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Old 09-12-2013, 01:19 AM
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If you don't already have a service manual, PM me with your email and I can send you a copy. We can communicate more effectively via email after that too.

I used a 2001 Durango as a donor for my door harness so I also had to track down a manual for it as well.
There were many differences between the two harnesses including connector size, color and configuration that ultimately made it a much bigger job than it had to be but none of my local auto wreckers had any Rams newer than a 99.

In hindsight, I would have been further ahead to spend $350 on the proper dash and firewall harnesses and only 4-5 hours to pull the parts to swap them out. Instead, I spent close to 3 days adding wires, reconfiguring harnesses and swapping connector bodies to match everything up.

I actually still have 2 wires to bring inside the cab and connect up to the heater control module for the heated mirrors but I just can't muster up the initiative to tear it all back apart yet.
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I took some vacation from work and decided to use some of the time off to finally finish up the last couple loose ends from this project and make a few more tweaks.

First off was to swap the feeds to the cigar lighter and power outlet. I have my Wilson cell booster plugged into the power outlet and much prefer that it turns off with the key. I swapped the pins in the C219 connector under the dash as it was the simplest solution.

Next I ran the last two wires from the ICM to under the dash to get the heated mirror feature working. I had previously added the missing wires from the ICM harness and really only had to extend them into the cab and plug them into the C219 and C219 connectors. The cab side already had the necessary wires installed. The drivers side works great but it looks like there is something wrong with the element inside the passenger mirror.

I got a line on a set of OEM power mirrors to replace these cheap aftermarket ones I bought off ebay as they are cheap garbage. The lenses are not true which causes a skewed image, the lenses are not stable and vibrate while driving which makes viewing very difficult plus the lenses move too easily so they are constantly needed to be readjusted. What can I say, you get what you pay for.

Then I installed the headlight switch module with the fog lamp switch so I could complete my driving light setup. After adding the output wire from the ICM, I added a second relay to the OEM fog lamp circuit to reverse the signal and turn my driving lights on with my high beams instead of my low beams. Since I use 100w aircraft landing lights for driving lights, it makes more sense to have them on with the high beams and to be able to kick them down as fast as possible so as to not blind other drivers. With great Lumens comes great responsibility...

Lastly, I removed 3 temporary fuse holders attached directly to the battery and wired them in to the correct OEM fuse positions in the power center. I had direct wired the power seats, trailer power and amplifier feeds to the battery to wrap up the install sooner but I hated the clutter and the extra wires on the battery. I was also popping power seat fuses since the biggest external fuse holder I could run was a 30 amp. The OEM position is a 50 amp and takes the big oversized fuses.

The last thing I have to do if I ever get the initiative again is to replace the Aux jack outlet I installed. The switching jack I installed does not work all the time so I am going to replace it with a small micro switch and a standard plug. This way I can leave my aux cable plugged in all the time and just flip a switch to toggle between the aux jack and Sirius Receiver.
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That's some pretty awesome work, and a very nice write up aboot it. Most excellent job and thanks for sharing.
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Hey is there anyway I can contact you I found a complete parts truck and all I want is the power windows I have the same truck except it's a quad cab
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I'm trying to do the same thing on my quad cab.
Do you think you can take me under your wing and help me out a bit.
I'm pretty good with things like this. But I haven't done something this big.
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I would be more than happy to answer any questions you guys have and get you on the right track. You can email me at ocdsolutions@sc.rr.com
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Over the Christmas break, I ripped out the Aux jack and installed a new one I had made. The switching jack was damaged inside from soldering and wouldn't always reconnect both channels when the plug was removed. I also realized that I might want to leave the cord plugged in and switch between devices easier so the switch just made more sense. I installed the switch in the same area as the power outlet. it's within reach but not visible.

I was also looking for a factory uconnect bluetooth kit but realized that all I had to do was plug my phone into the aux port and I had a direct wired connection without spending a dime. Now I set my phone in the wilson booster cradle, plug in the aux jack, flick the switch and enjoy all my calls or mobile media on my inifinty speakers.

I also picked up a floor shifter console out of an SRT-10 that I plan to install this weekend. Details to follow...
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Here are some pics from my latest upgrade...

I installed a floor shifter console out of an SRT-10 pickup. Rather than simply cover the hole for the shifter boot, I made a custom aluminum cover and turned the area into a tissue paper dispenser.

This unit is also meant to be installed with a dash mounted map pocket but I wanted to retain the OEM fold down cup holder. I had to do some trimming to make it fit but it looks good and functions exactly as desired.








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Here are some pics from my latest upgrade...

I installed a floor shifter console out of an SRT-10 pickup. Rather than simply cover the hole for the shifter boot, I made a custom aluminum cover and turned the area into a tissue paper dispenser.

This unit is also meant to be installed with a dash mounted map pocket but I wanted to retain the OEM fold down cup holder. I had to do some trimming to make it fit but it looks good and functions exactly as desired.







That's looking pretty sweet. Nice mod!
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