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#1 of 497 Dodge Dakota: Electrical Issues
by kcram HOST
Oct 18, 2006 (8:58 pm)
Here's the discussion to talk about any issue you have with electricity or an electrically-powered component.
#2 of 497 Dodge Dakota Turn Signal Problem
Jan 18, 2006 (1:35 am)
#3 of 497 Dodge Dakota Turn Signal Problem
Jan 07, 2006 (2:50 pm)
My turn signals on my 2000 Dodge Dakota stopped flashing. Bulbs are ok. Both left and right are affected. Sometimes they will flash once, twice, or a few times. They will not continue to flash until turned off.
I went to the parts department of the dealer to get a flasher. They sold me a 'relay' for $47. Owner's manual does not show a location.
Anyone have any advice as to the problem. If the 'relay', where can I find it in the truck?
As yet I cannot locate it in the truck.
#4 of 497 Re: Dodge Dakota Turn Signal Problem [jwyatt]
Jan 08, 2006 (12:33 pm)
On my 2001 quad, that relay is underside of the dash to the left of the steering column. If you never pulled the lower steering dash cover to see exactly where that relay is, it's probably best to remove that lower cover attached with the 3 screws. You can then see that ~ 1" wide by about 2" long relay housing. There are 3 relays inside that black box housing..as I pulled mine apart the other day with another problem I had to look. Once you know where that relay housing is, you can reach underneath to the right of the support column and feel it without pulling off that lower dash section, and you would need to lift the housing upwards to remove it from the connector socket..My radio and blinkers stopped working along with my heater fan at any speeds. Reseating all the fuses and relays in the engine compartments electrical box corrected my radio and blinkers..unless just a coincidence, but who cares, its all working.
Good Luck Ger.
#5 of 497 Thanks
Jan 10, 2006 (5:36 pm)
Thanks, Ger, I will see if mine is the same. It seems to be correcting itself as today it worked most of the time normally, but at times would blink only a couple of times before it would shut off. Moving the lever to off and turning it back on would sometimes cause it to work, so I am beginning to suspect the switch in the column. A couple of weeks ago I had a problem with the light dimmer switch shutting off the headlights when switching to dim from bright. That went away after two days. Weird grimlin!
#6 of 497 Re: Thanks [jwyatt]
Jan 10, 2006 (6:27 pm)
Just a general note also. When was last time your battery was replaced? Only noting cuz I had engine idling problems and others had intermittent strange sporatic problems when the battery was 4-6 yrs old..Replaced lately? I swapped and turned around some fuses and also swapped same type relays anywhere I could to also see if intermittent problems could be resolved. Let us know your "Fix". Ger.
#7 of 497 Re: Dodge Dakota Turn Signal Problem [jwyatt]
Jan 18, 2006 (1:35 am)
My 1997 Dakota started turn signal problems about 1999, just after warranty ran out. Dodge mechanic replaced turn signal assembly, then turn signal flasher (relay). Next year I replaced the same relay. About 2003 the same symptoms appeared and the Dodge mechanic replaced the whole fuse panel. It seems ok right now. Good luck on yours. CRUDMUDGE
#9 of 497 rear turn signal
May 29, 2006 (12:31 pm)
how to replace the rear turn signal bulb.