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Hello, While seaching the web I came accros this site and figured, what the heck, I'll give it a try.

I have a 2003 Dodge Ram Xtra Cab with a Hemi.
Original owner and I have had no real problems to speak of, just general stuff.
I have replaced both left and right wheel hubs with the help of my son. Oil change, new tires, Just the regular stuff like I said before.

For the past six months or so I have been having an electrical problem. My battery has been dead in the morning when I try to start it.
I have traced the problem to my radio cluster, dome lighs when I open the door,the auto door locks when I get up to 15 miles per hour.
So what I have done is put a kill switch to by-pass the fuse which I located in the fuse box. Switching it on when I park yhe truck for the evening HAS BEEN WORKING FOR ME JUST FINE.
It is getting to be a drag to keep hitting the switch when I get in to drive somewhere and remembering to shut it off when I leave it over night.

I was told by someone that it is posibly my whole FUSE BOX, ( Integrated Power Moduule) that is giving me the problem with draining.
I have been looking around and I have been getting sugestions that I will have to get it from a dealer.
I don't want to go that route because they charge a whole lot for parts.
Is there anyone on this forum that can lead me in the right direction to find a (Integrated Power Moduule)??????

Thanks for reading, Ray
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You could try a junk yard like pull a part and probably get one for 20$ or so.
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Have you checked the wiring on the circuit that you bypassed? Try to download a service manna from here and dig a little deeper. You may have a simple problem once you get to tracking it down
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I got a wiring diagram in my sig.

I agree, get a wiring diagram. it sounds like since you have a switch to kill those accessories when parked, you could have a short to ground/power somewhere and need to trace it to the source. sounds like you know the general area the problem is...just need to trace it to the source.

i am pretty familar with electrical (ASE Certified) and will be more than happy to help you if you need any, just post back or PM me
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