2009 RAM 2500 3500 Owner's Manual

2009 RAM 2500 3500 owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
RAM
Model:
2500 3500
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
9.37 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
Ignition Key Removal
14
Locking Doors With A Key
16
STEERING WHEEL LOCK - IF EQUIPPED
16
To Manually Lock the Steering Wheel
16
To Release the Steering Wheel Lock
16
Automatic Transmission Ignition Interlock System
16
SENTRY KEY
17
Replacement Keys
18
Customer Key Programming
19
General Information
20
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM - IF EQUIPPED
20
Rearming of the System
20
To Set the Alarm
20
To Disarm the System
21
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - IF EQUIPPED
22
To Unlock the Doors
23
To Lock the Doors
23
Using the Panic Alarm
24
Programming Additional RKE Transmitters
25
General Information
25
RKE Transmitter Battery Service
26
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
27
How to Use Remote Start
27
DOOR LOCKS
29
Manual Door Locks
29
Power Door Locks - If Equipped
30
Child Protection Door Lock
32
WINDOWS
34
Power Windows-If Equipped
34
Wind Buffeting
35
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
36
Lap/Shoulder Belts
37
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
44
Automatic Locking Retractors (ALR) Mode - If Equipped
45
Center Lap Belts
46
Seat Belt Pretensioners - If Equipped
46
Enhanced Seat Belt Use Reminder System (BeltAlert)
47
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
48
Seat Belt Extender
48
Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbags
49
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
60
Child Restraints
62
ENGINE BREAK-IN RECOMMENDATIONS
75
SAFETY TIPS
76
Transporting Passengers
76
Exhaust Gas
76
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside the Vehicle
77
Periodic Safety Checks You Should Make Outside the Vehicle
78
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
79
MIRRORS
84
Inside Day/Night Mirror
84
Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
84
Outside Mirrors
85
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
86
Power Mirrors - If Equipped
86
Heated Mirrors - If Equipped
87
Trailer Towing Mirrors - If Equipped
87
uconnect phone - IF EQUIPPED
88
Operation
90
Phone Call Features
98
uconnect phone Features
101
Advanced Phone Connectivity
106
Things You Should Know About Your uconnect phone
108
General Information
116
VOICE RECOGNITION (VR) SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
116
Voice Recognition (VR) System Operation
116
Commands
118
Voice Training
121
SEATS
121
Manual Seat Adjuster - If Equipped
122
Reclining Seats (Quad Cab Models)
123
Reclining Seats (2500/3500 Models)
124
Adjustable Head Restraints
125
Manual Lumbar Support - If Equipped
125
Power Seats - If Equipped
126
Rear Seat Features
127
Heated Seats - If Equipped
131
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
132
LIGHTS
134
Interior Lights
134
Battery Saver
135
Headlight Delay
135
Headlights, Parking Lights and Panel Lights
136
Daytime Running Lights (Canada Only and Fleet Vehicles)
136
Lights-on Reminder
137
Fog Lights - If Equipped
137
Cargo Light - If Equipped
137
Multifunction Lever
138
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
140
Intermittent Wiper System
140
Windshield Washers
141
TILT STEERING COLUMN
142
DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED
143
Adjustment
143
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
144
To Activate
145
To Set a Desired Speed
145
To Deactivate
145
To Resume Speed
145
To Vary the Speed Setting
145
To Accelerate for Passing
146
OVERHEAD CONSOLE - IF EQUIPPED
147
Courtesy/Reading Lights
147
OVERHEAD CONSOLE WITH COMPASS/TEMPERATURE MINI-TRIP COMPUTER - IF EQUIPPED
148
US/M Button
149
Reset Button
149
Global Reset
150
Step Button
150
Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO)
150
Distance To Empty (DTE)
151
Trip Odometer (ODO)
152
Elapsed Time (ET)
152
C/T Button
152
Automatic Compass Calibration
153
Manual Compass Calibration
153
Recalibrating The Compass
153
Outside Temperature
155
GARAGE DOOR OPENER - IF EQUIPPED
155
Programming HomeLink
156
Gate Operator/Canadian Programming
159
Using HomeLink
160
Reprogramming A Single HomeLink Button
160
Security
160
Troubleshooting Tips
160
General Information
161
POWER SUNROOF - IF EQUIPPED
161
Open Sunroof - Express Mode
162
Closing Sunroof - Express
162
Pinch Protect Feature
162
Pinch Protect Override
163
Venting Sunroof - Express
163
Sunshade Operation
163
Wind Buffeting
163
Sunroof Maintenance
164
Sunroof Fully Closed
164
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
164
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER
166
CUPHOLDERS
167
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders (40-20-40 Seats) - Automatic Transmission
167
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders (Bucket Seats)
168
Rear Cupholder (Quad Cab) - If Equipped
169
STORAGE
169
Center Storage Compartment (40-20-40 Seat) - If Equipped
169
Center Storage Compartment (Bucket Seats) - If Equipped
171
Storage and Seats (Quad Cab Models)
173
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers - If Equipped
174
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
174
Rear Window Defroster and Heated Outside Mirrors - If Equipped
174
Power Sliding Rear Window - If Equipped
175
Sliding Rear Window - If Equipped
176
FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR - IF EQUIPPED
176
PICKUP BOX
178
SLIDE-IN CAMPERS
180
Camper Applications
180
EASY-OFF TAILGATE
180
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
183
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
186
RAM TRUCK
186
POWER WAGON
187
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - BASE
188
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER - PREMIUM
189
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
190
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
203
Clock Setting Procedure
204
SALES CODE RAQ - AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL uconnect studios (SATELLITE RADIO), uconnect phone, AND VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS (VES) CAPABILITIES
204
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
205
Operation Instructions - (CD Mode for CD Audio Play)
210
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for CD Audio Play)
211
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
213
Operation Instructions - (CD Mode for MP3 Audio Play)
216
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
216
SALES CODE REF - AM/FM/CD (SINGLE-DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL uconnect studios (SATELLITE RADIO) AND uconnect phone CAPABILITY
218
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
218
Operating Instructions - CD Mode
222
Operating Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
224
Operating Instructions - uconnect phone - If Equipped
225
Operating Instructions - uconnect studios (Satellite Radio) - If Equipped
225
SALES CODE REC - AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH uconnect gps (NAVIGATION)
226
Operating Instructions - uconnect studios (Satellite Radio) - If Equipped
226
REC Setting the Clock
226
uconnect studios (SATELLITE RADIO) - IF EQUIPPED
229
System Activation
229
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
229
Selecting uconnect studios (Satellite) Mode in REF, RAQ, And RAK Radios
230
Selecting A Channel
231
Storing And Selecting Preset Channels
231
Using The PTY (Program Type) Button - If Equipped
231
PTY Button SCAN
232
PTY Button SEEK
232
Satellite Antenna
232
Reception Quality
232
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (VES) - IF EQUIPPED
233
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
233
Radio Operation
234
CD Player
234
CD/DVD MAINTENANCE
234
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
235
CLIMATE CONTROLS
236
Heater Only - If Equipped
236
Air Conditioning and Heating - If Equipped
239
Air Conditioning with Dual Zone Temperature Control - If Equipped
242
Operating Tips
246
Operating Tips Chart
248
STARTING AND OPERATING
249
STARTING PROCEDURES
254
Normal Starting
254
Automatic Transmission
254
If Engine Fails To Start
254
After Starting
256
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
256
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
256
Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
257
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION - IF EQUIPPED
262
Manually Shifted Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions
262
Shifting Procedure - Manually Shifted Transfer Case
265
Transfer Case Position Indicator Light
266
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions (Five Position Switch) - If Equipped
266
Shifting Procedure - Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
271
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions (Four Position Switch) - If Equipped
274
Shifting Procedure - Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
278
AXLE LOCKER SYSTEM - POWER WAGON ONLY
281
STABILIZER/SWAY BAR SYSTEM - POWER WAGON ONLY
284
SAFE OFF-ROAD DRIVING - POWER WAGON ONLY
286
Off-Road Driving Tips and Vehicle Characteristics
286
Driving In Snow, Mud And Sand
291
Crossing Obstacles (Rocks And Other High Points)
292
Hill Climbing
295
Driving Through Water
297
Airing Down For Off-Road Driving
300
Vehicle Recovery
301
After Driving Off-Road
304
LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL - IF EQUIPPED
306
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
306
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
307
Flowing/Rising Water
307
Shallow Standing Water
307
DRIVING OFF-ROAD - RAM TRUCK ONLY
309
WINCH USAGE - IF EQUIPPED (POWER WAGON ONLY)
310
Things To Know Before Using Your Winch
310
Understanding The Features Of Your Winch
312
Winch Accessories
314
Operating Your Winch
315
Rigging Techniques
327
POWER STEERING
329
Power Steering Fluid Check
330
PARKING BRAKE
331
BRAKE SYSTEM
332
3500 Dual Rear Wheel Models Only
333
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System
333
ELECTRONIC BRAKE CONTROL SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
335
Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)
335
Traction Control System (TCS)
336
Brake Assist System (BAS)
337
Hill Start Assist (HSA)
338
Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM)
341
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
342
TSC (Trailer Sway Control)
347
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
348
Tire Markings
348
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
351
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
352
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
356
Tire Pressure
356
Tire Inflation Pressures
357
Tire Pressures for High Speed Operation
358
Radial Ply Tires
359
Tire Spinning
359
Tread Wear Indicators
360
Life of Tire
361
Replacement Tires
361
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION - IF EQUIPPED
362
TIRE CHAINS
363
SNOW TIRES
365
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
365
Dual Rear Wheels
367
TIRE PRESSURE MONITOR SYSTEM (TPMS) - IF EQUIPPED
368
Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) Tire Light Load Inflation Switch Description - If Equipped
371
Tire Pressure Monitor System Components
374
General Information
376
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
377
Reformulated Gasoline
377
Gasoline/Oxygenate Blends
378
E-85 Usage In Non-Flex Fuel Vehicles
378
MMT In Gasoline
379
Materials Added To Fuel
379
Fuel System Cautions
380
Carbon Monoxide Warnings
381
ADDING FUEL
381
Loose Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) Message
383
VEHICLE LOADING
383
Certification Label
383
TRAILER TOWING
385
Common Towing Definitions
386
Trailer Hitch Classification
390
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
391
Trailer and Tongue Weight
391
Towing Requirements
392
Towing Tips
397
SNOWPLOW
398
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
399
Recreational Towing - Two-Wheel Drive Models
399
Recreational Towing - Four-Wheel Drive Models
399
EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION PLATE
405
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
407
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
408
JACKING INSTRUCTIONS
409
Jack Location
409
Removing The Spare Tire
410
Tire Changing Procedure
411
Preparations
411
Instructions
412
Hub Caps/Wheel Covers
416
HOISTING
420
JUMP-STARTING PROCEDURES
421
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
423
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED
424
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
424
4-Wheel Drive Vehicles
425
2-Wheel Drive Vehicles
425
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
427
ENGINE COMPARTMENT- 5.7L
429
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II)
430
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
430
EMISSIONS INSPECTION AND MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
431
REPLACEMENT PARTS
432
DEALER SERVICE
432
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
433
Engine Oil
433
Engine Oil Filter
435
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
436
Maintenance-Free Battery
436
Air Conditioner Maintenance
437
Front Prop Shaft Lubrication - 2500/3500 (4X4) Models
438
Body Lubrication
439
Windshield Wiper Blades
439
Adding Washer Fluid
440
Exhaust System
440
Cooling System
443
Brake System
449
Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid Level
450
Transfer Case
451
Automatic Transmission
451
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
454
FUSES
460
Integrated Power Module
460
VEHICLE STORAGE
465
REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
466
BULB REPLACEMENT
467
Headlight (Halogen)/Front Park and Turn Lights
467
Fog Lights
470
Tail, Stop, Turn and Backup Lights
471
Center High-Mounted Stoplight (CHMSL) With Cargo Light
474
Cab Top Clearance Lights - If Equipped
475
Tailgate ID Lights (Dual Rear Wheels) - If Equipped
477
Rear Light Bar ID Marker (Dual Rear Wheel) - If Equipped
478
Side Marker Lights (Dual Rear Wheels)
479
FLUIDS AND CAPACITIES
480
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
481
Engine
481
Chassis
482
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
483
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
484
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
485
Required Maintenance Intervals
486
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
501
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
503
Prepare For The Appointment
503
Prepare A List
503
Be Reasonable With Requests
503
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
503
Chrysler LLC Customer Center
504
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
504
In Mexico contact
504
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
505
Service Contract
505
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
506
MOPAR PARTS
506
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
506
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
506
In Canada
507
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
507
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
508
Treadwear
509
Traction Grades
509
Temperature Grades
510
INDEX
511

FAQ about the 2009 RAM 2500 3500 Manual

What contains the 2009 2500 3500 manual?

The RAM 2500 3500 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by RAM to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the RAM 2500 3500. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a RAM 2500 3500 2009 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that RAM 2500 3500 owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Maintenance for your RAM 2500 3500, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Fuel Information, with recommended fuel type and fuel tank capacity
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

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