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So I came out to my truck this morning and found the headlight and taillights blinking, don't know why. tried to start and the battery was dead. So I connected my charger up to the battery and he truck went berserk. The info display was showing every message and symbol it could, lights were still on and the radio would turn on and off by itself, no key in the ignition. So disconnected the battery for a few minutes but no difference so I am going to leave it disconnected until I get home from work. Any ideas, could this be a result of a dead battery or something else, nothing I could see was left on overnight. WEIRD!
Don't know, everything was in tact and nothing was missing. Keys were still in the center console when I opened it up because thats what I thought too. I did notice that the lock idiot light on the dash was blinking. Doors were unlocked and nothing was missing, sat radio, ham radio, CD's laptop all there. No panels removed or wire that I could see.
Well, it wasn't the battery. It did the same thing with a new battery. I called the dealer and they seem to think it is the anti theft system. Had it towed to the dealer last night, should have some results sometime this afternoon.
Ive seen vehicles come into my dealer that have been struck by lightning with the same symptoms, also reversing the leads when you go to jump start the truck can unleash the devil into all the modules..
The verdict is in. I got a call from the dealer concerning the issue, they said someone ran some wires on the passenger side through the rubber door grommet, where the wires run for the speakers and power windows, into the kick panel. Water is running down those wires and into a fuse box, plus my floor was soaking wet they said. I told them I may know who ran those wires! boy do I feel like an ***. The wires were for my amateur radio, antenna and power. I never sealed the hole I made, this might cost me, although they said they are going to try and get it covered under warranty, good luck I said.
Definitely a lesson learned! Thanks for everyone's help!
They did fix it under warranty so no cost to me, YEAH! However, the service manager did notice that I haven't had any service performed at the dealer, hint hint. Guess I better schedule something and make up for the "favor" the did for me. Thanks for everyone who tried to help me with this situation.
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