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You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Electrical, Truck
#391 of 509 2000 Dodge Dakota Intermit Nothing
Nov 29, 2009 (5:56 pm)
About once a week I go to start my Dakota and I get nothing. Like the battery has been removed. If I open the driverside door and close it will a little force the truck comes back to life. Except the radio needs to be reset. 2000 V6 3.9L. I looked for the dome light switch in the door but can not find it. I have not torn the door apart yet. would like some information before I do. I know the problem is going to hit before I every stick the keys in the ignition. The dome light does not come on.
#392 of 509 Bad Ignition Switch?
Dec 12, 2009 (2:05 pm)
I have a 2001 Dakota and while driving the radio and fan motor will stop working if you wiggle the ignition switch you can get it to come back on for a little while. I read a post on here about the same problem suggesting that it is a switch mounted on the left side of the steering collum near the turn signal that was causing the problem. But there was not a follow up posting to let everyone know if replacing the switch solved the problem. Anyone out there replaced this switch for the reason lmentioned above.
#393 of 509 My problem is solved
Dec 14, 2009 (8:34 am)
I just wanted to write a follow-up on the starting issues I was having with my '98 Dakota. Turned out that it was the STARTER after all! Even though I had pulled it out and had it checked at a local AutoZone, where it DID pass the test it was given, there was something going on inside that would eventually render it useless. Don't forget, when you take a starter or alternator into a place to be checked, its done under a no-load condition, not like when it's mounted in your vehicle and under a load. Anyway, I couldn't afford a new or rebuilt one( 120 to 145$) and at least 4 local salvage yards couldn't help me. But we have a local business here that has been around forever(don't know why I didn't think of doing this before) and they specialize in rebuilding starters and alternators of all type. So I yanked the starter out last week, took it to him and he called me the next day and said he found the problem and ASKED me if 65 bucks was OK to charge me!!! Can you believe that? Who does business that way anymore?? Well, folks, all I can say is problem solved now!!! Have a wonderful holiday!!!
#394 of 509 Re: Radio and Turn Signal cuts off while driving [crbolte]
Dec 15, 2009 (8:41 am)
Did you replace the ignition switch module? Was the the problem? I am having the same issue now, turn signal and radio only in my 2001. Do you have a part number and is this the correct name for the part?
#395 of 509 Re: Radio and Turn Signal cuts off while driving [ayak]
Dec 16, 2009 (4:04 am)
Going to Autozone today to order the ignition switch which is about 26 dollars per there website. Don't have a part # but its a plastic assembly that a connector plugs into, your local parts store will be able to look it up. Its a non-stock item for my local stores. Looks like you or i will be the first to post a fix for this problem. I WILL let you know if this fixes the problem.
#396 of 509 Re: Radio and Turn Signal cuts off while driving [rgking1]
Dec 16, 2009 (6:33 am)
Thanks. I will order today after work and let you know if it works.
#397 of 509 Re: Radio and Turn Signal cuts off while driving [ayak]
Dec 17, 2009 (5:49 am)
Autozone had part in stock for my 2001 dakota. Duralast ignition switch, #LS1144. Replaced last night and solved the problem.
Thanks for everyone's help and for this web site.
#398 of 509 blow inline fuse?
Dec 25, 2009 (9:14 pm)
Ok I forgot to turn off the head lights and they were on for long enough to drain the battery completly dead. I hooked up the charger and (the under the hood light) lit up I tried to start it it just turned over but it wont run turns over well and none of these work: dome light, under the hood light, and the radio but the fuses that go to them are all tested ok. Funny thing is instrument pannel works (gadges only no backlight),and power locks/windows work as well. Also the battery is fully charged now. I never ran into a problem like this any help would be great. 1996 4x4 Dodge Dakota v8 5.2
#399 of 509 93 Dakota heater fan control causes ABS lite to come on
Jan 05, 2010 (10:45 am)
When I turn on the heater fan it does not run. The parking brake and ABS light under the tach comes on tho. Also, when in reverse the same light comes on, but no back up lights.
#400 of 509 Fixed: 93 Dakota heater fan control causes ABS lit [lightsearch52]
Jan 05, 2010 (2:14 pm)
Blown fan fuse caused this, hmmmm.