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Dodge Dakota will not start after battery removal and replacement Battery was removed to clean underneath and when it was replaced the hazard lights flashed for a few seconds then stoppen biut truick will not start

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Assuming this is a factory alarm concern you will need the assistance of a professional with a scan tool in order to reprogram the computers

however, since the flashers flash, I am assuming this is an aftermarket alarm and you do not have the remotes

therefore, look under the dash for a little black box that is probably zip-tied

unplug the connectors and all should be resolved


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Try un hooking the battery again and waite a few seconds and hook it up the opposit way you did at first. sometimes one cable has to be hooked up first, like ground before positive or positive before ground

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