Question by  jestroud (17)

What could cause electrical problems in a Dodge Dakota?

My windows will not go down, nor will my doors lock.


Answer by  robertseanturan (21)

You might have one of three problems; 1,you might have a bad fuse,look in your fuse box.2, a short between the switch and the device.3,or a lose connection


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

If you have replaced your battery and it hasn't helped, you might need to replace your electronic control unit. It can cause problems with your electrical system, including your engine.


Answer by  Doug77 (1433)

The most common electrical problem stem from moisture contamination and rodent (mice) invasion. If the fuses/circuit breakers are fine I would look for green corrosion on the switches, broken wires in the door jamb or chewed wires under the dash.


Answer by  kennethjgoodson (4903)

The best thing you can do is to look in your owners manual and find out where the fuse is and make sure you have not blown the fuse.


Answer by  Joe1010us (239)

Most often you will find a fuse blown. Try replacing the fuse and if the problem continues there may be a short or broken wire.


Answer by  palmerino (637)

simply it being a dodge. They just stop working for no reason. You will probably find that the driver's side switches need replacing.


Answer by  Sydney (87)

It is very common for Dodge Dakotas to face electrical issues along with battery issues. From the information you have provided it sounds to me like it is an intermittent in the instrument cluster board. This could be fixed by you with a trip to your local auto store. However, I would recommend a professional, it can be tricky.

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