My 98 dodge truck went electrical whacko on me. This is my main wood hauler.
The ignition "dinger" has stayed on most of the time for the last year or so. I got used to ignoring it. Then the dash warning lights started coming on randomly and the overhead quit working and the stereo quit. I thought "ignition switch" because much of the power is routed through the switch.
So today I pulled the ignition switch and took it apart. I can't see anything wrong with it. No burnt contacts or wiring. I may check it for continuity to see if it is fused somehow. I didn't completely disassemble it because it is riveted together.
In the back of my mind I am fearful that there is a short somewhere in all the spagetti wiring. It doesn't help that the previous owner added a remote starter and CB radio and other devices, I found all kinds of extra fuse holders under the steering column. Plus half of them are just hanging with wires unattached.
The other fear is that the computer is to blame. I bet those are expensive. I hate to get a new $800 computer for a truck that cost me $2500.
Any sage wisdom from the Family?