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Dodge Dakota, Electrical, Truck
#445 of 509 Re: Dodge Dakota headlights not working [duckerii]
Sep 16, 2010 (4:21 pm)
It turned out to the the high beam switch causing the problem with my truck. Replaced light switch and all worked fine until I turned on high beams again. It is all one unit turn signal stem and all. Easy to replace just remember to disconnect battery due to air bag just in case. Hope this helps you out.
Sep 18, 2010 (3:11 am)
headlights are working again, my problem was a melted connector, I was able to use speaker connectors to fudge it back together. Thanks for the help jd110. I could have spent big bucks on the ctm, instead, it just cost me about an hour of my time. think i can hit 300,000 miles?
#447 of 509 1996 Dakota electrical issues
Oct 23, 2010 (12:49 pm)
Have a 1996 Dakota, the dome light does not come on when doors are opened (comes on with light switch), the bright light indicator stays on (even when brights are off), and the fan only has 2 speeds (new resistor just put on). Can anyone help with diagnosis ?? Thanks, Bob.
#448 of 509 Re: 97 Dodge dakota charging proplem [talcol1]
Oct 23, 2010 (6:32 pm)
Is it new or reman? and recheck veh/ground one to block and one to body. was alt on engine or on a test stand? pcm may be bad or alt.? i had a bad ( reman pcm)one that made it one day! and a sec/veh.had a bad ground gave me the blues. got to have very good ground with this hi-tech veh's. good luck to you sir.
#449 of 509 Re: ECM or something cheaper? [kburks60]
Oct 23, 2010 (6:47 pm)
check u pull a part or u-pick junk yard.? (p/n must match! ) off a 4.7L w/auto right? check mopar reman at dodge. fst.check all vac/lines and all ele/wires if ok recheck for faltcodes. if five or more codes it's your pcm.good luck to you sir.
#450 of 509 95 dakota with multiple electrical issues
Nov 01, 2010 (7:15 pm)
#451 of 509 95 dakota with multiple electrical issues
Nov 01, 2010 (7:15 pm)
this all quit at once, the key was hard to turn, and when it did it blew a 50 amp fuse.....elec windows and locks, AC, Cruise control, lights, and radio. replaced the fuse, and got the radio and lights back.....My mom remembers having some module replaced or something re-wired on the bottom side of the steering column when this happened a few years ago when my father was alive.....and when they bought the parts to do it they were told it was something that happened a lot with that year Dakota. Does anyone have a clue what it was? Someone else suggested a relay unit somewhere under the dash on the passenger side so we will check that in the morning, but I am betting its the more difficult job under the column
#452 of 509 possible computer problem
Nov 07, 2010 (2:31 pm)
Yesterday I did some maintenance on my 2005 Dakota including pulling the battery cables off and cleaning them up. When I put the battery cables back on and started the truck it started perfect. But I noticed the headlights were on even though the switch was off. Then I noticed the digital odometer was out, the oil pressure and temp gauges were out, the radio was out, no dash lights. The turn signals don't work, the hazards don't work and worst of all I can not put the truck in gear because the brake switch isn't working. There was absolutely no symptoms of trouble prior to the battery cables being cleaned and being put back on. I figured I would have to re tune the radio stations. This is a 2 WD 4 door quad cab Dakota with about 95K mileage. Any ideas? I checked all the fuses but they are all good.
#453 of 509 Re: 2002 quad cab: power door locks, headlights, not working [topsul]
Nov 18, 2010 (5:38 pm)
I just had the same thing happen to my truck. What did you find to be the problem? Any help you could give me would be really appreciated. Thanks
#454 of 509 Re: 2002 quad cab: power door locks, headlights, not working [topsul]
Nov 18, 2010 (5:42 pm)
Could #365 please let me know what you found to be the problem. I am having the exact same issues.