Several months ago had blowout on drivers front of my 1997 Dodge Ram 1500. lil while later Gen lite came on(battery light on dash) & battery started going dead. I’ve replaced the plugs & wires, starter, alternator, battery, & yes even the ECC. The Gen lite has never gone off. Drove for 2 or 3 days w/no prob. left this morning drove maybe 5 miles & battery went completely dead.
Anytime the battery indicator light comes on it means the battery is not being charged. Either the alternator is bad, the alternator is not hooked up correctly or some wiring in between the battery and alternator is at fault. This is of course assuming the alternator belt is still there.
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 charging circuit wiring diagram