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TSB 08-26-00

Central Timer Module Electrically "Locks-Up"

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Date: Sept. 29, 2000

Models: 2000 - 2001 (BR/BE) Ram Truck

2000 - 2001     (AB) Ram Van/Wagon
2000 (AN) Dakota
2000 - 2001 (BR/BE)     Ram Truck
2000 (DN) Durango

NOTE.- THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (SALES CODE GXR). IN ADDITION, THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO VEHICLES BUILT ON OR BEFORE THE FOLLOWING BUILD DATES

Discussion:
This bulletin involves replacing the Central Timer Module (CTM) with a revised part.

Symptoms:
 Strong electromagnetic fields or devices that transmit signals in the 315 Mhz range may cause the Central Timer Module (CTM) to intermittently lock up. CTM lock-up may cause a variety of customer complaints including:

Essentially, all CTM controlled devices will not function if the CTM locks-up.

Customers that do experience this condition may:

Diagnosis: 
If the vehicle exhibits one or more of the conditions identified under Symptom/Condition, pull fuse 13 (power door lock fuse) for one (1) minute. Re-insert fuse 13. If the condition is no longer present, perform the Repair Procedure. If the condition still exists, further diagnosis is necessary, Refer to the appropriate Body Diagnostic Procedures Manuali or the service information available in MDS2 for additional information. If the customer indicates that they may have experienced one or more of the above conditions but were able to correct the condition by removing power to the CTM (pull fuse 13 - power door lock fuse or disconnecting the battery) and the condition cannot be duplicated, perform the Repair Procedure. Due to the nature of this issue, it may be difficult to re-create the customer's complaint

Parts Required: 
 
AR (1)    56021861AK    Module, Central Timer, Ram Van/Wagon
AR (1) 56045605AC Module, Central Timer, Dakota (Except Quad Cab)
AR (1) 56021223AN Module, Central Timer, Dakota Quad Cab And Durango
AR (1) 56045448AD Module, Central Timer, Ram Truck (Without Heated Seats)
AR (1) 56045999AD Module, Central Timer, Ram Truck Equipped With Heated Seats

Repair Procedure: 

 
This Repair is compatible with DaimlerChrysler's Mobile service program and
does not require hoists or other full service facility special equipment.

1.  Remove the CTM. Refer to the appropriate Service Manual, Group 8E, Central Timer Module, or the service information available in MDS2, for information regarding CTM removal procedures.

2.  Install the new CTM (see Parts Required section). Refer to the appropriate Service Manual, Group 8E, Central Timer Module, or the service information available in MDS2, for information regarding CTM installation procedures.

Notes: 

Policy:    Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

Time Allowance:
Labor Operation No:  08-19-22-91 Replace Central Timer Module
                    AB, AN, DN ................................................. 0.3 Hrs.
                    BR/BE ........................................................... 0.2 Hrs.

Failure Code:  P8 - New Part 


Thanks to Bob Bergevin for supplying this TSB information

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