2004 Dodge Durango Electrical

Tiny
KENDELLIN
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  • 2004 DODGE DURANGO
  • V8
When I turn the truck off, the engine goes off but everything electrical on the truck is staying on, therefore draining the battery. We have the problem area narrowed down to the driver side door. When the truck is on there are no light indicators on panel. I can open the passenger side door and even the rear driver side door and the door ajar indicator light comes on but when I open the driver door. No ajar indicator.
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 AT 6:58 PM

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Tiny
JDL
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You said everything electrical is staying on, can you list everything that is staying on, so we can get an overall idea?

If the fuse circuit goes hot with the key on, and the circuit is hot with the key off, then I'd have to check ignition switch. Just an example.
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Thursday, October 30th, 2014 AT 6:57 AM
Tiny
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A list of things electrical that I know are staying on. The power locks, the power windows, the radio, anylights that are on. I did figure out a trick last night: jump started the truck, let it run, and then went to the store with a passenger. When we got back, I turned the truck off, headlights off, and opened the door. The radio, locks, windows all still working. Then the passenger opened that door and everything shut down immediatly like it is supposed to.

Ergo, I feel as if the problem is with a sensor or fuse? Located inside or tied to the front driver side door. The sensor on the front passenger door is still opperational and working correctly so when I went to work today, after turning off the ignition, I had to lean over and open and shut that door before getting out. :)

Any ideas?
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Thursday, October 30th, 2014 AT 3:41 PM
Tiny
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The iod, ignition off draw shouldn't be more than 35 ma, that.035, not even a tenth of an amp. I'd have to check amp draw with everything off. You may have already done all this, but, I'd still have to verify.

Your central timer module I belie3ve is the same as bcm or front control module. If the problem is an electronic module, and if it needs to be replaced, it may need to be programmed and I can't do that.

Are there any electronic module trouble codes? Some of the national brand autostores will check codes for free. I don't know if they will check B and U type codes?

At the moment, I can't tell what is going on.
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Friday, October 31st, 2014 AT 10:52 AM
Tiny
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I'd there any way you could give me an estimate as to what I'm looking for having someone look at and fix the issue?
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Monday, November 3rd, 2014 AT 5:17 PM
Tiny
JDL
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Not without being able to look at the vehicle.
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 AT 8:10 AM
Tiny
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Thank you so very much for your help. I am a single mom and when I try to discuss mechanics with others I do not always get the help I need and I am underestimated quiet often. I appreciate you time. Thank you again.
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 AT 4:07 PM
Tiny
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I wasn't commenting on your ability. My comments show my lack of ability for not being able to diagnose your problem over the internet. Depending on the problem, this does happen to me, often.

If my statements sounded condescending, I do apologize. At the moment, I think you have a problem with a module, but, I can't troubleshoot it. I don't know where to go from here?
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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 AT 9:32 AM

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