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    2012 phantom electrical issues

    Good Evening All,

    Hopefully you can help. I'm getting some phantom electrical issues. here there are in no order.

    1. when you remote start you hear the stater click once car will not start. if you go in car and turn key starts fine.
    2. once in a blue moon the door locks will cycle and dash cycling.
    3. the other day when the dash and locks cycled after getting were i had to i stop pulled into a parking lot. i shut truck off and the truck acted like it was stone dead battery. can back 20 min later started no problem.
    any help I'm at a loss!
    thank you

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    Re: 2012 phatom issue

    Quote Originally Posted by torr714 View Post
    Good Evening All,

    Hopefully you can help. I'm getting some phantom electrical issues. here there are in no order.

    1. when you remote start you hear the stater click once car will not start. if you go in car and turn key starts fine.
    2. once in a blue moon the door locks will cycle and dash cycling.
    3. the other day when the dash and locks cycled after getting were i had to i stop pulled into a parking lot. i shut truck off and the truck acted like it was stone dead battery. can back 20 min later started no problem.
    any help I'm at a loss!
    thank you
    Could be battery.

    Could be negative and positive cables failure/corroding. Known problem
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    Re: 2012 phantom electrical issues

    Low voltage does crazy things, +1 on the corrosion
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    Re: 2012 phantom electrical issues

    replaced battery three months ago and tested battery showed good. will check cables
    thank you for the input

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    Re: 2012 phantom electrical issues

    I had similar issues with the door locks and dash but also the throttle.
    I had to replace the ECU to fix the throttle issue, and I haven't had the other electrical issues since.
    I'm guessing they were all related.
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    Re: 2012 phantom electrical issues

    Just finished Ohming out the power and ground cable. I found high resistence is the woven cable from the drivers side head to the body. removed it and cleaned it. i haven't had a problem since will keep you all updated
    thanks for all the tips and help

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    Re: 2012 phantom electrical issues

    There is a 150 amp buss fuse on the firewall or next to the battery. I would start with that if I was you. These trucks are known to have bad battery cables from the factory. You can also use a wire brush to clean all the battery connections as well.
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