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Old 09-21-2015, 10:42 PM   #29
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Old 09-22-2015, 07:42 AM   #30
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On the 2015 Ram the 7 pin receptacle that is joined to the bumper can be removed. That 7 pin receptacle then can be removed from the wiring harness via a quick release, sort of. After removing the the 7 pin they observed how the two plugs mated via looking at the marks on the electrical connections. One of them they felt did not look like a good connection. They used a dental tool and bent one of the leads. Then they filled all the connections with a clear electrical jelly stuff. After that we got the numbers. On full gain and full braking 10 volts plus is within spec. So I was told.

PS: I forgot to mention in prior threads that the original RAM controller, after testing and the dealer said they see no issues and after my insistence, replaced the original controller with a controller off another new truck on the lot. Same issue persisted in my braking tests. That's when I went back to the dealer and they did the above test and procedure and everything works fine.

Good luck guys. I hope you find the same issue to resolution. But it is also hard to believe that this kind of connection issue would be so prevalent. I was thinking I was a one off.
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PSPS: he dealer also said in the electrical testing of the gain, what ever means you use to test the voltage, one of the leads will have to be grounded. They said the ground is important to have a good one and if not you will get a low voltage reading.
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Our 2012 Dodge Ram had #14 wires going to the 7 pin plug from the built in broke controller.

We installed a new trailer charge wire directly from the truck battery with #10 wire going through a auto reset 30 amp breaker on the firewall to the 7 pin plug on the back of the truck, discarding and securing the factory wire. We added another #10 wire with it's own breaker directly into the Tuson DirecLink NE brake controller from the truck battery and from the brake signal output of the controller continued to the 7 pin plug with #10 wire removing and securing the factory wiring.

The larger amperage capacity wiring provides more than adequate power to the hydraulic disk brake pump and well as the brake pump control circuit.
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On the 2015 Ram the 7 pin receptacle that is joined to the bumper can be removed. That 7 pin receptacle then can be removed from the wiring harness via a quick release, sort of. After removing the the 7 pin they observed how the two plugs mated via looking at the marks on the electrical connections. One of them they felt did not look like a good connection. They used a dental tool and bent one of the leads. Then they filled all the connections with a clear electrical jelly stuff. After that we got the numbers. On full gain and full braking 10 volts plus is within spec. So I was told.

PS: I forgot to mention in prior threads that the original RAM controller, after testing and the dealer said they see no issues and after my insistence, replaced the original controller with a controller off another new truck on the lot. Same issue persisted in my braking tests. That's when I went back to the dealer and they did the above test and procedure and everything works fine.

Good luck guys. I hope you find the same issue to resolution. But it is also hard to believe that this kind of connection issue would be so prevalent. I was thinking I was a one off.
Thank you for this! I will have to test voltage at the connector tonight or when I get a chance. My truck goes in Friday for this problem. Hopefully I can show them what is wrong and give them a heads up to maybe check all 2015 Rams on the lot for this issue.
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