2001 Dodge Dakota flashing lights

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STEVE GEORGE
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  • 2001 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 193,000 MILES
HI ! We changed our battery and now the headlights and interior lights flash. We've called the Dodge dealer ship and put the key in the door ( locked and unlocked ) like they said and nothing is working. Can you please help? Thank you so so much !
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 AT 12:09 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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What does "nothing is working" mean? All electrical on the truck is dead or nothing is getting it out of theft mode? If everything is dead, clean and tighten the battery cable connections, then follow the smaller positive battery wire to the under-hood fuse box and be sure that connection is clean and tight. If it's just in theft mode, which it will be after disconnecting the battery without using a memory saver, unlocking a front door will deactivate it. If that's not working from the driver's door, try the passenger door or the remote key fob. When it doesn't work from one door, it's usually due to a broken wire between the door hinges, or a problem with the switch in the door.

Also check all the fuses under the hood and inside. Some often blow from the current surge when the battery is connected.
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Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 AT 12:55 PM
Tiny
STEVE GEORGE
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We have electrical power it just everything we have tried has not worked. So in your response its the key fob, or a wire or maybe a fuse. We did not know about a memory saver before I disconnected the battery. The truck starts and runs. Its just the headlights flash as dose the dome light and the door chime wont stop. Thank you again for your help
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 AT 10:03 AM
Tiny
CARADIODOC
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Ahh. Hold the phone. If the engine runs, it's not in theft mode. The interior lights do not flash with the alarm system but all of them do run off a Body Computer. Those don't really cause a lot of trouble on Dodges, so you might check the fuses first, under the hood and inside. They often blow from the current surge when the battery is reconnected.
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Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 AT 12:49 PM

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