parking lights will flash on once and the horn will chirp once...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    24 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Continue to hold the LOCK button, wait...will automatically cancel after 3 minutes or if the vehicle is started and exceeds 15 mph. During the... entry systems will function normally. Panic mode will not disarm the security system on vehicles so equipped...
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25 General Information This device complies with part 15 of ... station tower, airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios. Transmitter Battery Service 2 Transmitter Battery Replacement The recommended replacement battery is a 3V lithium 2016 cell. ...
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    26 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Do not touch the battery terminals ... gasket during removal. 2. Remove and replace the batteries. Be careful not to disturb the metal terminal near ... telltale will flash. The engine will run only if a valid Sentry Key is used to start the vehicle. ...
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 27 To Set the Alarm: The alarm will set when... 30 seconds. Check the vehicle for tampering. The Security system will also disarm, if the vehicle is started ...If an unprogrammed Sentry Key is used to start a vehicle, the engine will run for 2 seconds and then ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    28 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WINDOWS Power Windows-If Equipped and on the rear doors of Quad Cab and Mega Cab models. The windows will operate only when the ignition switch is turned to the ON or ACC (Accessory) position. WARNING! Never leave children in a vehicle, ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 29 Window Lockout Switch (4 Door Models Only) The window lockout switch on the driver's door allows you to disable the window control on the other doors. To disable the window controls on the other doors, press the window lock button. To enable the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    30 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Sliding Rear Window-If Equipped A ... the front and rear windows together to minimize the buffeting. OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS (1500 STANDARD and QUAD CAB ONLY) .... If you will be carrying children too small for adult-size belts, your seat belts also can be ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 31 WARNING! In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the .... Lap/Shoulder Belts All seating positions except the Quad Cab front center seating position have combination lap/...
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    32 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! It is extremely dangerous to ride in a ...areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your... even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 33 Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the seat. plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    34 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • A belt buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly. The lap... cause internal injuries. Ribs aren't as strong as shoulder bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that your strongest bones will take the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 35 WARNING! • A lap belt worn too ... shoulder belt on your chest so that it is comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any ... or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    36 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Standard Cab Front Center Three Point Belt 1. The front center seat belt on the Standard Cab may be disconnected to open up utilization of ... the surplus webbing, and the buckles will hang vertically from the cab back exit bezel, thus freeing up ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 37 WARNING! • If the black latch and black buckle are not properly connected when the seat belt is used by an occupant... latch and black buckle, ensure the seat belt webbing is not twisted. If the webbing is twisted, follow the preceding ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    38 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! If the black latch and buckle are not connected when the seat belt is used by an occupant, the seat belt will not restrain you properly. Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage In the front row outboard seats, the shoulder ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 39 Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode - If Equipped In this mode, the ... belt. 2. Grasp the shoulder portion and pull downward until the entire belt is extracted. As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will prefer a lower position, and if ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    40 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Allow the belt to retract. As the belt ... too high will apply crash forces to the abdomen, not to the stronger hip bones. In either case, ... occupant early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 41 NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for... seat belt has not been buckled within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if... 60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON or START position. DaimlerChrysler does not recommend deactivating the...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    42 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 3. Within 60 seconds of turning the ignition switch to ... buckled. NOTE: Watch for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn on while unbuckling and off while ... possible. Keep the belt low so that it does not come across the abdomen. That way the strong bones ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 43 WARNING! Using a seat belt extender when not needed can increase the risk of injury in a collision. Only use the seat belt extender when the lap belt is not long enough when it is worn low and snug, and in the recommended seating ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... windows. Their covers are also labeled SRS AIRBAG. NOTE: Airbag covers may not be obvious in the interior trim; but they will open to allow airbag deployment. WARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 45 Along with the seat belts, front airbags work... or death to infants in that position. You should read the instructions provided with your child restraint to make sure ... If your vehicle has window bags, do not lean against the door or window, airbags will ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    46 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • Relying on the airbags alone could ..., they also need room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or window. Sit upright ... Acceleration Sensors (If Equipped) • Airbag Warning Light • Driver Airbag • Passenger Airbag • Window Bags ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... inflation from direction provided by the ORC. The ORC will not detect roll over. The ORC also monitors the ... turned on. After the self-check, the AIRBAG warning light will turn off. If the ORC detects a ...or continuously. A single chime will sound if the light comes on again after initial start up. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... airbags to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes on as you drive, have the... airbags. The PAD light will illuminate when the passenger frontal airbag has been turned off by using the manual on/off switch ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 49 units. A large quantity of nontoxic gas ...on collision severity and occupant size. The steering wheel hub trim cover and the upper ... holes in the sides of the airbag. In this way the airbags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle. • The Side ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    50 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch - (Standard Cab Vehicles Only) because the ... dashboard (instrument panel) or windshield in a crash. The passenger front airbag is to be turned off only if the passenger: • is an infant (less than 1...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 51 WARNING! Whenever an airbag is turned off, even ...Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch, push the key in and turn counterclockwise, and remove the key from the switch. This will turn on the passenger airbag. The "Off" light near the switch will be off when ...
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    52 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE If you do have a... your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer's instructions for cleaning. • It is not advisable to drive your vehicle ...If you are involved in another collision, the airbags will not be in place to protect you. WARNING! Deployed ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... right side of the instrument panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or add aftermarket side...occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: • The airbag light does not come on or flickers during the 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first turned on. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    54 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • The light flickers or comes on and remains ... NOTE: If the speedometer, tachometer or any engine related gauges are not working, the airbag control ... disabled. The airbags may not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly check fuse block for...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...ignition cycles and vehicle mileage) • Airbag deployment level (if applicable) • Seatbelt status • Brake status (service and parking brakes) • Accelerator status (including vehicle speed) • Engine control status (including engine speed) • Cruise ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    56 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Child Restraint Everyone in your vehicle ... lap can become so great that you could not hold the child, no matter how strong you ... different sizes and types of restraints for children from newborn size to the child almost large enough for an adult safety ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 57 one year old and weigh at ... of a vehicle with a front passenger airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An airbag deployment could cause severe injury .... If the child cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle's seat cushion while the child's back ...
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    58 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE with a front shield and are held in the... weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for weight and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may not work when...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 59 Pull the belt from the retractor until ... the belt, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn the latch plate around, and insert ... manufacturer's directions. • When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the vehicle with the seat belt...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    60 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Improper installation can ... child restraint anchorage systems are installed in the Standard Cab passenger seat position and the Quad ... NOTE: For children riding in the front seat of a Standard Cab model refer to the "Passenger Airbag On/Off ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 61 Child restraint systems having ... lower anchorages are to be introduced to passenger carrying vehicles over a period of years, child restraint systems having ... attachments provided with your child restraint in any vehicle. 2 Quad Cab Rear Outboard Seats
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    62 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system ... restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out ... installing your child restraint. Many, but not all, restraint systems will be equipped with separate ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 63 rearward-facing infant restraints will also be ... strap kits for their older products. Regular Cab models of Ram Pickups have two tether anchorages, one each behind the front center and right seats. Quad Cab models have three anchorages, one behind each ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    64 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! An incorrectly anchored tether ... and adjust the tether strap so that it will reach over the seat back under the head restraint to ... the slack in the tether strap according to the manufacturer's instructions. Regular Cab Tether Strap Mounting
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 65 Multiple Child Restraint Installation Sequence (Quad Cab Rear Seats) 1. Obtain tether... seat. 6. Install each child restraint and remove the slack in the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions. 2
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    66 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Multiple Child Restraint Quad Cab
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 67 Children Too Large for Booster Seats Children...comfortably, and whose legs are long enough to bend over the front of the seat when their back is against the seat... If you will be carrying children too small for adult-size belts, your seat belts also can be...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    68 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! In a collision, you and your passengers can suffer much greater injuries if you are not properly buckled up. You can strike the .... Lap/Shoulder Belts All seating positions except the Quad Cab front center seating position have combination lap/...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 69 WARNING! It is extremely dangerous to ride in a ...areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your ... even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    70 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Lap/Shoulder Belt Operating Instructions 1. Enter the vehicle and close the door. Sit back and adjust the seat. plate and pull out the belt. Slide the latch plate up the webbing as far as necessary to allow the belt to go around your lap. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 71 WARNING! • A belt buckled into the wrong buckle will not protect you properly. The ... cause internal injuries. Ribs aren't as strong as shoulder bones. Wear the belt over your shoulder so that your strongest bones will take the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    72 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • A lap belt worn too ... shoulder belt on your chest so that it is comfortable and not resting on your neck. The retractor will withdraw any ...or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 73 Standard Cab Front Center Three Point Belt 1. The front center seat belt on the Standard Cab may be disconnected to open up utilization of the ... the surplus webbing, and the buckles will hang vertically from the cab back exit bezel, thus freeing up all...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    74 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! • If the black latch and black buckle are not properly connected when the ... the black latch and black buckle, ensure the seat belt webbing is not twisted. If the webbing is twisted, follow the preceding procedure to ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 75 WARNING! If the black latch and buckle are not connected when the seat belt is used by an occupant, the seat belt will not restrain you properly. 2 In Use Position
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    76 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage In the ... away from your neck. Press the button located on the upper belt guide, and then move it up or down to the position that serves you best. As a guide, if you are shorter than average, you will prefer a ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 77 How To Use The Automatic Locking Mode 1. Buckle .... Center Lap Belts The center seating position for the Quad Cab front seat has a lap belt only. To ... or too high will apply crash forces to the abdomen, not to the stronger hip bones. In either case, the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints. NOTE: These devices are not a substitute for proper seat ...) If the driver's seat belt has not been buckled within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle and if the vehicle speed is greater than 5 mph ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... first 60 seconds of the ignition switch being turned to the ON or START position. DaimlerChrysler does not recommend deactivating the Enhanced ... driver's seat belt. 2. Start the engine and wait for the Seat Belt Warning Light to turn off. 3. Within 60 seconds of starting the vehicle, unbuckle and ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    80 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Seat Belt Extender If a seat belt... extender and store it. WARNING! Using a seat belt extender when not needed can increase the risk of injury in a .... Only use the seat belt extender when the lap belt is not long enough when it is worn low and snug, and...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 81 WARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the airbag ...to open only when the airbags are inflating. 2 • Do not mount any aftermarket equipment such as trailer brake controllers, snowplow controllers, auxiliary light switches, radios, etc. on or ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    82 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Airbags inflate in moderate to high speed impacts... a passenger front airbag unless the airbag is turned off (Standard Cab Vehicles Only). An airbag deployment .../Off Switch section. • If your vehicle does not have a rear seat, see the Passenger Airbag ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 83 • Children that are not big enough to properly ...or belt-positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats..., they also need room to inflate. Do not lean against the door or window. Sit upright in...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    84 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Airbag System Components The airbag system consists of the following: • ...control module determines if a frontal collision is severe enough to require the airbags to inflate. • The airbag control module will not detect roll over, or rear collisions.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ...ignition, the airbags are not on and will not inflate • The airbag control module also turns on the AIR BAG light in the instrument panel ... the airbags to protect you in a collision. If the light does not come on, stays on after you start the vehicle, or if it comes on as you drive, have the airbag...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    86 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • When the airbag control module detects a... airbag covers separate and fold out of the way as the airbags inflate to their full size.... in the sides of the airbag. In this way the airbags do not interfere with your control of the vehicle. • The knee ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 87 The passenger front airbag is to be turned off ... On/Off Switch, push the key in and turn clockwise, and remove the key from the switch... side airbag. The "Off" light near the switch will illuminate when the ignition switch is turned to the ON position...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    88 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE To Turn On the Passenger Airbag (Standard Cab Vehicles Only) Place the ignition key in the Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch, push the key in and turn counterclockwise, and remove the key from the switch. This will turn on the passenger airbag....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 89 • It is not advisable to drive your vehicle... inflate. The window airbag control module will not detect roll over, front or rear collisions. ... seconds when the ignition is first turned on as a diagnostic or system check, then turns the light off. If it...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...any kind of badges or stickers to the steering wheel hub trim cover or the upper right side of the instrument panel. Do not modify the front bumper, vehicle body structure, or frame. • You need proper knee impact protection in a collision....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 91 Airbag Light You will want to have the airbags...the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: • The airbag light does not come on or flickers during the 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition switch is first turned on. • The ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    92 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE be requested by customers, insurance carriers, government officials, and ... a particular driver, vehicle, or crash, will be treated confidentially. Confidential data will not be disclosed by DaimlerChrysler Corporation to any third party except when: 1....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...ignition cycles and vehicle mileage) • Airbag deployment level (if applicable) • Seatbelt status • Brake status (service and parking brakes) • Accelerator status (including vehicle speed) • Engine control status (including engine speed) • Cruise ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    94 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Infants and Small Children There are different sizes and types of restraints for ... the front seat of a vehicle with a front passenger airbag unless the airbag is turned off. An airbag deployment could cause severe injury or death to ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 95 • The belt-positioning booster seat is for children weighing more than 40 lbs ... fit the vehicle's seat belts properly. If the child cannot sit with knees bent over the vehicle's seat cushion while the child's back is against the seat back, they ...
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    96 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Here are some tips for getting the most... weight and height. Check the label on the restraint for weight and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint. If you install the restraint improperly, it may not work when...
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 97 • If the belt still can't ... loosens the belt, disconnect the latch plate from the buckle, turn the latch plate around, and insert ... manufacturer's directions. • When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the vehicle with the seat belt ...
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    98 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Identification dots are located above the standard cab front seat lower anchorages as a guide for locating lower anchors. NOTE: For children riding in the front seat of a Standard Cab model refer to the "Passenger Airbag On/Off ...
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    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 99 some time. In fact, many child ... lower anchorages are to be introduced to passenger carrying vehicles over a period of years, child restraint systems ... restraint, please ensure that all seat belts not being used for occupant restraints are stowed and out...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    100 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE restraint installation, instead of tucking the seat .... NOTE: If your child restraint seat is not LATCH compatible, install the restraint using the .... Installing the Child Restraint System WARNING! Do not install child restraint systems equipped with ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 101 We urge that you carefully follow the ... tether strap kits for their older products. Regular Cab models of Ram Pickups have two tether anchorages, one each behind the front center and right seats. Quad Cab and Mega Cab models have three anchorages, one ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    102 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! An incorrectly anchored tether ... and adjust the tether strap so that it will reach over the seat back under the head restraint to... the slack in the tether strap according to the manufacturer's instructions. Regular Cab Tether Strap Mounting
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 103 Multiple Child Restraint Installation Sequence (Quad Cab Rear Seats) 1. Obtain tether...seat. 6. Install each child restraint and remove the slack in the tether strap according to the child restraint manufacturer's instructions. 2
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    104 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Multiple Child Restraint Quad Cab
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    ...and adjust the tether strap so that it will reach over the seat back under the head restraint ...slack in the tether strap according to the manufacturer's instructions. Mega Cab Tether Strap Mounting 2 Children... whose legs are long enough to bend over the front of the seat when their back is against...
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    106 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE • The lap portion should be low ...BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS A long break-in period is not required for the engine in your new vehicle. Drive ... few thousand miles of operation. This is a normal part of the break-in and is not an indication of difficulty...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 107 CAUTION! • During the first 500...) your new vehicle is driven, do not tow a trailer. Doing so may... likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area.... Try to park your vehicle in a well-lighted area and never invite theft...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    108 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Exhaust Gas WARNING! Exhaust gases ... following precautions should be observed: • Do not run the engine in a closed garage or in confined areas any... carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system. Be aware ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ...should come on and remain on for 6 to 8 seconds as a bulb check when the ignition switch is first turned ON. If the light is not lit during starting, see you authorized dealer. If the light stays on, flickers or comes on while driving, have the...
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE CONTENTS Mirrors ...116 ▫ Inside Mirror ...116 ▫ Automatic Dimming Mirror- If Equipped ...117 ▫ Outside Mirrors ...117 ▫ Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature ...118 ▫ Electronic Power Mirrors - If Equipped ...118 ▫ Electric Rear Window ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    112 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Reclining Seats (1500 Standard And Quad Cab Models) ...146 ... Adjustable Head Restraints ...147 ▫ Manual Rotary Lumbar Support Adjustment - If Equipped ...148 ▫ Power Seats (1500 Standard And Quad Cab Models) - If Equipped ...149 ▫ Power ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... Speed ...173 ▫ To Vary The Speed Setting ...173 ▫ To Accelerate For Passing ...174 Overhead Console- If Equipped ...175 ▫ Courtesy/Reading Lights ...176 Overhead Console With Compass/Temperature Mini-Trip Computer - If Equipped ...176 ▫ US/M Button ...177 ▫ Reset Button ...177 ▫ ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    114 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ▫ Manual Compass Calibration ...181 ▫ Recalibrating The Compass ...181 ▫ Outside Temperature ...183 Garage Door Opener - If Equipped ...183 ▫ Programming HomeLink ...185 ▫ Canadian Programming/Gate Programming . . 187 ▫ Using HomeLink ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ... Panel Cupholders (Bucket Seats) - Automatic Transmission ...197 ▫ Front Instrument Panel Cupholders - Manual Transmission ...197 ▫ Rear Cupholder - Quad Cab - If Equipped ...198 ▫ Rear Cupholder - Mega Cab ...198 Storage ...199 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    116 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE MIRRORS Inside Mirror The mirror should be adjusted to center on the view through the rear window. Annoying headlight glare can be reduced by moving the small control under the mirror to the night position (toward rear of vehicle). The mirror should ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... for annoying headlight glare from vehicles behind you. You can turn the feature on or off by pressing the button at the base of the mirror. A light in the button will indicate when the dimming feature is activated. CAUTION! To avoid damage to the mirror...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... to collide with another vehicle or other object. Use your inside mirror when judging the size or distance of a vehicle seen in the right side convex mirror. Some vehicles will not have a convex right side mirror. Exterior Mirrors Folding Feature All 6 x 9...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... pressing the heated grid button, located on the Climate Control panel, with the ignition On. Turning Off the rear window defroster or the ignition will deactivate the Electric Rear... and Heated side view mirrors feature. These features also turn off after activation, when 15 minutes have elapsed. To ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... trailer towing mirrors rearward prior to entering an automated car wash. CAUTION! Do not attempt to fold the 7 x 10 inch trailer towing mirrors forward. The 7 x 10 inch trailer towing mirrors are not designed to be folded forward and doing so will damage the mirrors and/...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ... The UConnect™ system use requires a cellular phone equipped with the Bluetooth Hands-Free Profile, version 0.96 or higher. See www.chrysler.com/uconnect for supported phones. UConnect™ allows you to transfer calls between the system and your cellular phone as you enter or exit your vehicle, and...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ....chrysler.com/uconnect for supported phones. If your cellular phone supports a different profile (e.g., Headset Profile), you may not be able to use any UConnect™ features. Refer to your cellular service provider or the phone manufacturer for details.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... through the UConnect™ menu structure. Voice commands are required after most UConnect™ system prompts. You will be prompted for a specific command and then guided through the available options. • Prior to giving a voice command, one must wait for the voice on beep, which follows the Ready ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ... reference your cellular phone owner's manual. One of the following vehicle specific websites may also provide detailed instructions for pairing with the brand of phone that you have: NOTE: • www.chrysler.com/uconnect • www.dodge.com/uconnect • www.jeep.com/uconnect
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... 125 The following are general phone to UConnect™ System pairing instructions: • Press the 'Phone' button to begin. • After the Ready ..., please see your cellular phone's user manual (Bluetooth section) for instructions on how to complete this step. • For identification purposes, you ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ... and combination. The UConnect™ limits the user from dialing invalid combination of numbers. For example, 234-567-890 is nine digits long, which is not a valid phone number - the closest valid phone number has ten digits. • The UConnect™ system will confirm the phone number and then dial. The ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... UConnect™ Phonebook NOTE: Adding names to phonebook is recommended when vehicle is not in motion. • Press the “Phone” button to begin. • After ... Phonebook NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended when vehicle is not in motion. • Press the ’Phone’ button to begin. • After ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...work number later using the Phonebook Edit feature. Delete Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook NOTE: Editing phonebook entries is recommended when vehicle is not in motion. • Press the 'Phone' button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Phonebook Delete. • After...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 129 • After you enter the name, the UConnect™ system will ask you which designation you wish to delete: home, work, mobile or pager. Say the designation you wish to delete. • Note that only the phonebook entry in the current language is deleted. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... this feature can be accessed through the UConnect™ system. Check with your cellular service provider for the features that you have. Answer ... and answer the incoming call. NOTE: The UConnect™ system compatible phones in market today do not support rejecting an incoming call when another call is ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 131 second call is in progress. To go back to the first call, refer to Toggling Between Calls. To combine two calls, refer to Conference Call. Place/Retrieve a Call from Hold To put a call on hold, press the Phone' button until you hear a single beep ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... the following beep, say Redial. • The UConnect™ system will call the last number that was dialed on your cellular phone. Note: this may not be the last number dialed from the UConnect™ system. Call Continuation Call continuation is progression of a phone call on UConnect™ system after the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... and manually dial the emergency number for your area. If the phone is not reachable ... system will instruct the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number. This feature is only supported ...). The number dialed may not be applicable with the available cellular service and area. The UConnectମ.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ...FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Your phone must be turned on and paired to the UConnect™ system to allow ... use your UConnect™ system to access a voicemail system or an automated service, such as, paging... or automated customer service. Some services require immediate response selection, in some instances...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... also to be used to navigate through an automated customer service center menu structure and to leave a... from confirming your choices (e.g. the UConnect™ system will not repeat a phone number before you ... such as the instrument panel cluster, and supported by your cell phone, the UConnect™ system ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... NOTE: Certain brands of mobile phones do not send the dial ring to the UConnect™ system to play it on the vehicle audio system, so you will not hear it. Under this situation, after successfully dialing...coming from the other party, but the other party will not be able to hear you. In order to mute ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ...the Bluetooth™ connection between a UConnect™ paired cellular phone and the UConnect™ system, follow the instruction described in your cellular phone user's manual. List Paired Cellular Phone Names • Press the 'Phone' button to begin...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... VEHICLE Select another Cellular Phone This feature allows you to select and start using another phone with the UConnect™ system. The phone must have ... be used for the next phone call. If the selected phone is not available, the UConnect™ system will return to using the highest priority phone ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...North American English, French, and Spanish accents, the system may not always work for some. • When navigating through an automated system, ... sure to say send. • Storing names in phonebook when vehicle is not in motion is recommended. • It is not recommended to store similar sounding names in ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ...• Even though international dialing for most number combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing number combinations may not be supported. Far End Audio Performance • Audio ...a large degree, rely on the phone and network, and not the UConnect™ system. • Echo at far end can ...
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  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... a collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... forward or rearward and is equipped with a back recliner. The manual forward or rearward seat adjustment handle is ... you to lose control. The seat belt might not be properly adjusted and you could be ... any seat only while the vehicle is parked. MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTER As the name implies, the seat is ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    146 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Reclining Seats (1500 Standard and Quad ... riding in a seat with the seatback reclined. Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder .... If you ride in this position, the shoulder harness will no longer be restraining you. In a collision ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... seriously, even fatally, injured riding in a seat with the seatback reclined. Do not ride with the seatback reclined so that the shoulder belt is no longer resting... push down on the restraints so that the upper edge is as high as practical, at least to the level of the ears. 3 MANUAL RECLINE LEVER
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ...in the button and then push down on the head restraint. Manual Rotary Lumbar Support Adjustment - If Equipped Rotating the lumbar control ...and on the right side of the passenger's seatback increases or decreases the lumbar (lower back) support. HEAD RESTRAINT & SPACERS Manual Lumbar Adjustment
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 149 Power Seats (1500 Standard and Quad Cab Models) - If Equipped CAUTION! Don't put anything under a power seat. It may cause damage to the seat controls. 3 Power Seat Switch
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    150 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The power seat controls are on the outboard side of the front seat cushions. One switch controls the seat movement. The six-way switch can be moved forward or backwards to get the most comfortable position. The same switch can be moved up and down to...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 151 Power Seats (2500/3500/Mega Cab Models) - If Equipped CAUTION! Don't put anything under a power seat. It may cause damage to the seat controls or the Occupant Classification System. 3 PS SW. LOCATOR
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    152 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE The power seat controls are on the outboard side of the front seat cushions. Three switches control the seat movement. The four-way switch in the center can be moved forward or backwards to get the most comfortable position. The same switch can be ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... Seat Recliner Handle Rear Seat Features - Mega Cab Models Reclining Rear Seats - Mega Cab Models The recliner handle is on the outside of the seat cushion. Pull up on the handle, as shown, to ... comfort. Folding Rear Seat (Table Mode) - Mega Cab Models Both the left and right rear ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    154 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To fold either rear seat back down (Table Mode), lift the handle and fold the seat back forward. Simply lift the seat back to return the seat to the upright position. Verify that it is locked in place. Table Mode Table Mode Handle
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 155 Folding Rear Seat (Kneel Mode) - Mega Cab Models Both the left and right rear seats can be folded flat (Kneel Mode) and used for carrying cargo. Each of the rear seat backs provide 2 D-rings and each of the rear storage bin lids provide 2 slotted ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... collision, people riding in these areas are more likely to be seriously injured or killed. • Do not allow people to ride in any area of your vehicle that is not equipped with seats and seat belts. • Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 157 To fold either rear seat flat (Kneel Mode), lift the handle and fold the seat forward. Simply lift the seat back to return the seat to the upright position. Verify that it is locked in place. 3 Kneel Mode Kneel Mode Handle
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ...Be certain that the seatback is securely locked into position. If the seatback in not securely locked into position the seat will not provide the proper stability for child seats and/or passengers. An improperly latched seat could cause serious injury. Heated ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... heated seats OFF. If you do not purposefully turn the switch OFF, the seat heating level ... level. Flashing indicator lights on the switch indicate that the Heated Seat System needs servicing. WARNING! ... if used for long periods of time. Do not place anything on the seat that insulates against heat, ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ... the opening beneath the center of the grille and push up the latch to release the safety catch before raising the hood. To prevent possible damage, do not slam the hood to close it. Use a firm downward push at the front center of the hood to ensure that both latches engage. Hood Release Lever To ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 161 WARNING! If the hood is not fully latched, it could fly up when the vehicle is moving and block your forward vision. Be sure all hood latches are latched fully before driving. LIGHTS 3 Headlight Switch Location
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    ... time without discharging the vehicle's battery. The brightness of the instrument panel lighting can be regulated by rotating the dimmer control up (brighter...pressing the lens. Dimmer Control Courtesy and dome lights are turned on when the front doors are opened, when the dimmer control (rotating...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    ... rotated upwards for 10 minutes, the interior lights will automatically turn off. If the headlamps remain ... the ignition is cycled off, the exterior lights will automatically turn off after 8 minutes. If ... while the ignition is off, the exterior lights will automatically turn off. NOTE: Battery Saver ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ...Lights (Canada Only and Fleet Vehicles) The headlights on your vehicle will illuminate when the engine is started. This provides a constant Lights ON condition until the ignition is turned OFF. The lights Light Switch Rotation
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... VEHICLE 165 illuminate at less than 50% of normal intensity. If the parking brake is applied the Daytime Running Lights will turn off. Lights-on ... when the driver's door is opened. Fog Lights - If Equipped The foglights are turned ON by placing the headlight rotary control in the...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... of the turn, and proper operation of the front and rear turn signal lights. If a defective bulb or wiring circuit is detected for the turn signal ...change by moving the lever partially up or down. Turn Signal Lever Passing Light You can signal another vehicle with your ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... toward the steering wheel to switch the headlights from HIGH or LOW beam. Windshield Wipers 3 Windshield Wiper / Washer Switch High Beam / Low Beam The wipers and washers are operated by a switch in the multifunction control lever. Turn the end of the handle to select the desired wiper speed.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... vehicle speed is 10 mph (16 km) or less. WARNING! Sudden loss of visibility through the windshield could lead to an accident. You might not see other vehicles or other obstacles. To avoid sudden icing of the windshield during freezing weather, warm the windshield with defroster before and during ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ...of your climate. This rating information can be found on most washer fluid containers. TILT STEERING COLUMN To tilt the column, pull rearward on the lever below the turn signal control and move the wheel up or down, as desired. Push the lever forward to lock the column firmly in place. Tilt Steering...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... the column only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked before driving. DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED Adjustable Pedals Switch The power adjustable accelerator and brake pedals allow the driver to establish a comfortable position relative to the steering wheel and pedals.
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    ... the adjustable pedal switch, located to the left of the steering column near the parking brake release, in the direction you desire to move the pedals. 4. The ... vehicle is in R (Reverse) or when the Speed Control is SET. CAUTION! Do not place any article under the adjustable pedals or impede its ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    ... CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED When engaged, this device takes over accelerator operation at speeds greater than ... speed. To Deactivate A soft tap on the brake pedal, normal braking, clutch pressure while .... Pushing the ON/OFF button to the OFF position or turning off the ignition erases the memory. Speed ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 173 WARNING! Leaving the Speed Control ON when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally set the system to cause...at any speed above (refer to the table below for the speed for your specific engine). To Vary The Speed Setting When the speed control is on, speed can...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... speed drops below (refer to the table below for the speed for your specific engine), the speed control will automatically disengage. If this happens, you can...pedal to maintain the desired speed. Vehicles equipped with a 5-speed-manual transmission should be operated in 4th gear or lower under the...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... use Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, icy, snow-covered, or slippery. OVERHEAD CONSOLE- IF EQUIPPED The two optional overhead ... of the following features: 3 Overhead Console Features • Courtesy/Reading Lights • Compass/Temperature Mini-Trip Computer (CMTC) - If ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ...a door is opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the courtesy light position (fully upward position), or when the UNLOCK button... time, so be sure they have been turned off before leaving the vehicle. If the interior lights are left on after the vehicle is turned off, they will extinguish after...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 177 This overhead console allows you to choose between a compass/temperature display and one of four trip conditions being monitored. US/M Button RESET Button 3 Use this button to change the display from U.S. to metric measurement units. Use this ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ... that can be traveled with the fuel remaining in the tank. This estimated distance is determined by weighted average of the instantaneous and average fuel economy, according to the current fuel tank level. This is not resettable Use this button to choose or cycle through the four trip conditions.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... on fuel economy and remaining fuel tank volume. Ram fuel tank volumes are as follows: • 26 gallons - 1500 short box models • 34 gallons - 1500 Quad Cab (if equipped)/2500/3500 short box models • 35 gallons - 1500/2500/3500 long box models Trip Odometer (ODO) This ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...compass is self-calibrating which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is new, the compass.... After completing up to three 360° turns, with the vehicle traveling less than 5 mph... metal or metallic objects, the CAL symbol will turn off and the compass will function normally...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ... set before manually calibrating the compass. If the compass appears erratic and the CAL symbol does not appear, you must manually put the compass into the "Calibration" mode. Recalibrating The Compass Turn on the ignition and set the display to "Compass/ ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    182 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Compass Variance is the difference between magnetic north and geographic north. In some areas of the country, the difference between magnetic and geographic north is great enough to cause the compass to give false readings. If this occurs, the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    ... 183 NOTE: The default for the compass variance is zone 8. To set the variance: Turn the ignition ON and set the display to "Compass/Temperature." Press and ... devices such as garage door openers, motorized gates, or home lighting. It triggers these devices at the push of a button. The Universal ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... exhaust contains carbon monoxide, a dangerous gas. Do not run the vehicle's exhaust while training the ... door opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not use a garage door opener without these ... while you are training the Universal Transceiver. Do not train the transceiver if people or pets are ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... two outer HomeLink buttons, and release only when the indicator light begins to flash (after 20 seconds). Do not hold the buttons for longer than 30 seconds and do not repeat step one to program a second and/or third hand-held transmitter to the remaining...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ...to train and the hand-held transmitter buttons. Do not release the buttons until step 4 has been completed....with Programming step two. Do not repeat step one. If the indicator light blinks rapidly for two seconds and then turns to a constant light, continue with Programming steps 6-8 to complete the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ...HomeLink buttons, begin with Programming step two. Do not repeat step one. For questions or comments, ... after several seconds of transmission which may not be long enough for HomeLink to pick up the... has successfully been accepted by HomeLink. (The indicator light will flash slowly and then rapidly.) ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ...buttons until the indicator light begins to flash-after 20 seconds. Release both buttons. Do not hold for longer that 30 seconds. HomeLink is now in ...and hold the desired HomeLink button. DO NOT release the button. 2. The indicator light will begin to flash after 20 seconds. Without...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: • This device may not cause harmful interference. • This device must accept any ... that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... your seat belt properly and make sure all passengers are properly secured too. • Do not allow small children to operate the sunroof. Never allow fingers or other body parts, or any object to project through the sunroof opening. Injury may result. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... regardless of sunroof position. During Express Vent operation, any movement of the switch will stop the sunroof. Sunshade Operation The sunshade can be opened manually. However, the sunshade will open automatically as the sunroof opens. NOTE: The sunshade cannot be closed if the sunroof is open. 3
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 192
    ... ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS The auxiliary electrical outlet can provide power for in cab accessories designed for use with the standard "cigar lighter" plug. The outlet...also a Power Outlet located on the rear of the center console for Quad Cab or Mega Cab vehicles (only) equipped with bucket seats.
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    ... to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine starting. • Accessories that draw higher power (i.e. coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will ... use of high power draw accessories, or long periods of the vehicle not being started (with accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be driven a ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... the left of the ash receiver. As a child safety precaution, the lighter only operates with the ignition switch ON. It heats when pushed in and pops out automatically when ready for use. To preserve the heating element, do not hold the lighter in the heating position. Ash Tray Automatic Transmission
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    ... Panel Cupholders (40-20-40 Seats) - Automatic Transmission Your new Ram truck is equipped with two adjustable cupholders. The cupholder is opened by ...on the front surface. Each opening in the cupholder is adjustable and will hold cups and mugs of various sizes. 3 Ash Tray Manual Transmission
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    196 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE To secure the cup, place the cup to be held into one of the cup wells and then push the cupholder arm toward the cup until it is held stable. Cup Holders Automatic Transmission Cup Holder Door Handle
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ... Panel Cupholders (Bucket Seats) - Automatic Transmission If your new Ram truck is equipped with bucket seats there are three cup holders located on the front of the center console. Front Instrument Panel Cupholders - Manual Transmission 3 Cup Holders Manual Transmission Cup Holders ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    198 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Rear Cupholder - Quad Cab - If Equipped Quad Cab vehicles may be equipped with a ... of two cupwells for rear passenger convenience. Rear Cupholder - Mega Cab Mega Cab vehicles are equipped with rear cupholders located in the center armrest. Mega ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ...desktop for your "mobile office." 3 WARNING! • This armrest is not a seat. Anyone seated on the armrest could... occupants of the vehicle. Items stored should not exceed a total of 10 lbs (4.5 kg.... Push the button on the front of the armrest to raise the cover. Inside there is a power outlet (if...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ... to degrade battery life and/or prevent engine starting. • Accessories that draw higher power (i.e. coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights, etc.), will ... use of high power draw accessories, or long periods of the vehicle not being started (with accessories still plugged in), the vehicle must be driven a ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... and a rear air duct (Mega Cab Only). CAUTION! • Many accessories that can .../or prevent engine starting. • Accessories that draw higher power (i.e. coolers, vacuum cleaners, lights... draw accessories, or long periods of the vehicle not being started (with accessories still plugged in), the vehicle...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    .... Standard cab models also have storage behind the seat. The Quad Cab models provide additional storage under the rear seat. Lift the seat to access the storage compartment. Quad Cab Storage Storage and Seats (Mega Cab Models) The Mega Cab ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 203 To gain access to the Mega Cab rear storage, fold the rear seats to the "kneel ...(See page 155 for more information.) Push down on the front of the storage compartment handle and lift the storage compartment cover. The rear storage compartment can be divided into ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ...OF YOUR VEHICLE Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers (Mega Cab Models) Retainer hooks which will hold plastic grocery bag handles are built into the back panel of the cab, behind the rear seat. FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR ... Fold Flat Load Floor - If Equipped Quad Cab models with a 60/40 rear seat, may ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    ... FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 205 WARNING! Do not operate the vehicle with loose items stored on... experience, abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration, or sharp turns. Loose objects stored on the load floor may... serious or fatal injury. Unfolding the Load Floor 1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... the Load Floor for Storage Access Under the Seat 1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position. ... securing snap located at either side of the load floor. 3. Lift the load floor up to access storage under the load floor. WARNING! Do not drive with the load floor in the up position. When ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... Box Features 4. Reverse the procedure to put the load floor back in the secured down position before you operate the vehicle. The pickup box on your new Ram has many features designed for utility and convenience. NOTE: If you are installing a toolbox to the front of the pickup box, you must use ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... vehicle damage. If wide building materials are to be frequently carried, the installation of a support is recommended. This will restrain the cargo and transfer the load to ...! The pickup box is intended for load carrying purposes only, not for passengers, who should sit in seats and use seat belts.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ...your dealer. For safety reasons, follow all instructions in this important document. NOTE: When a cap or pickup ...dual rear wheel model, unplug the tailgate wire harness from under the rear of the truck and pull the harness out of the cargo box access hole. Unlatch the tailgate and remove the support...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    210 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Dual rear wheel pickup models require properly spaced rear clearance lights. If such a vehicle is operated without a tailgate, suitable lights must be installed. Lock Tang And Pivot Tailgate Support Cables
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 211 WARNING! To avoid inhaling carbon monoxide, which is deadly, the exhaust system on vehicles equipped with "Cap or Slide-In Campers" should extend beyond the overhanging camper compartment and be free of leaks. 3
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    ...And Hands Free Phone Capability ...228 ▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode ...228 ▫ Operation ... Phone - If Equipped ...235 ▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio - If Equipped ...236... Vehicle Entertainment Systems (VES) Capabilities ...236 ▫ Operating Instructions - Radio Mode ...236...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 214
    214 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL ▫ Operation Instructions (CD Mode For CD Audio Play) ...... ▫ Notes On Playing MP3 Files ...245 ▫ Operation Instructions (CD Mode For MP3 Audio Play) ...... Release ...256 ▫ Noise Reduction ...256 ▫ Operation Instructions (CD Mode For CD Audio Play) ......
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 215
    ... (CD Mode For MP3 And WMA Play) ...262 Sales Code REC - AM/FM/CD (6-Disc) Radio With Navigation System ...265 ▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped) ...265 ▫ Clock Setting Procedure ...265 Video Entertainment System (Sales Code XRV) - If Equipped ...266 Satellite Radio ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    216 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Compact Disc Maintenance ...273 Radio Operation And Cellular Phones ...273 Climate Controls ...274 ▫ Heater Only - Fleet Vehicles ...274 ▫ Air Conditioning And Heating - If Equipped ...277 ▫ Electric Rear Window Defroster And Heated Sideview ...
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    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 217 INSTRUMENTS AND CONTROLS 4
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    218 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    .... Examine the gages carefully, and follow the instructions above for each indicated problem. NOTE: When the ignition switch is turned to OFF, the Fuel Gage,... range. In either case, see you local authorized Dealer for system service. 3. Turn Signal Indicators Lights in instrument ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... lights and remains lit for 6 to 8 seconds when the ignition is first turned on. If the light stays on, flickers or comes on while driving, have the... Belt Reminder Light When the ignition switch is first turned ON, this light will turn on for 5 to 8 seconds as a bulb check. During the bulb check, if ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ...the vehicle, shift into N (Neutral), and increase the engine idle speed for 2 to 3 minutes. If the temperature reading does not return to normal, shut your engine OFF and allow it to cool. Seek authorized service immediately. See Cooling System information in the section...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    222 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CAUTION! Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running as you would not be able to react to the temperature indicator... alarm is set. The security light will also come on for about two seconds when the ignition is first turned ON. 15. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... the following: Place the ignition in RUN, but do not start the engine. With the odometer value displayed, hold the trip button down ... the ignition is first turned on and remain on, as a bulb check, until the engine is started. If the vehicle is not ready for emissions testing the light will come on ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ..., it may be an indication that the parking brake has not been released. This light will illuminate if ... may result in the red brake light illuminating and a brake switch code being set ... the Anti-Lock Brake System which is described elsewhere in this manual. This light will come on when the ignition ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... 225 that the anti-lock portion of the brake system is not functioning and that service is required. See your... Throttle Control system. If a problem is detected the light will come on while the engine is running. If the... 15 seconds as a bulb check. If the light does not come on during starting, have ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... off- road operation). If this light comes on, stop the vehicle and run the engine at idle or faster, with the transmission in NEUTRAL until the light goes off. 26. ... display "LO FUEL" before the low fuel warning light turns on in the instrument cluster. This could occur because the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 227 Ram fuel tank volumes are as follows: • 26 gallons - 1500 short box models • 34 gallons - 1500/2500/3500 short box models • 35 gallons - 1500/2500/3500 long box models 29. Door Ajar The Door Ajar light ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...CD (SINGLE DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO AND HANDS FREE PHONE CAPABILITY NOTE: The radio sales code is located on the lower right side of your radio faceplate. REF Radio Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... increases the volume and to the left decreases it. When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be set at the same volume level as last played. For your convenience, the volume can be turned down, but not up, when the audio system is off and the ignition is ON. Mode Button (Radio Mode) ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    ...1. Press and hold the time button until the hours blink. 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side Tune/ Audio control. 3. After the hours are ..., FM or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies. TUNE Control (Radio Mode) Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or counter-clockwise to ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    ... control a third time and TREB will be displayed. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or ... press and release that button. If a button is not selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET button, the station will continue to play but will not be stored into push-button memory. 4...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... {12 AM, 12 FM, and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations}. Operation Instructions - CD Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC ... show the track number and play time in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track one. NOTE: • On some vehicles you may insert or eject a ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... be pulled into the CD Player. • This radio does not play discs with MP3 tracks. SEEK Button (...the sound from the speakers will return. Rotating the volume control or turning OFF the ignition will also return the sound from ...the last selected mode. If you do not remove the disc within 15 seconds, it...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... second time to stop Random Play. Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack is... last stored mode if the ignition switch is turned from the OFF/LOCK position to the ACC position, the radio is turned on, and the radio was previously in the AUX mode. SEEK Button (Auxiliary Mode) ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...a second time and the sound from the speakers will return. Rotating the volume control or turning OFF the ignition will also return the sound from the speakers. SCAN ... between the CD player or Satellite Radio (if equipped). Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone - If Equipped Refer to the HANDS ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    236 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio - If Equipped Refer to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner's Manual. SALES ... of your radio faceplate. RAQ Radio Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... increases the volume and to the left decreases it. When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be set at the same volume level as last played. For your convenience, the volume can be turned down, but not up, when the audio system is off and the ignition is ON. Mode Button (Radio Mode) ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...1. Press and hold the time button until the hours blink. 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side Tune / Audio control. 3. After the hours are ..., FM or Satellite (if equipped) frequencies. TUNE Control (Radio Mode) Turn the right side rotary control clockwise to increase or counter-clockwise to...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... control a third time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or... control a fourth time and BALANCE will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to adjust the...format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast PTY information....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    240 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Toggle the PTY button to select the following format types: Program Type No program type or undefined Adult Hits Alert Alert Classical Classic Rock College Country Emergency Test Foreign Language Information Jazz News 16 Digit-Character Display None ...
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    ... wish to lock onto this station and press and release that button. If a button is not selected within 5 seconds after pressing the SET/DIR button, the station will continue to play but will not be stored into push-button memory. You may add a second station to ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    242 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operation Instructions - (CD MODE for CD Audio Play) NOTE: The...3/4 inch (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. You..., the track number, and index time in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ... speakers. MUTE will be displayed. Press the MUTE button a second time and the sound from the speakers will return. Rotating the volume control, turning the radio ON/OFF, or turning OFF the ignition will also return the sound from the speakers. SCAN Button (CD MODE for CD Audio Play) Press the Scan ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ... CDs will be ejected from the radio. If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within 15 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, the radio will continue to play the non-removed CD. If the CD is removed and there are other CDମ.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    .... When writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions. Supported Media (Disc Types) The MP3 file recording media supported by... files properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. The radio uses the following limits for file systems:...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... Non-MP3 files named with the *.mp3 extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will not play the file. When... bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files use a 44.1 kHz sampling rate and a 192, 160...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...lot of folders or files, the radio will take more time to start playing the MP3 files. Loading times for playback ...information for artist, song title and album title are supported for version 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not supported by the radios. Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    248 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Operation Instructions - (CD Mode for MP3 Audio Play) SEEK Button (CD... disc. If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within 15 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, the radio will continue to play the non-removed CD. If the CD is ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    ... plays files randomly. SET/DIR Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) Press the SET/DIR Button to display folders, when playing an MP3 discs that have a file/folder structure. Turn the TUNE control to display available folders or move through available folders. Press the TUNE control to select a folder. 4
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... Hands Free Phone in Section 3 of the Owner's Manual. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If ... to the Satellite Radio section of the Owner's Manual. Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES ... to separate Video Entertainment System (VES ) Guide. SALES CODE RAK - AM/FM/...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 251 Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch... Volume Control The electronic volume control turns continuously (360 degrees) in either direction... and to the left decreases it. When the audio system is turned on, the sound will be set at the same volume level...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... button until the hours blink. 2. Adjust the hours by turning the right side Tune/ Audio control. 3.... equipped) frequencies. TUNE Control (Radio Mode) Turn the right side rotary control to increase or... rotary TUNE control and BASS will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... control a second time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or... control a third time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or... format type to be selected. Many radio stations do not currently broadcast PTY information. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    254 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Turn the tune knob to select the following format types: Program Type No program type or undefined News Information Sports Talk Rock Classic Rock Adult Hits Soft Rock Top 40 Country Oldies Soft Nostalgia 16 Digit-Character Display None News Information ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... the Radio to the stations that you commit to push-button memory {12 AM, 12 FM, and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations}. Operating Instructions - Tape Player Insert the cassette with the exposed tape side toward the left and the mechanical action of the player will gently pull the cassette into ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ...If ignition power or the radio ON/OFF switch are turned off, the pinch roller will automatically retract ... 1 after you insert the tape. The NR light in the display will go off when the Dolby System ... travel (side being played), press Preset 6. The lighted arrow in the display window will show the new ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Operation Instructions - (CD MODE for CD Audio Play) NOTE... (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism....the track number, and index time in minutes and seconds. Play will begin at the start of track 1....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    ... CDs will be ejected from the radio. If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within 15 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, the radio will continue to play the non-removed CD. If the CD is removed and there are other CDମ.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 259 radio, the radio will remain in CD mode and display INSERT DISC" for 2 minutes. After 2 minutes the radio will go to the previous tuner mode. The disc can be ejected with the radio and ignition OFF. TIME Button (CD MODE for CD Audio Play) Press this button...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... properly and may be unable to play the file normally. UDF and Apple HFS formats are not supported. The radio uses the following limits for file ...3-character extension) . . and a and a Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio. Multisession discs may contain combinations of...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... Non-MP3 files named with the *.mp3 extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 and will not play the file. ... 1 ID3 tags. ID3 version 2 is not supported by the radios. Playlist files are not supported. MP3 Pro files are not ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...a medium containing MP3 data is loaded, the radio checks all files on the medium. If the medium contains ... folders or files, the radio will take more time to start playing the MP3 files. Loading times for... Once option before writing to the disc. Operation Instructions - (CD Mode for MP3 and WMA Audio...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... prompt the user to remove the disc. If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it within 15 seconds, it will be reloaded. If the CD is not removed, the radio will continue to play the non-removed CD. If the CD is removed and there are other CDମ.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ... Equipped) Refer to "Hands-Free Phone" in Section 3 of the Owner's Manual. Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio Mode (If Equipped) Refer to the "Satellite Radio" section of the Owner's Manual. Operating Instructions - Video Entertainment System (VES) (If Equipped) ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... loaded into the unit. One map DVD covers all of North America. Refer to your ... your "Navigation User's Manual" for detailed operating instructions. Clock Setting Procedure 4 REC Radio ... navigation system with an integrated color screen to provide maps, turn identification, selection Refer ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... front row seat. Refer to your VES™ User's Manual for detailed operating instructions. SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED ... subscription service provider is Sirius™ Satellite Radio. This service offers over 100 channels of music, sports, news, entertainment, and programming for children, directly ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ...mode when any other button is pushed, the ignition is turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since ...mode when any other button is pushed, the ignition is turned OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since ... Please refer to your Navigation User's Manual. With the ignition in the ACCESSORY position and the radio ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    268 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Selecting Satellite Mode in REF, RAQ, and RAK Radios Selecting Satellite Mode - REF Radio Press the MODE button repeatedly until the word SAT appears in the display. A CD may remain in the radio while in the Satellite radio mode. Selecting Satellite Mode ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... Button (if equipped) Follow the PTY button instructions that apply to your radio. PTY Button SCAN... Satellite Antenna To ensure optimum reception, do not place items on the roof around the rooftop antenna...should be placed as far forward as possible. Do not place items directly on or above the antenna....
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    ... in the form of short audio mutes. • Driving under wide bridges or along tall buildings can cause intermittent reception. • Placing objects over or too close to the antenna can cause signal blockage. REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED The remote sound system controls are located on ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 271 The right hand control is a rocker type switch with a button in the center. Pressing the top of the switch will increase the volume and pressing the bottom of the switch will decrease the volume. The center button of the right hand control will allow you to ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... good condition, take the following precautions: 1. Do not use cassette tapes longer than C-... tape in its case to protect from slackness and dust when it is not in use. 3. Keep the cassette tape away from... very dirty (noticeably poor sound), it may not be possible to remove all deposits with a simple ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ...may be lessened or eliminated by relocating the cellular phone antenna. This condition is not harmful to the radio. If your radio performance does not satisfactorily "clear" by the repositioning of the antenna, it is recommended that the radio volume be turned down or off during ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    ...YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL CLIMATE CONTROLS The controls for the heating and ventilation system in this vehicle consist of a series of rotary knobs. These comfort controls can be set to obtain desired interior conditions. Heater Only - Fleet Vehicles Manual Heating Controls Climate Control Location
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 275
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 275 The mode control (at the right of the control panel) can be set in any of the following positions: NOTE: To improve your selection choices, the system allows you to operate at intermediate positions between the major modes. These intermediate positions are ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... located at the edge of each side of the instrument panel. Blower Control The rotary knob on the left of the control panel is the blower control. Turn the knob clockwise to one of the four positions ... blower speed you desire. To turn the blower off, turn the knob to the far left position. ...
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    ... If Equipped outlets selected by the mode control. A light in the snowflake button shows that the air conditioning is on. Press the button a second time to turn the air conditioning off. Slight changes in engine speed or power may be noticed when the air ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ... or through both the panel and floor vents depending on the selected mode (panel vs bi-level). NOTE: Selecting a "Recirculation Mode" mode does not necessarily consume more fuel than normal A/C mode. Panel Outside air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel. Bi-Level Outside ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... knob on the left of the control panel is the blower control. Turn the knob clockwise to one of the four ... speed you desire. To turn the blower off, turn the knob to the far left position....if the air conditioning system has been on. It is not an indication of a problem with the air conditioning system...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ...pressing the heated grid button, located on the Climate Control panel, with the ignition On. Turning Off the ignition will deactivate the Electric Rear Window Defroster and Heated side view mirrors feature. These features also turn off after activation, when 15 minutes have elapsed. To ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ... the mode control. A light in the snowflake button shows that the air conditioning is on. Press the button a second time to turn the air conditioning ... the fan control in the ON position, pushing the A/C button turns on the air conditioning compressor. An indicator light on the button shows that the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ... button has not been pressed. This dehumidifies the air to help dry the windshield. Blower Control ... rotary knob on the left of the control panel is the blower control. Turn the knob clockwise to one of the four ... blower speed you desire. To turn the blower off, turn the knob to the far left position.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...pressing the heated grid button, located on the Climate Control panel, with the ignition On. Turning Off the ignition will deactivate the Electric Rear Window Defroster and Heated side view mirrors feature. These features also turn off after activation, when 15 minutes have elapsed. To ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ...the Floor, Mix or Defrost modes are in use. NOTE: When you turn off the engine you may hear a hissing sound from under the hood...that occurs if the air conditioning system has been on. It is not an indication of a problem with the air conditioning system. Rear Air Duct-Mega Cab Only Mega Cab Rear ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... Tips Fast Cooldown For a fast cooldown, turn the blower fan rotary knob to the extreme ... when it's rainy or humid. In most cases turning on the Air-conditioning (pressing the snowflake button) ... the temperature control, air direction and blower speed to maintain comfort. As the temperature gets ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ...hot weather especially when towing a trailer, additional engine cooling may be required. If this situation ..., operate the transmission in a lower gear to increase engine RPM, coolant flow and fan ... speed. NOTE: On models equipped with Diesel engines, the idle speed will automatically increase to 1000 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 287 Operating Tips Chart 4
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  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... ...294 ▫ Start ...295 ▫ ACC ...295 ▫ Manual Transmission Key Release Button ...295 ▫ Key Reminder ...296 Starting Procedures ...296 ▫ Manual Transmission ...296 ▫ Automatic Transmission ...296 ▫ If Engine Fails To Start ...297 ▫ Engine Block Heater -...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    290 STARTING AND OPERATING ▫ Manually Shifted Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions ...308 ▫ ... 3500 Dual Rear Wheel Models Only ...330 ▫ Brake Noise ...330 ▫ Rear Wheel Anti-Lock Brake ... - RWAL ...331 ▫ Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System - If Equipped ...331 Power Steering ......
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    STARTING AND OPERATING 291 ▫ Tire Loading And Tire Pressure ...339 Tires-General Information ......348 ▫ Tread Wear Indicators ...349 ▫ Life Of Tire ...350 ▫ Replacement Tires ...350 ▫ Alignment And Balance ...351 Supplemental Tire Pressure Information - If Equipped ...352 Tire Chains ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... Ratings) ...373 ▫ Trailer And Tongue Weight ...373 ▫ Towing Requirements ...375 ▫ Towing Tips ...379 ▫ Trailer Towing Mirrors - If Equipped ...381 Snowplow ...382 ▫ Dodge Ram 1500 Models ...382
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    STARTING AND OPERATING 293 ▫ Before Plowing ...383 ▫ Snowplow Model Prep Package Availability . . 384 ▫ Over The Road Operation With Snowplow Attached ...385 ▫ Methods For Removing Snow ...385 ▫ Operating Tips ...385 ▫ ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    294 STARTING AND OPERATING IGNITION/STARTER SWITCH LOCK Locks the automatic transmission shift control into the PARK position....wheel is turned. NOTE: This vehicle is equipped with a transmission shift interlocking system. The brake pedal must be depressed to shift out of Park (P). OFF Unlocks the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    STARTING AND OPERATING 295 START Starts the engine. When the engine starts, release the key. The ignition key will return ... driving. ACC Allows the electrical accessories to be used when the engine is not running. Manual Transmission Key Release Button 5 Ignition Key Release Button To remove the...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... This vehicle is equipped with a clutch interlocking ignition system. It will not start unless the clutch is fully depressed. Automatic Transmission Start the engine with the... engine starts. If the engine fails to start within 10 seconds, turn the key to the OFF position, wait ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... the engine is flooded. If the engine shows no sign of starting after two 15 second periods of...grounded, three-wire extension cord. CAUTION! To prevent damage to the starter, do not crank the engine for ...trying again. If the engine has been flooded, it may start to run, but not have enough power to ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    298 STARTING AND OPERATING The engine block heater cord is routed under the hood to ... damage your vehicle. Do not leave your vehicle unattended with the engine running. WARNING! ... cause electrocution. After Starting The idle speed is automatically controlled and will decrease as the engine warms up...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ... This gear position supplements the parking brake by locking the transmission. The engine can be started in this range. Never use Park while the vehicle is in motion. Apply the parking brake when ... parking brake fully when parked to guard against vehicle movement and possible injury or damage. 5...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... is higher than idle speed. If your foot is not firmly on the brake pedal, the vehicle could accelerate quickly forward or in...something. Only shift into gear when the engine is idling normally and when your right foot is firmly on the brake pedal. "R" Reverse Use this range only after the vehicle...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...is standing for prolonged periods with the engine running. The engine may be started in this range. Set the parking brake if you must leave the vehicle. NOTE: ... climbing long grades, and for engine braking when descending moderately steep grades. NOTE: Do not exceed maximum engine ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    302 STARTING AND OPERATING • the engine coolant has reached normal operating temperature; • vehicle speed ... transmission has reached normal operating temperature. NOTE: If the vehicle is started in extremely cold temperatures, the transmission may not shift into Overdrive and will automatically...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...automatic closedthrottle downshifts to 3rd gear are performed (for improved braking) when driving conditions warrant. Pressing the "TOW HAUL ... desired, the button must be pressed each time the engine is started. 5 Tow Haul O/D Off Switch When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...4.8 km) of driving]. Because the engine speed is higher when the torque converter clutch is not engaged, it may seem ...into any other gear position. Manual Transmission NOTE: The parking brake should be engaged before leaving the vehicle, especially on an incline. Truck models with manual transmission...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    STARTING AND OPERATING 305 To shift into Reverse, come to a complete stop. Depress the clutch and ... equipped with the G56 manual transmission. This transmission has a "creeper" 1st gear which should be used to start from a standing position when carrying a payload or towing a trailer. Damage to...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...G238) NOTE: The parking brake should be engaged before leaving the vehicle, especially on an incline. 1500 models are equipped with a G238 manual transmission. This transmission has a clutch... can result from starting in 2nd or 3rd gear. Use each gear in numerical order - do not skip ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    STARTING AND OPERATING 307 To shift into Reverse, come to a complete stop. Depress the ...(24) (39) (55) (76) (90) 3.7L 1500 ALL & 10 19 27 37 41... 15 25 40 45 50 4.7L 1500 ALL & (24) (40) (65) (72) ... gear down to a lower gear is recommended to preserve brakes when driving down steep hills. In addition, ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    ...overspeeding the engine which can cause valve damage. FOUR-WHEEL- DRIVE OPERATION - IF EQUIPPED Four-Wheel-Drive Dodge Ram Trucks are equipped with either a Manually Shifted transfer case or an Electronically Shifted transfer case. See the operating instructions for...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ...there is a tendency to exceed safe turning and stopping speeds. Do not go faster... without first fully engaging the parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N) position disengages... regardless of the transmission position. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    310 STARTING AND OPERATING For additional information on the appropriate use of each transfer case mode position see the information below: 2H Rear Wheel Drive High... the same speed. Additional traction and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h).
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    STARTING AND OPERATING 311 Shifting Procedure - Manually Shifted Transfer Case vehicle in motion, the transfer case ... If difficulty occurs, shift automatic transmission to N (Neutral), hold foot on brake, and turn engine OFF. Make shift to the desired mode. 5 Manual Transfer Case Shifter 2H ⇔ ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    312 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Shifting into or out of 4L is possible with the vehicle completely... may occur due to the mating clutch teeth not being properly aligned. Several attempts may be... faster than 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h). NOTE: Do not attempt to shift to or from 4L while the transmission ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    STARTING AND OPERATING 313 This Electronically Shifted transfer case provides 5 mode positions: 2...have greater fuel economy benefits, as the front axle is not engaged in 2WD. For variable driving conditions the... see Shifting Procedure section for specific shifting instructions. The 4WD HI and 4WD LO ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    314 STARTING AND OPERATING towing only. See the Recreational Towing section for specific procedures on shifting into ... transfer case Neutral (N) position is to be used for recreational 1. The current position indicator light will turn OFF. 2. The selected position indicator light will flash until ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...for your transfer case, located in this section of the owner's manual. The "SERVICE 4WD" warning light monitors the electric shift 4WD system. ...! Always engage the parking brake when powering down the vehicle if the Service 4WD light is illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may allow the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...HI positions at a given road speed. Take care not to overspeed the engine and do... without first fully engaging the parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N) position disengages... regardless of the transmission position. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    STARTING AND OPERATING 317 For additional information on the appropriate use of each transfer case mode position see the information below: 2WD ...Additional traction and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h). N Neutral - Disengages both the front...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    318 STARTING AND OPERATING Shifting Procedure - Electronically Shifted Transfer Case light ... have been met, the current position indicator light will turn OFF, the selected position indicator ...not been met, the transfer case will not shift. The indicator light for the previous position will remain ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    STARTING AND OPERATING 319 stopped, the ignition key must be in the ON position with the engine either ...indicator light is ON (not flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch on manual ...indicator light is ON (not flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch on manual ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    320 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: If steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate Procedure are not satisfied ... to take place and for the position indicator lights to be operable. If the key is not ON then the shift will not take place and no position indicator lights will be on or flashing. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    STARTING AND OPERATING 321 This Electronically Shifted transfer case provides 4 mode positions: 2... see Shifting Procedure section for specific shifting instructions. The 4HI and 4LO positions are designed for... hard surfaced roads may cause increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... To find the shift requirements, refer to the Shifting Procedure for your transfer case, located in this section of the owner's manual. The "SERVICE 4WD" warning light monitors the electric shift 4WD system. If this light remains on after ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    STARTING AND OPERATING 323 WARNING! Always engage the parking brake when powering down the vehicle if the Service 4WD light is illuminated. Not engaging the parking brake may allow the vehicle to roll which may cause personal injury. NOTE: Do not ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    324 STARTING AND OPERATING For additional information on the appropriate use of each transfer case mode position see the information below: 2WD...Additional traction and maximum pulling power for loose, slippery road surfaces only. Do not exceed 25 mph (40 km/h). N Neutral - Disengages both the front...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    STARTING AND OPERATING 325 Shifting Procedure - Electronically Shifted Transfer Case light ... have been met, the current position indicator light will turn OFF, the selected position indicator ... not been met, the transfer case will not shift.The indicator light for the previous position will remain ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    326 STARTING AND OPERATING key must be in the ON position with the engine either RUNNING or OFF. This shift cannot be ... to the desired position. 4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch on manual transmissions). Alternate ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    STARTING AND OPERATING 327 4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch on manual transmissions... slippery surface, slight momentary application of the parking brake may be necessary to gain maximum traction. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... the vehicle to slide sideways on the crowned surface of a road or in a turn. PARKING BRAKE The foot operated parking brake is ... handle. NOTE: The instrument cluster red brake warning light will come on and flash to indicate that the parking brake is applied. You must be sure that the parking brake ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    STARTING AND OPERATING 329 WARNING! • Always fully apply the parking brake when leaving your ... could be injured. Children should be warned not to touch the parking brake or the gear selector lever. ... driving, failure to do so can lead to brake problems due to excessive heating of the rear brakes. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ...time. Occasional groan or squeal noises may occur during normal operation of the brake system which may not be indicative of a problem. These noises may be heard at any time the brakes are applied but may be more noticeable during the first few ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... may be an indication that the brake linings are worn and in need of replacement. Rear Wheel Anti-... cause possible loss of anti-lock braking capability. Installation of such equipment should ... in maintaining vehicle control under adverse braking conditions. The system operates with a separate computer...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ... are normal, and indicate that the system is functioning. ABS Warning Light The Anti-lock Brake System includes an amber warning light. When the light is illuminated, the Anti-lock Brake System is not functioning. The system reverts to standard non-anti-lock brakes. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... noise levels at the end of the steering wheel travel are considered normal and does not indicate that there is a problem with the power steering system. Upon initial start-up in cold weather, the power steering pump may make noise for a...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    334 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Continued operation with reduced power steering assist could pose a safety risk to yourself and others. Service should be obtained as soon as possible. MULTI DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) - 5.7L Engine Only This feature offers improved ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    STARTING AND OPERATING 335 TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION Tire Markings • European Metric tire ... the sidewall beginning with the section width. The letter P is absent from this tire size designation. Example: 215/65R15 96H • LT (Light Truck)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. The ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    336 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Sizing Chart EXAMPLE: Size Designation: P = Passenger car tire size based on U.S. design standards ...blank...= Passenger car tire based on European design standards LT = Light Truck tire based on U.S. design standards T = Temporary Spare tire 31...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    STARTING AND OPERATING 337 EXAMPLE: Service Description: 95 = Load Index -A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire can carry. H = ... Tire Extra Load (XL) = Extra Load (or Reinforced) Tire Light Load = Light Load Tire C,D,E = Load range associated with the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    338 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Identification Number (TIN) The TIN may be found on one or both sides...the TIN on the outboard side of black sidewall tires as mounted on the vehicle. If the TIN is not found on the outboard side then you will find it on the inboard side of the tire. EXAMPLE: DOT MA ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    STARTING AND OPERATING 339 Tire Loading and Tire Pressure Tire Placard Location NOTE: The proper cold tire inflation pressure is listed on either the face of the driver's door or the driver's side "B" pillar. Tire and Loading Information Placard 5 Tire and Loading ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    340 STARTING AND OPERATING 3) the tire size designed for your vehicle 4) the cold tire inflation ... spare tires. Loading The vehicle maximum load on the tire must not exceed the load carrying capacity of the tire on your vehicle. You will not exceed the tire's load carrying capacity if you adhere ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    STARTING AND OPERATING 341 4. The resulting figure equals the available amount of cargo and luggage ... and cargo being loaded on the vehicle. That weight may not safely exceed the available cargo and ... number and size of occupants. This table is for illustration purposes only and may not be accurate ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    342 STARTING AND OPERATING
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ... Under inflation increases tire flexing and can result in tire failure. • Over inflation reduces a tire's ability to cushion shock. ... that results in tire failure. • Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of your vehicle. • Over inflated or under inflated ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    ..."Supplemental Tire Pressure Information" section of this manual. Tire Placard Location The pressure should be checked and adjusted as well ... a good quality pocket-type gauge to check tire pressure. Do not make a visual judgement when determining proper inflation. Radial tires may look properly ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    STARTING AND OPERATING 345 CAUTION! After inspecting or adjusting the tire pressure, always reinstall the valve stem ...1 mile (1 km) after a 3 hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must not exceed the maximum inflation pressure molded into the tire side wall. Check tire pressures more often ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    346 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation The manufacturer advocates... be driven at high speeds, maintaining correct tire inflation pressure is very important. Increased... operation. Refer to original equipment or an authorized tire dealer for recommended safe operating speeds...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    .... Since this tire has limited tread life, the original tire should be repaired (or replaced) and reinstalled at the first opportunity. Do not install a wheel cover or attempt to mount a conventional tire on the compact spare wheel, since the wheel is ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ...rear axle of your vehicle, but it is not. Installation of this limited use spare tire affects vehicle handling. Since it is not the same tire, replace (or repair) the original tire and reinstall on ...spare tire affects vehicle handling. With this tire, do not drive more than 60 mph (100...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    STARTING AND OPERATING 349 WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated ... cause tire damage or failure. A tire could explode and injure someone. Do not spin your ...equipment tires to help you in determining when your tires should be replaced. 5 These indicators are molded into the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    350 STARTING AND OPERATING Life of Tire The service life of a tire is dependent upon varying factors including but not limited to: •... the Tire and Loading Information placard for the size designation of your tire. The service description and load identification will be...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    STARTING AND OPERATING 351 WARNING! • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that specified for ... dimensions and performance characteristics, resulting in changes to steering, handling, and braking of your vehicle. This can cause unpredictable handling and stress ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... a lightly loaded vehicle will be found on the face of the driver's door. TIRE CHAINS Use "Class S" chains on 1500 Ram Trucks, or other traction aids that meet SAE ...S" specifications. Use "Class U" chains on 2500/3500 Ram Trucks, or other traction aids that meet SAE Type "...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ...Tire chain use is permitted only on the rear tires of Ram 4X2 trucks. NOTE: The use of class "S" chains is permitted on 1500 Ram Trucks with P245/70R17 ...80R17 size tires. NOTE: On 4x4 2500/3500 SRW (Single Rear Wheel) Ram.../ 70R17E. CAUTION! Do not use tire chains on 4x4 Ram trucks equipped...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    354 STARTING AND OPERATING SNOW TIRES Snow tires should be of the same size and type construction as the front tires. Consult... vehicles operate at different loads and perform different steering, driving, and braking functions. For these reasons, they wear at unequal rates, and develop ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    ...355 Dual Rear Wheels 5 NOTE: On Canadian vehicles only, if your Ram truck is equipped with All-Season type tires on the front and ON/OFF Road type tires mounted on the rear, do not use a front to back rotation pattern. Instead, rotate your tires side to side at the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 356
    356 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! 3500 Dual Rear Tires have only one approved direction of rotation. ... is not recommended. Under normal conditions the use of premium fuel will not provide a benefit over high quality regular gasolines and in some circumstances may result in poorer performance. The...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ... AND OPERATING 357 of premium gasoline is not recommended. The use of premium gasoline will provide no benefit over high quality regular and mid-...high speeds can cause damage and immediate service is required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard starting, stalling and hesitations. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    358 STARTING AND OPERATING Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends Some fuel suppliers blend unleaded ... may be used in your vehicle. CAUTION! DO NOT use gasolines containing METHANOL. Gasoline containing ... your vehicle. The MMT content of gasoline may not be indicated on the gasoline pump; therefore, you should ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ... these products contain high concentrations of methanol. Fuel system damage or vehicle performance problems resulting from the use of such fuels or additives is not the responsibility of the manufacturer. NOTE: Intentional tampering with emissions ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    360 STARTING AND OPERATING Carbon Monoxide Warnings WARNING! Carbon monoxide (CO) in...precautions below to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning: • Do not inhale exhaust gases. They contain carbon... period. If the vehicle is stopped in an open area with the engine running for more than a short period, ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    STARTING AND OPERATING 361 CAUTION! To avoid fuel spillage and overfilling, do not... Press the odometer reset button to turn the message off. If the problem persists, the message will appear ...cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will turn on the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL)....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 362
    362 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! Damage to the fuel system or emission control system could result from using an improper fuel ... the gas cap is removed or the tank filled. • Never add fuel to the vehicle when the engine is running. • A fire may result if gasoline is pumped into a portable ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    STARTING AND OPERATING 363 FLEXIBLE FUEL- (Fleet Vehicles Only) E-85 General Information ... section only covers those subjects that are unique to these vehicles. Please refer to the other sections of this manual for ... cap (gas cap) or filling the tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...idle following start up even if the above recommendations are followed. Selection Of Engine Oil ... and viscosity engine oil. (See page 433 for more information.) Starting The characteristics... experience an increase in the time it takes for your engine to start, and a deterioration in drivability (sags...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... Schedule B in the maintenance schedule section of this manual. CAUTION! Do not use ethanol mixture ...% in your vehicle. It will cause difficulty in cold starting and may affect driveability. CATALYTIC..., the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, you must keep the engine maintained...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...Do not shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in motion. • Do not try to start engine by pushing or towing the vehicle. • Do not idle the engine with any spark plug wires disconnected or removed, such as when ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    STARTING AND OPERATING 367 VEHICLE LOADING Certification Label As required by National Highway Traffic ... so GVWR and front and rear GAWR are not exceeded. Payload The payload of a vehicle is defined as the... the cargo area so that the GAWR of each axle is not exceeded. Each axle GAWR is determined by ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 368
    368 STARTING AND OPERATING Tire Size The tire size on the Label represents the actual tire size on your vehicle. Replacement tires must be equal to the load ... then be determined separately to be sure that the load is properly distributed over front and rear axle. Weighing the vehicle ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... effect on the way your vehicle steers and handles and the way the brakes operate. CAUTION! Do not load your vehicle any heavier than ... potential safety hazards and shorten service life. NOTE: The weights shown in this chart are not necessarily the weights for your vehicle. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 370
    370 STARTING AND OPERATING TRAILER TOWING In this section you will find safety tips and ... total load must be limited so that you do not exceed the GVWR. Gross Trailer Weight (GTW)...a vehicle scale. The entire weight of the trailer must be supported by the scale. Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    ... the load over the front and rear axles evenly. Make sure that you do not exceed either...-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue weight, just as if it were luggage located at a hitch ball or ... The downward force exerted on the hitch ball by the trailer. In most cases it should not be less than 10% ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ...The gooseneck hitch employs a pivoted coupling arm which attaches to a ball mounted in the bed of a pickup truck. The coupling arm connects to the hitch mounted over the rear axle in the truck bed. Trailer Hitch Classification The rear bumper is intended to tow ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    STARTING AND OPERATING 373 Trailer Hitch Classification Class Max. GTW (Gross Trailer... refer to the following website addresses: • http:// www.dodge.com/towing. • http:// www.dodge.ca (Canada). Trailer and...tow hitch of your vehicle. Loads balanced over the wheels or heavier in the rear can cause ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    374 STARTING AND OPERATING Never exceed the maximum tongue weight stamped on your bumper or trailer hitch. Consider the following items when ... as part of the total load on your vehicle. Refer to the Tire and Loading Information placard in the Tire Safety Information Section of this manual.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 375
    STARTING AND OPERATING 375 Towing Requirements To promote proper break-in of your new vehicle drivetrain components...overload your vehicle or trailer. Overloading can cause a loss of control, poor performance or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    376 STARTING AND OPERATING • Safety chains must always be used between your vehicle and .... • Vehicles with trailers should not be parked on a grade. When parking, apply the parking brake on the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic transmission in P for Park. With a manual transmission, ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    ...actuated brakes. When towing a trailer equipped with a hydraulic surge actuated brake system, an electronic brake controller is not required. − Trailer brakes are recommended for trailers over 1,000 lbs (454 kg) and required for trailers in excess of 2,...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    378 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! Do not connect trailer brakes to your vehicleମ. brake lines. It can overload your brake system and cause it to fail. You might not have brakes when you need them and ... connector. NOTE: Do not cut or splice wiring into the vehicles wiring harness. The electrical ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 379
    STARTING AND OPERATING 379 If using a manual transmission vehicle for trailer towing, all starts must be in FIRST gear to avoid excessive... shifting and heat build up. This action will also provide better engine braking. The automatic transmission fluid and filter should be ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    380 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: Check the automatic transmission fluid level before towing.... and increase engine idle speed. − Highway Driving Reduce speed. − Air Conditioning Turn off temporarily. − refer to Cooling System Operating information in the Maintenance section of this manual for ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    STARTING AND OPERATING 381 Trailer Towing Mirrors - If Equipped These mirrors are ... an automated car wash. 5 Blindspot Mirror CAUTION! Do not attempt to fold the 7 x 10 inch trailer towing mirrors forward. The 7 x 10 inch trailer towing mirrors are not designed to be folded forward and doing so ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 382
    ... installed option. These packages include components necessary to equip your vehicle with a snowplow. Dodge Ram 1500 Models NOTE: Do not use Dodge Ram 1500 Models for snowplow applications. WARNING! Trailer Towing Position On 1500 Models, snowplows, winches, and other ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    STARTING AND OPERATING 383 CAUTION! Using 1500 Model vehicles for snowplow applications can cause damage to the vehicle. ... owner / installer obtain and follow the recommendations contained within the current Dodge BODY BUILDER'S GUIDE. See your dealer, installer or snowplow manufacture for...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    384 STARTING AND OPERATING • Check the runners and cutting edge for excessive wear. The cutting edge ... For Detailed Information Visit www.dodge.com or refer to the Current Dodge Truck Body Builders Guide. 1. The 1500 models are NOT available for snowplow applications. 2. The maximum number of ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    STARTING AND OPERATING 385 The blade should be lowered whenever the vehicle is parked. Maintain ... following the recommendations provided by the specific snowplow manufacturer. Over the Road Operation With Snowplow Attached The blade ... as road or surface conditions permit. Do not exceed 40 mph (64 km...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    386 STARTING AND OPERATING NOTE: During snowplow usage on vehicles equipped with an overhead ... speeds operate in 4H. • Do not shift the transmission unless the engine has returned to idle ...wheels have stopped. Make a practice of stepping on the brake pedal before shifting the transmission between ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    STARTING AND OPERATING 387 RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.) Recreational Towing ...front or rear wheel lift is used when recreational towing. NOTE: Both the Manual Shift and ...Park) position for recreational towing. Manual transmissions must be left in gear (not in neutral) for recreational ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    .... 2. Shut OFF the engine. 3. Depress the brake pedal. 4. Shift automatic transmission to N (NEUTRAL), or depress the clutch on manual transmissions. 5. Shift ... case lever into N (NEUTRAL). 6. Start the engine. 7. Shift automatic transmission into Reverse (R). 8. Release brake pedal for five seconds ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    .... 3. Shut OFF the engine. 4. Depress the brake pedal. 5. Shift automatic transmission to N (NEUTRAL), or depress the clutch on manual transmissions. 6. Shift... vehicle to move regardless of the transmission position. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle. 5
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... parts. 1. Bring vehicle to a complete stop. 2. Shut OFF the engine. 3. Turn the ignition key to the ON position, but do not start the engine. 4. Depress the brake pedal. 5. Shift automatic transmission to Neutral (N) or depress clutch on manual transmission.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... for 4 seconds. 7. After shift is completed and the Neutral (N) light comes on release Neutral (N) button. 8. Start engine. 9. Shift automatic transmission into Reverse (R). 10. Release brake pedal for five seconds and ensure that there is no vehicle...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... (N) position indicator light indicates that shift requirements have not been met. 3. Turn the ignition key to the ON position, but do not start the engine. 4. Depress the brake pedal. CAUTION! Damage to the transmission may occur if the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... indicates that shift requirements have not been met. WARNING! You or others could ... without first fully engaging the parking brake. The transfer case Neutral (N) position disengages ... despite the transmission position. The parking brake should always be applied when the driver is not in the vehicle....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    394 STARTING AND OPERATING CAUTION! • Do not use a bumper mounted clamp-on tow bar on your ..., inspect the underside of the vehicle for accumulated dirt at the propeller shaft, axles, U-joints, brake rotors and calipers. Use a hose to clean off any accumulation of dirt or mud. Check the exhaust ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    STARTING AND OPERATING 395 If you experience unusual vibration after driving in mud, slush or... 2. Slow down if road has standing water or puddles. 3. Replace tires when tread wear indicators first become visible. 4. Keep tires properly inflated. 5. Maintain sufficient distance between your vehicle ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 396
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    ...3500/Mega Cab) ...399 ▫ Removal (1500 Standard Cab/Quad Cab Vehicles) ...400 ▫ Reinstalling The Scissors-Type Jack And Tools (1500 Models) ...401 Changing A Flat Tire ...403... Spare Tire ...404 ▫ Tire Changing Procedure ...405 Hoisting ...416 Jump-Starting ...416 Freeing A Stuck ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    398 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES HAZARD WARNING LIGHTS The Hazard Warning switch is mounted on the top of the steering ... the button a second time to turn off the flashers. This is an emergency warning system and should not be used when the vehicle is in motion. Use it when your vehicle is disabled and...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 399
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 399 JACK LOCATION Removal (2500/3500/Mega Cab) The jack and jack tools are stored under the front passenger seat. Lift the flap on the side of the seat for access. Remove the jack and tools by removing the wing bolt...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... use as a tool for changing tires only. The jack should not be used to lift the vehicle for service purposes, unless suitable supports are placed under the vehicle as... only. Avoid ice or slippery areas. Removal (1500 Standard Cab/Quad Cab Vehicles) WARNING! After using the jack ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    ... DO IN EMERGENCIES 401 Reinstalling The Scissors-Type Jack And Tools (1500 Models) 1. Lower the jack all the way down by turning the jack turn-screw until the ...). Make sure the lug wrench is under the jack near the jack turn-screw. 6 Jack Wing Bolt Remove the jack and tools ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 402
    402 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 3. Fold the flap and roll the jack tool kit into a cylindrical package (in direction of arrows), and tie to the jack using the tie straps. Tying Bag to Jack with Straps Folding Flap and Rolling Bag
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 403
    ... Wing Bolt 4. Place the jack and tools in the storage position holding the jack by the jack turn-screw, slip the jack and tools under seat so that the bottom slot ... into the fastener on the floor and then secure to the floor pan using the wing bolt. Reinstall the plastic cover. CHANGING A FLAT TIRE
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 404
    ...access hole between the lower tailgate and the top of the bumper and into the winch mechanism tube. ... wheel wrench handle counterclockwise until the spare tire is on the ground with enough cable slack to allow you ... Use of an air wrench or other power tools is not recommended and can damage the winch.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ...take it to a service center where it can be raised on a lift. Do not raise this vehicle using a bumper... for changing tires on this vehicle only. It is not recommended that the jack be used for service purposes or to lift... ice or slippery areas. Set the parking brake and place the gear selector in PARK...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... • Block the wheel diagonally opposite the wheel to be raised. • Apply the parking brake firmly before jacking. • Never start the engine with the vehicle on a jack. • Do not let anyone sit in the vehicle when it is on a jack. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ...do not remove, the wheel nuts by turning them counterclockwise one turn while the wheel is still on the ground. 3. Placement of the Jack: • For 1500 series trucks, when changing a front wheel, place the scissors jack under the rear portion...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 408
    408 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 1500 4X4 Jacking Location 2500/3500 4X2 Jacking • For 2500/3500 4x2 series trucks, when ... the jack drive tube and the wheel wrench. The tube extension, may be used, but is not required. • For 2500/3500 4x4 series trucks, when changing the front wheel, assemble ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 409 Place the jack under the axle as close to the tire as possible with the drive tubes extending to the front. Connect the jack tube ... wrench. Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure that the jack will not damage surrounding truck parts and adjust the jack position ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    ... EMERGENCIES NOTE: If the 2500/3500 bottle jack will not lower by turning the dial (thumb wheel) by hand, it may ... tightness is 135 ft. lbs. (183 N·m) torque for 1500/2500/3500 single rear wheel (SRW) ... with the cone shaped end of the nuts toward the wheel on 1500/2500/3500 single rear wheel (SRW) ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ...fully closed position. If the bottle jack will not lower by turning the dial (thumb wheel) by hand, it...and tools as previously described. 9. Adjust the tire pressure when possible. NOTE: Do not oil wheel studs....chrome wheels, do not substitute with chrome plated wheel nuts. Hub Caps/Wheel Covers The ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... wheel skins first using a rubber mallet. When replacing the hub caps, tilt the cap retainer over the lugnut bolt circle and strike the high side down ... piloted. The lug nuts are a two piece assembly. When the tires are being rotated or replaced, clean these lug nuts and add 2 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ...dual rear wheels, use a proper vehicle lifting device. NOTE: When installing a spare tire as part of a dual rear wheel end combination, the tire...must be compared. If there is a significant difference, the larger tire should be installed in a front location. Correct direction of ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    414 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES These dual rear wheels should be tightened as follows: 1. Tighten the wheel nuts in the numbered sequence to a snug fit. 2. Retighten the wheel nuts in the same sequence to the torques listed in the table. Go through the sequence a second time to verify that ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    .... Have the deflated (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately. Turn the wheel so that the valve ...times to be sure it is firmly in place. 6 To Stow The Flat Or Spare NOTE: 1500 Standard and Quad.... Secure the (flat) tire in the bed of the truck, have the (flat) tire repaired or replaced immediately...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... or damage to your vehicle may result. JUMP-STARTING You should not try to start your vehicle by pushing or towing. Vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission cannot be started this way and pushing or towing a vehicle equipped with a manual transmission may overheat and damage the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... acid solution; do not allow battery fluid to contact eyes, skin or clothing. Don't lean over battery when attaching clamps...cable reach but without letting the vehicles touch. Set the parking brake on both vehicles, place the automatic transmission in Park or the manual transmission in Neutral, and...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    ... battery. Make sure you have a good contact on the engine. WARNING! • Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the ..., electrolyte in a discharged battery may freeze. Do not attempt jump starting because the battery could rupture or explode. The battery temperature must be brought up above ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ... DO IN EMERGENCIES 419 6. Start the engine in the vehicle which has the booster battery, let ...engine idle a few minutes, then start the engine in the vehicle with the discharged battery. 7. When removing the jumper ...) and between 1st and REVERSE (manual transmissions), while applying slight pressure ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ...to rescue a vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for tow truck ... designed for the purpose, following equipment manufacturer's instructions. Use of safety chains is mandatory. Attach a... device to the main structural members of the vehicle-not to bumpers or associated brackets. State and ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ..., and the transmission must be in Park (Automatic Transmission), or in gear (Manual Transmission) to tow a 4WD vehicle with one end of ... wheels raised and the rear wheels on the ground. Speed must not exceed 30 mph (50 km/h) and distance must not exceed 15 miles (25 km). CAUTION! Towing faster than ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 422
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... System (OBD II) ...428 Emissions Inspection And Maintenance Programs ...428 Dealer Service ...430 Replacement Parts ...431 Maintenance Procedures ...431 ▫ Engine Oil ...431 ▫ Engine Oil Filter ...435 ▫ Drive Belts - Check ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... Maintenance ...440 ▫ Power Steering - Fluid Check ...441 ▫ Front Suspension Ball Joints ...441 ▫ Steering Linkage - Inspection ...442 ▫ Half-Shaft Constant ... System ...446 ▫ Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses ...449 ▫ Brake System ...450 ▫ Clutch Hydraulic System ......
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... ...469 Replacement Light Bulbs ...470 Bulb Replacement ...470 ▫ Headlight (Halogen)/Front Park And Turn Lights ...470 ▫ Tail, Stop, Turn And Backup Lights ...474 ▫ Center High-Mounted Stoplight With Cargo Light ...476 ▫ Cab Top Clearance ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 426
    426 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COMPARTMENT- 3.7L/4.7L
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 427
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 427 ENGINE COMPARTMENT- 5.7L 7
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 428
    ... of these systems require service, the OBD II system will turn on the "Malfunction Indicator Light." It will also store ...assist your service technician in making repairs. Although your vehicle will usually be driveable and not need towing, see your dealer for service as soon as possible. CAUTION...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... your ignition key into the ignition switch. 2. Turn the ignition to the ON position, but do not crank or start the engine. 3. If you crank or start the engine, you will have to start this test over. 4. As soon as you turn your key to the ON position, you will see your MIL ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... b. The MIL light will remain fully illuminated until the first engine crank or the key is turned ...and equipment to perform all service operations in an expert manner. Service manuals are available which include detailed service information for your vehicle. Refer to these manuals before attempting ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    ... performance. Damage or failures caused by the use of non-Mopar parts for maintenance and repairs will not be... must be maintained at the correct level. The best time to check the engine oil level is about 5 minutes after a fully warmed up engine is shut off or before starting the engine after it has ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    ...reading at the top of the safe zone on these engines. Change Engine Oil CAUTION! Overfilling or underfilling ...loss of oil pressure. This could damage your engine. Road conditions as well as your kind...C). • Stop and go driving. • Extensive engine idling. • Driving in dusty conditions • Short...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... on schedule A of the Maintenance Schedules section of this manual. Dusty Conditions Driving through dust-laden air increases the problems of keeping abrasive materials out of the engine. Under these conditions, special attention should be given ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... recommended for all operating temperatures. This engine oil improves low temperature starting and vehicle fuel... illustration in this section. Lubricants which do not have both, the engine oil certification mark ...SAE viscosity grade number should not be used. Synthetic Engine Oils There are a number ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ...Used oil and oil filters, indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the environment. Contact your dealer, service station, or governmental agency for ... filters should be used to assure most efficient service. Mopar Engine Oil Filters are a high quality oil filter ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ...can provide a measure of protection in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air induction... sure that no one is near the engine compartment before starting the vehicle with the air induction... starting. Should an excessive amount of dirt accumulate in the fuel tank, frequent filter replacement...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    ... normal operating conditions, the catalytic converter will not require maintenance. However, it is important to keep the engine properly tuned to assure proper ... can result if your vehicle is not kept in proper operating condition. In the event of engine malfunction, particularly involving engine ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ... VEHICLE WARNING! A hot exhaust system can start a fire if you park over materials that can burn. Such materials ... shut off the engine or interrupt the ignition when the transmission is in gear and the vehicle is in motion. • Do not try to start engine by pushing or towing the vehicle. • Do not ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ...the intervals specified. If the valve is plugged or sticking, replace with a new valve- do not attempt to clean the old PCV valve! Check the ventilation hoses ... to contact your eyes, skin or clothing. Don't lean over a battery when attaching clamps. If acid splashes in eyes ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ...cables before connecting the charger to battery. Do not use a "fast charger" to provide starting voltage. Air Conditioner ..., your air conditioner should be checked and serviced by an Authorized Dealer at the start of each warm season. This service should include cleaning of the condenser fins and...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... the power steering fluid level at a defined service interval is not required. The fluid should only be checked if a leak is ... Parts for correct fluid type. Front Suspension Ball Joints 4 x 2 Models The ball joints and seals should be inspected whenever the vehicle is serviced for other reasons. 7
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ...permanently lubricated at the factory and do not require service. However, if the seals on the ball joints are damaged, the joints should ... to the "Maintenance Schedule" in this manual. Half-shaft Constant Velocity Joints All four- wheel- drive 1500 models are equipped with four constant velocity...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... Mopar type MS-6560 (lithium based grease), or equivalent. Body Lubrication Locks and all body pivot points, including such items as seat tracks, doors, tailgate and hood hinges...to insure proper function. When performing other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ...rubber out of contact with petroleum products such as engine oil, gasoline, etc. Windshield Washers... is located under the hood and should be checked for fluid level at regular intervals. Fill the reservoir with windshield washer solvent only (not radiator antifreeze). When refilling the washer fluid...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... freezing point to avoid line clogging, and is not harmful to paint or trim. Exhaust System The... carbon monoxide entry into the vehicle body is a properly maintained engine exhaust system. Whenever a...refer to Exhaust Gas in the Safety Tips section of this manual. 7 Exhaust System Rubber Isolator and ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 446
    ... System Maintenance At the intervals shown in the Maintenance Schedules Section of the manual, the system should be drained, flushed and filled. Inspection Check engine coolant (antifreeze) protection every 12 months (before the onset of freezing ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ...WARNING! Never add coolant to the radiator when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove pressure ... and refilled. Refer to your dealer or consult a service manual for proper procedures. Adding Coolant ...water should be used. Use higher concentrations (not to exceed 70%) if temperatures below ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ... in an emergency, it should be replaced with the specified coolant as soon as possible. • Do not use plain... or antirust products, as they may not be compatible with the radiator engine coolant and may...! Never add coolant to the radiator when the engine is overheated. Do not loosen or remove pressure...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    ...requiring proper disposal. Check with your local authorities to determine the disposal rules for your community. Do not store ethylene glycol-based engine coolant in open containers or ... or injury, do not remove the pressure cap. Hoses And Vacuum/Vapor Harnesses Inspect surfaces of ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ... Power Disc Brakes (front and rear) Disc brakes do not require periodic adjustment. Brake Master Cylinder The fluid level of the master cylinder should be checked when performing under the hood service, or immediately if the brake system warning lamp indicates system failure. The brake ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ...failure during hard prolonged braking. You could have an accident. CAUTION! Do not allow a petroleum-base fluid to contaminate the brake fluid. Seal damage ...Brake Hoses Inspection should be performed whenever the brake system is serviced or at intervals specified. Inspect hydraulic brake ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ... Lubricants and Genuine Parts for the correct Fluid type. For normal service, periodic fluid level checks are not required. When the vehicle is serviced for other reasons the exterior surfaces ... and Refill Vehicles operated in normal service do not have regularly scheduled oil changes....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 453 Limited-Slip Differentials in 1500 Model vehicles require that 4 oz. (118 ml) Mopar limited slip ...should be added to the gear lubricant whenever a fluid change is made. Ram 2500/3500 Model Axles DO NOT REQUIRE any limited slip oil additive (friction modifiers). Transfer...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    ... Check The fluid level should be checked when the engine is fully warmed up and the fluid in the transmission ...Check the fluid level whenever the vehicle is serviced. Fluid Level Check - 45RFE/545RFE/42RLE ...level ground. 3. Fully apply the parking brake and press the brake pedal. 4. Place the gear ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... add fluid until the temperature is elevated enough to produce an accurate reading. 7. Check for leaks. Release parking brake. To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the dipstick cap is...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    456 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Selection Of Lubricant Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. It is important that the transmission fluid be maintained at the prescribed level using the recommended fluid. Automatic Transmission Fluid and Filter Change It is important ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 457
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 457 Front Wheel Bearings Front wheel bearings for all Dodge Ram Trucks are sealed-for-life. They do not require greasing or seal replacement. In some instances, these bearings will "purge" excess grease and...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ...For 3500 2-Wheel Drive and 4-Wheel Drive models over 10,000 lbs. (4 535 kg) Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. All vehicles built over 10,000 lbs (4 535 kg) Gross .... Required Maintenance for Noise Control Systems The following maintenance services must be performed every 6 months or 6,000 miles (9 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ... and throttle body must be intact and in good condition. The engine air cleaner filter must also be clean and serviced according to the instructions outlined in the appropriate maintenance schedule. Tampering with Noise Control System Prohibited Federal law ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    460 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE ENGINE COOLING SYSTEM • Removal or rendering inoperative the fan clutch. • Removal ... Noise Control Regulations. This warranty covers this vehicle as designed, built and equipped by the manufacturer, and is not limited to any particular part, component or system of ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 461
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 461 Noise Systems Maintenance Chart and Service Log Insert Month, Day, Year under column mileage closest to the mileage at which service was performed. MILES 6,000 12,000 18,000 24,000 30,000 36,000 42,000 48,000 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 462
    462 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion Protection of Body and Paint from Corrosion Vehicle body care requirements vary according to geographic locations and usage. Chemicals that make roads passable in snow and ice, and ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ...kept clear and open. • If you detect any stone chips or scratches in the paint, touch them up immediately. The ...or select a nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush or metal polishes. Only Mopar cleaners are recommended. Do not use CAUTION! Do not use ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    ... leather upholstery with any liquid. Please do not use polishes, oils, cleaning fluids, ...your leather upholstery. Application of a leather conditioner is not required to maintain the original condition. WARNING! Do not use volatile solvents for cleaning purposes. Many are potentially flammable, and ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    ..., spray cleaner on the towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner directly on the mirror. Cleaning Plastic Instrument ... solution or lukewarm water. Do not remove the belts from the car to wash them. Replace the belts if they appear frayed or worn or if the buckles do not work properly. Dry...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    ...the cavity number of each fuse is stamped on the inside cover that corresponds to the following chart. Cavity Cartridge Mini Fuse Fuse 1 20 Amp Yellow 2 20 Amp Yellow... Module Location An integrated Power Module is located in the engine compartment near the battery. This center contains ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    ... Amp Pink 10 5 Amp Orange 11 20 Amp Yellow 12 13 30 Amp Pink 25 Amp Natural...Module Power Trx-Off Rd Pkg Sen (Gas Engine Only) IOD-CNN/Radio/ Under Hood Lamp/ WCM/SDARS/HFM Electric Brake Power-Battery RWAL/ABS Module Feed Park ...Cavity Cartridge Mini Fuse Fuse 15 20 Amp Yellow 16 15 Amp Blue 17 15 Amp ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    ... 25 10 Amp Red 26 20 Amp Yellow 27 40 Amp Green 28 10 ... Amplifier (SRT-10 Only) Power Mirror Brake Switch/ CHMSL/Stop Lamp Power Seats ...10 Amp Red Description PCM/Transfer Case Brake HVAC/Ajustable Pedals/Heated Seats Switch LED/Exhaust Brake Power-IGN Run Misc Spare CNN Illumination Audio_Amplifier ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 469
    ... Mini Fuse Fuse 38 20 Amp Yellow 39 10 Amp Red 40 20... fuse located in the Integrated Power Module, located in the engine compartment. The I.O.D. cavity includes a snap-in retainer that... Disconnect the battery negative (-) cable before removing the cover. 2. Use specified fuses only. 3. Always properly...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 470
    ... are brass or glass wedge base. Aluminum base bulbs are not approved. LIGHT BULBS - Outside Bulb No. Back-Up ...3057 Center ... Rear Wheel Tailgate ID Lights (3) ...168 BULB REPLACEMENT Headlight (Halogen)/Front Park and Turn Lights CAUTION! This is a halogen bulb. Avoid touching the glass with your...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 471
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 471 1. Open the hood 2. Remove the two (2) bolts from the front of the headlight housing. 3. Remove the plug from the inner fender well and remove the nut through the access hole. 7 Inner Fender Plug Front Headlight Housing Bolts
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 472
    472 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: For easier removal, pull the headlight assembly straight forward, applying the greatest amount of force to the outer edge of the headlight assembly. Rear Headlight Housing Nut Access 4. Pull the housing out from the fender to allow room to disconnect the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 473
    ... turn and remove headlight bulb from the housing. 9. Replace headlight or turn signal bulb. Do not touch the headlight halogen bulb. 10. Reverse procedure for...straight from the base of the headlight halogen bulb. 6. Twist connector on turn signal/park light bulb 1⁄4 turn and ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 474
    474 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Tail, Stop, Turn and Backup Lights 1. Remove the two (2) screws that pass through the bed sheetmetal. 2. Pull the housing straight out from the body, with a quick motion, to separate the housing from the body. If not pulled straight, locators may be damaged.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 475
    ... strip in the housing. 5. Pull the appropriate bulb straight from the bulb strip. • Top Bulb: Park/Turn/Hazard • Center Bulb: Stop/Park/Sidemarker • Bottom Bulb: Backup Lights 6. Reverse procedure for installation of bulbs and housing. 7
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 476
    ... Light 1. Remove the two (2) screws holding the housing/lens to the body as shown. 2. Separate the connector holding the housing and wiring harness to the body. 3. Turn desired bulb socket 1⁄4 turn and remove socket and bulb from housing. 4. Pull desired bulb ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 477
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 477 Cab Top Clearance Lights - If Equipped 1. Remove the two screws from the top of the light. • Outside Bulbs: Cargo Lamps • Inside Bulb: Center High Mount Stop Lamp 5. Reverse procedure for installation of bulbs and housing. 7
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 478
    478 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 2. Rotate the socket 1⁄4 turn and pull it from the light assembly. 3. Pull the bulb straight from it's socket and replace.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 479
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 479 Tailgate ID Lights (Dual Rear Wheels) - If Equipped 1. Remove the two screws and housing and access the bulb sockets from the rear. 2. Turn socket 1⁄4 turn counterclockwise to access the bulb. 7
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 480
    480 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Rear Light Bar ID Marker (Dual Rear Wheel) - If Equipped 1. Loosen the two screws and the...bulb sockets. 3. Pull bulb straight out from socket. 4. Reverse procedure for installation of bulbs and housing. 2. Turn the socket 1/4 turn counterclockwise to access the bulb.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 481
    ... installation of bulbs and housing. Side Marker Lights (Dual Rear Wheels) 3. Turn socket 1⁄4 turn counterclockwise and remove from assembly to access the ... of bulbs and housing. 7 1. Push rearward on the side marker light assembly. 2. Pull the entire assembly from the fender.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 482
    482 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Fog Lights 1. Reach under the vehicle, unlock and twist connector counterclockwise 1⁄4 turn and remove connector and bulb from housing. 3. Reverse procedure for installation of bulbs and housing. 2. Pull bulb straight from the connector.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 483
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 483 FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES U.S. Fuel 3.7L/4.7L, 87 Octane 5.7L, 89 Octane 1500 Shortbed Models 1500 Longbed Models 1500 Shortbed Models 2500 Shortbed Models 2500 Longbed Models 3500 Shortbed Models 3500 Longbed Models Metric 26 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 484
    ...VEHICLE U.S. Engine Oil (with filter) 3.7L Engine V-6, SAE 5W-30, API Certified 4.7L Engine V-8, SAE 5W-30, API Certified 5.7L Engine V-8, SAE 5W-20, API Certified Cooling System 3.7L (Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 Mile Formula) 4.7L ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 485
    ... VEHICLE 485 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS Engine Component Engine Coolant 3.7/4.7L Engine ... meeting material standard MS-6395. Mopar Engine Oil Filter, P/N 5281090 or equivalent. Refer to the Vehicle Emission Control Information label in the engine compartment. 87 Octane, (R+M)/2 Method 89 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 486
    ... Transmission Fluid (G238) Manual Transmission Fluid (G-56) Clutch Linkage 1500 Model Front Axle (4X4) 1500 Model Rear Axle 2500/3500 Model Front and Rear Axle Brake Master Cylinder Power Steering Reservoir Fluids,...(MS-8985). Limited-Slip Rear Axles on 1500 Models Require the addition of 118 ml ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 487
    MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES CONTENTS Emission Control System Maintenance ...488 Maintenance Schedules ...488 ▫ Schedule "B" ...491 M A I N T E N A N C E S ▫ Schedule "A" ...503 C H E D U L E S 8
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 488
    ...These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best ... are two maintenance schedules that show the required service for your vehicle. First is Schedule "B".... service also should be done any time a malfunction is suspected. NOTE: Maintenance, replacement...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 489
    ... Schedules section of this manual. NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then flush and replace your engine coolant every 102,000 miles (170 ... conditions listed for Schedule B . Second is Schedule "A". It is for vehicles that are not operated under any of the conditions listed under ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 490
    ...) • Inspect the exhaust system. • Inspect the brake hoses. • Inspect the CV joints/U- joints (if equipped) and front suspension ... battery and clean and tighten the terminals as required. • Check the fluid levels of coolant bottle, brake master cylinder, and transmission and add as needed.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 491
    ... Schedules section of this manual. S NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then flush and replace your engine... Schedules section of this manual. NOTE: If none of these apply to you, then change your engine oil at every interval shown on schedule A of the Maintenance Schedules section of this manual. A ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 492
    ...X X X X X 9,000 (15 000) X X 12,000 (20 000) X X X X X 15,000 (25 000) X X 8 Rotate tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure ...3500 (4X4) models only. Change rear axle fluid. Change front axle fluid (4X4). Inspect brake linings. Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. X X X X
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 493
    .../3500 (4X4) models only. Change rear axle fluid. Change front axle fluid (4X4). Check transfer case fluid level (4X4). Inspect brake linings. Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Replace spark plugs. Inspect PCV valve, replace ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 494
    ... X X X X 39,000 (65 000) X X 42,000 (70 000) X X X X X 45,000 (75 000) X X 8 Rotate tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure ...3500 (4X4) models only. Change rear axle fluid. Change front axle fluid (4X4). Inspect brake linings. Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. X X X X
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 495
    ... Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). Rotate tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Lubricate outer tie rod ends.../3500 (4X4) models only. Flush and replace engine coolant at 60 months, or 102,000... front axle fluid (4X4). Change 6-spd manual transmission fluid 2500/3500 models only...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 496
    M 496 SCHEDULE "B" A I N Miles T (Kilometers) E N Inspect brake linings. A Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necesN C sary. E Replace spark plugs. S C H E D U L E S 48,000 (80 000) X 51,000 (85 000) 54,000 (90 000) 57,000 (95 000) 60,000 (100 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 497
    ... Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). Rotate tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct ... (4X4) models only. Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Change rear .... Change front axle fluid (4X4). Inspect brake linings. Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 498
    .../3500 (4X4) models only. Change rear axle fluid. Change front axle fluid (4X4). Check transfer case fluid level (4X4). Inspect brake linings. Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Replace spark plugs. Inspect PCV valve, replace ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 499
    ... stowage. Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Flush and replace engine coolant, if not replaced at 60 months. Inspect brake linings. 93,000 (155 000) X X 96,000 (160 000) X X X X X 99,000 (165 000) X X...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 500
    ...) (195 000) (200 000) X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X 8 3500, 4X4). Rotate tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Lubricate outer... axle fluid. Change front axle fluid (4X4). Change 6-spd manual transmission fluid 2500/3500 models only. Inspect brake linings. X X X X...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 501
    SCHEDULE "B" 501 M Miles (Kilometers) Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Replace spark plugs. Inspect and ... sump and spin-on cooler return filter (if equipped)*. Flush and replace engine coolant at 120 months if not replaced at 102,000 miles (170 000 km). 105,000 (175 000)...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 502
    ... towing, snowplowing, fleet vehicle or commercial service. ** This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner, but not required to maintain the emissions warranty. **** This maintenance is not required if the belt was previously replaced. Inspection and service should also be ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 503
    ...A" Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Change engine oil and engine oil filter. Rotate tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and ...3500, 4X4). Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Inspect brake linings. Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Replace spark plugs. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 504
    ... outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Flush and replace engine coolant at 60 months, if not replaced at 102,000 miles (170 000 km). Inspect brake linings. Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. X X X X X X X X...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 505
    SCHEDULE "A" 505 M Miles (Kilometers) [Months] Replace spark plugs. Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary. ** Inspect and replace ignition cables if necessary. 36,000 (60 000) [36] 42,000 (70 000) [42] 48,000 (80 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 506
    ...fluid level (4X4). Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). Inspect brake linings. Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Replace spark plugs...** Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required (3.7L/ 4.7L/5.7L). 72,000 78,000 84,000 90...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 507
    ... (2500/3500, 4X4). Flush and replace engine coolant, if not replaced at 60 months. Flush and replace engine coolant at 120 months, if not replaced at 102,000 miles (170 000 km). ... ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Inspect brake linings. Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required (3.7L...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 508
    ... manufacturer to the owner, but not required to maintain the emissions warranty. **** This maintenance is not required if the belt was previously replaced. Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is observed or ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 509
    IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CONTENTS Suggestions For Obtaining Service For Your Vehicle ...510 ▫ Prepare For The Appointment ...510 ▫ Prepare ...Canada ...513 Publication Order Forms ...514 Department Of Transportation Uniform Tire Quality Grades ...515 ▫ Treadwear ...515 ▫ Traction Grades ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 510
    ...Keep a maintenance log of your vehicle's service history. This can often provide a clue to the current problem. Prepare A List Make... happy with our products and services. Warranty service must be done by an authorized Chrysler, Dodge, or Jeep dealer. We strongly recommend that you take your vehicle...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 511
    ...in a timely manner. This is why you should always talk to your dealer's service manager first. Most matters can be resolved with this process. • If for some reason you are still not satisfied, talk to the general manager or owner of the dealership. They want to know...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 512
    ... Contract National Customer Hotline at 1-800-521-9922. The manufacturer will not stand behind any service contract that is not the manufacturer's Service Contract. It is not responsible for any .... If you purchased a service contract that is not a manufacturer's Service Contract, and you ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 513
    ... recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, and the manufacturer. To contact ...that your vehicle has a safety defect, you should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish to report a safety ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 514
    ...Service Manuals. These comprehensive service manuals provide the information that students and professional technicians need in diagnosing/troubleshooting, problem solving, maintaining, servicing and repairing DaimlerChrysler Corporation vehicles. A complete...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 515
    ... www.techauthority.daimlerchrysler.com • www.daimlerchrysler.ca/manuals DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES The following describes the... depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 516
    ... have poor traction performance. WARNING! The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction tests, and does not include acceleration, cornering, hydroplaning, or peak traction characteristics. Temperature Grades The temperature...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 517
    INDEX 10
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 518
    ... (Engine Coolant) ...448,483 Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) ...331 Anti-Lock Warning Light ...224,332 Anti-Theft System ...26... Additives ...456 Axle Fluid ...452,486 Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) ...452 Ball Joints ...Battery ...Emergency Starting ...Saving Feature (Protection) Bearings ...441 439 416...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 519
    ...476 Center Lap Belts ...40,77 Center Seat Storage Compartment ...199,200 Certification Label ...367 Chart, Tire Sizing ...336 Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator Light) ...223 Child Restraint ...56,93,94 10
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 520
    ...Compass Variance ...Computer, Trip/Travel ...Console, Overhead ...Contract, Service ...Converter, Catalytic ...Cooling System ...Coolant Capacity ...Coolant ... Recorder, Event ...54,91 Daytime Running Lights ...164 Dealer Service ...430 Defroster, Rear Window ...119,280,283 Defroster, Windshield ......
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 521
    INDEX 521 Power Steering ...441 Disc Brakes ...450 Disposal Engine Oil ...449 Door Ajar ... Electronically Shifted Transfer Case ...312,320 Emergency Brake ...328 Emergency, In Case of Freeing Vehicle When ...448,485 Exhaust Gas Caution ...360 Flooded, Starting ...297 Fuel Requirements ...483 Oil ...431...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 522
    ... Oil ...364 Fuel Requirements ...363 Maintenance ...365 Replacement Parts ...365 Starting ...364 Flooded Engine Starting ...297 Fluid, Brake ...486 Fluid Capacities ...483 Fluid Level Checks Automatic Transmission ...454 Power Steering ...441 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 523
    ... 220 Speedometer ...220 Tachometer ...219 Voltmeter ...219 Gear Ranges ...299,305 Glass Cleaning ...465 Grocery Bag Retainer ...204 Gross Axle Weight ... Restraints ...Headlights ...High Beam ...High Beam/Low Beam Select Switch Lights On Reminder ...Passing ...Switch ...121 398 147 470 167 167 165 166...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 524
    ... ...465 Integrated Power Module ...466 Interior Appearance Care ...464 Interior Lights ...162 Intermittent Wipers (Delay Wipers) ...168 Introduction ...4 Jack Location ...399 Jack Operation ...405 Jump Starting ...416 Key, Replacement ...Key, Sentry (Immobilizer) Key-In Reminder ......
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 525
    ... ...53,91,220 Anti-Lock Warning ...224,332 Brake Warning ...224 Bulb Replacement ...470 Cap Top Clearance... Cargo ...165 Center Mounted Stop ...476 Check Engine (Malfunction Indicator) ...223 Courtesy/Reading......162,176 Lights On Reminder ...165 Passing ...166 Seat Belt Reminder ...220 Service ......
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 526
    ... Procedures ...431 Maintenance Schedule ...488 Schedule "A" ...503 Schedule "B" ...491 Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) ...429 Manual, Service ...514 Manual Transmission ...304,306,453 Fluid Level Check ...453 Lubricant Selection ......
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 527
    ... Emission Warranty ...460 Occupant Restraints ...30,67 Occupant Restraints (1500 Standard and Quad Cab Only... Off-Road Driving (Off-Pavement) ...394 Oil, Engine ...431,485 Capacity ...483 Change Interval ......175,176 Overhead Travel Information Center ...176 Owner's Manual (Operator Manual) ...514 10
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 528
    528 INDEX Parking Brake ...328 Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch ...50,86 Passing Light ...166 Pedals, Adjustable ...170 Phone, Cellular ...121 Phone, ...,188 Programming Transmitters (Remote Keyless Entry) ...185,188 Radial Ply Tires ...346 Radiator Cap (Coolant Pressure Cap) ...446,449 Radio...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 529
    ...) ...22 Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls ...270 Replacement Tires ...350 Reporting Safety Defects ...513 Restraint, ......56,62,93,100 Rotation, Tires ...354 Safety Safety Safety Safety Checks Inside Vehicle . Checks Outside Vehicle Defects, Reporting ...Information, Tire ...109 109 513 335 Safety...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 530
    ... (Immobilizer) ...12 Service Assistance ...510 Service Contract ...512 Service Manuals ...514 Setting the Clock ...227,230,238,252,265 ... Spark Plugs ...436 Speed Control (Cruise Control) ...172 Speedometer ...220 Starting ...296 Automatic Transmission ...296 Engine Block Heater ...297 Engine Fails to...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 531
    INDEX 531 Manual Transmission ...296 Steering Column Controls ...166 Column Lock ...14 ... ...469 Sun Roof ...189 Supplemental Tire Pressure Information ...352 Synthetic Engine Oil ...434 Tachometer ......346 Inflation Pressures ...344 Jacking ...405 Life of Tires ...350 Load Capacity ...339,340 Quality ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 532
    532 INDEX Radial ...346 Replacement ...350 Rotation ...354 Safety ...335,343 Sizes ...336 Snow Tires ...354 Spare Tire ...404 Spinning ...348 Tread ... ...486 Transmission Automatic ...299,454 Fluid ...486 Maintenance ...453,454 Manual ...296,304,306,453 Shifting ...299,307
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 533
    ... ...349 Trip Computer ...176 Trip Odometer ...222,226 Turn Signals ...166,219,470,474 Underhood Fuses ...466 Uniform Tire Quality Grades ...515... (Rear Seat Video System) ...266 Voltmeter ...219 Warning Lights (Instrument Cluster Description) ...219 Warnings and Cautions ...5 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 534
    534 INDEX Windshield Washers ...167,168,444 Fluid ...167,444 Windshield Wiper Blades ...444 Windshield Wipers ...167 Wiper Blade Replacement ...444 Wipers, Intermittent ...168
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 535
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  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 536
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