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You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Electrical, Truck
#137 of 509 Re: 2004 Dakota - Non working heater/AC fan [bpeebles]
Dec 06, 2007 (8:41 pm)
bpeebles, thanks for your answer, I am glad you have been working on vehicles (not vechiles) for over 30 years and that you are trained in electronics as well. I however, am just an everyday "Joe" trying to save a buck, who is brand new to forums, this is my first, and I don't work on cars, but can hold my own when I know what to do, so it would have been nice for you to just tell me that the resistor is probably my problem and that I can find it under the dash on the passenger side of the vehicle and that it will cost only about $15 to replace and its held in by two screws. In the future, I will make it a point to better research the situation so as not to disturb you with my obviously foolish question. A 20+ year Dodge Service Manager kindly answered my question and sent me a diagram as well, and he wasn't condescending in any way. In any case, I hope you have a better day then you are having today and a Merry Christmas.
#138 of 509 Lights blink
Dec 07, 2007 (11:54 am)
I have issue with headlights parklites and dash lights blinking off. I replaced little black relay at driver door post, but did not fix. I can feel it click when they blink.
#139 of 509 Re: 2004 Dakota - Non working heater/AC fan [jbrophy]
Dec 08, 2007 (7:51 pm)
I am sorry you came away feeling that way... Perhaps you looked at this forum as your own personal question-and-answer session?
Your question was not foolish... but it has been asked sooooo mannnnyyyy times that it got old about 3 years ago.
I am glad you will take the time to research BEFORE asking. Perhaps, in the end, you will have gaind somthing more than just an answer to your immedeate question.
I beleive in teaching a man to fish instead of just feeding him. I hope you understand what I mean here. 8-)
#141 of 509 Re: Lights blink [oechsle]
Dec 09, 2007 (7:32 pm)
I have replaced the light switch and this did not fix the electrical issue. I need some help on what will or might be a repair. Parking light relay has been replaced also.
#142 of 509 blowing 40amp ignition fuseable link
Dec 12, 2007 (8:56 am)
i have a 1993 dakota v8 when i turn the key on i blow the 40 amp ignition fusedlink whats going on i have a multimeter. i'm not real familier with this vehicle if anyone could give me any help would be much appriciated
#143 of 509 Low beam Headlamps go off
Dec 13, 2007 (8:58 am)
When I move my steering wheel into position to drive and I have my headlamps on they will turn off when I move the steering wheel down. All the way up and away from the driver they stay on. High beam works in any position.
#144 of 509 Re: Low beam Headlamps go off [larmatson]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Dec 13, 2007 (8:12 pm)
Sounds like your multifunction (turn/dimmer/wiper) switch is going bad, or its wires within the steering column are caught/crimped in the area of the tilt.
kcram - Pickups Host.
#145 of 509 Lost lights, power locks and intermittent wipers
Dec 15, 2007 (5:54 am)
I have an 04 Dakota. Recently, my headlights, parking lights, dash lights, interior lights, intermittent wipers (low and high wiper works ok) and the power locks stopped working. I disconnected the battery for about an hour, reconnected it and they all started working. Now, I have to disconnect the battery constantly, and for longer periods. I had a repair shop hook it up to a computer but they said that there was nothing wrong, nor could they explain the strange behavior. Before I pay another $170, any suggestions?
#146 of 509 Re: Lost lights, power locks and intermittent wipers [wakeer]
Dec 15, 2007 (6:08 am)
I think the CTC is the common touchpoint for most of those systems you mention. There were some CTCs which had a bad electrical ground and caused funky problems with intermittint wipers and such. It may be worthwhile to validate that yout CTC has good-solid grounds. The CTC used to be mounted near the passengers feet... but may be different on your 2004.
CTC = Central Timer Console