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You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Electrical, Truck
#342 of 497 Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Not Holding A Charge!!!! [Classick604]
Jul 13, 2009 (7:46 am)
I ran into this same issue on my 91 dakota. I found that the voltage regulator is in the main computer. The computer needs to be replaced. I did find a way around doing that by wiring in an external voltage regulator. The check engine light is still on but the charging system is working correctly till I have the money for a new computer. I found a voltage regulator at checker that came with a wire diagram to hook it up. I have had no problems after that. Its a quick fix and you only have to cut one wire on the altinator.
#343 of 497 Re: 95 Dodge Dakota head, tail, and dash lights are out [lgoodwin]
Jul 18, 2009 (10:07 pm)
finally fixed mine. wire from 50 amp headlight fuse in power distribution box to headlight switch was corroded off at connector passing through firewall. thanks everyone for all the input.
#344 of 497 Re: Electric problems from hell! [rocket37]
Jul 22, 2009 (3:41 pm)
Did you ever find the problem, I have similar issues.
#345 of 497 Re: Blower Problem [jwyatt]
Jul 22, 2009 (3:49 pm)
Not sure if you already got your answer, but my suggestion would be to start with the resistor, it's a common problem and the part is only $15-20, and an easy 15 minute job. Just do a search on this website for complete instructions it under the glove box on the passenger side and the only thing to remember is to slide the red plastic piece on the wire harness in order to remove.
#346 of 497 Re: Radio and Turn Signal cuts off while driving [brake4me1]
Jul 22, 2009 (3:53 pm)
Did you ever find your problem
#347 of 497 no communication between data link and pcm
Jul 26, 2009 (2:52 pm)
#348 of 497 no communication between data link and pcm
Jul 26, 2009 (2:52 pm)
i recently purchased a 1997 dodge dakota 4 cyl. 2.5 L. so far i've replace the mag. pick up, plugs, wires, rotor, cap, all four ball joints, both stablizer pins, thought i was ready to get it inspected but when they tried to hook it up to the machine result was no communication. they said that the data link is powered by the radio. i took apart the dash to find that when they put in an after market radio most of the wires in the harness were cut. O.K. my question is for an easy solution can i hot wire the data link by cutting the pink wire and the green wire. both of which are dead. checked by testing from fuse box to green wire no result and from good ground to pink wire no result. all other connections looked like the are properly hooked up. sorry for such a long post would appericate and simaler problems and solutions
#349 of 497 Re: no communication between data link and pcm [anotherjunker]
Aug 04, 2009 (9:43 pm)
OK I have met my match. I can't figure this thing out
2002 Dakota SXT 2w/d No power anything or cruise.just A/C
OK Here is the problem
When the truck hits 30MPH (Exactly) the headlamp/key chime goes off and will not stop until vehicle goes under 30 MPH. Also when headlamps are on and I open the door they go off. Close the door and they go back on. The interior lamps do not work unless I turn them on at headlamp switch. I don't know if this has anything to do with it but I did notice for a few weeks before this happened that when I turned the headlamps on they would flash bright for a split second but would function properly thereafter.
#350 of 497 1996 dakota electrical glitch
Aug 06, 2009 (3:38 pm)
Hey everyone I'm hoping someone can help me out. Problem is when yI turn truck off with lights on and then restart all my gauges peg out and stay.Flasher lights come on but don't blink or anything. Truck still runs fine but gauges stay pegged.Only happens when I drive with light on and stop then restart (getting gas, going to store etc.) Hope someone can help me out. Thanx
#351 of 497 Re: 1996 dakota electrical glitch [mrmcpoky]
Aug 07, 2009 (3:34 am)
This is a WAG, but II would look for a bad connection, particularly one involving the grounds, on your instrument cluster. When you turn on the lights, because of the bad connection, a sneak path is being created through you gauges which is causing them to peg.
Though this idea is not very consistent with your "Only happens when I drive with light on and stop then restart" comment.