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Problem with wiring

I have a 98 Dodge Dakota 5.8 liter. I have replaced the heater core. I had to pull the dash and disconnect all wiring. After I connected all wiring and replaced the dash, I have a problem. When I hooked the battery up, the blinker and high beam lights on the dask stay on all the time as well the break lights don't work. The truck starts and runs fine, all the other lights seem to work ok. Most of the connectors have different male and female ends. Could there be a set that I may have incorrect?

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  • Ray Jan 26, 2009

    Thanks, I had to remove the dash and reassemble and it worked.

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Sorry to hear that sounds like you pinched a wire probably were the dash goes over the steering column might have shorted wire.

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