Ram 1500/2500/3500 Owners & Service Manuals

Ram 1500/2500/3500: To Lock The Doors

Push and release the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter to lock all doors, the tailgate and the RamBox (if equipped). The turn signal lights will flash and the horn will chirp to acknowledge the signal.

Sound Horn With Remote Key Lock

This feature will cause the horn to chirp when the doors are locked with the RKE transmitter. This feature can be turned on or turned off. To change the current setting, proceed as follows:

  • For vehicles not equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer to "Electronic Vehicle Information Center (EVIC)/Settings (Customer-Programmable Features)" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.
  • For vehicles equipped with a touchscreen radio, refer to "Uconnect Settings" in "Understanding Your Instrument Panel" for further information.

NOTE: Pushing the LOCK button on the RKE transmitter while you are in the vehicle will activate the Vehicle Security Alarm System. Opening a door with the Vehicle Security Alarm System activated will cause the alarm to sound. Push the UNLOCK button to deactivate the Vehicle Security Alarm System.

Using The Panic Alarm

To turn the Panic Alarm feature ON or OFF, press and hold the PANIC button on the RKE transmitter for at least one second and release. When the Panic Alarm is on, the headlights will turn on, the park lights will flash, the horn will pulse on and off, and the interior lights will turn on.

The Panic Alarm will stay on for three minutes unless you turn it off by either pressing the PANIC button a second time or drive the vehicle at a speed of 5 mph (8 km/h) or greater.


  • The interior lights will turn off if you turn the ignition switch to the ACC or ON/RUN position while the Panic Alarm is activated. However, the exterior lights and horn will remain on.
  • You may need to be less than 35 ft (11 m) from the vehicle when using the RKE transmitter to turn off the Panic Alarm due to the radio frequency noises emitted by the system.

RKE Air Suspension (Remote Lowering Of The Vehicle) - If Equipped

For easy entry and loading, your vehicle can be lowered by pressing the Key Fob air suspension lowering button two times. When Remote key FOB lowering is requested, the vehicle will send a series of chirps and flashes to alert the customer that the operation has begun and will continue these alerts until it successfully lowers.

The following conditions must be met for the vehicle to lower remotely:

  • The vehicle must not already be in Entry/Exit (Park) ride height.
  • The vehicle battery must be fully charged.
  • All doors must be closed.
  • The ignition key must be out of the vehicle.

Cancelling Remote Lowering

Vehicle lowering can be cancelled at anytime. When vehicle lowering is cancelled, the vehicle will raise up to the next defined level and lock out the remote lowering feature until the ignition has been cycled ON/OFF.

To cancel vehicle lowering, press the Key Fob air suspension lowering button one time during the lowering process. When vehicle lowering is cancelled the horn will chirp two times and the hazard lights will flash four times. Once raising is completed, the horn will chirp one time.

NOTE: For further information, refer to "Air Suspension System" in "Starting And Operating".

Programming Additional Transmitters

If you do not have a programmed RKE transmitter, contact your authorized dealer for details.


     Transmitter Battery Replacement

    The recommended replacement battery is one CR2032 battery. NOTE: Perchlorate Material - special handling may apply. Do not touch the battery terminals that are on the back housing or the printed c

     Remote Starting System - If Equipped

    This system uses the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter to start the engine conveniently from outside the vehicle while still maintaining security. The system has a range of approximately 300 ft

     Door Locks


     Event Data Recorder (EDR)

    This vehicle is equipped with an event data recorder (EDR). The main purpose of an EDR is to record, in certain crash or near crash-like situations, such as an air bag deployment or hitting a road obstacle, data that will assist in understanding how a vehicle's systems performed. The EDR is designe

     Second Row In-Floor Storage Bin - If Equipped

    In-floor storage bins are located in front of the second row seats and can be used for extra storage. The storage bins have removable liners that can be easily removed for cleaning. In-Floor Storage Bin And Latch To open in-floor storage bin, lift upward on the handle of the latch and open the lid.

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