Question about Dodge Dakota
The old switch broke, hit knee on it . installed new one parking lights and dash lights and signals not working
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sound lik u got a computer problem, its an old truck take 1 of the baterry terminal off for 10second than put it back. take the negative off for less sparks.
Posted on May 28, 2009
disconnect the reverse gear switch located at the gearbox. It's a two pin Connector with two wires, one of them is BROWN, and th other BROWN with BLUE stripe along. Make a short connection between those two wires, easiest way is to do it by usin simple paper clip. Turn the ignition IGN to ON position. and check the reverse lights. If Lights are on, than you need to replace the switch that you just disconnected as it's faulty.
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Posted on Jun 22, 2009
there is a switch above the brake pedal that turns the brake lights on when u depress the pedal, use a volt meter set to DC volts and check for voltage to the switch and out of it when the brake pedal is depressed, see p[icture of switch below
Posted on Oct 05, 2010
SOURCE: i have a 1998 dodge
The switch on the steering column is just the dimmer control for the headlights low and high beam settings, the switch that should have changed and the connector to it inspected for heat damage (and replaced in most cases) is the main headlight switch in the dash panel to the left of the steering wheel, this switch gets hot and the contacts on the switch and wire connector contacts to it overheat and cause the headlights to go out. This is a Very common problem with this design switch, it was corrected in 1999 with a newer design dial type switch. The headlight switch is cheap and easy to replace, to remove the knob and rod reach up on the back top of the switch and push the little button there, while pulling out on the rod, the rod will come out, the headlight switch is held in the dash with a nut over the threaded tube the headlight knob and rod go into. Replace the switch and the connector as one repair, if the connector is heat damaged and you just replace the switch the new switch will overheat and fail again within a short period of time, when you replace the connector cut ONE wire at a time, solder the connector on and use heat shrink tube to seal the connection, do not use electrical tape, the wires do get hot and the tape will come off, allot of current flows through the switch and if the hot leads short out you could have an electrical fire, take your time and do it right. The headlight switch is available in the aftermarket as well as the repair connector, but if you can't find a repair connector the dealer can supply one. My parts prices come from www.rockauto.com If you wish to buy from rockauto they send me discount codes because I am a regular customer, I have no affiliation with them just trying to save you money.
Use this discount code, enter it where it says "How did you hear about us" box.
Here is the part number for the headlight switch
STANDARD MOTOR PRODUCTS Part # DS741T $9.78
Here is the part number for the headlight switch repair connector
AIRTEX / WELLS Part # 1P1190 $23.79
Posted on Mar 17, 2011
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