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Replaced ctm unit and truck won`t stay running.

1997 dodge dakota,after replacing the central timer modual,it starts but won`t stay running.not sure on how to reset anti thief

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    Won't stay running sounds like battery is dead but is not.

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There are 2 sensor on the carb . you may need to replace both to find out whiche one it is . try this also give it gas while starting and when it starts you will have to keep your foot on the gas a little to keep it running if it runs that way its one of the 2 senors .

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2002 dodge Dakota replaced the ctm twice gauges on dash unless doing in house computer was told it was ctm by dealer


ctm = control timer module
go www.dodgedakota.net --and there are forums there that may be of help to you
the problem may not be the ctm but in the pc data bus network to which it is connected ( wiring , fuses and bad connections )
in other makes of vehicles is is known as a body control module (BCM) and does the same functions as what they do

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Where is location of lighting control module on 2002 Dodge Dakota?


It's called the Central Timer Module (CTM) and it's either on the left side next to the driver's feet behind the trim panel, or behind the glove box on the right side. They changed the location sometime between 2001 and 2003.

Feb 18, 2017 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks

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2006 Dodge Dakota 4x4 SLT Body Control Module location


I have a manual for a 2004 Dakota that is probably similar to the 2006 electrically. Dodge never called it a Body Control Module; earlier models did have the Central Timer Module (CTM) which functioned like Body Control Modules in other manufacturers vehicles.
In 2004, the CTM was replaced by the Integrated Power Module (IPM), which consists of the Front Control Module and Power Distribution Center, and is located next to the battery on the left inner fenderwell (the Front Control Module is underneath the Power Distribution Center, where you will find relays and fuses). There are several other modules which control various functions, and they communicate with each other through the Programmable Communication Interface (PCI) bus circuit, also called J1850.
The Front Control Module controls all exterior lights, except brake lights and turn signals, and the windshield wiper functions. Other modules (PCM, TCM, antilock brakes, heated seats, instrument cluster, power locks/power windows/power mirrors, etc) control other functions, but all communicate through the PCI bus.

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Dodge dakota headlight


The most likely cause of this is a failing Central Timer Module (CTM). The CTM directly supplies power to the headlamps and dash illumination. The head lamp switch sends a signal to the CTM, and then the CTM sends power to the lamps. Replacing the CTM should take care of this.

May 15, 2013 | 2003 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

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Electrical problems with 2002 dodge dakota 4x4 quad cab 3.9v6


The Central Timer Module (CTM, called BCM on some vehicles) supports or controls:
Automatic door lock/central locking
Battery protection
Chimes
Exterior lights (park lamps, fog lamps, headlamps)
Interior lights
Intermittent wiper control
Power lock control
Remote keyless entry (RKE)
Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS)
Remote radio control (from steering wheel)

It covers all the problems you described except the 4WD controls. I suspect you may want to have the CTM checked, or do like I did and just replace it (used about $75-$100 on eBay). Make sure you get the part number on yours and match the number portion (not necessarily the two letter suffix) EXACTLY.
It should be located behind the kick panel to the left of the driver's feet (that's where it is on my 2003 Dakota), but may be to the right of the glove box (have to remove the glove box to get to it).

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I have 2002 dodge Dakota I sparked the battery and now the headlights taillights cargo and dome and dash lights don't work I replaced headlights switch checked fuses and replaced computer idk what to do...


Check these fuses again:
In the Power Distribution Center (in the engine compartment, left fender panel) Fuse #3 (20 Amp) Fuse #7 (40 Amp), Fuse #12 (20 Amp) and in the Junction Block (on the left end of the dash) Fuse #1 (15 Amp)
Use a test lamp and make sure that these fuses have power. All of these fuses should all have power at all times, regardless of ignition switch position. If they are all good and have power, then you probably need to replace your Central Timer Module. All of the circuits you listed are dependant on this module for operation.

The Central Timer Module is located at the left kick panel.

Central Timer Module System

The CTM is available in a BASE or a HIGHLINE configuration. The BASE and HIGHLINE CTM provide the following features:
• Battery saver functions for exterior and interior lights
• Cargo lamps chime warning
• Courtesy lamps
• Dome lamps
• Dome lamp defeat
• Door ajar switch state
• Fog lamps
• Headlamp time delay
• Intermittent wiper controls
• Low and high beam head lamps
• Optical horn
• Park lamps

In addition, the HIGHLINE CTM provides the following features:

• Central locking
• Door lock inhibit
• Driver door unlock
• Enhanced accident response
• Horn chirp
• Optical chirp
• Power door locks
• Remote keyless entry (VTSS)
• Remote radio

May 03, 2011 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks

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My lights and central lock are no longer working in my 2003 Dodge Dakota. How do I fix it?


Hi you need a new CTM (central time module)
Here is the location
when your siting in the truck it is behimd the panel next to your left foot 3 wire plugs and 4 screws remove it



80bcf9db.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif View Full Image spacer.gif 1 - CENTRAL TIMER MODULE 2 - COWL SIDE INNER PANEL 3 - SCREW (3) 4 - HEADLAMP & DASH WIRE HARNESS CONNECTOR 5 - INSTRUMENT PANEL AND BODY WIRE HARNESS CONNECTORS
DESCRIPTION Two versions of the Central Timer Module (CTM) are available on this vehicle, a base version and a high-line version (Central Timer Module). Whichever version of the CTM the vehicle is equipped with, it is concealed behind the trim on the left cowl side inner panel below the instrument panel, where it is secured with three screws. The CTM is enclosed in a molded plastic housing with three integral external connector receptacles that connect it to the vehicle electrical system through one take out and connector of the body wire harness, and two take outs and connectors of the instrument panel wire harness. The base version of the CTM is used on base models of this vehicle. These base models are not equipped with the optional power lock system, the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system, the Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS), or the remote radio controls. The high-line version of the CTM is used on high-line vehicles that are equipped with one or more of those options not found on base models.
The CTM utilizes integrated circuitry and information carried on the Programmable Communications Interface (PCI) data bus network along with many hard wired inputs to monitor many sensor and switch inputs throughout the vehicle. In response to those inputs, the internal circuitry and programming of the CTM allow it to supply the vehicle occupants with audible and visual information, and to control and integrate many electronic functions and features of the vehicle through both hard wired outputs and the transmission of electronic message outputs to other electronic modules in the vehicle over the PCI data bus.
The features that the CTM supports or controls include the following:
  • Automatic Door Lock - The high-line CTM provides an automatic door lock feature (also known as rolling door locks). This is a programmable feature.
  • Battery Protection - The CTM provides a battery saver feature that performs timed load shedding whenever courtesy, reading, visor vanity, center console, glove box, cargo lamps, or any exterior lamps are left on with the ignition switch in the Off position.
  • Central Locking - The high-line CTM on vehicles equipped with the optional Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS) includes a central locking/unlocking feature.
  • Chimes - All versions of the CTM provide chime service and beep request service through an integral chime tone generator.
  • Door Lock Inhibit - The high-line CTM provides a power door lock inhibit feature.
  • Enhanced Accident Response - The high-line CTM provides an optional enhanced accident response feature. This is a programmable feature.
  • Exterior Light Features - The CTM provides control of park lamps, fog lamps, and headlamps. This includes support for optical horn (also known as flash-to-pass), headlamp time delay, cargo lamps, daytime running lamps (DRL - Canada only), and battery saver features.
  • Interior Light Features - The CTM provides control of courtesy lamps and dome lamps. This includes support for a timed illuminated entry with fade-to-off, interior lighting delay, courtesy illumination defeat, and battery saver features.
  • Intermittent Wipe Control - The CTM provides control of the intermittent wipe delay, and wipe-after-wash features for the wiper and washer system.
  • Panic Mode - The high-line CTM provides support for the optional RKE system panic mode including horn chirp, headlamp flash, and park lamp flash features.
  • Power Lock Control - The high-line CTM provides the optional power lock system features, including support for the automatic door lock and door lock inhibit modes.
  • Programmable Features - The CTM provides support for certain programmable features.
  • Remote Keyless Entry - The high-line CTM provides the optional Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) system features, including support for the RKE Lock (with optional horn chirp and park lamps flash), Unlock (with optional park lamps flash), Panic, and illuminated entry modes, as well as the ability to be programmed to recognize up to four RKE transmitters. The RKE horn chirp, park lamps flash features are programmable. On quad cab models only, a driver-door-only unlock or unlock-all-doors feature is also programmable.
  • Remote Radio Switch Interface - The high-line CTM monitors and transmits the status of the optional remote radio switches on the steering wheel.
  • Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wipe Control - The CTM provides a speed sensitive intermittent wipe feature.
  • Vehicle Theft Security System - The high-line CTM provides control of the optional Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS) features, including support for the central locking/unlocking mode and control of the Security indicator in the instrument cluster.
Hard wired circuitry connects the CTM to the electrical system of the vehicle. These hard wired circuits are integral to several wire harnesses, which are routed throughout the vehicle and retained by many different methods. These circuits may be connected to each other, to the vehicle electrical system and to the CTM through the use of a combination of soldered splices, splice block connectors, and many different types of wire harness terminal connectors and insulators. Refer to the appropriate wiring information. The wiring information includes wiring diagrams, proper wire and connector repair procedures, further details on wire harness routing and retention, as well as pin-out and location views for the various wire harness connectors, splices and grounds.
All versions of the CTM for this model are serviced only as a complete unit. Many of the electronic features in the vehicle controlled or supported by the CTM are programmable using the DRBIII® scan tool. In addition, the CTM software is Flash compatible, which means it can be reprogrammed using Flash reprogramming procedures. However, if any of the CTM hardware components are damaged or faulty, the entire CTM unit must be replaced. The hard wired inputs or outputs of all CTM versions can be diagnosed using conventional diagnostic tools and methods; however, for diagnosis of the CTM or the PCI data bus, the use of a DRBIII® scan tool is required. Refer to the appropriate diagnostic information.

Jul 13, 2010 | 2003 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

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2001 dodge dakota lights flicker


check for battery short inside battery have some one check for ac voltage in battery and alternator out put,,,headlight switch would be next to check or replace

Jul 03, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Dakota

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Interior light stay on intermitant


Check for moisture under the interior carpeting.
I have see it cause this when the wiring gets wet on the connections from the door switches. Other wise you are going to have to get a meter and check all the wiring to each door and the lamp switch.

Jul 01, 2017 | 1997 Dodge Dakota

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Headlight switch?


It's possible it's the headlight switch, but I would suspect the central timing module (CTM), Chrysler's version of the BCM for 2003. It's located behind the kick panel to the left of the driver's feet, and is held in by three screws. Replacements (used/rebuilt but most warranteed) are available on eBay at
https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.X2003+dakota+ctm.TRS0&_nkw=2003+dakota+ctm&_sacat=6000

Get the part number from yours, and ensure you get the same part NUMBER, suffix letters may vary (especially the last letter). Make sure you are NOT getting a BASE version (marked on the part number label) if you have power door locks, etc.

Jul 17, 2017 | 2003 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

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