Have the no Bus message in the odometer.

Tiny
TIMPOSTLETHWAITE
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  • 2002 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 119,000 MILES
All the warning lights come on and stay on and none of the gauges work. I unhooked the headlight switch and everything works fine. Plug it back in and it's back to no gauges and the no bus message. Replaced the headlight switch and that wasn't the problem. What could be the problem?
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Friday, August 24th, 2012 AT 6:13 PM

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Tiny
KHLOW2008
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Try plugging a scan tool to see if it can connect.

Check for poor ground circuit connections.
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Friday, August 24th, 2012 AT 6:22 PM
Tiny
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When the headlight switch is plugged in it I get code 1698. Without the headlight switch plugged in everything is fine. The truck runs either way.
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Friday, August 24th, 2012 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
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Could not find any reference to this code in the DTC list. Reconfirm the code.

It most likely is a fault with bus communications, meaning you have faulty BCM or the wiring circuits.
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Friday, August 24th, 2012 AT 8:40 PM
Tiny
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1698 is the code. No CCD messages from TCM is what it says. Replaced tcm and the problem is still there.
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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 4:19 AM
Tiny
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No message can mean an open circuit between the control modules.

As I mentioned in previous post, 1698 is not found in DTC list.

Behind the TCM there is a ground circuit. Try cleaning it and retest.

Headlight switch is linked to Central Timer Module and poor ground circuit can cause this.

At front headlights, check the wirings for damage. There are known cases of wirings fusing together causing similar problems.
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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 11:11 AM
Tiny
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I will try that. Thank you for your time.
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Friday, September 7th, 2012 AT 12:03 AM
Tiny
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You're welcome. Hope it is an easy fix.
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Friday, September 7th, 2012 AT 2:59 AM

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