Last post on Nov 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM
You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Electrical, Truck
#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."
#503 of 509 Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Not Holding A Charge!!!! [harride]
Jul 16, 2013 (8:02 pm)
What kind of Voltage regulator did you buy? And, if you can, could you send me the diagram? I got a external for regulator, Napa said it should work. Bought the pig tail for it. but couldn't find any clear instructions on how to make it work.
#504 of 509 Re: 2002 Dodge Dakota headlight/elec problems [tiffney]
Jul 17, 2013 (11:30 am)
Installed a new CTM yesterday and all of my electrical issues have been resolved. Bless you Tiffany, for your advice. I couldn't have done it without you. You really know Dodge trucks. Thank you, again! karenpsantee [Cost of repair 255.30 + 13.26 s&h. Labor cost $0, installed it myself in less than 5 minutes,not bad for a girl, huh?.]
#505 of 509 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab
Aug 22, 2013 (8:05 am)
Door locks turned on and off while driving and parked; also intermittent wipers failed to operate(wipers operate ok except for intermittent feature); also key fobs will not operate door locks or panic button. replaced CTM module and everything worked but the key fobs(replaced all batteries in key fobs but they still will not lock opr unlock the doors0. What should I do next. Thanks
NOTICE: I REPLACED THE CTM MODULE BUT KEY FOBS STILL DO NOT OPERATE.
#506 of 509 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab [deschtra1]
Aug 22, 2013 (10:27 am)
same thing happened to me. the fob needs to be re-programmed. I found instructions in owner's manual to do this, but have not yet tried to do it. My key fob is still in limbo.
#507 of 509 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab [deschtra1]
Aug 22, 2013 (5:01 pm)
RE 506 from 505. Tried reprogramming key fobs-tried numerous times but doors and panic buitton still fail to operate. Any new ideas? Thanks
#508 of 509 Re: 2002 Dodge Dakota headlight/elec problems [karenpsantee]
Nov 12, 2013 (3:59 pm)
Congrats! What exact model do you have? Where was the module located? I'm having a hard time with my truck as well.