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post #21 of 72 Old 06-07-2008, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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This is an awsome idea. I will install it on ours hopfully soon.

To those that allready have it installed, does the mds seem to be kicking in alot?? I work for a chevy dealer and i noticed that the tahoe's and such that go down to 4 cyl seem to only drop when your not on the gas.


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If your careful you can accelerate to 55 on 4 cylinders. It will kick in at about 15 MPH if your easy on it.

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2008 i d'ont have br/or wire on C3 ?????

I never find this wire , what's the good wire for Ram 1500 Quad 2008 from Canada ?????

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I would of assumed they kept the same color code between the regular cab and a quad cab.

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I will check again, but i look every wiew one by one on C3 and i did'nt find the Brown with Orange stripe !!!!!!!!!
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You can also use the brown with white strip in the C3 connector. You do have a 5.7L engine?

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I have the 5,7 Liters.

I will try this afternoon( br/white ) and i will send the result soon.

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I am doing mine today. I am just waiting for Radio Shack to open. I got a few things to get from there. I went out there and it looks like I found the wire. Hard to tell, is there a gray with orange stripe as well? Cause it looks brown to me sometimes.. and then gray the other times haha


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OK! I am PRETTY Sure I got the right wire. It is not brown brown, but I can see someone calling it brown..
but my MDS light isn't working. I tried switching the wires just incase.. and still no go...

anyone do this .. can you take a close up of the wire that you used please?


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Here is a close up.

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Yeah that wire is more brown then the one I am using...


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OK! I checked out the wire - its Brown with the orange stripe. I used the LED from radio shack, same part number. Ground is ground and the red is to the wire..

Something I am missing?
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Looks like the right wire. Is it working?

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Check the spice connector to be sure its good. If your on the Brn/Org wire on C3 the 3rd connector from the top it should work. The 06 is the the same wiring as the 08. The other thing you could check is put a voltmeter on the wire when your driving at about 25 in case you got a bad LED.

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Yeah I am going to check the connections for sure. I will test the LED - but the LED is new.. and they are suppose to last for ever! hehe


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I find my wire,
The good color for Canada Ram is Black with orange strip, i tried the brown with white , but i have 4 wire on the C3 .

The led go on a 20 mph and it,s interessting to listen the sound on your engine, with the mds you listen "some valve sound " .


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maybe my truck is canadian? Should I try the black with orange? how did you figure that out?


I listen to the MDS with my flowmaster.


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Have you tested the L.E.D ? It could be bad?

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