PCM Pin Out Chart (1996 5.2L, 5.9L Dodge Ram Pickup)

1996 PCM BLACK Connector

Black Connector PCM Pin Out Chart 1996 5.2L, 5.9L V8 Dodge Ram Pickup

The PCM has 3 connectors and are color coded (black, white, and gray). Each connector has 3 rows of slots for a total of 32 slots (terminals).

IMPORTANT: The pin out chart in these 3 pages apply only to the 1996 Dodge Ram pickups with a 5.2L or 5.9L V8 engine.

For other PCM pin-out charts, take a look at the following:

BLACK PCM 32 Pin Connector
Pin Wire Color Description
 A-1 --- Not Used
 A-2 LT GRN/BLK Ignition Power
 A-3 --- Not Used
 A-4 BLK/LT BLU Sensor Ground
 A-5 --- Not Used
 A-6 BLK/WHT Park/Neutral Position Switch (A/T Only)
 A-7 BLK/GRY Ignition Coil Driver
 A-8 GRY/BLK Crankshaft Position Sensor
 A-9 --- Not Used
A-10 YEL/BLK Idle Air Control Motor 2
A-11 BRN/WHT Idle Air Control Motor 3
A-12 --- Not Used
A-13 --- Not Used
A-14 --- Not Used
A-15 BLK/RED Intake Air Temp (IAT) Sensor
A-16 TAN/BLK Engine Coolant Temp (ECT) Sensor
A-17 PPL/WHT 5 Volt Supply
A-18 TAN/YEL Camshaft Position Sensor
A-19 GRY/RED Idle Air Control Motor 1
A-20 PPL/BLK Idle Air Control Motor 4
A-21 --- Not Used
A-22 RED/WHT Fused B(+)
A-23 ORG/DK BLU Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) Signal
A-24 BLK/DK GRN or
Pre-Cat Oxygen Sensor Input
A-25 ORG/BLK Post-Cat Oxygen Sensor Input (5.9L H/D Trans Only)
A-26 BLK/DK GRN Post-Cat Oxygen Sensor Input (L/D Trans Only)
A-27 DK GRN/RED MAP Sensor Signal
A-28 --- Not Used
A-29 --- Not Used
A-30 --- Empty
A-31 BLK/TAN Ground
A-32 BLK/TAN Ground
PCM Pin Out Chart 1996 5.2L, 5.9L V8 Dodge Ram Pickup

Safety Precautions

Here are some very important safety precautions when testing the wires coming out of the PCM connectors.

  1. If one or any of the wires on your Dodge Ram DO NOT match the color stated in the pin out charts, then you should not use the pin out charts in this article. Why? Because this is the clearest indication that these ARE NOT the connector pin out charts for your particular vehicle.
  2. Never probe the front of the connector.
    1. You should use a wire piercing probe and probe the wire a few inches away from the connector.
    2. You should use a back probe.
  3. You should never disconnect any of the PCM connectors without first disconnecting the battery negative (-) terminal.


I've made every effort to double and triple check the above info (and in the next couple of pages) and I've used the best sources to compile it but nothing in life is perfect. I don't have a staff of proof readers or editors, I'm just a little guy typing this stuff up in my spare time to help and give back to the Do-It-Yourself community. So without further ado, here's my disclaimer:

© copyright Abraham Torres-Arredondo: This information is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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