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1998 dodge dakota 5.9. my speedo only works mainly when its raining or at high speeds and the vss is new, the rear o2 sensor has a short to power, the reverse lights wont shut off, the tail lights dont work and the dash lights dont work (they went out at the same time, the truck shut down on a turn and they didnt work when we turned it back on) the breaks headlights and turnsignals all work fine. Dodge says the wiring harness is no longer made and i cant find a salvage yard in the US that has it, what do i do? oh and all fuses are fine. whats wrong and how do i fix it and if its the harness where can i find it?

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SOURCE: 1995 Doge Dakota 3.9 v6 electrical issues

it sounds like you have a major electrical problem check all the fuses and look for any burned wires under the hood

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SOURCE: 1995 Dodge Dakota headlight problems

I will assume you have tested the bulbs, if so replace the head light switch, make sure the connector is not melted or burnt, if it is you will need to buy a kit from Dodge and repair the wiring harness.

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 Dodge

yes the speed sensor on the top of the diferencial controls the speedometer, milage, and the ABS breaking system. that light should be on as well, I had the same problem for about a year until I got myself a diagnostic computer, plugged it in and there I got all my codes.

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SOURCE: Speedometer won't work

IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE BROKEN WIRE LEADING TO SPEED SENSOR IN REAR DIFF..CHECK FOR ANY SPOTS IN HARNESS WHERE IT LOOKS OUT OF PLACE OR RUBBING ON SOMETHING..ALSO CHECK FOR SPREAD CONNECTIONS IN PLUG AT SENSOR..CHECK ALL FUSES RELATED TO ABS SYSTEM IN UNDERHOOD FUSE/RELAY CENTER

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SOURCE: I have a 1998 dodge neon, the rear brake/ turn not functioning

Check all the fuses.

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