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Tub Removal - RAM - DS Model - 1500

Take charge of your truck maintenance with this concise Knowby. Learn to safely and efficiently remove the tub tray from your Dodge Ram 1500.

Take charge of your truck maintenance with this concise Knowby. Learn to safely and efficiently remove the tub tray from your Dodge Ram 1500.

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Use same instructions for both 5"7' and 6"4' Tub variants

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Tools Required:

• 1/2” impact gun
• 1/4” impact gun
• 18mm 1/2 Socket
• 15mm 1/2 Socket
• 300mm 1/2 extension
• T25 Torx 
• T27 Torx
• Wire Cutters
• Medium flat head screwdriver 
• 4 x lifting slings
• Forklift with Tyne extensions

Tools Required:

• 1/2” impact gun • 1/4” impact gun • 18mm 1/2 Socket • 15mm 1/2 Socket • 300mm 1/2 extension • T25 Torx • T27 Torx • Wire Cutters • Medium flat head screwdriver • 4 x lifting slings • Forklift with Tyne extensions

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Open fuel door, and remove cap

Open fuel door, and remove cap

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GOOD NEWS: Unlike almost all other Tub Removals, it is not necessary to remove the wheel arch plastics - they will stay in place

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Use T25 to disconnect fuel neck from Tub. It will then be free

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Open tail gate

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Use T25, to remove 2 x Tail light housing screws

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Pull directly back and tail light will pop out of its clips

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On the LARAMIE model, the wiring is slightly different.

Wiggle plug so it comes away from tail light

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Alternative wiring on EXPRESS model, has 2 plugs per light

Alternative wiring on EXPRESS model, has 2 plugs per light

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Tailgate liner to be removed (if it has one)  Use T25

Tailgate liner to be removed (if it has one) Use T25

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Use T25 to remove tailgate cover

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Use Flat head screwdriver to pry up corner. Remove cover panel

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Unplug tailgate harness plug

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Trim clips and pull harness out of tailgate

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Use flat head screwdriver to pop clip out of tub, unplug.

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Unplug other plug, this is to lock the tailgate

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M8 with extension

Unplug camera, remove from tailgate

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Remove handle assembly from tailgate.

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T20 Torx Remove camera from tailgate handle assembly

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Unplug wiring

Unplug wiring

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Unplug license plate light plugs.........Pull the red clip OUT (to unlock it) then squeeze plug To disconnect. There is one on either side of license plate

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Unplug reversing sensors plug (Located passenger side)

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Use flat head screwdriver to Remove lic plate to (Also Necessary to access rear bumper bolts)

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Remove this plate, unplug it

Remove this plate, unplug it

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Some model also have this cover plate, need to remove it m4 hex head

Some model also have this cover plate, need to remove it m4 hex head

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15mm socket, remove 2 x bolts (was behind license plate)

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15mm socket (no extension) for bumper bolts. 2 x bolts on each side

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2 bolts showing here

2 bolts showing here

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Remove rear step. (It is light, 1 person lift)

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Remove wings 15mm one each side

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Front Mount: 18mm and long extension. Lay on workshop trolley To access under side of vehicle

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Middle Mount: 18mm and long extension

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IMPORTANT

Rear mounts……. Access to rear mounts will depend on IF and WHICH Towbar is fitted. If you are lucky, you will have a Towbar as shown in below step. If you don’t, it is necessary to remove the Towbar!

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Rear Mount: 18mm and long extension

Shown accessible through Laramie towbar.

This is good because it has access from below

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There are 2 ways to access the rear mounts

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OPTION 1: Very difficult 18mm 3/8 drive Tight! NOT RECOMMENDED

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OPTION 2:
Remove Towbar bolts, All but top

OPTION 2: Remove Towbar bolts, All but top

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Wiggle it

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Mallet lower

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Towbar off

Towbar off

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18mm rear bolts

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Cut zip ties holding harness to bottom of tub

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Remove electrical unit, located pass side. 8mm socket ( 3 x bolts)

The top bolt is difficult to reach

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Remove unit

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Attach 4 x lifting slings to the hook points inside tub

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Lift

Lift

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Lift tub off. 2 ppl required. 1 x forklift driver, 1 x giving instructions and guiding tub away from vehicle.

NOTE: take particular care, so that the fuel filler comes away from the tub when lifting. This is the most important thing to watch

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Keep all fasteners, and put them into a container and leave them in the tub

Keep all fasteners, and put them into a container and leave them in the tub

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Off

Off

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Refit Towbar

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Done