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I have a 1991 Dodge Dakota (U.S.) and about a month ago my bf was driving it and left the lights on when he went in to work. I had to come jump start the truck and ended up replacing the battery, as it wouldn't keep a charge after that. (Yes, I'm sure it wasn't the alternator.) Ever since, the running lights have been out and will not come on. I took the truck in for an oil change to my local Dodge Dealer and asked them to check the lights. They said that the two marquis lights around the license plate were out, but beyond that, all the running lights were working fine. I don't think the two license plate lights would make a difference. I have checked all the fuses, the blinkers and backup lights work, I am at a loss as to what to check next. I have no errror codes on my truck... I am at a loss...where do I look next? I just want the running lights back on before winter is here.

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  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Oct 12, 2010

    What running lights lights specifically? Front or rear? have you checked the bulbs?

  • Shan L Oct 12, 2010

    All the running lights, both front and rear...

  • Shan L Oct 14, 2010

    Okay, just got done replacing all the bulbs and the fuse. So far, still nothing. I am thinking that it might be the module that controls the buzzer? The door buzzer keeps randomly going off as well now, and strangly enough, the only way to make it be quiet is to open the door and latch it on the first notch..so it's adjar but not open.

    Had my mechanic take a look today as well and he said it's blowing the fuse before the lights even come on, since it has charge to the fuse box, but stil isn't working. Have an appointment next Tusday with a shop that does electrical trouble shooting. ($90/hour!) So if I don't have any solutions by then, I guess I'll just go that route.

  • Shan L Oct 20, 2010

    This seems to have worked. Thank you!

  • Shan L Dec 14, 2010

    Thank you everyone. I was thinking it was the DRL module as well. I am not sure exactly what fixed it, but when we went to the electrician, he just changed the fuse out and viola....no more problems. I was replacing the fuse with the door open, but perhaps he replaced a different fuse. Either way, thank you everyone for your input!

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Check your DRL module on the drivers side fender beside your windsheild washer fluid

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This is a long shot but what if you replace the blown fuse with the drivers door in the open position. If the running lights come on and stay on slowly close the door. If the lights go out/fuse blows I wouldn't hesitate to check the harness to the door in between the door and the a pillar. There is a lot of flew in that area and it is has a been a problem for chrysler products for as long as I can remember.

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