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#73 of 93 electric problems ?? with 2005 durango
Sep 04, 2011 (7:25 am)
I just purchased a new battery in June, because dealer said battery was reading dead. Since i put in new battery, everything fine except no cd player on radio. Then 9/2/ car 100 % dead again.. This time 24 hrs before when got in unlocked car horn went on and stayed on after car was started and put in gear and was driven several feet. The drove it about 50 miles before battery went dead. It is like something is drainging the battery.. Any ideas before I take it to the garage and they rip me off??
#74 of 93 Re: 2000 Dodge Durango [shannel28]
Sep 21, 2011 (10:11 am)
You probably ARE blowing a fuse....just not one that is in the fuse box that is on the drivers side dash...you have probably blown a MAIN 40AMP fues in the box over the drivers side Wheel under the hood! I ran into a similar issue. I blew the 40 AMP main and all that stuff wouldnt work...I replaced the fuse and would blow it a few days (maybe minutes) later.
The problem was that I actually USE my emergency brake when I park in my driveway. There is a bundle of wires that are right next to the gear teeth on the top of of the E-Brake pedal Over the years...those wires rubbed against the gear-teeth until the insulation wore off. Then when I applied the E-Brake....sometimes it would short that wire ...blow the main fuse...and ALL the stuff you listed....wouldnt work anymore.
Solution: Cover the exposed wire with electrical tape. ZIP-TIE the bundle further up in the dash....replace the MAIN fuse. No problems since.
#75 of 93 Re: electric problems ?? with 2005 durango [bbrown13]
Sep 26, 2011 (8:41 am)
Sorry, I have no advice ... but I'm having very similar problems, so if you figure it out, please let me know - and I will do the same!
My 98 Durango drains the battery every time it sits for more than a couple hours. Took it to a shop who couldn't find anything wrong, despite spending around 10 hours on it. For now, we are unhooking the battery EVERY TIME we shut it off for more than a few minutes, but that's a pain in the butt and I'm sure it's not good for the battery, either. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks!
#76 of 93 Re: 2000 Dodge Durango [shannel28]
Nov 16, 2011 (3:05 pm)
Pull the plug on rear wiper motor, It does not complete its cycle and continues to draw current, about 8 amps and will kill battery in a few hours to a day and also check light under hood by pulling connector off and check fuse #12 inside fusebox in truck and replace if blown after doing the above. These 2 items, rear wiper and under hood light fix a lot of electrical problems when disconnected. Interior lights start working and radio starts to keep proper time, etc. etc. Hope this helps.
#77 of 93 Re: 2000 Dodge Durango [repair56]
Nov 29, 2011 (5:33 pm)
Wow - thanks a bunch! The hood light hasn't worked in a while, but the rear wiper was just as you described - about halfway through it's cycle. So I unplugged it, and so far it's been a little less than a week with no battery drain! I can't tell you how excited we are - this has been a constant pain in the butt for MONTHS now. Once again - THANK YOU very much! It's amazing that something that has been so vexing for us can have such a simple solution...
#78 of 93 Re: Dodge Durango Interior Lights [nevsedey]
Jan 24, 2012 (4:46 pm)
I see this problem happened quite a while ago. Now my vehicle is doing this also. Does anyone know what the solution was? I hope its not one of the control modules.
#79 of 93 Re: eletrical problems [mwatts0611]
May 01, 2012 (9:28 pm)
Simular Problem have had my 2000 durango for 3 months no problems at all until tonight. Drove the Durango to the store came out dashlights where acting not normal and the truck would not start. I tried jump starting the truck it would start immediately but than die just as quickly. The Durango is still in the store parking lot, after reading some of these post I am curious if it will start now that it has sat for a few hours. My initial thoughts was a bad alternator, but I have never seen one go out so absolute so quickly.
#80 of 93 Rear Hatch
May 02, 2012 (5:05 am)
My rear hatch was going up, hit the garge door and came back down. Now it won't lift out at all. I've disconnected the battery as a reset but it still won't work.
#81 of 93 99 Dodge Durango
Dec 22, 2012 (4:22 pm)
NOTHING works anymore... got a tune up and works great, all except.. no BACK WINDSHIELD WIPER Functions. ABS light always on and Emergency brake light always on... speedometer works ONLY AFTER 40 mph...2 days after tune up..NOTHING when turned the key. fuses and battery ok. VERY FRUSTRATED... cannot seem to get a brake with this vehicle. Any ideas at all? battery anf fuses ok, fusible link? wiring? HELP PLEASE with any ideas.
#82 of 93 Re: 2005 Dodge Durango Electrical Items [unc_jake]
Apr 25, 2013 (1:50 pm)
I am having the same problem. My blower went out, turn signals do not work, and the radio as well. The radio and turn signals go on and off. Do you know what this could be? Some please help! My durango has been in the shop 4 times now.