How to reset security system on 2001 dodge durango
I replaced the battery and now the headlights,doorlocks,doom light
dont work,someone told me at Auto Zone that i need to reset the
security system,,,,please tell me how,,thank you for your time,im
out of work,havent the money to take to a dealership,,,
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Most computers ECU on cars have a battery backup. A factory system is tied together and a system wide reset may do it. Generally you remove the positive post from the battery (like it's a bead battery) then turn on the headlights for 10-15 min to draw any power out of the computer back up system. Turn off lights, hook up battery. Will definitely reset the ECU,, should do the factory alarm to.
Head lights and tail lights usually work on a separate system to your cars computer. Reason being is the amount of amps. Far too much for a computer to handle. I would be checking fuses and relays. If they test as OK, then you will need to install a new headlight switch
dodge uses a computer module in drivers kickpanel that send the power to all the headlights, taillights, amd dash lights. pull computer plugs out and look for corrosion, this is common. if corroded the clean it all away andreplace module
I had a similar problem on my 2001 Caravan. Turned out to be a loose connection between the frame control module and the fuse box. I unscrewed the frame/front control module from the fuse box and bent the tabs slightly to make better contact. Then tighten down the module securley. Need star driver to loosen screws
sounds like the contacts in the headlight switch have gone bad.. the switch needs to be replaced - I have seen this more than once...usually due to someone installing "high performance" headlight bulbs that pull additional current causing the light switch to "fry" over time.
first do yourself a favor, and test the bulb from one headlight, just to make sure the bulbs arent both burned out.