2009 RAM 1500 Owner's Manual

2009 RAM 1500 owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
RAM
Model:
1500
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
6.73 MB

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
5
INTRODUCTION
6
HOW TO USE THIS MANUAL
6
WARNINGS AND CAUTIONS
8
VAN CONVERSIONS/CAMPERS
8
VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION NUMBER
9
VEHICLE MODIFICATIONS/ALTERATIONS
9
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE STARTING YOUR VEHICLE
11
A WORD ABOUT YOUR KEYS
14
Wireless Ignition Node (WIN) - If Equipped
14
Integrated Ignition Key
15
Ignition Key Removal
16
Key-In-Ignition Reminder
17
SENTRY KEY
17
Replacement Keys
18
Customer Key Programming
19
General Information
19
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM - IF EQUIPPED
20
Rearming of the System
20
To Set the Alarm
20
To Disarm the System
20
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
21
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - IF EQUIPPED
22
To Unlock the Doors
22
To Lock the Doors
24
Remote Down Window Feature - If Equipped
25
Using the Panic Alarm
26
Programming Additional Transmitters
26
Transmitter Battery Replacement
26
General Information
27
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
27
How To Use Remote Start
28
DOOR LOCKS
31
Manual Door Locks
31
Power Door Locks - If Equipped
32
Child Protection Door Lock
35
WINDOWS
36
Power Windows - If Equipped
36
Wind Buffeting
39
RAMBOX SAFETY WARNING
40
Safety Warning
40
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
41
Lap/Shoulder Belts
43
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
51
Center Lap Belts
51
Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) Mode - If Equipped
52
Seat Belt Pretensioners
53
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
53
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
54
Seat Belt Extender
54
Driver and Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag
55
Airbag System Components
56
Advanced Front Airbag Features
57
Airbag Deployment Sensors and Controls
62
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
69
Child Restraint
71
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
83
SAFETY TIPS
84
Transporting Passengers
84
Exhaust Gas
85
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the Vehicle
86
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside the Vehicle
86
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
89
MIRRORS
95
Inside Day/Night Mirror
95
Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
96
Outside Mirrors
96
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
97
Power Mirrors - If Equipped
98
Heated Mirrors - If Equipped
99
Drivers Outside Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
99
Illuminated Vanity Mirror - If Equipped
100
Slide-On-Rod Features of Sun Visor - If Equipped
100
uconnect phone - IF EQUIPPED
101
Operation
103
Phone Call Features
111
uconnect phone Features
114
Advanced Phone Connectivity
119
Things You Should Know About Your uconnect phone
121
General Information
129
VOICE RECOGNITION (VR) SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
129
Voice Recognition (VR) System Operation
129
Commands
131
Voice Training
134
SEATS
134
Manual Seat Adjuster - If Equipped
135
Manual Reclining Seats - If Equipped
136
Adjustable Head Restraints
138
Eight-Way Power Seats - If Equipped
138
Power Lumbar - If Equipped
140
Heated Seats - If Equipped
140
Ventilated Seats - If Equipped
142
40-20-40 Front Bench Seat - If Equipped
142
DRIVER MEMORY SEAT - IF EQUIPPED
143
Setting Memory Positions and Linking RKE Transmitter to Memory
143
Memory Position Recall
144
To Disable a RKE Transmitter Linked to Memory
145
Self-Limiting Control
146
Driver Easy Exit and Easy Entry Control
146
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
147
LIGHTS
148
Headlights
149
Automatic Headlights - If Equipped
149
Headlight Delay
150
Parking Lights and Panel Lights
150
Fog Lights - If Equipped
150
Interior Lights
151
Cargo Light
152
Lights-on Reminder
153
Battery Saver
153
Daytime Running Lights (DRL) (Canada Only and Fleet Vehicles)
153
Multifunction Lever
153
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
156
Windshield Wipers
156
Mist Feature
157
Windshield Washers
157
TILT STEERING COLUMN
158
HEATING STEERING WHEEL - IF EQUIPPED
159
DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED
160
Adjustment
160
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
162
To Activate
162
To Set a Desired Speed
163
Deactivating Electronic Speed Control
163
To Resume Speed
163
Varying The Speed Setting
163
To Accelerate for Passing
164
REAR PARK ASSIST - IF EQUIPPED
165
Rear Park Assist Sensors
165
Rear Park Assist Warning Display
166
Enable/Disable The Rear Park Assist
169
Service The Rear Park Assist
170
Cleaning The Rear Park Assist
170
REAR BACKUP CAMERA - IF EQUIPPED
170
Turning the Rear Camera On or Off - With Navigation Radio
172
Turning the Rear Camera On or Off - Without Navigation Radio
172
OVERHEAD CONSOLE - IF EQUIPPED
173
Courtesy/Reading Lights
174
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
176
Programming HomeLink
177
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
180
Using HomeLink
180
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
181
Security
181
Troubleshooting Tips
181
General Information
182
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
182
Open Sunroof - Express Mode
183
Closing Sunroof - Express
184
Pinch Protect Feature
184
Pinch Protect Override
184
Venting Sunroof - Express
184
Sunshade Operation
184
Wind Buffeting
185
Sunroof Maintenance
185
Sunroof Fully Closed
185
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
185
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER - IF EQUIPPED
189
POWER INVERTER - IF EQUIPPED
190
CUPHOLDERS
191
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders - (40-20-40 Seats)
191
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders - Floor Mounted Shifter
192
Rear Cupholder - Quad Cab
192
Rear Cupholder - Crew Cab
193
STORAGE
193
Glove Box Storage
193
Door Storage
195
Center Storage Compartment - If Equipped
196
Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin - If Equipped
198
Seatback Storage
199
Storage (Regular Cab)
199
Storage and Seats (Crew Cab)
200
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers (Regular Cab Models)
200
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
201
Rear Window Defroster
201
Power Sliding Rear Window - If Equipped
202
Manual Sliding Rear Window - If Equipped
202
FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR - IF EQUIPPED
203
PICKUP BOX
205
Rambox - If Equipped
205
Bed Extender - If Equipped
209
Bed Rail Tie-Down System
216
SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
218
Camper Applications
218
EASY-OFF TAILGATE
218
Disconnecting the Rear Camera - If Equipped
218
Removing the Tailgate
219
Locking Tailgate - If Equipped
220
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
221
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
224
SWITCH BANK BUTTON DESCRIPTION
225
Upper Switch Bank
225
Lower Switch Bank
226
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - BASE
227
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - PREMIUM
228
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
229
ELECTRONIC VEHICLE INFORMATION CENTER (EVIC) - IF EQUIPPED
246
EVIC Displays
248
Distance To Empty (DTE)
252
Average Fuel Economy / Fuel Saver Mode - If Equipped
253
Trip Functions
254
System (Customer Information Features)
255
Compass Display
255
Customer-Programmable Features (SETUP)
257
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
263
Clock Setting Procedure
263
SALES CODE (RER/REN) - AM/FM/CD/DVD RADIO - IF EQUIPPED
263
Operating Instructions - Voice Recognition System (VR) - If Equipped
264
Operating Instructions - uconnect phone - If Equipped
264
Clock Setting Procedure
264
SALES CODE RES - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK)
266
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
266
Operation Instructions - CD MODE For CD And MP3 Audio Play
269
Notes on Playing MP3 Files
272
Operation Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
274
SALES CODE RES/RSC - AM/FM STEREO RADIO WITH CD PLAYER (MP3 AUX JACK) AND SIRIUS RADIO
275
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
275
Operation Instructions - CD MODE for CD and MP3 Audio Play
280
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
283
LIST Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
285
INFO Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
286
uconnect studios (SATELLITE RADIO) - IF EQUIPPED (REN/RER/RES RADIOS ONLY)
287
System Activation
287
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
287
Selecting uconnect studios (Satellite) Mode
288
Satellite Antenna
288
Reception Quality
289
Operating Instructions - uconnect studios (Satellite) Mode
289
Operating Instructions - uconnect phone (If Equipped)
291
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES) - IF EQUIPPED
292
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
293
Radio Operation
293
CD Player
294
CD/DVD MAINTENANCE
294
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
295
CLIMATE CONTROLS
295
Manual Heating and Air Conditioning System
295
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) - If Equipped
299
Summer Operation
304
Winter Operation
304
Vacation/Storage
305
Window Fogging and Frosting
305
Outside Air Intake
305
Operating Tips
306
STARTING AND OPERATING
307
STARTING PROCEDURES
311
Normal Starting
311
Automatic Transmission
311
If Engine Fails To Start
312
After Starting
313
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
313
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
314
Key Ignition Park Interlock
314
Brake/Transmission Shift Interlock System
315
Brake/Transmission Interlock Manual Override
315
Four-Speed Automatic Transmission - If Equipped
317
Five-Speed Automatic Transmission - If Equipped
322
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION - IF EQUIPPED
328
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Four-Position Switch) - If Equipped
329
Shifting Procedure
333
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case (Five-Position Switch) - If Equipped
335
Shifting Procedure
339
LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL - IF EQUIPPED
341
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
342
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
343
Flowing/Rising Water
343
Shallow Standing Water
343
DRIVING OFF-ROAD
345
POWER STEERING
345
Power Steering Fluid Check
347
PARKING BRAKE
348
BRAKE SYSTEM
349
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System
350
MULTI-DISPLACEMENT SYSTEM (MDS) (IF EQUIPPED) - 5.7L ENGINE ONLY
351
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM
352
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
352
Traction Control System (TCS)
353
Brake Assist System (BAS)
353
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
354
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
358
Trailer Sway Control (TSC)
363
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
364
Tire Markings
364
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
368
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
369
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
373
Tire Pressure
373
Tire Inflation Pressures
374
Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
376
Radial Ply Tires
376
Tire Spinning
376
Tread Wear Indicators
377
Life of Tire
378
Replacement Tires
378
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION - IF EQUIPPED
379
TIRE CHAINS
380
SNOW TIRES
381
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
381
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS)
383
Tire Pressure Monitor System Components
385
General Information
387
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
388
3.7L and 4.7L Engine
388
5.7L Engine
388
Reformulated Gasoline
389
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
389
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
390
MMT In Gasoline
390
Materials Added To Fuel
391
Fuel System Cautions
391
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
392
FLEXIBLE FUEL (4.7L ENGINE ONLY) - IF EQUIPPED
392
E-85 General Information
392
ETHANOL FUEL (E-85)
394
Fuel Requirements
394
Selection Of Engine Oil For Flexible Fuel Vehicles (E-85) and Gasoline Vehicles
395
Starting
395
Cruising Range
395
Replacement Parts
396
Maintenance
396
ADDING FUEL
396
Loose Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) Message
398
VEHICLE LOADING
398
Certification Label
398
TRAILER TOWING
401
Common Towing Definitions
401
Trailer Hitch Classification
405
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
406
Trailer and Tongue Weight
406
Towing Requirements
407
Towing Tips
412
SNOWPLOW
413
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
414
Recreational Towing - Two-Wheel Drive Models
414
Recreational Towing - Four-Wheel Drive Models
415
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
421
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
422
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
422
Jack Location
423
Removing The Spare Tire
428
Preparations
429
Instructions
430
HOISTING
435
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
435
With Portable Starting Unit
437
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
438
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED
439
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
439
4-Wheel Drive Vehicles
440
2-Wheel Drive Vehicles
440
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
441
ENGINE COMPARTMENT- 3.7L
443
ENGINE COMPARTMENT- 4.7L
444
ENGINE COMPARTMENT- 5.7L
445
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II)
446
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
446
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
447
REPLACEMENT PARTS
448
DEALER SERVICE
449
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
449
Engine Oil
450
Engine Oil Filter
452
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
452
Maintenance-Free Battery
453
Air Conditioner Maintenance
454
Body Lubrication
455
Windshield Wiper Blades
456
Adding Washer Fluid
456
Exhaust System
457
Cooling System
460
Brake System
465
Rear Axle And Four-Wheel Drive Front Driving Axle Fluid Level
467
Transfer Case
468
Automatic Transmission
468
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
471
FUSES
477
Totally Integrated Power Module
477
VEHICLE STORAGE
482
REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
483
BULB REPLACEMENT
483
Dual or Quad Headlamp/Front Park and Turn Signal - If Equipped
483
Fog Lamps
485
Rear Tail/Stop, Turn Signal and Backup Lamps
486
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) With Cargo Lamp
487
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
490
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
491
Engine
491
Chassis
492
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
493
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
494
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
494
Required Maintenance Intervals
496
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
513
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
515
Prepare For The Appointment
515
Prepare A List
515
Be Reasonable With Requests
515
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
515
Chrysler LLC Customer Center
516
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
516
In Mexico contact
516
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
517
Service Contract
517
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
518
MOPAR PARTS
518
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
518
In the 50 United States and Washington, D.C
518
In Canada
519
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
519
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
521
Treadwear
521
Traction Grades
521
Temperature Grades
522
INDEX
523

FAQ about the 2009 RAM 1500 Manual

What contains the 2009 1500 manual?

The RAM 1500 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by RAM to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the RAM 1500. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a RAM 1500 2009 owner's manual:

  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Maintenance for your RAM 1500, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications

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