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You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Electrical, Truck
#307 of 509 Re: 95 Dodge Dakota head, tail, and dash lights are out [lgoodwin]
Mar 18, 2009 (12:48 am)
Well, I'm pretty sure that an ABS module is going to be a heck of a lot more than $100.
Mistakes in the parts list at aftermarket stores are real common. I've gotten the wrong transmission filter for my daughter's Hyundai Accent, and the wrong upper radiator hose and PCV valve for my friends '98 Chrysler Concorde in the last two weeks alone. An acquaintance is overhauling the engine on a 2001 Grand Am and told me he got the wrong intake manifold gasket set and incorrect timing chain from AutoZone.
#308 of 509 Door locks and rear speakers
Mar 21, 2009 (5:55 pm)
I have a 93 Dakota 3.9, and my power door locks suddenly quit working. I have checked the fuses and they are all good.
Also, my rear speakers don't work most of the time. Every once in a while they will work, but the next time the car is turned off and on they don't work for days at a time. I thought it was my radio but when I replaced the radio the problem persisted.
#309 of 509 Speedometer not working
Mar 21, 2009 (7:02 pm)
The speedo on my 93 dakota is out, however it is not the same problem that some other people have described here.
My ABS and brake dash lights ARE NOT coming on.
I recently purchased this truck in this condition, and the previous owner said that the speedo used to work until she had the ignition cylinder replaced, and stopped working since. Any ideas?
#310 of 509 headlights shut off` 96 dakota
Mar 22, 2009 (4:17 am)
i have a 96 dakota and im having problems with my headlight and time i turn them in the will work for a while then shut off and flash sometimes
i think its the switch over heating but i replaced it and im still having the same prolem
ive talked to a few technicians and they said that i probably have a short somewhere (causing the switch to over heat)
i would just take the truck in and have them fix it but i havent been able to find a job in over a year now so thats not really an option
#311 of 509 Re: Speedometer not working [masterkenobi]
Mar 22, 2009 (12:01 pm)
Hmmm. In this case I'd suspect a bad connection from the PCM to the instrument panel, or a defective speedometer gauge.
#312 of 509 Re: headlights shut off` 96 dakota [yoky]
Mar 22, 2009 (12:03 pm)
You may or may not have a short, but I've seen a few headlight switches replaced on that vintage Dakota.
The headlights utilize a circuit breaker in the fuse panel. The circuit breaker could be defective, or the circuit is drawing too much current.
Mar 23, 2009 (4:27 pm)
I recently bought a 93 dakota, and the previous owner apparently accidentally pulled the wire that goes to the horn. The horn itself works but obviously without the wire there's no power going to it. (I tested it directly from the battery) Would anyone be able to tell me where this wire comes from so I can try to reconnect it? Or maybe what it looks like (like the wire color)? I found no lose wires around the horn unfortunately. Thanks in advance.
#314 of 509 Re: Speedometer not working [masterkenobi]
Mar 23, 2009 (4:29 pm)
Problem solved. Speedo cable came off and was hiding deep behind the instrument cluster.
#315 of 509 Re: 95 Dodge Dakota head, tail, and dash lights are out [dustyk]
Mar 25, 2009 (1:37 pm)
Finally went to dealer to check out part number. It was the ABS module I had removed (and ABS module at Advance and Auto Zone both list for around $100.00).
Reason I couldn't find the CTM is because CTM was not put on the Daks until 1997 (when the body style changed, this is per the dealer parts list).
So back to the problem, head, tail, dash lights out, ABS, engine check light on, tach working intermittently. But cranks and runs fine. Parts guy stated he'd had 2 Daks with no problem like this. Suggested maybe Ignition switch and or run wiring for ground. Keep in mind NO blown fuses in FB or PDC. Any other ideas on fixing this problem?
#316 of 509 Lights go on and off
Apr 10, 2009 (2:53 pm)
2002 Dakota 4x4 lights go on and off when the key is in the on position or when the truck is running. They work fine when the key is off. Has anyone experienced this and what is the solution...