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Tail lights and dash lights quit working on 1992 Dodge Dakota

Fuses are all good, but the fuse block doesn't agree with the Haynes manual. Also, the transmission (automatic) slips when overdrive is engaged after about 50 miles.

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  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    I have a 84 dodge ram and my tail lights and dash lights quit, but before this i had flashing headlights. thankfully that stopped but now I have this problem.

  • bobbymx1 Jan 28, 2009

    my dash lights went out. all the fuses look good. and my fan doesnt blow on my A/C/ Heater. all this went out at the same time. HELP

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Doesn't engage... Doesn't work

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My dash lights and tail lights wont come on

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  • lassen42 Nov 26, 2008

    my dash lights and my tail lights dont work on my 01 dakota

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