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Dodge Dakota, Electrical, Truck
#493 of 509 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota ignition issues [bobh1027]
Aug 15, 2012 (6:23 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 509 Electrial problem
Sep 01, 2012 (1:48 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 509 98 Dakota tail light not working
Feb 25, 2013 (9:44 am)
#496 of 509 98 Dakota tail light not working
Feb 25, 2013 (9:44 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 509 Re: Electrial problem [floyd73]
Mar 11, 2013 (10:04 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.
#498 of 509 2002 Dodge Dakota headlight/elec problems
Jun 16, 2013 (5:07 pm)
2002 Dodge Dakota: #1st problem: when headlights are on they intermittently flicker from low beam to high-beam then back to low-beam. Problem #2 occurred about a month later: that's when I noticed that the headlights sometimes blink off then back on. When the headlights blink off/on so do the interior lights. A few weeks later, problem #3. headlights quit working completely. The next day problem #4 occurred - power locks stopped working, as did the windshield wipers. for a short time, turn signals quit working but are okay now.
What's going on: Is it the fuses (checked several fuses, they all seemed fine). A computer module? does my truck not like me anymore? I'm the original owner, the truck has just under 70k miles.
#499 of 509 Re: 2002 Dodge Dakota headlight/elec problems [karenpsantee]
Jun 16, 2013 (5:37 pm)
It sounds like the Central Timer Module (CTM). When the CTM is going out, it can affect many things, such as: interior lights, exterior lights, windshield wipers, turn signals, electric door locks, headlights, console lights, dome lights, door ajar sensor light, and can even prevent your vehicle from starting. That is just a brief list. If you have a diagnostic test ran on your vehicle, it will more than likely read fine until the CTM goes completely out. When CTM goes out, you will not be able to start or drive your vehicle. My suggestion, would be to replace the CTM. This should fix the problems you are experiencing.
#500 of 509 Re: 2002 Dodge Dakota headlight/elec problems [tiffney]
Jun 16, 2013 (5:47 pm)
Thanks, that really helps. I will quit playing around with fuses, etc... One more question, do I have to take the truck to Dodge Dealer for a new CTM? Or can I just go to a good reputable repair shop?
#501 of 509 01 Dodge Dakota (light problem)
Jun 17, 2013 (12:16 pm)
I have 2001 Dodge Dakota......at first if i moved my steering wheel to low it would make my blinkers, radio, and head lights not work. To fix this I would have to move the steering wheel problem solved........Now my headlights, tail lights, dash lights, and insides do not work at all.....I have checked all fuses they are all still good please someone help me with how to fix my truck!!!!
#502 of 509 Re: 01 Dodge Dakota (light problem) [proudmom2013]
Jun 18, 2013 (9:56 am)
I found this post on another website site. I just tried it a few minutes ago. It helped. Power was restored to headlights, interior lights. Power was not restored to the auto door looks. That's all I checked so far. I'm just glad to have my headlights back working.
I intend to replace the CTM, until then this was a good (if only temp) fix.
"Often these CTM's will lock up and come back to life when power is removed from them. Remove the left sill plate, the panel at the bottom of the door opening. Then remove the left kick panel to expose the module. You will find it mounted to the sheet metal there, unplug it's three electrical connectors for a minute or two. Reconnect them and see if everything works. Most of the time the CTM will come back to life at least temporarily after this."