Center Console Lid Binding – 2015-2016 Ram 1500/2500/3500/4500/5500

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NUMBER: 23-001-16 REV. E
GROUP: Body
DATE: May 26, 2016

 

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES SERVICE BULLETIN 23-001-16 REV. D, DATED APRIL 19, 2016, WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH **ASTERISKS** AND INCLUDES SYMPTOM/CONDITION VERBIAGE CHANGE.

THIS SERVICE BULLETIN IS ALSO BEING RELEASED AS RAPID RESPONSE TRANSMITTAL (RRT) 16-011. ALL APPLICABLE SOLD AND UN-SOLD RRT VIN’s HAVE BEEN LOADED. TO VERIFY THAT THIS RRT SERVICE ACTION IS APPLICABLE TO THE VEHICLE, USE VIP OR PERFORM A VIN SEARCH IN TECHCONNECT. ALL REPAIRS ARE REIMBURSABLE WITHIN THE PROVISIONS OF WARRANTY.

 

SUBJECT:

Center Console Lid Binding

 

OVERVIEW:

This bulletin involves adding a rubber bumper to the console lid to prevent the lid from binding.

 

MODELS:

2015-2016 (D2) Ram 3500 Pickup
2015-2016 (DD) Ram 3500 Cab Chassis
2015-2016 (DP) Ram 4500/5500 Cab Chassis
2015-2016 (DX) Ram Truck (Mexico)
2016 (DF) Ram 3500 10K lb Cab Chassis
2015-2016 (DS) Ram 1500 Pickup
2015-2016 (DJ) Ram 2500 Pickup

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA, LATAM, EMEA, and APAC.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to D2 vehicles built on or after April 18, 2015 (MDH 0418XX) and on or before October 06, 2015 (MDH 1006XX) equipped with a Floor Console (Sales Codes CM5, CUF, CUP and CVT).

NOTE: This bulletin applies to DD vehicles built on or after April 20, 2015 (MDH 0420XX) and on or before October 06, 2015 (MDH 1006XX) equipped with a Floor Console (Sales Codes CM5, CUF, CUP and CVT).

NOTE: This bulletin applies to DF vehicles built on or after April 24, 2015 (MDH 0424XX) and on or before September 05, 2015 (MDH 0905XX) equipped with a Floor Console (Sales Codes CM5, CUF, CUP and CVT).

NOTE: This bulletin applies to DP vehicles built on or after April 21, 2015 (MDH 0421XX) and on or before October 06, 2015 (MDH 10067XX) equipped with a Floor Console (Sales Codes CM5, CUF, CUP and CVT).

NOTE: This bulletin applies to DX vehicles built on or after April 18, 2015 (MDH 0418XX) and on or before October 06, 2015 (MDH 1006XX) equipped with a Floor Console (Sales Codes CM5, CUF, CUP and CVT).

NOTE: This bulletin applies to DS vehicles built on or after April 05, 2015 (MDH 0405XX) and on or before October 07, 2015 (MDH 1007XX) equipped with a Floor Console (Sales Codes CM5, CUF, CUP and CVT).

NOTE: This bulletin applies to DJ vehicles built on or after April 17, 2015 (MDH 0417XX) and on or before October 07, 2015 (MDH 1007XX) equipped with a Floor Console (Sales Codes CM5, CUF, CUP and CVT).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION:

**This bulletin will help prevent a binding or an audible clicking noise in the center console lid.

NOTE: Do not attempt to fix a center console lid that has an existing binding or audible condition by adding the bumper.**

 

DIAGNOSIS:

If a customer’s VIN is listed in VIP or your RRT VIN list, perform the repair. For all other customers that describe the symptom/condition listed above, replace the console lid under normal warranty process and procedures.

 

PARTS REQUIRED:

Qty. Description Part No.
1 Bumper Kit, Rubber 68315574AA

 

SPECIAL TOOLS/EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:

C-4755 Trim Stick

 

REPAIR PROCEDURE:

  1. Locate the center console inside the vehicle.
  2. Slowly open the upper lid of the center console while checking the gap between the bottom of the upper lid and the top of the lower lid for rubbing together as shown in (Fig. 1).

Fig. 1 Check Lid For RubbingFig. 1 Check Lid For Rubbing


  1. Check the rear of the upper lid hinge for binding or an audible clicking as shown in (Fig. 2).

Fig. 2 Checking Lid NoiseFig. 2 Checking Lid Noise


  1. Repeat Step #2 three times by fully opening and closing the upper lid until completely latched.
  2. Does the center console upper lid indicate binding, hesitation or an audible clicking at the rear of the lid to the lower console?
    • YES >>> This bulletin does not apply. Use the Inspection LOP (23-14-15-92) to close the active RRT. Replace the console armrest in accordance with Service Information under normal warranty process and procedures.
    • NO >>> Continue with the Repair Procedure in Step #6.
  3. Move either the driver or passenger seat all the way forward in the vehicle.
  4. If equipped, open a rear door.
  5. Using trim stick tool C-4755, remove the rear panel from the back of the console as shown in (Fig. 3).

Fig. 3 Rear Console PanelFig. 3 Rear Console Panel


  1. Using the bumper kit, remove the tail as shown in (Fig. 4).

Fig. 4 BumperFig. 4 Bumper


  1. At the rear of the center console wall on the lower lid, identify the two notches as shown in (Fig. 5).

Fig. 5 Bumper LocationFig. 5 Bumper Location

1 – Notches
2 – Location Of Bumper Installation


  1. At the center of the console wall on the lower lid (as noted in the previous step), insert the bumper where the red triangle is shown. It will take some effort to push the bumper in flush with the edge of the lower lid as shown in (Fig. 6) and (Fig. 7).

Fig. 6 Bumper InstallationFig. 6 Bumper Installation

1 – Rear Of The Center Console
2 – Hinge
3 – Lower Lid
4 – Bumper
5 – Front Of The Console


Fig. 7 Bumper Being InstalledFig. 7 Bumper Being Installed

1 – Bumper


  1. To assist the installation of the bumper, press the back wall of the lower lid to relieve some tension while inserting the bumper as shown in (Fig. 8).

Fig. 8 Bumper Installation ContinuedFig. 8 Bumper Installation Continued

1 – Press The Back Wall


  1. Reinstall the rear panel. Confirm the panel is fully seated and all clips are engaged.
  2. Confirm the repair by slowly opening the upper lid of the center console while moving the upper lid side to side/back and forth check the rear of the upper lid hinge for binding, hesitation or an audible clicking.

 

POLICY:

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

 

TIME ALLOWANCE:

Labor Operation No: Description Skill Category Amount
23-14-15-92 Inspection Only (1 – Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.2 Hrs.
23-14-15-93 Rubber Bumper, Install (1 – Semi-Skilled) 6 – Electrical and Body Systems 0.2 Hrs.

 

FAILURE CODE:

ZZ Service Action

 


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