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#103 of 509 No bus indication
Aug 26, 2007 (6:24 am)
I read through all the posts..my issue is about the same as post # 20. I bought a 1999 Dodge Dakota Sport ( V8 ). After 3 weeks of owning the truck, driving down the road the engine quits,all warnings lights illuminate and mileage indicator illuminates " NO BUS ". I looked at the fuses and checked then in the distribution box next to the battery. It is a intermittent issue.
Would the ant - theft device figure into this ?
I can turn it off and wait a few minutes and it will start up. Any ideas ?
#104 of 509 Re: No bus indication [dynacpl]
Aug 26, 2007 (4:33 pm)
The "NO BUSS" error is a SERIOUS error thrown by the onboard computer. It is telling you that it has detected that the databuss is offline. I beleive that the databuss runs between the onboard computer/dashboard and perhaps even the xmission computer.(if you have an automatic)
Do not construe this to mean that the onboard computer is the problem. This could be caused by many possible things.
It is too bad it is intermittent... this would be FARRRR easier to troubleshoot if it was consistant.
#105 of 509 is it the body computer?
Sep 10, 2007 (6:53 am)
95 dekota sport 3.9 auto headlights,brake lights dashlights all failed at same time.also abs and park brake light came on I checked all the ez stuff and i guess its time to pay the price any ideas what it might be? and what it costs to replace the body computer if thats what it is?
#106 of 509 Re: is it the body computer? [ogall]
Sep 10, 2007 (5:57 pm)
Could be a Central Timer Module or a defective headlight switch. Both were common failure items on that vintage Dakota.
#107 of 509 Re: 2002 Dakota stereo problem [mwsmitty]
Sep 15, 2007 (7:48 am)
I have the same problem occuring with my 2001 Dakota. Only after the radio shuts down I have about two days till the battery is dead. Im pretty sure there is an internal short in the radio that draws power when the ignition is off. Was wondering how you remedied this problem.
#108 of 509 Re: 2002 Dakota stereo problem [aricl]
Sep 15, 2007 (4:12 pm)
That may not be a problem.
Various computers...the Prowertrain Control Module (PCM), Transmission Control Module (TCM), Transfer Case Control Module (TCCM), the Anti-lock Brake Controller, and the radio just to name a few...draw memory keep-alive current when the ignition switch is in the off position.
The current draw is between 25 and 200 milliamperes depending 0n model and optional equipment. I recommend measuring the actual current before assuming an exceptional current draw.
If you have a factory original battery on a 2002, I would suspect that the real cause is the battery is beginning to die. A simple load test (Auto Zone or other auto parts store) can determine the battery condition.
#109 of 509 2007 Dakota - Which fuse to replace?
Sep 09, 2007 (8:39 am)
#110 of 509 2007 Dakota - Which fuse to replace?
Sep 04, 2007 (6:39 am)
My power windows won't roll up or down. In addition the power outlet on the dashboard won't work. I suspect it is a blown fuse as everything else works. The manual is vague as to which fuse needs to be replaced. Can anyone translate the fuse diagram in the manual???
#111 of 509 Re: 2007 Dakota - Which fuse to replace? [topcop1998]
Sep 04, 2007 (8:04 am)
Chrysler has a long tradition of not using a fuse to protect the power window circuits.
Look for a circuit breaker in the power distribution box.
#112 of 509 Re: 2007 Dakota - Which fuse to replace? [dustyk]
Sep 04, 2007 (9:42 am)
Where can I find this distribution box?