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Low coolant, air trapped in system after fluid replacement, worn out radiator fan clutch, leaking cylinder head gaskets, cracked block, clogged radiator. And in rare cases the water pump.

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What are you trying to reset? There are no switches to reset. If it got overheated, there is a reason. Expensive engine damage can occur if you try to drive it without identifying the cause of the overheat.

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It is amazing how many questions are here for 1999 Dodge Dakota. This is an electric fan I assume. Try running jumper wires from battery directly to fan motor. Does not run= bad fan motor. Runs= thermostat switch likely bad, or bad fuse or wiring.

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