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
    SECTION 1 2 3 4 5 6 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 ...
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  • 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
    ...heaters, stoves, refrigerators, etc. For warranty coverage and service on these items, contact the applicable manufacturer. Operating instructions for the special equipment installed by the conversion/camper manufacturer should also be supplied with your ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 6
    6 INTRODUCTION VEHICLE 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 ...
  • 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
    ......12 ▫ Sentry Key - If Equipped ...12 Ignition And Steering Lock ...14 ▫ Manual Transmissions ...14 ▫ Automatic Transmissions ...15 Door Key ...16 Door Locks ...17 ▫ Manual Locks ...17 ▫ Power Door Locks - If Equipped ...18 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ......30 ▫ Wind Buffeting ...30 Occupant Restraints (1500 Standard And Quad Cab Only) ...30 ▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts ...31 ▫ Adjustable ... ...43 ▫ Event Data Recorder (EDR) ...54 ▫ Child Restraint ...56 Occupant Restraints (2500/3500/Mega Cab Only) . .67 ▫ Lap/Shoulder Belts ...68 ▫ Adjustable ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 11 ▫ Automatic Locking Restraint (ALR) Mode - If Equipped ...76 ▫ Center Lap Belts ...77 ▫ Seat Belt Pretensioners ...78 ▫ Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert) ...78 ▫ Seat Belts And Pregnant Women ...79 ▫ Seat Belt ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... not compatible with remote starting systems. Use of these systems may result in vehicle starting problems and a loss of security protection. Additional Sentry Keys or ...when starting the engine may cause vehicle starting problems. If a problem occurs, remove the Sentry Key from the key-...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    ... been programmed to the vehicle electronics can be used to start the vehicle. Once a Sentry Key ... of keys may be performed at an authorized dealer or by using the Customer Key Programming procedure. This procedure.... NOTE: When having the Sentry Key System serviced, bring all vehicle keys to the dealer...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    ... the five illustrated positions. The key can be inserted or withdrawn only in the LOCK position. Manual Transmissions When the steering wheel is in the LOCK position, the steering and ignition systems are locked to provide antitheft protection for your vehicle. It ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... the release button located between the ignition switch and the instrument panel. Turn the ignition key to LOCK and remove the key. Automatic Transmissions In the LOCK position, the steering and ignition systems are locked to provide antitheft protection for your vehicle. It may be difficult to ...
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    ... counterclockwise. NOTE: On vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission, the key cannot be turned to LOCK until ...after the key is in the LOCK position. DOOR KEY The same key used to start the vehicle is also used to unlock the doors. To unlock the vehicle doors, insert the key into the lock and...
  • 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 .... Do not leave children unattended in the vehicle, or with access to an unlocked vehicle. Unsupervised use of vehicle equipment may cause severe personal injuries and death. 2 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...equipped with power door locks can be locked or unlocked from inside by either the use of the door lock switches located on the front doors or by pressing... Door Lock Switch Location As a safety feature the doors will not lock when using the door lock switches during the following condition: • The ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...is enabled when your vehicle is shipped from the assembly plant and can be disabled by using the following procedure: 1. Enter your vehicle and close all doors. 2. Fasten...and all doors closed). This feature will not operate if there is any manual operation of the power door locks (Lock or Unlock). 2
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    20 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Auto Unlock Feature Programming Customer Programming sequence to enable or disable the Auto Unlock Feature: 1. Enter your vehicle and close all doors. 2. Fasten your seat belt (fastening the seat belt will cancel any chimes that may be confusing ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ... 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...locks. When the system on a door is engaged, that door can only be opened by using the outside door handle even if the inside door lock is in the...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    ... the outside door handle. REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY - IF EQUIPPED Three Button Transmitter This system allows you to lock or unlock the 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.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ...or drivers door only upon the first UNLOCK button press by using the following procedure: 1. Perform this operation while standing outside the ...the assembly plants activated. If desired this feature can be disabled by using the following procedure: 1. Perform this operation while standing outside the...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...lamp flash feature activated. If desired, this feature can be disabled by using the following procedure: 1. Perform this operation while standing outside the ...at the same time. 4. To reactivate this feature, repeat the above steps. Using the Panic Alarm To activate the Panic mode while the ignition ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ...KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE 25 General Information This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with RS-210 of Industry Canada.... airport transmitter, and some mobile or CB radios. Transmitter Battery Service 2 Transmitter Battery Replacement The recommended replacement battery is a 3V...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... board. 1. With transmitter buttons facing down, use a flat blade or dime to pry the two ... UP on the inside of the bottom half of the transmitter case. Avoid touching the new batteries with your ..., clean it with rubbing alcohol. 3. To reassemble the transmitter case snap the two halves together. Make ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 27 To Set the Alarm: The alarm will set when you use the power door locks, ...system checked by your dealer. To Disarm the System: Use the Keyless Entry transmitter to unlock the door....Sentry Key. If an unprogrammed Sentry Key is used to start a vehicle, the engine will run for 2 seconds ...
  • 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! ...
  • 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
    ... windows open, open the front and rear windows together to minimize the buffeting. OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS (1500 STANDARD and QUAD CAB ONLY) Some of the most important safety features in your vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front and ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should be belted at all times. Lap/Shoulder Belts All seating positions except the Quad Cab front center seating position have combination lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... designed to go around the large bones of your body. These are the strongest parts of your body and can take the forces of a collision ... internal injuries, or you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too. ...
  • 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. 3. When the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... a collision. You are more likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together. 4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder belt. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ...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 ... pull the black buckle latch plate forward from the cab back panel and insert it into the...
  • 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, the seat belt will not be able to provide proper restraint and will increase the risk of injury in a collision. • When reattaching ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ... 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 ... 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. In Use Position
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... in the rear seat whenever possible. Adjusting Upper Shoulder Belt 2 How To Use The Automatic Locking Mode 1. Buckle the combination lap/shoulder belt. 2. ... 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    ...the automatic locking mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode. Center Lap Belts The center seating position for the Quad Cab front seat has a lap belt only. To fasten the lap belt, slide the latch plate into the buckle until...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ... The pretensioners are triggered by the airbag control module. Like the airbags, the pretensioners are single use items. After a collision that is severe enough to deploy the airbags... buckle their seat belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to buckle their seat belts...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ...and Pregnant Women We recommend that pregnant women use seat belts throughout their pregnancies. Keeping... safe. Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt across the thighs and as snug against ... you with a seat belt extender. This extender should be used only if the existing belt is not long ...
  • 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... have different rates of inflation that are based on collision severity and occupant size. This vehicle may also be equipped with window bags to protect the driver,... • Do not put anything on or around the front airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags and you could...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... injury or death to infants in that position. You should read the instructions provided with your child restraint to make sure that you are using it properly. 2. All occupants should use their lap and shoulder belts properly. 3. The driver and front passenger seats should be ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ... • Side Remote Acceleration Sensors (If Equipped) • Airbag Warning Light • Driver Airbag • Passenger Airbag • Window Bags above Side Windows (If Equipped) • Steering Wheel and Column • Instrument Panel • Interconnecting Wiring • Knee Impact Bolsters • Front Acceleration Sensors
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... Side Frontal Airbag ON/OFF Switch (Standard Cab Vehicles Only) • Passenger Airbag Disable (PAD) Indicator Light (Standard Cab Vehicles Only) How the Airbag System Works • The Occupant ... off. If the ORC detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the AIRBAG warning light ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ... when the passenger frontal airbag has been turned off by using the manual on/off switch (standard cab models only). See Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch - (Standard Cab Vehicles Only) in this section for additional information. Passenger Airbag Disable Indicator • ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ... possible based on collision severity and occupant size. The steering wheel hub trim cover ... out of the way as the bags inflate to their full size. The bags fully inflate in about 50 - 70 ... component or fastener be modified or replaced with any part except those which are approved by DaimlerChrysler/...
  • 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 infant has a medical condition which makes it necessary for the driver to be able to see the infant, • is a child, age 1 to 12 who must ride in the front seat because there...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ... in serious injury or death. To Shut Off the Passenger Airbag (Standard Cab Vehicles Only) Place the ignition key in the Passenger Airbag On... the ignition switch is turned to the ON position. To Turn On the Passenger Airbag (Standard Cab Vehicles Only) Place the ignition key in the Passenger Airbag ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ... are a normal byproduct of the process that generates the nontoxic gas used for airbag inflation. These airborne particles may irritate the ... these particles settle on your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer's instructions for cleaning. • It is not advisable to drive your vehicle after the...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ... authorized dealer for any advanced airbag system service. If your seat including your trim cover and cushion needs to be serviced in any way (including removal or loosening/tightening... any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: • The airbag light does ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... inflate for your protection. Promptly check fuse block for blown fuses. Refer to the label located ...fuses. See your dealer if the fuse is good. Event Data Recorder (EDR) In the event ...complete accident investigation, the electronic data may be used by DaimlerChrysler Corporation and others to learn ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter preserved 2. Used in defense of litigation DaimlerChrysler Corporation product involving a • Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning lamp status for electronically-controlled safety systems, including...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... child riding in your vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child's size. Infants and Small Children There are different sizes and types of restraints for children from newborn size to the child almost large enough for an adult safety belt. Use the restraint that is correct ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    .../ shoulder belt. • The infant carrier is only used rearward-facing in the vehicle. It is recommended for children ... seats and convertible child seats used in the forward-facing direction are for children who weigh ... is against the seat back, they should use a belt-positioning-booster seat. The child...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    ... can install the child restraint in the vehicle where you will use it before you buy it. • The restraint must ... and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint. If you install ... facing child restraint should only be used in a rear seat, or in the front seat if ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... earlier in this section. • In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt on the child restraint because the ...to the child restraint manufacturer's directions. • When your child restraint is not in use, secure it in the vehicle with the seat belt or remove it from the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    .... LATCH child restraint anchorage systems are installed in the Standard Cab passenger seat position and the Quad Cab rear seat outboard positions. LATCH equipped ...). NOTE: For children riding in the front seat of a Standard Cab model refer to the "Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch" ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... attachments for those anchorages will continue to have features for installation in vehicles using the lap or lap/shoulder belt. They will also have ... are urged to take advantage of all of the available 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
    ... child restraint systems equipped with LATCH attachments in the center position of a Quad Cab model rear seat. The LATCH anchorages in this ... outboard seating positions only. A child may be placed in the rear center seating position of a Quad Cab model using the seat belt and child tether anchorage. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ...manufacturers will provide add-on 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 models have three anchorages, one behind each of the rear ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...a child restraint top tether strap. Follow the instructions below. See your dealer for help if... Right and Center Front Seat (Regular Cab - All Seats) 1. Place the child restraint on... remove 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 straps by raising the head restraints and reaching between the rear glass and rear seat. The tether strap may be ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    66 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Multiple Child Restraint Quad Cab
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    .... Never allow a child to put the shoulder belt under an arm or behind their back. OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS (2500/3500/MEGA CAB ONLY) Some of the most important safety features in your vehicle are the restraint systems. These include the front and rear seat ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ... the vehicle. Everyone in a motor vehicle should be belted at all times. Lap/Shoulder Belts All seating positions except the Quad Cab front center seating position have combination lap/shoulder belts. The belt webbing retractor is designed to lock during ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... designed to go around the large bones of your body. These are the strongest parts of your body and can take the forces of a collision ... internal injuries, or you could even slide out of part of the belt. Follow these instructions to wear your seat belt safely and to keep your passengers safe, too. ...
  • 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. 3. When the...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    ... a collision. You are more likely to hit your head in a collision if you do not wear your shoulder belt. The lap and shoulder belt are meant to be used together. 4. Position the lap belt across your thighs, below your abdomen. To remove slack in the lap belt portion, pull up on the shoulder belt. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... belt could rip apart in a collision and leave you with no protection. Inspect the belt system periodically, checking for cuts, frays, or loose parts. Damaged parts must be replaced immediately. Do not disassemble or modify the system. Seat belt assemblies must be replaced after a collision if they ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ...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 ... pull the black buckle latch plate forward from the cab back panel and insert it into the...
  • 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 seat belt is used by an occupant, the seat belt will not be able to provide proper restraint and will increase the risk of injury in a collision. • When reattaching...
  • 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
    ... 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... seating positions with a combination lap/shoulder belt. When To Use The Automatic Locking Mode Anytime a child safety...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ... automatic locking mode and activate the vehicle sensitive (emergency) locking mode. Center Lap Belts The center seating position for the Quad Cab front seat has a lap belt only. To fasten the lap belt, slide the latch plate into the buckle until ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    ... occupant early in a collision. Pretensioners work for all size occupants, including those in child restraints.... are triggered by the airbag control module. Like the airbags, the pretensioners are single use items. After ... seat belt. The driver should also instruct all other occupants to buckle their ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... remains unbuckled. Seat Belts and Pregnant Women We recommend that pregnant women use seat belts throughout their pregnancies. Keeping the mother safe is the ... way to keep the baby safe. Pregnant women should wear the lap part of the belt across the thighs and as snug against the hips as possible. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ... you with a seat belt extender. This extender should be used only if the existing belt is not long ...not required, remove the extender and store it. 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...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    ...81 WARNING! • Do not put anything on or around the airbag covers or attempt to manually open them. You may damage the airbags and you could be... inflating. 2 • Do not mount any aftermarket equipment such as trailer brake controllers, snowplow controllers, auxiliary light switches, radios, etc....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ... rear facing child restraints must NEVER ride in the front seat of a vehicle with a passenger front airbag unless the airbag is turned off (Standard Cab Vehicles Only). An airbag deployment can cause severe injury or death to infants in that position. See the Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch section. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    ... restraints or belt-positioning booster seats. Older children who do not use child restraints or belt-positioning booster seats should ride properly buckled ... belt behind them or under their arm. • All occupants should use their seat belts properly. • The driver and front passenger seats should ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    ... • Passenger Side Frontal Airbag ON/OFF Switch (Standard Cab Vehicles Only) The Window Airbag System, on .... • Airbag Control Module (shared with the front airbag system) • Side impact sensors • Interconnecting Wiring How The Airbag System Works • The airbag control module determines if a ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    ... 85 • The airbag control module also monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of the system whenever... on and will not inflate • The airbag control module also turns on the AIR BAG light... off. • If it detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the light either momentarily...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... airbag covers separate and fold out of the way as the airbags inflate to their full size. The airbags fully inflate in milliseconds. This is less time than it takes you ... and position you for the best interaction with the front airbag. Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch - (Standard Cab Vehicles Only)
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    ... or chest on the dashboard (instrument panel) or windshield in a crash. This may result in serious injury or death. To Shut Off the Passenger Airbag (Standard Cab Vehicles Only) Place the ignition key in the Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch, push the key in and turn clockwise, and remove the key from ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 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...irritation continues, see your doctor. If these particles settle on your clothing, follow the garment manufacturer's instructions for cleaning.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    ...over, front or rear collisions. The airbag control module monitors the readiness of the electronic parts of the system whenever the ignition switch is in the...then turns the light off. If it detects a malfunction in any part of the system, it turns on the light either momentarily or continuously. The...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    ...Your Airbag Systems WARNING! • Modifications to any part of the airbag system could cause it to fail ...protect you. Do not modify the components or wiring, including adding any kind of badges ...knee bolster. • It is dangerous to try to repair any part of the airbag system yourself. Be sure to tell ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ... if any of the following occurs, have an authorized dealer service the system promptly: • The airbag light does not come... may not be ready to inflate for your protection. Promptly check fuse numbers 52 and 53 in the...and relay center. See your dealer if the fuse is good. Event Data Recorder (EDR) In...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    ... aggregate database, provided confidentiality of personal data is thereafter preserved 2. Used in defense of litigation DaimlerChrysler Corporation product involving a 3.... required by law Data Parameters that May Be Recorded: • Diagnostic trouble code(s) and warning lamp status for electronically-...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    ...) • Airbag deployment level (if applicable) • Seatbelt status • Brake status (service and parking brakes) • Accelerator status (including vehicle speed) • Engine...child and others could be badly injured. Any child riding in your vehicle should be in a proper restraint for the child's size.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    ...STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Infants and Small Children There are different sizes and types of restraints for children from newborn size to the child almost large enough for an adult safety belt. Use the restraint that is correct for your child: • Safety experts recommend that ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...seat cushion while the child's back is against the seat back, they should use a belt-positioning-booster seat. The child and booster seat are held in... child restraint. • A rearward facing child restraint should only be used in a rear seat, or in the front seat if the passenger's front airbag is...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 96
    ... install the child restraint in the vehicle where you will use it before you buy it. • The restraint must ... and height limits. • Carefully follow the instructions that come with the restraint. If you install.... • In the rear seat, you may have trouble tightening the lap/shoulder belt on the child...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    ... Anchors and Tether for CHildren. LATCH child restraint anchorage systems are installed in the Standard Cab passenger seat position and the Quad Cab rear seat outboard positions. LATCH equipped seating positions feature both lower anchor bars, located at the...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    ... STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Identification dots are located above the standard cab front seat lower anchorages as a .... NOTE: For children riding in the front seat of a Standard Cab model refer to the "Passenger Airbag On/Off Switch" located in this section. Quad Cab Rear Outboard Seats Standard Cab ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ... anchorages will continue to have features for installation in vehicles using the lap or lap/shoulder belt. They ... your child restraint in any vehicle. Mega Cab Rear Seats 2 Child restraint systems ... anchorage have been available for NOTE: When using the LATCH attaching system to install a child ...
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    ... child restraint systems equipped with LATCH attachments in the center position of a Quad Cab model rear seat. The LATCH anchorages in this ... outboard seating positions only. A child may be placed in the rear center seating position of a Quad Cab model using the seat belt and child tether anchorage. ...
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    ... will provide add-on 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 behind each of the rear ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    ...a child restraint top tether strap. Follow the instructions below. See your dealer for help if... Right and Center Front Seat (Regular Cab - All Seats) 1. Place the child restraint on... remove 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 straps by raising the head restraints and reaching between the rear glass and rear seat. The tether strap may be ...
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    104 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE Multiple Child Restraint Quad Cab
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    ... Tether Anchorage Points at All Three Seating Positions (Mega Cab) 1. Place the child restraint on the seat and adjust the ... remove the slack in the tether strap according to the manufacturer's instructions. Mega Cab Tether Strap Mounting 2 Children Too Large for Booster Seats Children who are ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ... 7 under Maintenance Procedures, Engine Oil. NON-DETERGENT OR STRAIGHT MINERAL OILS MUST NEVER BE USED. A new engine may consume some oil during its first 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
    ... miles (805 km) your new vehicle is driven, do not tow a trailer. Doing so may damage your vehicle. • ... first 500 miles (805 km) of towing. SAFETY TIPS Transporting Passengers This vehicle is designed to carry passengers in the cab only. For safety reasons, NEVER TRANSPORT PASSENGERS IN THE CARGO ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ...or rear of the vehicle. Have a competent mechanic inspect the complete exhaust system and adjacent body areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated or mispositioned parts. Open seams or loose connections could permit exhaust fumes to seep into the passenger compartment. In addition, inspect the exhaust ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... system checked by an authorized dealer. If there is a problem with the airbag light the seatbelt light will flash. ...You Should Make Outside The Vehicle Tires Examine tires for tread wear or uneven wear ...cracks. Check wheel nuts for tightness and tires for proper pressure. Lights Check the operation ...
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    ... - If Equipped ...118 ▫ Electric Rear Window Defroster And Heated Sideview Mirrors - If Equipped ...119 ▫ Trailer Towing Mirrors - If Equipped ...119 Hands-Free Communication (UConnect™) - If Equipped ...121 ▫ Operations ...123 ▫ ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    ...Reclining Seats (1500 Standard And Quad Cab Models) ...146 ▫ Reclining Seats (2500/3500/Mega Cab Models) ...147 ▫ Adjustable Head Restraints ...147 ▫ Manual Rotary Lumbar Support... (1500 Standard And Quad Cab Models) - If Equipped ...149 ▫ Power Seats (2500/3500/Mega Cab ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 113 ▫ Windshield Wipers ...167 ▫ Windshield Washers ...168 Tilt Steering Column ...169 Driver Adjustable Pedals - If Equipped ...170 ▫ Adjustment ...171 Electronic Speed Control - If Equipped ...172 ▫ To Activate ...172 ▫ To Set At A Desired...
  • 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 ... And Ash Receiver ...194 Cupholders ...195 ▫ Front Instrument Panel Cupholders (40-20-40 Seats) - Automatic Transmission . . 195
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    ...197 ▫ Front Instrument Panel Cupholders - Manual Transmission ...197 ▫ Rear Cupholder - Quad Cab - If Equipped ...198 ▫ Rear Cupholder - Mega Cab ...(Bucket Seats)- If Equipped ...200 ▫ Storage And Seats (Quad Cab Models) ...202 ▫ Storage And Seats (Mega ...
  • 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
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 117 Automatic Dimming Mirror- If Equipped This mirror automatically adjusts 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...much on your right side convex mirror could cause you 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...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... the top switch, and press one of the four arrows for the direction you want the mirror to move. Trailer Towing Mirrors - If Equipped These mirrors are designed ... mirror head should be rotated (flipped Out or In). A small blindspot mirror is integrated onto the main mirror surface.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ... OF YOUR VEHICLE NOTE: Fold the 7 x 10 inch trailer towing mirrors rearward prior to entering an automated...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...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...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 ...exit your vehicle, and enables you to mute the system's microphone for private conversation. 3 Trailer Towing Position
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ... Profile certified Bluetooth™ cellular phone. See www.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...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 123 The UConnect™ system is fully integrated with the vehicle's audio system. The volume of the UConnect™ ... command is given. You can also break the commands into parts and say each part of the command, when you are asked for it. For example, you can either use the combined form ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    .... 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
    126 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Dial by Saying a Number • Press the 'Phone' button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Dial. • System will prompt you to say the number you want call. • For example, you can say 234-567-8901. The phone number ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...the "Phone" button to begin. • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Phonebook New Entry. • When prompted, say the name of the new entry. Use of long names helps the voice recognition and is recommended. For example, say Robert Smith or Robert instead of Bob. • When prompted, ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...the number you just edited, or return to the main menu. Phonebook Edit can be used to add another phone number to a name entry that already exists in the ... home number, but you can add John Doe's work number later using the Phonebook Edit feature. Delete Entries in the UConnect™ Phonebook NOTE: ...
  • 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
    ... system if the feature(s) are available on your cellular service plan. For example, if your cellular ... through the UConnect™ system. Check with your cellular service provider for the features that you have. Answer ... phones in market today do not support rejecting an incoming call when another call ...
  • 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
    ... battery condition dictates cessation of the call on the UConnect™ system and transfer of the call to the mobile phone. • After ignition key is ... system for certain duration, after which the call is automatically transferred from the UConnect™ system to the mobile phone. • An active call is ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    .... • After the Ready prompt and the following beep, say Emergency and the UConnect™ system will instruct the paired cellular phone to call the emergency number. This feature is only supported in the USA. NOTE: The emergency number dialed is ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... telephone system. You can use your UConnect™ system to access a voicemail system or an automated service, such as, paging service or automated customer service. Some services require immediate response selection, in some instances, that may be too quick for use of UConnect™ ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... numbers, followed by Send is also to be used to navigate through an automated customer service center menu ...Voice Recognition' button can be used when you wish to skip part of a prompt and issue ...display 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
    136 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Dialing Using the Cellular Phone Keypad You can dial a ... with your cellular phone keypad and still use the UConnect™ system (while dialing via the cell ... will work the same as if you dial the number using voice recognition. NOTE: Certain brands of ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 137 Information Service When using AT&T Wireless Service, dialing to phone number #121, you ...a UConnect™ paired cellular phone and the UConnect™ system, follow the instruction described in your cellular phone user's manual. List Paired Cellular Phone ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... have been previously paired to the UConnect™ system that you want to use it with. • Press the 'Phone' button to begin. • After the Ready prompt...the selected phone is not available, the UConnect™ system will return to using the highest priority phone present in or near (approximately with...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 139 Things You Should Know About Your UConnect™ System Voice Recognition (VR) • Always wait for the beep before speaking. • Speak normally, without pausing, just as you would speak to a person sitting approximately eight (8) feet away from you. • ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... though international dialing for most number combinations is supported, some shortcut dialing number combinations may not be supported. Far End Audio Performance • Audio quality is maximized under: ..., or after a reset, you must wait at least five (5) seconds prior to using the system....
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    142 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
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    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 143 3
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... settings phone set up SEATS The seating options available in this truck are the result of extensive customer research and evaluations. Seats are also a primary part of the ... seats and seat belts. Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ... or rearward and is equipped with a back recliner. The manual forward or rearward seat adjustment handle... seat only while the vehicle is parked. MANUAL SEAT ADJUSTER As the name implies, the seat.... The outboard seat portions are each 40% of the total width of the seat. The back of the center portion...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    146 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Reclining Seats (1500 Standard and Quad Cab Models) The recliner handle is on the outside of the seat cushion. Pull up on the handle, as shown, to release the seat back and adjust for comfort. WARNING! ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    ... OF YOUR VEHICLE 147 Reclining Seats (2500/3500/Mega Cab Models) The recliner handle is on the outside of the seat cushion. Pull up on the handle, as shown,... 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
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    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
    ... 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 moved up and down to control seat height. Change the seat angle by using the two toggle switches, tilting it up or down. Up, Down, Forward, and Rearward
  • 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
    ... 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 ...the rear storage bin lids provide 2 slotted cutouts. Use a cargo tie down to secure cargo in the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ... seat belts. • Be sure everyone in your vehicle is in a seat and using a seat belt properly. WARNING! Cargo must be securely tied down ..., causing serious injury or possible death. Secure cargo with a cargo tie down using the D-Rings provided on the back of the seats and the slotted cutouts in the ...
  • 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
    158 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    ... switch indicate that the Heated Seat System needs servicing. WARNING! Persons who are unable to feel pain to... diabetes, spinal cord injury, medication, alcohol use, exhaustion or other physical condition must ... burns even at low temperatures, especially if used for long periods of time. Do not place...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...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 open the hood, two latches must ...
  • 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
    ... the control up until you hear a click. This feature is termed the "Parade" mode and is useful when headlights are required during the day. Club Cab/Quad Cab models may have an optional switched dome lamp that may be operated by pressing the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 163 Battery Saver To protect the life of your vehicle's battery, Load Shedding is provided for both the interior and exterior lights. If the ignition is off and any door is left ajar for 10 minutes or the dimmer control is rotated upwards for 10 minutes...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... reducing light output, avoid wiping with a dry cloth. To remove road dirt, wash with a mild soap solution followed by rinsing. Do not use abrasive cleaning components, solvents, steel wool or other abrasive materials to clean the lenses. Daytime Running Lights (Canada Only and Fleet Vehicles) The ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... - If Equipped 3 Cargo Light Switch The cargo lights are turned on by pressing on the CARGO button. The interior lights will also turn on when the cargo lights are on. The cargo lights will also turn on for 30 seconds when a key fob Unlock is pressed, as part of the illuminated entry feature.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    ... instrument cluster flashes to indicate the direction 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 system, the arrow indicators will flash at a faster rate. If an indicator fails to light when the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 167 High Beam / Low Beam Select Switch Pull the multifunction control lever fully 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ... YOUR VEHICLE Intermittent Wiper System The intermittent feature of this system was designed for use when weather conditions make a single wiping cycle, with a ...windshield with defroster before and during windshield washer use. Windshield Washers To use the washer, push in on the washer knob on the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 169 To prevent freeze-up of your windshield washer system in cold weather, select a solution or mixture that meets or exceeds the temperature range of your climate. This rating information can be found on most washer fluid containers. TILT STEERING COLUMN...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    170 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE WARNING! Tilting the steering column while the vehicle is moving is dangerous. Without a stable steering column, you could lose control of the vehicle and have an accident. Adjust the column only while the vehicle is stopped. Be sure it is locked ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 171 Adjustment 1. Position the driver seat so that you are at least 10 inches (254 mm) away from the airbag located in the center of the steering wheel. 2. Fasten and adjust the seatbelts. 3. Move the adjustable pedal switch, located to the left of the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    172 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED When engaged, this device takes over accelerator operation at speeds greater than (refer to the table below for the speed for your specific engine). The controls are mounted on the steering wheel. To Activate...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    ... 173 WARNING! Leaving the Speed Control ON when not in use is dangerous. You could accidentally set the ... Always leave the system OFF when you aren't using it. To Resume Speed To resume a previously set speed... and release the RESUME button. Resume can be used at any speed above (refer to the table ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... speed. Vehicles equipped with a 5-speed-manual transmission should be operated in 4th gear ... the above conditions. Vehicles equipped with a Automatic transmission may exhibit several downshifts under ...and to improve vehicle performance, it is advisable to use either TOW HAUL or O/D OFF modes which...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ...t maintain a constant speed. Your vehicle could go too fast for the conditions, and you could lose control. An accident could be the result. Don’t use Speed Control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, icy, snow-covered, or slippery. OVERHEAD CONSOLE— IF EQUIPPED The two optional ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    176 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Courtesy/Reading Lights In the middle of the console are two courtesy/reading lights. Both lights illuminate as courtesy lights when a door is opened, when the dimmer control is rotated to the courtesy light position (fully upward position), or when ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    ... 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 button to reset the following displays: Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO) Trip Odometer (ODO) ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    ...fuel economy is a running average of the amount of fuel used and the distance the vehicle has traveled....reset value is based on a minimal amount of fuel used and the distance traveled from the previous drive ... fuel tank level. This is not resettable Use this button to choose or cycle through the four...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... based 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 display shows ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    ...Compass Calibration This compass is self-calibrating which eliminates the need to manually set the compass. When the vehicle is new, the compass may appear erratic ... symbol will turn off and the compass will function normally. Use this button to select a readout of the outside temperature and one of...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 181 Manual Compass Calibration NOTE: To ensure proper ... sure the compass variance is properly set before manually calibrating the compass. If the compass appears ...CAL symbol does not appear, you must manually put the compass into the "Calibration" mode. ...
  • 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
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 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 hold the RESET button approximately five seconds. The last variance zone number will be ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... of the door. People or pets could be seriously or fatally injured. Only use this transceiver with a garage door opener that has a "stop and reverse" ... includes most garage door opener models manufactured after 1982. Do not use a garage door opener without these safety features it could cause ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... recommended that a new battery be placed in the hand-held transmitter of the device being programmed to HomeLink for quicker training and accurate transmission of the radio-frequency signal. 1. Press and hold the two outer HomeLink buttons, and release only when the indicator light begins to flash ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    ... 6. At the garage door opener receiver (motor-head unit) in the garage, locate the learn or smart button. This can usually be found where the hanging antenna wire is attached to the motor-head unit. 7. Firmly press and release the learn or smart button. (The name and color of the button may vary by ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    ... transmitter signals to time-out (or quit) after several seconds of transmission which may not be long enough for HomeLink to pick up... in Canada or you are having difficulties programming a gate operator by using the Programming procedures (regardless of where you live), replace Programming HomeLink ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    188 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Using HomeLink To operate, simply press and ... hand-held transmitter of the device may also be used at any time. In the event that there are still ...Single HomeLink Button To program a device to HomeLink using a HomeLink button previously trained, follow ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    ... frequencies. To erase all of the previously trained frequencies, hold down both outside buttons until the green light begins to flash. This device complies with part 15 of FCC rules and with RSS-210 of Industry Canada. Operation is subject to the following conditions: • This device may not cause ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ... 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. Open Sunroof - Express Mode Momentarily pressing the switch rearward will activate...
  • 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
    ... The auxiliary electrical outlet can provide power for in cab accessories designed for use with the standard "cigar lighter" plug. The .../40, or Bucket front seats. There is also a Power Outlet located on the rear of the center console for Quad Cab or Mega Cab vehicles (only) equipped with bucket ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 193 The outlet(s) has/have a fused direct feed from the battery so it/they ... be removed or turned OFF when the vehicle is not in use to protect the battery against discharge. NOTE: ... in the ON position only. CAUTION! Electrical Outlet Use With Engine Off • Many accessories that can ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... 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
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ...VEHICLE 195 CUPHOLDERS Front Instrument Panel Cupholders (40-20-40 Seats) - Automatic Transmission Your new Ram truck is equipped with two adjustable cupholders. The ...the cupholder is adjustable and will hold cups and mugs of various sizes. 3 Ash Tray Manual Transmission
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    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
    ... 197 Front Instrument 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...
  • 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 rear cupholder that consists of two cupwells for rear passenger convenience. Rear Cupholder - Mega Cab Mega Cab vehicles are equipped with rear cupholders ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    ... injured during vehicle operation, or an accident. Only use the center seating position when the armrest is fully upright. • In an accident, the latch may open if the total weight of the items stored exceeds about 10 .... Items stored should not exceed a total of 10 lbs (4.5 kg). The center portion ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 200
    ...draw power from the vehicle's battery, even when not in use (i.e. cellular phones, etc.). Eventually, if ...degrade the battery even more quickly. Only use these intermittently and with greater caution. • After the use of high power draw accessories, or long periods of the vehicle not being started...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 201
    ... Lift the lower handle on the front of the armrest, and raise the armrest for access to the lower storage bin. On Quad Cab and Mega Cab models the rear of the floor console offers a...tip out bin and a rear air duct (Mega Cab Only). CAUTION! • Many accessories that can be plugged ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE Storage and Seats (Quad Cab Models) Located in the center of the front 40/20...cab models also have storage behind the seat. The Quad Cab models provide additional storage under ... seat. Lift the seat to access the storage compartment. Quad Cab Storage Storage and Seats (...
  • 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 positionମ.can be divided into three separate compartments by using the divider doors inside the storage compartment. 3 Mega Cab Rear Storage Dividers Mega Cab Rear Storage Compartment...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... plastic grocery bag handles are built into the back panel of the cab, behind the rear seat. FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR - IF EQUIPPED Fold Flat Load Floor - If Equipped Quad Cab models with a 60/40 rear seat, may ... a folding load floor. Mega Cab Grocery Bag Hooks Quad Cab Rear 60/40 Seat
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 205 WARNING! Do not operate the vehicle with loose items stored on the load floor. While driving or in an accident you may experience, abrupt stopping, rapid acceleration, or sharp turns. Loose objects stored on the load floor may move around with force ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    206 UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE 2. Grasp the knob on the load floor and lift the knob until the load floor unfolds into position. Positioning the Load Floor for Storage Access Under the Seat 1. Lift the 60/40 seat cushion(s) to the upward position. 2. Unsnap the securing snap ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... 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 Mopar toolbox brackets available from your dealer.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    ... 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 ... (272 kg) of material suspended above the wheelhouse, supports must be installed to transfer the weight of the load to the pickup box ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    ... To simplify mounting of a camper unit with an overhang, the tailgate can be removed quickly. If the truck is a 3500 dual rear wheel model, unplug the tailgate wire harness from under the rear of the truck and pull the harness out of the ...
  • 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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  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...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
    ... - AM/FM/CD (6-Disc) Radio With Navigation System ...265 ▫ Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio (If Equipped) ...265 ▫ Clock Setting Procedure ...265 ...a Channel ...268 ▫ Storing And Selecting Pre-Set Channels ...269 ▫ Using The PTY (Program Type) Button (If Equipped) ...269 ▫ PTY ...
  • 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    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
    ... either too high or too low. Examine the gages carefully, and follow the instructions above for each indicated problem. NOTE: When the ignition switch is turned to ... out of normal range. In either case, see you local authorized Dealer for system service. 3. Turn Signal Indicators ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... hour. 9. Oil Pressure Gauge The pointer should always indicate some oil pressure when the engine is running. A continuous high or low reading, under normal driving conditions, may indicate a lubrication system malfunction. Immediate service should be obtained. (See page 431 for more information.)
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... indicator will illuminate and a single chime will sound. 10. Transfer Case Position (See page 308 for more information.) 11. TOW HAUL The TOW HAUL... in hot weather, up mountain grades, in heavy traffic, or when towing a trailer. If the needle rises to the “245°F” mark, ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... the gear selector lever is moved, this indicator shows the automatic transmission gear range selected. 16. Odometer/Trip Odometer The odometer shows the total distance the ... to keep a record of the reading before and after the service so that the correct mileage can be determined. The ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ... NOFUSE, which indicates that the IOD fuse is removed from the Integrated Power Module. (See page 469 for ... suggests a potential engine control problem and the need for system service. Although your vehicle will usually be drivable and not need towing, see your dealer for service as soon as possible....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    ... and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is required. 18. Brake System Warning .... Acceleration which causes the rear wheels to slip for a period of time may result in the red ... Brake System which is described elsewhere in this manual. This light will come on when the ignition key is turned ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... Control (ETC) This light informs you of a problem with the Electronic Throttle Control system. If a problem is detected the light will come on while the engine is running. If the light remains lit ... be drivable, however, see your dealer for service as soon as possible. If the light is flashing ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... Only) This light indicates that there is excessive transmission fluid temperature that might occur with severe usage such as trailer towing. It may also occur when operating the vehicle in a high torque converter slip condition, such as 4-wheel-drive ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 227 Ram fuel tank volumes are as follows: • 26 ... box models • 34 gallons - 1500/2500/3500 short box models • 35 gallons - 1500/2500/3500 long box models 29. Door Ajar The Door Ajar ... CLOCK The clock and radio each use the display panel built into the radio. A...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... press the right side Tune / Audio control to set the minutes. 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side Tune / Audio control. 5. To exit, press any button... 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 229 Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON. Press the ON/VOL a second time to turn OFF the radio. Electronic Volume Control The electronic volume control turns continuously (360 degrees) in either direction without ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    .../ Audio control. 3. After the hours are adjusted, press the right side Tune/Audio control to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side Tune/Audio control. 5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds. RW/FF (Radio Mode) Pressing the rewind/...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 231 AM/FM Button (Radio Mode) Press the button to select AM or FM Modes. Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade Press the rotary TUNE control and BASS will be displayed. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or decrease the Bass tones. Press the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... and SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM,12 FM and 12 ... push-button twice. Every time a preset button is used a corresponding button number will be displayed. Preset Buttons 1... and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations}. Operation Instructions - CD Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 233 • If you insert a disc with the ignition ON and the radio OFF, the CD will automatically be pulled into the CD Player. • This radio does not play discs with MP3 tracks. SEEK Button (CD Mode) Press the right side of the SEEK button for the next track on ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    .... Press the RND button a second time to stop Random Play. Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode The auxiliary (AUX) jack is an audio input jack, ... mode becomes active when an electrical device is plugged into the AUX jack using a standard 3.5 mm stereo audio cable and the user presses and releases...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... button repeatedly to select between the CD player or Satellite Radio (if equipped). Operating Instructions - Hands Free Phone - If Equipped Refer to the HANDS FREE PHONE (UConnect™) section of the Owner's Manual. 4 PSCAN Button (Auxiliary Mode) No function.
  • 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
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 237 Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON. Press the ON/VOL a second time to turn OFF the radio. Electronic Volume Control The electronic volume control turns continuously (360 degrees) in either direction without ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... Audio control. 3. After the hours are adjusted, press the right side Tune / Audio control to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side Tune / Audio control. 5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds. RW/FF (Radio Mode) Pressing the rewind...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 239 AM/FM Button (Radio Mode) Press the button to select AM or FM Modes. Setting the Tone, Balance, and Fade Press the rotary TUNE control and BASS will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or decrease the Bass tones. Press the rotary ...
  • 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... can be set for SET 1 and SET 2 in both AM and FM. This allows a total of 12 AM,12 FM and 12 Satellite (if equipped) stations to be... can be selected by pressing the push-button twice. Every time a preset button is used a corresponding button number will be displayed. Buttons 1 - 6 (Radio Mode) These ...
  • 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 ignition switch must be in ... This CD player will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. You may eject a disc with the radio OFF. If ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 243 SEEK Button (CD MODE for CD Audio Play) Press the right side of the SEEK button for the next selection on the CD. Press the left side of the button to return to the beginning of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the previous selection if ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    244 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Radio display will show EJECTING DISC when the disc is being ejected and prompt the user to remove the disc. Press and hold the LOAD/ EJT button for 5 seconds and all CDs will be ejected from the radio. If you have ejected a disc and have not removed it ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    ... writing MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions. Supported Media (Disc Types) The MP3 file recording ...are CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW. Supported Medium Formats (File Systems) The medium formats ... 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
    ... a separator 3-character extension) . . and a and a Supported MP3 File Formats The radio will recognize ... with the *.mp3 extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid ... rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files use a 44.1 kHz sampling...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ...and folders To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended to use CD-R media and single-session discs....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 not supported...
  • 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 Mode for MP3 Play) Pressing the right side of the SEEK button plays the next MP3 File. Pressing the left side of the SEEK button plays the beginning of the MP3 file. Pressing the button ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 249 MSG or INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play) Press and MSG or INFO button while playing MP3 disc. The radio scrolls through the following TAG information: Song Title, Artist, File Name, and Folder Name (if available). Press the MSG or INFO button once more to ...
  • 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
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 251 Operating Instructions - Radio Mode NOTE: The ignition switch must be in the ON or ACC position to operate the radio. Power Switch/Volume Control (Rotary) Press the ON/VOL control to turn the radio ON. Press the ON/VOL a second time to turn OFF the radio. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    .../ Audio control. 3. After the hours are adjusted, press the right side Tune/Audio control to set the minutes. The minutes will begin to blink. 4. Adjust the minutes using the right side Tune/Audio control. 5. To exit, press any button/knob or wait 5 seconds. INFO Button (Radio Mode) Press the INFO ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 253 Press the rotary TUNE control a second time and MID will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right or left to increase or decrease the Mid Range tones. Press the rotary TUNE control a third time and TREBLE will display. Turn the TUNE control to the right ...
  • 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
    256 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Rewind (RW) Press the RW button momentarily to reverse the tape direction. The tape will reverse until the button is pressed again or until the end of the tape is reached. At the end of the tape, the tape will play in the opposite direction. Tape Eject ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ... the double-D symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. Operation Instructions - (CD MODE for CD Audio Play) NOTE: The ignition switch ... will accept 4 3/4 inch (12 cm) discs only. The use of other sized discs may damage the CD player mechanism. You may eject a disc with the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    258 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL SEEK Button (CD MODE for CD Audio Play) Press the right side of the SEEK button for the next selection on the CD. Press the left side of the button to return to the beginning of the current selection, or return to the beginning of the previous selection if ...
  • 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
    ... MP3 files, pay attention to the following restrictions. Supported Media (Disc Types) The MP3 file ... and Apple HFS formats are not supported. The radio uses the following limits for file systems: ...) . . and a and a Multisession disc formats are supported by the radio. Multisession discs may contain ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... named with the *.mp3 extension may cause playback problems. The radio is designed to recognize the file as an invalid MP3 ... rate and sampling frequencies in the following table are supported. In addition, variable bit rates (VBR) are also supported. The majority of MP3 files use a 44.1 kHz sampling ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ... increase with more files and folders To increase the speed of disc loading, it is recommended to use CD-R media and single-session discs. To create a single-... disc, enable the Disc at Once option before writing to the disc. Operation Instructions - (CD Mode for MP3 and WMA Audio Play) SEEK Button (...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 263 The radio display will show LOADING DISC when the disc is loading. LOAD/EJT - Eject Press the LOAD/EJT button and the pushbutton with the corresponding number where the CD was loaded and the disc will unload and move to the entrance for easy removal. Radio ...
  • 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
    .../FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM menus and instructions for selecting a variety of destinations and routes, AM/FM stereo ...Equipped) Refer to your "Navigation User's Manual" for detailed operating instructions. Clock Setting Procedure 4 REC Radio Satellite Navigation Radio with...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    ... located in the headliner behind the front row seat. Refer to your VES™ User's Manual for detailed operating instructions. SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED Satellite radio uses direct satellite to receiver broadcasting technology to provide clear digital...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... OFF, or 5 minutes has passed since any button was pushed. ESN/SID Access With REC Navigation Radios Please refer to your Navigation User's Manual. With the ignition in the ACCESSORY position and the radio off, press the CD Eject and Set buttons simultaneously until the 12 digits of the ESN/SID ...
  • 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
    ...pre-set memory stations. Follow the memory pre-set procedures that apply to your radio. Using the PTY (Program Type) Button (if equipped) Follow the PTY button instructions that apply to your radio. PTY Button SCAN When the desired program type is obtained...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    270 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Reception Quality Satellite reception may be interrupted due to one of the following reasons. • The vehicle is parked in an underground parking structure or under a physical obstacle. • Dense tree coverage may interrupt reception in the form of short ...
  • 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
    ... and tape durability will be greatly diminished. 2. Keep the cassette tape in its case to protect from slackness and dust when it is not in use. 3. Keep the cassette tape away from...As preventive maintenance, clean the head about every 30 hours of use. If you wait until the head becomes very ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    .... 4. Do not use solvents such as benzene, thinner, cleaners, or antistatic sprays. 5. Store the disc in its case after playing. 6. Do not expose the disc to ...Try a known good disc before considering disc player service. RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES Under certain conditions,...
  • 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
    276 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Defrost Outside air is primarily directed to the windshield through the defroster outlets located at the base of the windshield, and the demister outlets located at the edge of each side of the instrument panel. Blower Control The rotary knob on the left of...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 277 Air Conditioning and Heating - 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    278 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL NOTE: To improve your selection choices, the system allows you to operate at intermediate positions between the major modes. These intermediate positions are identified by the small dots. Recirculation Modes (Panel or Bi-Level) Select the recirculation ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... extreme right (red region) of the rotation. Circulation The cab is designed with features to promote outside air ... air exhausters that provide the means for regular exchange of cab air. Side window demisters direct air ... best to use the full defrost mode. NOTE: When you turn off the engine you may ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    280 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Electric Rear Window Defroster and Heated Sideview Mirrors - If Equipped The Electric Rear Window Defroster and Heated side view mirrors are activated by pressing the heated grid button, located on the Climate Control panel, with the ignition On. Turning ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 281 Air Conditioning and Heating Operation To turn on the Air Conditioning, set the fan control at any speed and press the snowflake button located on the control panel. Conditioned air will be directed through the outlets selected by the mode control. A light ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    282 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Panel Outside air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel. These outlets can be adjusted to direct the airflow. Bi-Level Air flows through the outlets located in the instrument panel and those located on the floor. NOTE: There is a ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL 283 Dual Zone Temperature Control Use this control to regulate the temperature of the air inside the passenger compartment. This is accomplished by having separate temperature control slides for both the driver and front passenger. The blue area of the scale ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    284 UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL Circulation The cab is designed with features to promote outside air ... exhausters that provide the means for regular exchange of cab air. Side window demisters direct ... an indication of a problem with the air conditioning system. Rear Air Duct-Mega Cab Only...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    ... occurs in mild or cool temperatures when it's rainy or humid. In most cases turning on the Air-conditioning (pressing the snowflake button) will clear ... gets colder it may be necessary to direct air onto the windshield by using MIX Mode position on the control. Adjust the temperature control and ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... heavy traffic in hot weather especially when towing a trailer, additional engine cooling may be required. If this situation is encountered, operate the transmission in a lower gear to increase engine RPM, coolant flow and fan speed. When stopped ...
  • 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 ▫ On ...294 ▫ Start ...295 ▫ ACC ...295 ▫ Manual Transmission Key Release Button ...295... ...296 ▫ Automatic Transmission ...296 ▫ If Engine Fails To Start ...297 ▫ Engine Block... Shifting ...299 ▫ Automatic Transmission With Overdrive ...299 ▫ Manual Transmission ...304 Four-Wheel...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    290 STARTING AND OPERATING ▫ Manually Shifted Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions ...308 ▫ Shifting Procedure - Manually Shifted Transfer Case ...311 ▫ Transfer Case Reminder Light ...312...327 Parking Brake ...328 Brake System ...330 ▫ 3500 Dual Rear Wheel Models Only ...330...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...-Ply Tires ...346 ▫ Compact Spare Tire - If Equipped ...347 ▫ Limited Use Spare - If Equipped ...348 ▫ Tire Spinning ...348 ▫ Tread Wear Indicators ...349 ▫ Life ... ...350 ▫ Alignment And Balance ...351 Supplemental Tire Pressure Information - If Equipped ...352 Tire ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... Towing Definitions ...370 ▫ Trailer Hitch Classification ...372 ▫ Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings) ...373 ▫ Trailer And Tongue ... 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
    ... Snow ...385 ▫ Operating Tips ...385 ▫ General Maintenance ...386 Recreational Towing (Behind Motorhome, Etc.) . . 387 ▫ Recreational Towing - 2 Wheel Drive Models ...387 ▫ Recreational Towing - 4 Wheel Drive Models ...387 Driving Off-Road ...394 Traction ......
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... equipped) when the steering wheel is turned. NOTE: This vehicle is equipped with a transmission shift interlocking system. The brake pedal must be depressed ... steering wheel (if equipped with locking wheel) and the automatic transmission shift control with engine off. Ignition Switch Positions ON ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ... for normal 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 key on vehicles equipped with manual transmissions, turn the key to the Lock position and press the button...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ...a few seconds between such intervals will protect the starter from overheating. Manual Transmission Apply the parking brake, place the gearshift control ...seconds, then repeat the starting procedure. NOTE: This vehicle is equipped with a transmission shift interlocking system. The brake pedal must be ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... hold it there while cranking the engine. This should clear any excess fuel in case the engine is flooded. If the engine shows no sign of starting after two ... to a standard 110-115 volt AC electrical outlet with grounded, three-wire extension cord. CAUTION! To prevent damage to the starter, do not ...
  • 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 the right side of the vehicle and held to the body with removable clips. CAUTION! Long periods of engine idling, especially at high engine speeds can cause excessive exhaust temperatures which can damage your ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...selector in Park position. On 4-wheel-drive vehicles be sure that the transfer case is in a drive position! WARNING! Never use Park position on an automatic transmission as a substitute for the parking brake. Always apply parking brake fully when...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... quickly forward or in reverse. You could lose control of the vehicle and hit someone or 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 has come to a complete stop.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ... if you must leave the vehicle. NOTE: Towing the vehicle, coasting, or driving, with the transmission in neutral (N) position, can cause severe damage ...not exceed maximum engine speed. Overdrive Operation The overdrive automatic transmission contains an electronically controlled fourth and fifth (if ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... is above approximately 30 mph (48 km/h); • the "TOW HAUL O/D OFF" switch has not been activated; • transmission has reached normal ... desirable gear for operation at this temperature. Normal operation will resume when the transmission fluid temperature has risen to a suitable level. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    STARTING AND OPERATING 303 When To Use "TOW HAUL" and "O/D OFF" Modes reduce the potential for transmission overheating or failure due to ...Switch When driving in hilly areas, towing a trailer, carrying a heavy load, etc., and frequent transmission shifting occurs, press the "TOW HAUL O/D...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... is not engaged, it may seem as if the transmission is not shifting into Overdrive when cold.... into any other gear position. Manual Transmission NOTE: The parking brake should ... leaving the vehicle, especially on an incline. Truck models with manual transmission are equipped with a clutch interlocking...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... speeds) will result in increased fuel economy, and may be used as indicated. Manual Transmission - 6 Speed (G56) 2500 and 3500 models are equipped with the G56 manual transmission. This transmission has a "creeper" 1st gear which should be used to start from a ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ...position straight across, in one swift motion, and down into Reverse. 6 Speed Manual Transmission Shift Speeds in mph (km//h) 1 to 2 to 3 to ...5 6 Accel 2500/ 15 25 40 45 50 5.7L ALL & (24) (40) (65) (72) (81) 3500 Cruise Manual Transmission - 6-Speed (G238) NOTE: The parking brake should be engaged...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ... swift motion, and down into Reverse. Recommended Shift Speeds To use your manual transmission for fuel economy it should be upshifted as listed ... as indicated. Higher upshift speeds may be used to obtain a desired acceleration rate. 6 Speed Manual Transmission Shift Speed in mph (km/h) Accel- 1 2 3...
  • 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... only the front or rear wheels are spinning. The transfer case is not equipped with a synchronizer and... wheels are spinning can cause damage to the transfer case. Because 4-wheel drive provides... and will allow the vehicle to move regardless of the transmission position. The parking brake should always...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 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 front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat towing behind another vehicle. See Recreational ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...depress the clutch on a manual transmission. While the vehicle is coasting at 2 to 3 mph (3 to 5 km/h), shift the transfer case...). NOTE: Pausing in transfer case N (Neutral) in vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission may require... Transfer Case Shifter 2H ⇔ 4H Shifting between 2H and 4H can...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ... 5 km/h). NOTE: Do not attempt to shift to or from 4L while the transmission is in gear or clutch is engaged. Transfer Case Reminder Light The four-wheel-... that the front axle is fully engaged and all four wheels are driving. Electronically Shifted Transfer Case Operating Information...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    STARTING AND OPERATING 313 This Electronically Shifted transfer case provides 5 mode positions: 2 wheel drive ... Neutral and 4WD Lo. The Electronically Shifted transfer case is designed to be driven in the 2 wheel drive ... traction is required, the transfer case 4WD HI and 4WD LO positions can be used ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    .... See the Recreational Towing section for specific procedures on shifting into and out of Neutral (N). Transfer Case Position Indicator Lights ... left hand corner of the 4WD Control Switch. The transfer case Neutral (N) position is to be used for recreational 1. The current position indicator light ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    ...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...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    ...4 wheel drive vehicles depends on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the transfer case. Because 4 wheel drive provides improved traction, there is a tendency to exceed...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    ... AND OPERATING 317 For additional information on the appropriate use of each transfer case mode position see the information below: 2WD Rear Wheel Drive High ... the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat towing behind another vehicle. See Recreational ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 318
    ... OFF, the selected position indicator light will flash until the transfer case completes the shift. When the shift is complete, the indicator ...HI can be done with the vehicle stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in motion, the transfer case will engage / disengage faster if you momentarily release ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... (depress clutch on manual transmissions). 3. While still rolling, rotate the transfer case control ... NEUTRAL (depress clutch on manual transmissions). 3. Rotate the transfer case control switch to the desired ... light is ON (not flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch on manual ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... 21 days, refer to the section on "Vehicle Storage." Electronically Shifted Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions (4 Position Switch)-If Equipped ...electric shift transfer case and is operated by the 4WD Control Switch (Transfer Case Switch), which is located on the instrument panel.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ...additional traction is required, the transfer case 4HI and 4LO positions can be used to lock ...increased tire wear and damage to the driveline components. 5 Neutral Button NOTE: The transfer case ... Control Switch. The transfer case Neutral (N) position is to be used for recreational towing only. See ...
  • 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...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ...of 4 wheel drive vehicles depends on tires of equal size, type and circumference on each wheel. Any difference in tire size can cause damage to the transfer case. Because 4 wheel drive provides improved traction, there is a tendency to exceed ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... STARTING AND OPERATING For additional information on the appropriate use of each transfer case mode position see the information below: 2WD Rear Wheel Drive High...the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain. To be used for flat towing behind another vehicle. See Recreational ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... OFF, the selected position indicator light will flash until the transfer case completes the shift. When the shift is complete, the indicator ...4HI can be done with the vehicle stopped or in motion. With the vehicle in motion, the transfer case will engage / disengage faster if you momentarily release...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... (depress clutch on manual transmissions). 3. While still rolling, rotate the transfer case control ... indicator light is ON (not flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch on... NEUTRAL (depress clutch on manual transmissions). 3. Rotate the transfer case control switch to the desired ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... 4. After the desired position indicator light is ON (not flashing), shift transmission back into gear (release clutch on manual transmissions). NOTE: If steps 1 or 2 of either the Preferred or Alternate Procedure are not satisfied prior to attempting the shift ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    328 STARTING AND OPERATING WARNING! On vehicles equipped with a limited-slip differential, never run the engine with one rear wheel off the ground, since the vehicle may drive through the rear wheel remaining on the ground. You could lose control of the vehicle. Care should be taken to avoid ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ..., or it may roll and cause damage or injury. Also be certain to leave an automatic transmission in Park, a manual transmission in Reverse or first gear. Failure to ... the gear shift lever in PARK, otherwise the load on the transmission locking mechanism may make it difficult to move ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    ... or stop, and activation of the BRAKE warning lamp and the ABS lamp (if equipped) during brake use. 3500 Dual Rear Wheel Models Only The brake system ... operation of the brake system which may not be indicative of a problem. These noises may be heard at any time the brakes are...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ...Brake System - If Equipped This Anti-lock Brake System is designed to aid the driver in maintaining vehicle control under adverse braking conditions. The system operates with a separate computer to modulate hydraulic pressure to prevent wheel lockup and help avoid skidding on slippery surfaces. 5
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    ...to provide regulated hydraulic pressure. The pump motor makes a low humming noise during operation. This is normal. When you are in a severe braking condition involving use of the Anti-lock Brake System, you will experience some pedal drop as the vehicle comes to a complete stop. This is the result ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    ... or steering efficiency beyond that afforded by the condition of the vehicle brakes and tires or the traction afforded. • The ABS cannot prevent accidents, including those ... are considered normal and does not indicate that there is a problem with the power steering system. Upon initial start-up in ...
  • 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 fuel economy by shutting off ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    ...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.....5 R15 LT. 5 NOTE: • P (Passenger)-Metric tire sizing is based on U.S. design standards. P-Metric...
  • 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
    ...: Service Description: 95 = Load Index -A numerical code associated with the maximum load a tire ... indicating the range of speeds at which a tire can carry a load corresponding to its load index... - Maximum Load indicates the maximum load this tire is designed to carry. Maximum Pressure - Maximum...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    ... use. MA = Code representing the tire manufacturing location. (2 digits) L9 = Code representing the tire size. (2 digits) ABCD = Code used by tire manufacturer. (1 to 4 digits) 03 = Number representing the week in which the tire was manufactured. (2 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    ...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 ...Tire and Loading Information Tire Placard Location This placard tells you important information ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    ... the tire's load carrying capacity if you adhere to the loading conditions, tire size, and cold tire inflation pressures specified on the ... GAWR's, vehicle loading, and trailer towing, refer to the "Vehicle Loading" section of this manual. To determine the maximum loading conditions ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    ... If your vehicle will be towing a trailer, load from your trailer will be transferred to your vehicle. Consult this manual to determine...table shows examples on how to calculate total load, cargo/luggage and towing capacities of your vehicle with varying seating configurations and number and size of ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    342 STARTING AND OPERATING
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    ...handling, and increase your stopping distance. Use tires of the recommended load capacity for your vehicle. Never overload them. TIRES-GENERAL INFORMATION Tire Pressure... results in tire failure. • Unequal tire pressures can cause steering problems. You could lose control of ...
  • 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 as inspecting for signs of tire wear or visible damage at least once a month. Use a good quality pocket-type gauge to check tire pressure. Do not...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 345
    ... mile (1 km) after a 3 hour period. The cold tire inflation pressure must not exceed ...air temperature change. Keep this in mind when checking tire pressure inside a garage, especially in the winter.... 12° F (7° C) for this outside temperature condition. Tire pressure may increase from 2 to 6 psi (13 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 346
    ... vehicle to handle poorly. The instability could cause an accident. Always use radial ply tires in sets of four (or 6, in case of trucks with dual rear wheels). Never combine them with other types of tires. Cuts and punctures in radial tires are ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 347
    ...The compact spare is for temporary emergency use with radial tires. It is engineered to be used on your style vehicle only... 50 mph (80 km/h). Temporary-use spare tires have limited tread life. ... worn to the tread wear indicators, the temporary use spare tire needs to be replaced. Be sure to follow the...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 348
    ... Spare - If Equipped The limited use spare tire is for temporary emergency use on your vehicle. ..., but it is not. Installation of this limited use spare tire affects vehicle handling. Since ... opportunity. WARNING! The limited use spare tires are for emergency use only. Installation of this limited ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 349
    ... OPERATING 349 WARNING! Fast spinning tires can be dangerous. Forces generated by excessive ... Indicators Tread wear indicators are in the original equipment tires to help you in determining when your...). When the tread is worn to the tread wear indicators, the tire should be replaced. Many states have...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 350
    ... Tire and Loading Information placard for the size designation of your tire. The service description and load identification will be found on the original equipment tire. Failure to use equivalent ... you contact your original equipment or an authorized tire dealer with any questions you may have ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 351
    ...AND OPERATING 351 WARNING! • Do not use a tire, wheel size or rating other than that ... vehicle. Some combinations of unapproved tires and wheels may change suspension dimensions and performance ... approved for your vehicle. • Never use a tire with a smaller load index or capacity, other than what ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 352
    ... 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 Type "S" specifications. Use "Class U" chains on 2500/3500 Ram Trucks, or other traction aids that meet SAE Type "U" specifications. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 353
    ... with LT245/ 70R17E tires. NOTE: The use of class "U" chains is permitted on the front and rear of 4X4, 3500 Ram Trucks with Dual Rear Wheels and LT235/80R17E tires. NOTE: On 4X2 2500/3500 Ram Trucks, class "U" snow chains are permitted on the rear wheels only of ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 354
    ...STARTING AND OPERATING SNOW TIRES Snow tires should be of the same size and type... associated with the tire. These tires should always be operated at the vehicle maximum capacity inflation... tire rotation frequency for your type of driving found in the "Maintenance Schedules" Section of this manual...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 355
    STARTING AND OPERATING 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...
  • 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. ... a different location to maintain the correct placement of the tire on the wheel relative to the tire/wheel position on the truck. For example, if the spare is used to replace an outer rear tire ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 357
    ...can cause damage and immediate service is required. Poor quality gasoline can cause problems such as hard starting, stalling and hesitations. If...vehicle emissions and improve air quality. We strongly support the use of reformulated gasolines. Properly blended reformulated gasolines...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 358
    ... emissions. Fuels blended with these oxygenates may be used in your vehicle. CAUTION! DO NOT use ... performance. We recommend that gasolines free of MMT be used in your vehicle. The MMT content of gasoline may ... without MMT in Canada because MMT can be used at levels higher than allowed in the United ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 359
    ...your engine may be out of tune or malfunctioning and may require immediate service. Contact your dealer for service ... 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 360
    ... exhaust gases from entering the vehicle. ADDING FUEL The fuel tank filler tube has a restricting door about 2 inches (50 mm) inside the opening. If using a portable fuel container, it should have a flexible nozzle long enough to force open the restricting door. NOTE: If fuel is poured from a ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 361
    ... is lost or damaged, be sure the replacement cap is for use with this vehicle. NOTE: After fuel is added... button to turn the message off. If the problem persists, the message will appear the next time.... This might indicate a damaged cap. If the problem is detected twice in a row, the system will turn...
  • 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 tank filler tube cap (gas cap). A poorly fitting cap could let impurities into the fuel system. WARNING! • Never have any smoking materials lit in or near the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 363
    ...to these vehicles. Please refer to the other sections of this manual for information on features that are common between Flexible Fuel ...(gas cap) or filling the tank. Do not use E-85 as a cleaning agent and never use it near an open flame. Fuel Requirements Your vehicle will operate on both unleaded ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 364
    ...the engine oil requirements are the same. Refer to the "Maintenance Procedures" section of this manual for the proper quality and viscosity engine oil. (See ... more information.) Starting The characteristics of E-85 fuel make it unsuitable for use when ambient temperatures fall below 0°F. In the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 365
    ... with ethanol. Always be sure that your vehicle is serviced with correct ethanol compatible parts. Maintenance If you operate the vehicle using E-85 fuel, follow Schedule B in the maintenance schedule section of this manual. CAUTION! Do not use ethanol mixture greater than 85% in...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 366
    ...be stopped, the engine shut off and the vehicle allowed to cool. Service, including a tune-up to manufacturer's specifications should be obtained immediately....: • 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 367
    ... also specifies maximum capacities of front and rear axle systems (GAWR). Total load ... payload of a vehicle is defined as the allowable load weight a truck can carry, including the weight of the driver, ... load carrying capacity (axle, springs, tires or wheels). Heavier axles or suspension components ...
  • 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 capacity of this tire size. Rim Size This is the rim size that is appropriate for the tire size listed. Inflation Pressure This is the cold ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 369
    ... the GVWR or the maximum front and rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, or it can change the way your vehicle handles. ... are exceeded. Overloading can cause potential safety hazards and shorten service life. NOTE: The weights shown in this chart are not necessarily the weights for ...
  • 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 information... warranty coverage, follow the requirements and recommendations in this manual concerning vehicles used for trailer towing. Common Towing Definitions The following trailer towing related definitions ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 371
    .... Weight-Carrying Hitch A weight-carrying hitch supports the trailer tongue weight, just as if it ... a hitch ball or some other connecting point of the truck. These kind of hitches are the most popular on ... they're commonly used to tow small- and medium-sized trailers. WARNING! It is important that ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 372
    ... that mounts over the rear axle of the tow vehicle in the truck bed. Connects a vehicle and fifth-wheel trailer with a coupling king pin. ... arm connects to the hitch mounted over the rear axle in the truck bed. Trailer Hitch Classification The rear bumper is intended to tow trailers up to 2,000 lbs ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 373
    ... 373 Trailer Hitch Classification Class Max. GTW (Gross Trailer Wt.) Class I - Light Duty 2,000 lbs (907 ... additional trailer towing information (maximum trailer weight ratings) refer to the following website addresses: • http:// www.dodge.com/towing. • http:// www.dodge.ca (Canada). Trailer and...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 374
    .... Also, additional factory-installed options, or dealer-installed options, must be considered 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
    ...performance or damage to brakes, axle, engine, transmission, steering, suspension, chassis structure or tires. CAUTION! • Avoid towing a trailer for the first 500 ... your vehicle. • During the first 500 miles (805 km) of trailer towing, limit your speed to 50 mph (80 km/h)....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 376
    ... on the tow vehicle. Put the tow vehicle automatic transmission in P for Park. With a manual transmission, shift the transmission into reverse. And with four-wheel-drive vehicles, make sure the transfer case is not in neutral. Always, block or chock the trailer wheels. • GCWR ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 377
    STARTING AND OPERATING 377 − Check for signs of tire wear or visible tire damage before towing a trailer. Refer to the Tires-General Information section of this manual on Tread Wear Indicators for the proper inspection procedure. − When ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 378
    .... Towing Requirements - Trailer Lights & Wiring Whenever you pull a trailer, regardless of the trailer size, stop lights and turn signals on the trailer are required for motoring safety. The Trailer Tow Package may include a 4 and 7 pin wiring harness. Use a factory approved ...
  • 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 clutch slippage. Towing Tips - Automatic Transmission The "D" range can be selected when towing. However, if frequent ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 380
    ... AND OPERATING NOTE: Check the automatic transmission fluid level before towing. Towing Tips ...If Equipped) To reduce potential for automatic transmission overheating, turn the "TOW HAUL OD/OFF"... areas or shift the transmission to Drive position 2 on more severe grades. Towing Tips - Electronic ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 381
    ... A small blindspot mirror is integrated onto the main mirror surface. NOTE: Fold the 7 x 10 inch trailer towing mirrors rearward prior to entering an automated car ... Mirror CAUTION! Do not attempt to fold the 7 x 10 inch trailer towing mirrors forward. The 7 x 10 inch trailer towing ...
  • 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 383
    ... it is highly recommended that the owner / installer obtain and follow the recommendations contained within the current Dodge BODY BUILDER'S GUIDE. See your dealer, installer or snowplow manufacture for this information. There are unique electrical systems that ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 384
    ...Model Prep Package Availability 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... the truck should not exceed two. 3. The total GVWR or the Front GAWR or the Rear GAWR should never be...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 385
    ...Methods For Removing Snow 5 Operating Tips Under ideal snow plowing conditions, 20 mph (32 km/h) should be maximum operating speed. The operator should be familiar with the area and surface to be cleaned. Reduce speed and use extreme caution when plowing unfamiliar areas or under poor visibility.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 386
    ...and battery terminals clean and free of corrosion. When plowing snow, to avoid transmission and drivetrain damage, the following precautions should be observed. • Operate with transfer case in 4L when plowing small or congested areas where speeds ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 387
    ... Shift transfer cases must be shifted into Neutral (N) for recreational towing. Automatic transmissions must.... Recreational Towing Procedure - Manual Shift Transfer Case - If Equipped Use the following ... to follow these requirements can cause severe damage to the transmission and/or transfer case....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 388
    ... automatic transmission to N (NEUTRAL), or depress the clutch on manual transmissions. 5. Shift transfer case lever into N (NEUTRAL). 6. Start the engine. 7. Shift automatic transmission ... automatic transmission into P (PARK). 12. Apply the parking brake. 13. Attach vehicle to tow vehicle ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 389
    STARTING AND OPERATING 389 CAUTION! Damage to the automatic transmission may occur if the... the transmission into P (PARK) Returning to Normal Operation - Manual Shift Transfer Case Use ... to N (NEUTRAL), or depress the clutch on manual transmissions. 6. Shift transfer case lever to desired position....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 390
    ... • Do not disconnect the rear driveshaft because fluid will leak from the transfer case and damage the internal parts. Recreational Towing Procedure - Electronic Shift Transfer Case - If Equipped Use the following procedure to prepare your vehicle for ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 391
    ... Neutral (N) button. 8. Start engine. 9. Shift automatic transmission into Reverse (R). 10. Release brake pedal ... movement. 11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 with the transmission in Drive (D). 12. Shut engine OFF and ... automatic transmission into Park (P). 14. Apply parking brake. 15. Attach vehicle to tow ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 392
    ... the transmission into Park (P). Returning to Normal Operation - Electronic Shift Transfer Case Use the... transmission. 6. Using the point of a ballpoint pen or similar object, depress the recessed transfer case ... switch. 9. Shift automatic transmission into P (Park). NOTE: The transfer case can not ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 393
    ... if you leave the vehicle unattended with the transfer case in the Neutral (N) position without first ... case Neutral (N) position disengages both the front and rear driveshafts from the powertrain and will allow the vehicle to move despite the transmission position. The parking brake should always be...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 394
    ...• Do not disconnect the rear driveshaft because fluid will leak from the transfer case and fluid loss will damage internal parts. DRIVING OFF-ROAD Care... slowly to avoid spinning the wheels. DO NOT REDUCE the tire pressures for this type of driving. NOTE: After off-road usage...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 395
    ... Number, Truck Order Number, and code numbers with descriptions of all production and special equipment on the truck as shipped from the factory. NOTE: Always refer to the Equipment Identification Plate When Ordering Parts. 5
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  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 397
    WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES CONTENTS Hazard Warning Lights ...398 Jack Location ...399 ▫ Removal (2500/3500/Mega Cab) ...399 ▫ Removal (1500 Standard Cab/Quad Cab Vehicles) ...400 ▫ Reinstalling The Scissors-Type Jack And Tools ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 398
    ... 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 is creating a ... continue to operate even though the ignition switch is OFF. NOTE: With extended use, the Hazard Warning lights may discharge your battery. Hazard Light ...
  • 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...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 400
    ... to 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 ... surface only. Avoid ice or slippery areas. Removal (1500 Standard Cab/Quad Cab Vehicles) WARNING! After using the jack and tools, always reinstall them in ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 401
    WHAT TO 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 jack is snug. 2. Position the jack and tool bag (unrolled). Make sure the lug wrench is under the jack near the jack turn-screw. 6 ...
  • 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
    ... 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 engages 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
    ... The Spare Tire Remove the spare tire before attempting to jack the truck. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack extension tube. Insert the tube through .... Rotate the wheel wrench handle counterclockwise until the spare tire is on the ground with enough cable slack to allow you to pull ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 405
    ... place the gear selector in PARK (automatic transmission) or REVERSE (manual transmission). On four-wheel drive vehicles, shift the transfer case to the "4L" position. WARNING! Do not attempt to change a tire on the side of the vehicle close to...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 406
    ... being changed, block the left rear wheel. • Passengers should not remain in the vehicle when the vehicle is being jacked. Instructions WARNING! Carefully follow these tire changing warnings to help prevent personal injury or damage to your ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 407
    ... 407 1. Remove the spare wheel, jack, and tools from storage. 2. Using the wheel wrench, loosen, but do not remove, the wheel ... 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 of...
  • 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 changing a front wheel, place the bottle ... may be used, but is not required. • For 2500/3500 4x4 series trucks, when changing the front wheel, assemble the...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 409
    ... extending to the rear. 6 Rear Jacking Location (All) • For all trucks, when changing a rear wheel, assemble the jack drive tube to the... wheel wrench. Before raising the wheel off the ground, make sure that the jack will not damage surrounding truck parts and adjust the jack position as required.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 410
    410 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES NOTE: If the 2500/3500 bottle jack will not lower by turning ...135 ft. lbs. (183 N·m) torque for 1500/2500/3500 single rear wheel ... 145 ft. lbs. (197 N·m) for 3500 dual rear wheel models. If ... of the nuts toward the wheel on 1500/2500/3500 single rear wheel (SRW) models...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 411
    ... removed before raising the vehicle off the ground. For 2500/3500 single rear wheel (SRW) models, use ... pop off the hub cap with a back and forth motion. On 3500 models with dual rear wheels (DRW),... can now be removed. For the front hub cap on 3500 models use the blade on the end of the lug wrench to ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 412
    ... may occur. Replace the wheel skins first using a rubber mallet. When replacing the hub caps, ... piloted. The lug nuts are a two piece assembly. When the tires are being rotated or replaced, clean these lug ... motion, loosen the wheel skin. Repeat this procedure around the tire until the skin pops off.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 413
    ...nuts. Also, when it is necessary to remove and install 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 diameter of the two individual tires must ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 414
    ...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 specific torque has been achieved. Retighten to specifications at 100 .... Torque wheel stud nuts to specifications at each lubrication interval. Wheel Nuts All...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 415
    ... tire several times to be sure it is firmly in place. 6 To Stow The Flat Or Spare NOTE: 1500 Standard and Quad Cab vehicles equipped with aluminum wheels cannot be ...will not fit through the wheel pilot hole. Secure the (flat) tire in the bed of the truck, have the (flat) tire repaired...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 416
    ... 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 catalytic converter. Also, there is a greater risk of an accident when a vehicle is being ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 417
    ... 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 turn the ignition OFF. 3. Turn off the heater, radio, and all unnecessary electrical loads. 4....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 418
    418 WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES 5. Connect the other cable, first to the negative terminal of the booster battery and then to the engine of the vehicle with the discharged battery. Make sure you have a good contact on the engine. WARNING! • Do not connect the cable to the negative post of the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 419
    ...) and between 1st and REVERSE (manual transmissions), while applying slight pressure ...frustration of not freeing the vehicle, may lead to transmission overheating and failure. Allow the engine.... This will minimize overheating and reduce the risk of transmission failure during prolonged efforts to free...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 420
    ...rescue a vehicle stranded off road. Do not use tow hooks for tow truck hookup or highway towing. You could damage your vehicle. TOWING A DISABLED...the purpose, following equipment manufacturer's instructions. Use of safety chains is mandatory. Attach a tow bar or other towing device to...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 421
    ... following methods. NOTE: The Transfer Case must be in the neutral position, and the transmission must be in Park (Automatic Transmission), or in gear (Manual Transmission) to tow a 4WD vehicle with one end...km) can cause severe damage to the transmission. If the vehicle is to be towed faster than 30 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 422
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 423
    ... 5.7L ...427 Onboard Diagnostic 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 — ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 424
    ... ...442 ▫ Front Prop Shaft Lubrication - 2500/3500 (4X4) Models ...443 ▫ Body Lubrication ...443... Driving Axle Fluid Level ...452 ▫ Transfer Case ...453 ▫ Manual Transmission ...453 ▫ Automatic ... Noise Control System Required Maintenance & Warranty For 3500 2-Wheel Drive And 4-Wheel Drive ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 425
    ... Care And Protection From Corrosion ...462 Integrated Power Module ...466 Vehicle Storage ...469 Replacement ... High-Mounted Stoplight With Cargo Light ...476 ▫ Cab Top Clearance Lights - If Equipped ...... ...482 Fluids And Capacities ...483 Fluids, Lubricants And Genuine Parts ...485 ▫ Engine ......
  • 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
    ... the performance of the emissions, engine, and automatic transmission control systems. When these systems are operating ... and not need towing, see your dealer for service as soon as possible. CAUTION!...and power loss will soon occur. Immediate service is required. EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 429
    ... may not be ready if your vehicle was recently serviced, if you recently had a dead battery, or... ignition key actuated test which you can use prior to going to the test station. To check if your...position, you will see your MIL symbol come on as part of a normal bulb check. 5. Approximately 15 seconds ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 430
    ... personnel, special tools 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 any procedure yourself. NOTE: Intentional ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 431
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 431 REPLACEMENT PARTS Use of genuine Mopar parts for normal/scheduled maintenance and repairs is highly recommended to insure the designed performance. Damage or failures caused by the use of non-Mopar parts for maintenance and repairs will not be...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 432
    432 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Checking the oil while the vehicle is on level ground will improve the accuracy of the oil level readings. Always maintain the oil level within the SAFE zone on the dipstick. Adding one quart of oil when the reading is at the bottom of the SAFE zone will result in a ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 433
    ... high speeds during hot weather, above 32°C (90°F) • Trailer towing • Heavy Loading • Taxi, Police or delivery service (commercial service) • ...the Maintenance Schedules section of this manual. Dusty Conditions Driving through dust-laden air increases the problems of keeping ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 434
    ... requirements of DaimlerChrysler Material Standard MS-6395. Use Mopar or an equivalent oil meeting the specification ...SAE viscosity grade number should not be used. Synthetic Engine Oils There are a number ... meet the SAE viscosity standard. Follow the service schedule that describes your driving type....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 435
    ... from your vehicle. Used oil and oil filters, indiscriminately discarded, can present a problem to the environment. Contact your dealer, service station, or governmental agency for... Only high quality filters should be used to assure most efficient service. Mopar Engine Oil Filters ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 436
    ... if necessary at the intervals shown on Schedule "B". WARNING! The air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc) can provide a measure of protection in the case of engine backfire. Do not remove the air induction system (air cleaner, hoses, etc) unless such removal is necessary for repair or ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 437
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 437 Catalytic Converter The catalytic converter requires the use of unleaded fuel only. Leaded gasoline will destroy the effectiveness of ... misfire or other apparent loss of performance, have your vehicle serviced promptly. Continued operation of your vehicle with a severe ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 438
    ..., the engine shut off and the vehicle allowed to cool. Thereafter, service, including a tune-up to manufacturer's specifications, should be obtained ... damage: • 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 439
    ...on skin, flush the area immediately with large amounts of water. Battery gas is flammable and explosive. Keep flame or sparks away from the battery. Don't use a booster battery or any other booster source with an output greater than 12 volts. Don't allow cable clamps to touch each other. Battery...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 440
    ...negative (-) and identified on the battery case. Also, if a "fast charger" is used while battery ...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 a performance test. Drive ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 441
    ... cloth, wipe any spilled fluid from all surfaces. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants, and Genuine 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 442
    ...ball joints are available. Front suspension ball joints should be replaced only by a qualified service technician using tools specially designed for this purpose. Damage to the joints and/or suspension components may result if improper replacement procedures are used. If seals are...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 443
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 443 Front Prop Shaft Lubrication - 2500/3500 (4X4) Models Lubricate the front driveshaft grease fitting at each oil change listed in the ...components to insure proper function. When performing other underhood services, the hood latch, release mechanism and safety catch ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 444
    ... periods may cause deterioration of the wiper blades. Always use washer fluid when using the wipers to remove salt or dirt from a dry windshield. Avoid using the wiper blades to remove frost or ice from the windshield. Keep the blade rubber out of contact with petroleum products such as engine oil, ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 445
    ... All Weather Windshield Washer Solution, used with water as directed on the container, aids cleaning ... areas for broken, damaged, deteriorated, or mispositioned parts. Open seams or loose connections could... 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
    ... however, excessively deep localized cracks are present, or any part of the exhaust system abnormally contacts the underbody hardware, the...Cooling System Maintenance At the intervals shown in the Maintenance Schedules Section of the manual, the system should be drained, flushed and filled. Inspection...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 447
    ..., flushed and refilled. Refer to your dealer or consult a service manual for proper procedures. Adding Coolant When adding coolant, or refilling the system, a minimum solution of 50% ... 70%) if temperatures below 34°F ( 37°C) are anticipated. Use only high purity water such as distilled ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 448
    ... concentration and replacement recommendations, or failure to use antifreeze formulated to prevent corrosion of all ... Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. CAUTION! • Mixing ... coolant (antifreeze) products. Do not use additional rust inhibitors or antirust products, ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 449
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 449 Disposal Of Used Engine Coolant Used ethylene glycol based engine coolant is a regulated substance 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...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 450
    ... 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 ...by a leak and a system check should be conducted. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for the correct Fluid type.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 451
    ... result. Brake Hoses Inspection should be performed whenever the brake system is serviced or at intervals specified. Inspect hydraulic brake hoses for surface ... fluid reservoir can result in spilling brake fluid on hot engine parts and the brake fluid catching fire. Use only brake fluid that has been...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 452
    ... Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for the correct lubricant type. Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid Level Refer to Fluids, Lubricants... below on 9 1/4" Manufacturer's Rear Axles. For all 2500/3500 Model axles, the fluid level should be 1/4" ± ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 453
    ... and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. The Mopar limited slip additive 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). ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 454
    454 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Lubricant Selection G56 (6-Speed Manual Transmission - If Equipped) This ... and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type. This is the only lubricant recommended for use in the Getrag G56 transmission. Automatic Transmission Fluid Level Check The fluid level should be ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 455
    ... room temperature, it should be between the "HOT" (upper) reference holes when the transmission reaches 180°F (82°C). Remember it is best to check the .... Release parking brake. To prevent dirt and water from entering the transmission after checking or replenishing fluid, make certain that the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 456
    ... 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... It is important that proper lubricant is used in the transmission. Refer to Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts for correct fluid type....
  • 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 the bearing...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 458
    ... Noise Control System Required Maintenance & Warranty For 3500 2-Wheel Drive and 4-Wheel Drive ... for Noise Control Systems The following maintenance services must be performed every 6 months or 6,000 ... first, to assure proper operation of the noise control systems. In addition, inspection and service
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 459
    ... 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 prohibits the following acts or ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 460
    ... equipped by the manufacturer, and is not limited to any particular part, component or system of the vehicle manufactured by the manufacturer. Defects in design, assembly or in any part, component or system of the vehicle as manufactured by the manufacturer, which, at the time it...
  • 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
    ... pollutants. Washing • Wash your vehicle regularly. Always wash your vehicle in the shade using Mopar Car Wash or a mild car wash soap, and rinse the panels ... water. • If insects, tar or other similar deposits have accumulated on your vehicle, use Mopar Super Kleen Bug and Tar Remover to remove.
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 463
    ...paint finish. Take care never to scratch the paint. • Avoid using abrasive compounds and power buffing that may ... soap and water to prevent corrosion. To remove heavy soil, use Mopar Wheel Cleaner or select a nonabrasive, non-acidic cleaner. Do not use scouring pads, steel wool, a bristle brush or ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 464
    ... up paint to match the color of your vehicle. Interior Care Use Mopar Total Clean to clean fabric upholstery and carpeting. Use Mopar Total Clean to clean vinyl upholstery. Mopar Total Clean is specifically recommended for leather upholstery. Your leather upholstery can ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 465
    ... quarter window equipped with the radio antenna. Do not use scrapers or other sharp instruments which may ...view mirror, spray cleaner on the towel or rag that you are using. Do not spray cleaner directly on ... weaken the fabric. If the belts need cleaning, use a mild soap solution or lukewarm water. Do...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 466
    466 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE INTEGRATED POWER MODULE otherwise the cavity number of each fuse is stamped on the inside cover ... Lockout Solenoid Battery (SRT-10 Only) Integrated Power Module Location An integrated Power Module is located in the engine compartment near the battery....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 467
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 467 Cavity Cartridge Mini Fuse Fuse 8 10 Amp Red 9 30 Amp Pink...Battery RWAL/ABS Module Feed Park Lamps Left 14 Cavity Cartridge Mini Fuse Fuse ...10 Amp Red 22 2 Amp Gray Description Trailer Park Lamps Park Lamps Right Spare ABS Pump Trailer Tow ORC2 ORC Preset Carrier IGN ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 468
    468 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Cavity Cartridge Mini Fuse Fuse 23 10 Amp Red 24 20 Amp Blue ...Switches/EC Mirror/ Smart Bar Spare Cavity Cartridge Mini Fuse Fuse 31 10 Amp Red 32 10 Amp Red Description PCM/Transfer Case Brake HVAC/Ajustable Pedals/Heated Seats Switch LED/Exhaust Brake Power-IGN Run ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 469
    ...allows the fuse to be disconnected, without removing it from the fuse block. • The electronic shift transfer case should be placed in the 4HI mode and kept in this... battery negative (-) cable before removing the cover. 2. Use specified fuses only. 3. Always properly reinstall the cover...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 470
    ...) ...H13 Side Marker Bulb ...W5W Park & Turn Signal ...3157NAK Rear License Plate Lamp ...168 Rear Cargo Light...912 Tail & Stop ...3057 Cab Clearance Lights ...168 Dual Rear Wheel Sidemarker Light ...168 Dual Rear Wheel Tailgate ID Lights (3) ...168 BULB REPLACEMENT Headlight (Halogen)/Front Park ...
  • 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
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 473 7. Remove housing from vehicle with headlight halogen bulb in housing. 8. Twist the headlight halogen bulb 1⁄4 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 ...
  • 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
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 475 3. Push the red lock slide in on the connector and remove the housing from the vehicle. 4. Remove the four (4) screws from the bulb strip in the housing. 5. Pull the appropriate bulb straight from the bulb strip. • Top Bulb: Park/Turn/Hazard • Center Bulb: Stop/...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 476
    ... With Cargo 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 straight from the socket....
  • 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 housing to gain access to 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 481
    MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE 481 3. Pull the bulb straight out from the socket. 4. Reverse procedure for 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 bulb. 4. Pull bulb straight out from ...
  • 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 35 34 34 35 34 35 gal. gal....
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 484
    484 MAINTAINING YOUR 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 (Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 485
    ... YOUR VEHICLE 485 FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS Engine Component Engine Coolant 3.7/4.7L Engine ... Fuel Selection (5.7L) Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts Mopar Antifreeze/Coolant 5 Year/100,000 ...Formula HOAT (Hybrid Organic Additive Technology) or equivalent. Use SAE 5W-30, API Certified, ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 486
    486 MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE Chassis Component Automatic Transmission Transfer Case NVG 246 Automatic Transfer Case Only Manaul Transmission Fluid (G238) Manual Transmission Fluid (G-56) ... 1500 Model Front Axle (4X4) 1500 Model Rear Axle 2500/3500 Model Front and Rear Axle Brake Master ...
  • 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
    ...emission control system. These, and all other maintenance services included in this manual, should be done to provide best vehicle performance and S...at sustained high speeds during hot weather, above 90° F (32°C). • Trailer towing. • Snowplowing. Inspection and service also should be done any ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 489
    ... comes first and follow schedule "B" of the Maintenance Schedules section of this manual. NOTE: If ANY of these apply to you then flush ... comes first and follow schedule "B" of the Maintenance Schedules section of this manual. NOTE: Most vehicles are operated under the conditions listed for ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 490
    ...joints (if equipped) and front suspension components. • Check the automatic transmission fluid level. • Check the manual transmission fluid level...Check the coolant level, hoses, and clamps. • Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). • Check the windshield washer solvent and add ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 491
    ...% of your driving is at sustained high speeds during hot weather, above 90° F (32° C). • Trailer towing. • Snowplowing. • Heavy Loading. • Taxi, police, or delivery service (commercial service). • Off-road or desert operation. • ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 492
    ... at interval A shown or 3 months, whichever comes first. N C Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, E 4X4). S C H E D U L E S 3,000 (5 000) X X 6,000 (10 000) X X ... correct stowage. Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Change rear axle fluid. Change...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 493
    ... filter at interval shown or 3 months, whichever comes first. Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). Rotate tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Change rear axle fluid. Change ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 494
    ...at interval A shown or 3 months, whichever comes first. N C Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, E 4X4). S C H E D U L E S 33,000 (55 000) X X ... tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Change rear axle fluid. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 495
    ...3 months, whichever comes first. Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). Rotate tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure and ... rear axle fluid. Change front axle fluid (4X4). Change 6-spd manual transmission fluid 2500/3500 models only. 48,000 (80 000) X X X X X 51,000 (85 000) X X...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 496
    ... 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 (100 000) X X X X X X Inspect and replace ignition cables if necessary. Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary. ** Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid and change main sump filter*. 8
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 497
    ... filter at interval shown or 3 months, whichever comes first. Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). Rotate tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure... correct stowage. Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Inspect engine air cleaner filter, ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 498
    ...A 3 months, whichever comes first. N C Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). E Rotate tires. S C H E D U L E S 78,000 81,000 84,000 87... tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Change rear axle fluid. ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 499
    ... filter at interval shown or 3 months, whichever comes first. Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). Rotate tires. Check spare tire for proper pressure...and correct stowage. Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Flush and replace engine coolant,...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 500
    ... correct stowage. Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Drain and refill transfer case fluid (4X4). Change rear 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
    .... Inspect PCV valve, replace as necessary. ** Inspect auto tension drive belt and replace if required (3.7L/4.7L/5.7L). Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid and change main sump and spin-on cooler return filter (if equipped)*. Flush and replace engine coolant at 120 months if not replaced ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 502
    ...E S 502 SCHEDULE "B" * This applies only if the vehicle is used for frequent trailer towing, snowplowing, fleet vehicle or commercial service. ** This maintenance is recommended by the manufacturer to the owner, but not required to maintain the ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 503
    ... tire for proper pressure and correct stowage. Check transfer case fluid level (4X4). Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Inspect brake linings. Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 504
    ... 66,000 (100 000) (110 000) [60] [66] X X X X X X X 8 rect stowage. Check transfer case fluid level (4X4). Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/ 3500, 4X4). Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Flush and replace engine coolant at 60 months, ...
  • 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 (80 000) [48] 54,000 (90 000) [54] 60,000 66,000 (100 000) (110 000) [60] [66]...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 506
    ...S C H E D U L E S 8 Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Check transfer case fluid level (4X4). Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). Inspect brake linings. Inspect engine air cleaner filter, replace if necessary. Replace ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 507
    ... stowage. Drain and refill transfer case fluid (4X4). Lubricate Front Drive Shaft Fitting (2500/3500, 4X4). Flush and replace engine coolant, if not replaced ...(170 000 km). Lubricate outer tie rod ends 2500/3500 (4X4) models only. Inspect brake linings. Inspect auto tension...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 508
    ... if the belt was previously replaced. Inspection and service should also be performed anytime a malfunction is...working on or around a motor vehicle. Do only that service work for which you have the knowledge ...have any doubt about your ability to perform a service job, take your vehicle to a competent ...
  • 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
    ..., and the latest information to assure your vehicle is fixed correctly and 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 ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 512
    ... manufacturer by dialing 1-800-380-CHRY. Service Contract You may have purchased a... expires. The manufacturer stands behind only the manufacturer's Service Contracts. If you purchased a manufacturer's ...Service Contract, and you require service after your manufacturer's new vehicle limited ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 513
    ... and provisions of DaimlerChrysler's warranties applicable to this vehicle. MOPAR PARTS Mopar fluids, lubricants,..., NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, and ... defect, you should contact the Customer Service Department immediately. Canadian customers who wish ...
  • 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
    ....daimlerchrysler.com • www.daimlerchrysler.ca/manuals DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES The following ... government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and .... The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 516
    ... test surfaces of asphalt and concrete. A tire marked C may have poor traction performance. WARNING! The traction grade assigned to this tire is based on straight-ahead braking traction... excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 517
    INDEX 10
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 518
    ... Conditioning System, Zone Control ...280 Air Pressure, Tires ...344,352 Airbag ...43,50,80,...,222 Appearance Care ...462 Ashtray ...194 Automatic Transmission Adding Fluid ...455 Fluid and Filter ...486 Axle Lubrication (Axle Fluid) ...452 Ball Joints ...Battery ...Emergency Starting ...Saving Feature (...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 519
    ... Vehicle ...106 Bulb Replacement ...470 Bulbs, Light ...470 Cab Top Clearance Lights ...477 Calibration, Compass ...180 Camper ...209 Capacities, Fluid ...483 ...Storage Compartment ...199,200 Certification Label ...367 Chart, Tire Sizing ...336 Check Engine Light (Malfunction Indicator ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 520
    ..., Overhead ...Contract, Service ...Converter, Catalytic ...Cooling System ...Coolant Capacity ...Coolant Level ...,91 Daytime Running Lights ...164 Dealer Service ...430 Defroster, Rear Window ...119,... (Intermittent) Wipers ...168 Differential, Limited-Slip ...327 Dipsticks Automatic Transmission ...454
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 521
    ... ...183 Drive Belts ...435 Drive Shaft Universal Joints ...442 Dual Rear Wheels ...355,412 DVD ... Electronic Speed Control (Cruise Control) ...172 Electronically Shifted Transfer Case ...312,320 Emergency Brake ...328 Emergency, In Case of Freeing Vehicle When Stuck ...419 Hazard Warning Flasher ......
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 522
    ...Starting ...364 Flooded Engine Starting ...297 Fluid, Brake ...486 Fluid Capacities ...483 Fluid Level Checks Automatic Transmission ...454 Power Steering ...441 Fluids, Lubricants and Genuine Parts ...485 Fog Lights ...165,225,482 Fold Flat...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 523
    ... ...356 Filter ...436 Gauge ...226 Octane Rating ...356,485 Requirements ...356,483 Tank Capacity ...483 Fuel, Flexible ...See Flexible Fuel Vehicles Fuses ...466 Garage Door Opener (HomeLink Gas Cap (Fuel Filler Cap) ...Gasoline (Fuel) ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 524
    .../Low Beam Select (Dimmer) Switch . . 167 Hitches Trailer Towing ...372 Hoisting ...416 HomeLink (Garage... Restraint ...56,93,94 Inflation Pressure Tires ...352 Inside Rearview Mirror ...116 Instrument ...217 Instrument Panel Lens Cleaning ...465 Integrated Power Module ...466 Interior Appearance Care ......
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 525
    ... ...162,176 Lights On Reminder ...165 Passing ...166 Seat Belt Reminder ...220 Service ...470 Side Marker ...481 Transfer Case ...312 Transmission Warning ...226 Turn Signal ...166,219,470,474 Warning (Instrument Cluster Description) ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 526
    ... Malfunction Indicator Light (Check Engine) ...429 Manual, Service ...514 Manual Transmission ...304,306,453 Fluid Level Check ...453 Lubricant Selection ...453,... ...117 Rearview ...116 Trailer Towing ...119,381 Modifications/Alterations, Vehicle ...7 Mopar Parts ...431,513 Multi-...
  • 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) ...30 Occupant Restraints (2500/3500/Mega Cab Only) . . 67 Octane Rating, Gasoline (Fuel) ...356 Odometer ...222,226 Trip ...222,226 Off-Pavement ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 528
    ......121 Phone, Hands-Free (UConnect™) ...121 Pickup Box ...207 Placard, Tire and Loading Information ...339 Positive Crankcase Valve ...439 Power Distribution...,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
    ... Event Data ...54,91 Recreational Towing ...387 Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) ...387,390 Shifting out of Transfer Case Neutral (N) ...389,392 Reformulated Gasoline ... Remote Sound System (Radio) Controls ...270 Replacement Tires ...350 Reporting Safety Defects ...513 Restraint,...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 530
    ... the Clock ...227,230,238,252,265 Shift Speeds ...307 Shifting ...299 Automatic Transmission ...299 Manual Transmission ...304,306 Transfer Case ...311 Transfer Case, Shifting into Transfer Case Neutral (N) ...387,390 Transfer Case, Shifting out ...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 531
    INDEX 531 Manual Transmission ...296 Steering Column Controls ...166 Column Lock ...14 Linkage ...442 Power ...333,441 Wheel, Tilt ...169 ... ...343 High Speed ...346 Inflation Pressures ...344 Jacking ...405 Life of Tires ...350 Load Capacity ...339,340 Quality Grading ...515 10
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 532
    ... ...119,381 Trailer and Tongue Weight ...373 Wiring ...378 Trailer Towing Guide ...373 Trailer Weight ...373 Transfer Case ...453 Electronically Shifted ...312,320 Fluid ...486 Transmission Automatic ...299,454 Fluid ...486 Maintenance ...453,454...
  • 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 Pickup | Owner's Manual - Page 533
    ... Trip Odometer ...222,226 Turn Signals ...166,219,470,474 Underhood Fuses ...466 Uniform Tire Quality Grades ...515 Universal Transmitter ...183 Variance, Compass ...182 Vehicle ... Wheel Cover ...411 Wheel Mounting ...405 Wheel Nut Torque ...410,414 Wind Buffeting ...30,192 Window ...
  • 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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