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Hope this isn't too much of a repeat, I did find a couple of threads, but for the issues individually, not together..

Last night I got error code 39 on my guage when I started my '09 R/T.. looked it up and that seems to be a low voltage alert. I intepret that to mean my battery or charging system for some reason didn't kick in properly?

I haven't seen the code since, (started it 3 times since then) so I'm hoping that was just a fluke.

I'm wondering if it's related to a TPMS problem I'm also having though..

Yesterday the lo tire alert lit up while I was on my way to work, I pulled into a gas station and checked all four tires.. All four showed 32PSI, which is the number recommended on the sticker on the B pillar.. so when I got to work, I called a local dealership and he informed me that 32-33 is the threshold to trigger the alarm and that they always inflate the tires to 34PSI. He recommended I do that and see if that solves the problem.. :scratchhead: Maybe I'm wrong, but the sticker was put there at the factory, shouldn't it say 34PSI if that's what they wanted me to put in it?

So far it seems to be doing alright, but does anyone think this could be indicative of an upcoming problem?

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I'd resolve or rule out the low voltage code before worrying about anything else.
Can check the voltage or charging system yourself?
If you have a Trinity or other aftermarket devices you leave connected in the car, they may be drawing the battery down while it is parked causing the low voltage error. Also you may just have a bad battery or alternator problem.
 

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I'd resolve or rule out the low voltage code before worrying about anything else.
Can check the voltage or charging system yourself?
If you have a Trinity or other aftermarket devices you leave connected in the car, they may be drawing the battery down while it is parked causing the low voltage error. Also you may just have a bad battery or alternator problem.

I leave my bluetooth plugged into the center console charging port, but that shouldn't be too much of a power drain..

Last night was the first time that error code appeared, and it hasn't come back, so hopefully it was just a one time thing.. could be battery going dead, I've been on two deployments since I got the car, My parents would drive it about 20 miles a month to keep fluids moving and whatnot, but just sitting there probabaly didn't do much to extend the battery life ;P
 

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that is not an error code or DTC. i take it you have a 6-speed car.
Yes, sorry I guess I should have said that.. it's the R/T F package (basically the only option it has is the 20" rims and track package..) 6-spd..

if it's not an error code, what was it? This is why I thought it was the low voltage error:

http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/f5/has-anyone-seen-error-code-before-52277/

that's exactly what I got.. it stayed lit up for about 5 seconds and then disappeared and hasn't returned..
 

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just found this thread:

http://www.challengertalk.com/forums/f37/code-39-under-tah-9681/index2.html

sounds like that's my problem, my girlfriend is getting pissed because the door zaps the **** out of her (I've actually seen a spark arch and it's a definite audible pop) almost every time she gets out of it..

Guess I gotta call up the dealer and schedule something..

odd that it didn't start zapping people until about 13,000 miles, it's just over 16,000 miles now..
 

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trouble codes are displayed in the speedo side gauge. that 39 is in the tach side gauge is in the gear selector window. sometime the 6-speed cars will get that 3-9 in the last two digits of the PRND3L window. it has nothing to do with your tire pressure system.
 

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trouble codes are displayed in the speedo side gauge. that 39 is in the tach side gauge is in the gear selector window. sometime the 6-speed cars will get that 3-9 in the last two digits of the PRND3L window. it has nothing to do with your tire pressure system.
Is it worth calling up the service department or should I just ignore it?
 

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it is a grounding problem. get it fixed before you fry the cluster or even worse, start a fire when filling the gas tank. make sure you touch the cars metal body before you remove the gas pump nozzle from your car. a static spark could be deadly for you.
 

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it is a grounding problem. get it fixed before you fry the cluster or even worse, start a fire when filling the gas tank. make sure you touch the cars metal body before you remove the gas pump nozzle from your car. a static spark could be deadly for you.
Alright, guess I'll be calling the dealer and scheduling an appointment tomorrow..

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Just called all three of the dealerships in my area... not one of them has ever heard of the automatic gear indicators lighting up on a manual, and only one had any idea about the doors zapping the **** out me and my girl. His recommendation was to buy some scotch brite anti-static spray and put a layer on the seats :indifferent:

Without the problem currently existing and without being able to reproduce it on command, they all said they wouldn't be able to diagnose anything. So I guess I just have to wait until it explodes or the zap screws with my health.. I say that half jokingly, but the last few times I've been zapped by it, it seriously, without exaggeration made the joints in my finger lock up for a few seconds.. this isn't no "I just rubbed my feet against the carpet" static electricity.. :(
 
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