Question about Dodge D150
I would advise against driving this vehicle in the current state. You mention 2 things, a shorted horn, and smoke in the cab. This could mean the wires under the dash have shorted together and you are now at risk of fire. An electrical fire on a vehicle can leave you with no vehicle at all in 5 minutes. That's how long it takes for a car to be completely gutted by fire. You need to disconnect the battery negative cable to prevent any further damage and have the wiring checked. If your vehicle is fuel injected there is no quick fix to get you home without risking fire and you will have to find an auto electrician to have it checked out. A diesel engine would be easier to get home.
I'm going to attempt to assist you with a quick fix to get you home.
Have a fire extinguisher ready.
IMPORTANT : AT THE FIRST SIGN OF SMOKE GET THE NEGATIVE (BLACK) CABLE OFF THE BATTERY AS QUICK AS YOU CAN BEFORE YOU EVEN TOUCH THE FIRE EXTINGUISHER!!!
First, on jump starting:
You will need jumper cables and another vehicle.
Start the other vehicle and turn on the headlights on YOUR vehicle.(This is to prevent damage to your ECU if it has one) Connect the positive of your battery(red cable) to the positive of the other vehicle with the jumper cable. Switch on your headlights. Connect the negatives of the batteries with the other jumper cable. Turn off your lights. Have the other vehicle idle for at least 10 minutes. This will charge your battery but it takes a while. You can then attempt to start your vehicle.
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Posted on Sep 03, 2010
What is the value of the batt drain? it is measured in amps
Posted on Sep 02, 2010
If you have any short there, its possible that any fuse is blow and needed replace it; check in the fuse panel and power box to be sure.
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Posted on Sep 02, 2010
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