the tag lights does also . is there a elect ground on the truck

Also the check engine light and all the gauges going on and off. Sometimes transmission won't even work,I have been to dealer and they can't find anything I have had it back 6 times!

I need a truck that is in this order, safe, dependable, good on muddy logging roads, easy to maintain, not expensive to buy or maintain, long lasting, a popular model for a source for future repair parts, I do not care about style or looks. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Please give the pros and cons and any other ways to figure the truck for me. Thanks very much,

I tried to start it and totally dead. Battery is fine but the electronic gauges where dancing all over the place even thou I didn't have the key in the ignition. I could hear the juice from the battery drawing juice so I disconnected the battery. Does this mean that the computer brain is going dead? Please help!!!