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You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Electrical, Truck
#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.
#401 of 509 3rd brake light wire at tailgate 2010 bighorn
Jan 19, 2010 (6:54 pm)
#402 of 509 3rd brake light wire at tailgate 2010 bighorn
Jan 19, 2010 (6:54 pm)
Does anyone know where the 3rd brake light wire that goes to the back end of the truck is located and the color code of that wire. Right now the cap dealer connect the light to the left brake light and the HP is not happy with this arrangement.
Any Ideas in Dakota Land?
#403 of 509 Electrical Problems '06 Dodge Dakota 3.7 V6
Jan 25, 2010 (5:58 pm)
If I leave my truck sitting for an extended period of time i.e 10+ hours i have to jump it when i want to go somewhere. But, if i come back after a short time it will start right up. I went to Autozone had them check the battery, alternator, and starter everything came out to be fine..
#404 of 509 Re: Electrical Problems '06 Dodge Dakota 3.7 V6 [clb86]
Jan 26, 2010 (12:36 am)
Check the light under the hood, Mine was staying on, draining the battery. Solution was easy, remove the bulb.
#405 of 509 Re: Electrical Problems '06 Dodge Dakota 3.7 V6 [lightsearch52]
Jan 26, 2010 (3:30 am)
Certainly worth looking at, but I wouldn't think that would drain a battery in 10 hours or so. Maybe over a week, but not 10 hours.
#406 of 509 Re: Electrical Problems '06 Dodge Dakota 3.7 V6 [lightsearch52]
Jan 26, 2010 (6:38 pm)
i looked for the light under the hood... dont see one.. so theres got to be something else causing this problem... solenoid? spark plugs? fuses? i' have had the starter, alternator and battery tested and they all came out to be just in great working condition..
#407 of 509 1994 electrical? ignition issue
Feb 03, 2010 (6:20 am)
I have a '94 dakota. Just purchased. Ignition was punched out of it and was starting it with a screwdriver. Was working fine. Went to car parts store to buy new ignition switch and cylinder for it and the thing wouldn't start. Turn the key: nothing, not even a click. Ok, so I installed the new switch and cylinder, figuring the screwdriver fix finally crapped out, still nothing and now, when the switch is in the on position, I have no idiot lights, no directionals, no radio, no heater blower...pretty much anything that only comes on when the switch is on wont work.
I found a blown fusable link over left shock tower. (very heavy gauge black wire). Cut out the link and with switch in on position, if I connect the two ends of the wire, still nothing. I even tested the plug on the switch with this wire connected and there is no power to any of the pins in the harness. This tells me that there is something going on between the switch and the battery, but what?
Any ideas would be helpful.