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TRUCK WONT START GAUGES NOT WORKING NO FU

1997 Dodge Dakota

Computer problem
1997 Dodge Dakota 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 168000 miles

truck was running fine went to restart gauges wont come up spins over wont run
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Rkettles1s
March 3, 2009.



This could just be a blown fuse. I have the following diagnostics information, that I got for my 1998 Dakota when I was having a fuel gauge problem. Hopefully it will help you.

1. If the indicator lamps operate, but none of the gauges operate, go to Step 2. If all of the gauges and the data bus message-controlled indicator lamps are inoperative, go to Step 5.

2. Check the Ignition-Off Draw (IOD) fuse in the junction block. If OK, go to Step 3. If not OK, repair the shorted circuit or component as required and replace the faulty fuse.

3. Check for battery voltage at the IOD fuse in the junction block. If OK, go to Step 4. If not OK, repair the open circuit as required.

4. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Remove the instrument cluster. Connect the battery negative cable. Check for battery voltage at the fused B( +) circuit cavity of the instrument cluster wire harness connector (connector A) If OK, go to the Self-Diagnostic Test. If not OK, repair the open circuit to the IOD fuse as required.

5. Check the fused ignition switch output (run/start) fuse in the junction block. If OK, go to Step 6. If not OK, repair the shorted circuit or component as required and replace the faulty fuse.

6. Turn the ignition switch to the On position and check for battery voltage at the fused ignition switch output (run/start) fuse in the junction block. If OK, go to Step 7. If not OK, repair the open circuit to the ignition switch as required.

7. Turn the ignition switch to the Off position. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Reinstall the instrument cluster. Connect the battery negative cable. Turn the ignition switch to the On position. Set the parking brake. The red brake warning lamp should light. If OK, go to Step 8. If not OK, go to Step 9.

8. Turn the ignition switch to the Off position. Turn on the park lamps and adjust the panel lamps dimmer rheostat to the full bright position. The cluster illumination lamps should light. If OK, go to Step 10. If not OK, repair the power ground circuit from the instrument cluster wire harness connector (connector A) to ground as required.

9. Turn the ignition switch to the Off position. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable.
Remove the instrument cluster. Connect the battery negative cable. Turn the ignition switch to the On position. Check for battery voltage at the fused ignition switch output (run/start) circuit cavity of the instrument cluster wire harness connector (connector A) If OK, go to the Self-Diagnostic Test. If not OK, repair the open circuit to the junction block fuse as required.

10. Disconnect and isolate the battery negative cable. Remove the instrument cluster. Check for continuity between the logic ground circuit cavity of the instrument cluster wire harness connector (connector A) and a good ground. There should be continuity. If OK, go to the Self-Diagnostic Test. If not OK, repair the open circuit to ground as required.

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Rocketman1
Mar 6, 2009.