2009 RAM Chassis Cab Owner's Manual

2009 RAM Chassis Cab owners manual
Year:
2009
Make:
RAM
Model:
Chassis Cab
Rating:
(7)

Online manual

Size:
3.51 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 the Key
16
STEERING WHEEL LOCK - IF EQUIPPED
16
If You Wish to Manually Lock the Steering Wheel
16
To Release the Steering Wheel Lock
17
SENTRY KEY
17
Replacement Keys
18
Customer Key Programming
19
General Information
20
VEHICLE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
21
Rearming of the System
21
To Set the Alarm
21
To Disarm the System
22
ILLUMINATED ENTRY SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
22
REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY (RKE) - IF EQUIPPED
23
To Unlock the Doors
24
To Lock the Doors
24
Using the Panic Alarm
25
Programming Additional RKE Transmitters
26
General Information
26
RKE Transmitter Battery Service
27
REMOTE STARTING SYSTEM - IF EQUIPPED
28
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
Power Sliding Rear Window - If Equipped
36
Sliding Rear Window - If Equipped
36
Wind Buffeting
36
OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
37
Lap/Shoulder Belts
38
Adjustable Upper Shoulder Belt Anchorage
46
Automatic Locking Restraint (ALR) Mode - If Equipped
46
Center Lap Belts
47
Enhanced Driver Seat Belt Reminder System (BeltAlert)
48
Seat Belts and Pregnant Women
49
Seat Belt Extender
49
Driver And Right Front Passenger Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) - Airbag
50
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
59
Child Restraint
62
NEW ENGINE BREAK-IN
74
5.7L Gas Engine - 3500 Models Only
74
SAFETY TIPS
75
Exhaust System
75
Safety Checks You Should Make Inside The Vehicle
76
Safety Checks You Should Make Outside The Vehicle
77
UNDERSTANDING THE FEATURES OF YOUR VEHICLE
79
MIRRORS
83
Inside Day/Night Mirror
83
Automatic Dimming Mirror - If Equipped
84
Outside Mirrors
84
Outside Mirrors Folding Feature
85
Power Mirrors - If Equipped
85
Heated Power Mirrors - If Equipped
86
Trailer Towing Mirrors - If Equipped
86
HANDS-FREE COMMUNICATION (UConnect) - IF EQUIPPED
88
Operation
90
Phone Call Features
98
UConnect System Features
101
Advanced Phone Connectivity
106
Things You Should Know About Your UConnect System
107
General Information
116
SEATS
116
40-20-40 Front Seat
117
Reclining Seats
118
Adjustable Head Restraints
119
Manual Rotary Lumbar Support Adjustment - If Equipped
120
Power Seats - If Equipped
120
Heated Seats - If Equipped
122
TO OPEN AND CLOSE THE HOOD
123
LIGHTS
125
Interior Lights
125
Battery Saver
126
Headlight Delay
126
Headlights, Parking Lights and Panel Lights
127
Daytime Running Lights - If Equipped
128
Lights-on Reminder
128
Fog Lights - If Equipped
128
Multifunction Lever
128
WINDSHIELD WIPERS AND WASHERS
131
Intermittent Wiper System
131
Windshield Washers
132
TILT STEERING COLUMN
132
DRIVER ADJUSTABLE PEDALS - IF EQUIPPED
133
Adjustment
134
ELECTRONIC SPEED CONTROL - IF EQUIPPED
135
To Activate
136
To Set At A Desired Speed
136
To Deactivate
136
To Resume Speed
137
To Vary The Speed Setting
137
To Accelerate For Passing
137
OVERHEAD CONSOLE WITH COMPASS/TEMPERATURE MINI-TRIP COMPUTER - IF EQUIPPED
138
US/M Button
139
Reset Button
139
Step Button
140
Average Fuel Economy (AVG ECO)
140
Distance To Empty (DTE)
141
Trip Odometer (ODO)
141
Elapsed Time (ET)
142
C/T Button
142
Global Reset
143
Automatic Compass Calibration
143
Manual Compass Calibration
144
Recalibrating The Compass
144
Outside Temperature
145
ELECTRICAL POWER OUTLETS
146
CIGAR LIGHTER AND ASH RECEIVER
147
CUPHOLDERS
148
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders (40-20-40 Seats)
148
Front Instrument Panel Cupholders (Bucket Seats)
149
Rear Cupholder (Quad Cab) - If Equipped
149
STORAGE
150
Center Storage Compartment (40-20-40 Seat) - If Equipped
150
Center Storage Compartment (Bucket Seats) - If Equipped
152
Storage and Seats (Quad Cab Models)
154
Plastic Grocery Bag Retainers
155
REAR WINDOW FEATURES
155
Rear Window Defroster and Heated Sideview Mirrors - If Equipped
155
Power Sliding Rear Window - If Equipped
156
Sliding Rear Window - If Equipped
156
FOLD FLAT LOAD FLOOR - IF EQUIPPED
156
UNDERSTANDING YOUR INSTRUMENT PANEL
159
INSTRUMENT PANEL FEATURES
162
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
163
INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DESCRIPTION
164
ELECTRONIC DIGITAL CLOCK
174
Clock Setting Procedure
174
SALES CODE RAQ - AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO, HANDS FREE PHONE, AND VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS (VES) CAPABILITIES
175
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
175
Operation Instructions - (CD MODE for CD Audio Play)
181
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for CD Audio Play)
182
Notes On Playing MP3 Files
184
Operation Instructions - (CD Mode for MP3 Audio Play)
186
LOAD/EJECT Button (CD Mode for MP3 Play)
187
SALES CODE REF - AM/FM/CD (SINGLE-DISC) RADIO WITH OPTIONAL SATELLITE RADIO AND HANDS-FREE PHONE CAPABILITY
189
Operating Instructions - Radio Mode
189
Operating Instructions - CD Mode
193
Operating Instructions - Auxiliary Mode
194
Operating Instructions - Hands-Free Phone - If Equipped
196
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio - If Equipped
196
SALES CODE REC - AM/FM/CD (6-DISC) RADIO WITH NAVIGATION SYSTEM
196
Operating Instructions - Satellite Radio - If Equipped
197
REC Setting the Clock
197
SATELLITE RADIO - IF EQUIPPED
199
System Activation
199
Electronic Serial Number/Sirius Identification Number (ESN/SID)
200
Selecting Satellite Mode in REF, RAQ, And RAK Radios
201
Selecting A Channel
201
Storing And Selecting Preset Channels
202
Using The PTY (Program Type) Button - If Equipped
202
PTY Button SCAN
202
PTY Button SEEK
202
Satellite Antenna
202
Reception Quality
203
VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (SALES CODE XRV) - IF EQUIPPED
203
REMOTE SOUND SYSTEM CONTROLS - IF EQUIPPED
203
Radio Operation
204
Tape Player
204
CD Player
204
CD/DVD MAINTENANCE
205
RADIO OPERATION AND CELLULAR PHONES
205
CLIMATE CONTROLS
206
Heater Only - If Equipped
206
Air Conditioning and Heating - If Equipped
209
Air Conditioning With Dual Zone Temperature Control - If Equipped
212
Operating Tips
216
Operating Tips Chart
218
STARTING AND OPERATING
219
STARTING PROCEDURES
223
Normal Starting
223
Automatic Transmission
223
If Engine Fails To Start
224
After Starting
225
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER - IF EQUIPPED
225
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
226
Automatic Transmission with Overdrive
226
FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE OPERATION - IF EQUIPPED
232
Manually Shifted Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions
232
Shifting Procedure - Manually Shifted Transfer Case
235
Transfer Case Reminder Light
236
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions (5 Position Switch) - If Equipped
236
Shifting Procedure - Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
241
Electronically Shifted Transfer Case Operating Information/Precautions (4 Position Switch) - If Equipped
244
Shifting Procedure - Electronically Shifted Transfer Case
248
LIMITED-SLIP DIFFERENTIAL - IF EQUIPPED
251
DRIVING ON SLIPPERY SURFACES
252
DRIVING THROUGH WATER
252
Flowing/Rising Water
252
Shallow Standing Water
253
POWER STEERING
254
Power Steering Fluid Check
255
PARKING BRAKE
256
BRAKE SYSTEM
257
Four-Wheel Anti-Lock Brake System
258
TIRE SAFETY INFORMATION
260
Tire Markings
260
Tire Identification Number (TIN)
263
Tire Loading and Tire Pressure
264
TIRES - GENERAL INFORMATION
268
Tire Pressure
268
Tire Inflation Pressures
269
Radial Ply Tires
274
Tire Spinning
275
Tread Wear Indicators
275
Life of Tire
276
Replacement Tires
276
SUPPLEMENTAL TIRE PRESSURE INFORMATION - IF EQUIPPED
278
TIRE CHAINS
278
SNOW TIRES
280
TIRE ROTATION RECOMMENDATIONS
281
Dual Rear Wheels
282
FUEL REQUIREMENTS
283
5.7L Gas Engine
283
ADDING FUEL
287
Loose Fuel Filler Cap (Gas Cap) Message
288
VEHICLE LOADING
289
Certification Label
289
TRAILER TOWING
291
Common Towing Definitions
291
Trailer Hitch Classification
294
Trailer Towing Weights (Maximum Trailer Weight Ratings)
295
Trailer and Tongue Weight
296
Towing Requirements
297
Towing Tips
301
SNOWPLOW
302
Before Plowing
303
Snowplow Prep Package Model Availability
304
Over the Road Operation With Snowplow Attached
305
Operating Tips
305
General Maintenance
305
RECREATIONAL TOWING (BEHIND MOTORHOME, ETC.)
306
Recreational Towing - 2-Wheel Drive Models
306
Recreational Towing - 4-Wheel Drive Models
307
WHAT TO DO IN EMERGENCIES
315
HAZARD WARNING FLASHER
316
JACKING AND TIRE CHANGING
316
3500 Models - If Equipped
317
Preparations For Jacking
318
Jacking Instructions
319
HOISTING
328
JUMP STARTING
328
With Portable Starting Unit
332
FREEING A STUCK VEHICLE
332
EMERGENCY TOW HOOKS - IF EQUIPPED
332
TOWING A DISABLED VEHICLE
333
4-Wheel Drive Vehicles
333
2-Wheel Drive Vehicles
334
MAINTAINING YOUR VEHICLE
335
ENGINE COMPARTMENT- 5.7L
337
ONBOARD DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM (OBD II)
338
Loose Fuel Filler Cap Message
338
REPLACEMENT PARTS
339
DEALER SERVICE
339
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES
340
Engine Oil
340
Engine Air Cleaner Filter
342
Maintenance Free Battery
343
Air Conditioner Maintenance
344
Body Lubrication
345
Windshield Wiper Blades
346
Adding Washer Fluid
346
Exhaust System
347
Cooling System
350
Brake System
355
Rear Axle And 4x4 Front Driving Axle Fluid Level
357
Transfer Case - If Equipped
358
Automatic Transmission
358
Appearance Care and Protection from Corrosion
361
FUSES
366
Integrated Power Module
366
VEHICLE STORAGE
371
REPLACEMENT LIGHT BULBS
372
BULB REPLACEMENT
372
Headlight (Halogen)/Front Park and Turn Lights
372
Fog Lights
376
Cab Top Clearance Lights - If Equipped
377
FLUID AND CAPACITIES
379
FLUIDS, LUBRICANTS AND GENUINE PARTS
380
Engine
380
Chassis
381
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULES
383
EMISSIONS CONTROL SYSTEM MAINTENANCE
384
MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
384
5.7L Gas Engine
384
IF YOU NEED CONSUMER ASSISTANCE
401
SUGGESTIONS FOR OBTAINING SERVICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
403
Prepare For The Appointment
403
Prepare A List
403
Be Reasonable With Requests
403
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE
403
Chrysler LLC Customer Center
404
Chrysler Canada Inc. Customer Center
404
In Mexico contact
404
Customer Assistance For The Hearing Or Speech Impaired (TDD/TTY)
405
Service Contract
405
WARRANTY INFORMATION (U.S. Vehicles Only)
406
MOPAR PARTS
406
REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS
406
In The 50 United States And Washington, D.C
406
In Canada
407
PUBLICATION ORDER FORMS
407
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION UNIFORM TIRE QUALITY GRADES
408
Treadwear
409
Traction Grades
409
Temperature Grades
410
INDEX
411

FAQ about the 2009 RAM Chassis Cab Manual

What contains the 2009 Chassis Cab manual?

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

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your RAM Chassis Cab
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Maintenance for your RAM Chassis Cab, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2009 RAM Chassis Cab Owners Manual?

The RAM Chassis Cab owner manual for the 2009 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the RAM Chassis Cab year 2009 free?

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The RAM Chassis Cab (2009) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2009 is available in English.

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