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#176 of 509 Dodge Dakota headlights not working
Mar 13, 2008 (1:10 pm)
I have a 1994 Dodge Dakota with 160000 miles. One evening, the headlights failed as I was driving home, and I had to use the high beams, though I had to pull back on the dimmer switch manually (for over 10 miles.) As soon as I let go of the switch, the highbeams went off, and they would not stay on by themselves The parking lights and all others are fine. My mechanic said it was likely the turn signal/dimmer switch assembly on the steering column was bad. I replaced it myself, but it did no good. The headlight switch was replaced several months ago when I had an earlier problem so it is ruled out for the time being. I'm convinced that it's a fuse or relay problem under the hood. All of the fuses in the cab are fine. The fuse box or PDC (?) on the drivers side next to the battery contains several large square fuses, but I have no way of testing them, and don't know what all of them are as I have no owner's manual.
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#177 of 509 Re: Dodge Dakota headlights not working [kc8wjg]
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Mar 13, 2008 (2:09 pm)
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#178 of 509 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota ignition won't turn [jac11]
Mar 14, 2008 (1:21 pm)
I had same prob with my 2006 Dakota this am.
Key does not turn (like it's the wrong key!)
I hope the "mallet" suggestion works.
This truck is new (only 10,000 mi)
I saw another post where a guy had a locksmith fix it...twice!
#179 of 509 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota ignition won't turn [kdulaff]
Mar 15, 2008 (2:27 pm)
I ended up taking the ignition lock out, cleaning it and lubing it up, but it began doing the same thing in a few days. Finally broke down and bought a new ignition lock cylinder from carlocksandkeys.com for around $40, very quick turn around with 2 day shipping. Easy replacement on my '01 Dakota, now I have 2 different keys, one for door and one for ignition, not big deal with door remotes.
#180 of 509 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota ignition won't turn [jac11]
Mar 15, 2008 (10:18 pm)
After reading the "mallet solution", I just pushed the key with a little more force
into the lock and turned it normally. It turned. Subsequently the lock works fine.
But I'll make a note of carlocksandkeys.com just in case.
#181 of 509 Interior lights stay on
Mar 16, 2008 (8:07 am)
I have a 97 conventional cab Dakota with a V-6 Engine. This past winter I have noted that the interior lights stay on even when the engine is started. They have started staying on longer and longer now and I have had to take the bulbs out. I suspect it may be a door jam switch. Has anyone else had this problem?
Thanks in advance
#182 of 509 instrument cluster lights
Mar 17, 2008 (3:03 pm)
I have a 1990 dakota. Only one of the instrument lights work. The turn signal indicators, and all the "idiot" lights on the bottom of cluster do not work. Also the high beam indicator does not work.
Where do I look? The fuses are all good....
#183 of 509 Re: 2001 quad cab sport horn, window, airbag elec prob [gmcguan]
Mar 18, 2008 (3:55 pm)
Today I noticed that my horn also didn't work. 2001 Quad cab. I also love my truck,
with 91k miles. I haven't noticed anyother electical problems, the horn beeps with
the remote lock.
When I touch the horn/aibag pad it seems like the center pad is not as hard to press,
seems like something is missing? It presses in very easy where before, it took
fire presure to blow the horn? Could be me,,,,,,,,,,
Strange, I also just got my truck back from dealer to have the water pump replaced.
#184 of 509 Re: 2001 quad cab sport horn, window, airbag elec prob [mtrialsm]
Mar 22, 2008 (3:29 pm)
Well, the fact that you're getting an Air Bag lamp illumination AND the horn doesn't work, my first suspect is the clockspring. Could be a faulty horn relay. Your dealer should be able to quickly determine the problem.
#185 of 509 Re: Interior lights stay on [lostcity]
Mar 22, 2008 (4:30 pm)
Well swapped out the door switch and no joy. Still doing the same thing. Any ideas?