Last post on Mar 11, 2013 at 11:04 AM
You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Electrical, Truck
#488 of 497 Re: No bus indication [bpeebles]
Mar 19, 2012 (7:18 pm)
I'm having the same prob.the abs light also comes on shortly before it dies and the idle fluctuates then starts dying and displays "no bus".On cooler days with light traffick it might go a few hundred miles with no problem.but on warm(80f or above and/or stuck in traffick)it might die half a dozen times in 10 miles.On cooler days I canwiggle the pcm connector nearest the firewall and can hear the injectors cycle and "no bus is replaced by the odometer reading.At first I thought it was loose or dirty sockets in the connector,but on hot days I have to unplug the connector and let the pcm cool for a few minutes before regaining bus.Occasionally the IAC opens up all the way setting code 303 and the abs light comes on.I'm beginning to suspect a bad solder joint in the pcm.Mine is a "99 dakota slt with a 3.9 and 5 speed.
#489 of 497 Re: 97 dodge dakota [nolat]
Mar 31, 2012 (12:05 pm)
I believe the regulator on that truck is in the engine computer, not within the alternator itself.
The two solutions I know of are:
1. Replace the ECU
2. There is an aftermarket kit that uses the old external Chrylser regulator so you don't have to replace the computer. It looks like the wiring harness is a Mopar part, but I don't know & I don't have any part numbers.
Disclaimer: I haven't ordered from these people; I just happened to find their webpage.
Hope this helps.
#490 of 497 starter problems
Apr 01, 2012 (9:23 pm)
need two trace ground wire for starter on 2001 dodge dakota. I think the ground is keeping it from starting
#491 of 497 Re: window trouble [dakota4x42003]
Jun 23, 2012 (10:55 am)
I see this is several months old but thought I would toss in an idea anyway. 1st ck to see if the LED on the other window switch buttons goes on and off when you push the window lockout off & on at the driver door. If not then maybe your window lock out switch is broke. 2nd if the LED lights work then you have power and the lockout switch is working. next is to remove the inside door panel (4 screws) on one of the doors and disconnect the switch connector then test the connection points. let me know if you do not have the pin outs and I'll post it for you.
#492 of 497 2001 Dodge Dakota ignition issues
Aug 14, 2012 (3:22 pm)
I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota, SLP, 4.7 L, V8. I am having an issue with the drivers side bank not firing. I have checked the coils and PCM and they are fine. I do not have any engine codes other than when I have unplugged a coil or an injector. The engine will start but run rough and unplugging a coil or injector on the drivers bank does not change it. It seems to run better at faster RPM's. Has anyone had issues like this and any answers or suggestions.
#493 of 497 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota ignition issues [bobh1027]
Aug 15, 2012 (7:23 am)
Howdy, just to be sure did you also unplug coil or injector in other side and was it worse? Have you cleaned (real well) the TB(throttle body) and IAC (idle air control). There are 2 capacitors in the circuit but I am not sure where they are located. Inspect all related wiring for cut, loose or questionable ground.
#494 of 497 Electrial problem
Sep 01, 2012 (2:48 pm)
I have a 2001 dodge dakota,and the dash lights will not dim, I replaced the light switch,removed the pos.batt. cable removed the ecm cleaned all connectors with a tooth brush and crc replaced the ecm and reconnected the batt. cable still unable to dim the dash lights, any ideas?
#495 of 497 98 Dakota tail light not working
Feb 25, 2013 (10:44 am)
#496 of 497 98 Dakota tail light not working
Feb 25, 2013 (10:44 am)
I have a 98 Dakota that the tail light isn't working. I've tried replacing the bulb and still nothing. When the head lights are on, the right tail light is out. When I brake, it lights up and when I turn on the signal, it blinks fast. I've changed one front turn signal bulb and changed the rear last night and it still does not work. Any help would be great...
#497 of 497 Re: Electrial problem [floyd73]
Mar 11, 2013 (11:04 am)
Sorry for delay in response. New to this forum. We had the same exact issue with our 2001 dakota. Turned out we had to replace the computer. In the drivers side floorboard, there is a kick panel. If you remove the kick panel, your computer is under that. We had trouble finding one for a reasonable price. The cheapest one we could find was at www.mopar-wholesale.com for $263.09. Hope this helps.