2000 Dodge Dakota electrical problems

Tiny
DAKOTA00
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  • 2000 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 138,000 MILES
First my power door locks stopped working and then the int. Wipers stopped working then my dome lights in the cab would not work and now the emergency sounds when the door is open and when the keys are left in the ignition the sound does not go off anymore I checked the grounds and found nothing tried to replace the fuze for the power locks and it blows before I even get it in which tells me that it is grounding out some where any advice on this would be greatly appriciated and would save me the hassel of getting a rental car and throw my truck in the shop thanks
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Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 AT 1:28 AM

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Tiny
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Hi dakota00,

Thank you for the donation.

There definitely is a shorting in the circuit and testing would have to be carried out to determine what is faulty.

Unless you are into DIY, which we can try to assist you, otherwise you would have to get it to a shop to get it checked.

Was any repairs done prior to this occuring?
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Thursday, December 31st, 2009 AT 11:16 AM
Tiny
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It has not been in the shop recently I would rather try to do it myself but if I must I will put it in the shop if you could help me fix it myself then that would b great
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Thursday, December 31st, 2009 AT 1:25 PM
Tiny
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Without the physical vehicle I would not dare to promise you anything but we can give it a try and hopefully get it resolved.

All the components described are connected to the Central Timer Module ( behind right siode of dash). Try unplugging it to see if the fuse blows. I believe it should be related to this and we shall start with it first.

Which fuse is blowing? There are 2 fuses for the power door locks, driver and passenger door locks uses different fuses.
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Friday, January 1st, 2010 AT 8:59 AM
Tiny
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It blows in the fuse block that is in the cab on the side of the dash what do I do after I unplug that and what does it look like I dont want to unplug the wrong thing and mess something else up
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 1:57 AM
Tiny
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Which fuse are you referring to? Let me know the number.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_FuseBlock00DakotaFig02_1.jpg



The CTM is located between glove box and right front pillar A. I am not able to find any diagrams to show you the CTM or its exact location. The only thing available is a wire connector which is as shown in the diagram.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_CTM00DakotaFig03_1.jpg

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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 5:34 AM
Tiny
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It is fuse number 13 20 amp pwr locks
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Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 AT 1:21 PM
Tiny
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Here is a diagram of what components utilises the fuse. Try unplugging all the components listed and reinstalling each one to see which component causes the fuse to blow.


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/192750_DrLock13Fuse00Dakota_1.jpg

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Sunday, January 3rd, 2010 AT 7:11 AM
Tiny
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Where can I find a ctm to replace the one I have right now I have looked at many different sites but cant find it anywhere
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 12:18 AM
Tiny
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This is a dealer only part so you would have to refer to them for it.
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Saturday, February 20th, 2010 AT 12:54 AM

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