Have a short that is causing radio, dash lights to not work... suggestions as to where to look? new battery.


Asked by 1Rodeo Aug 22, 2013 at 05:53 PM about the 1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

94 DDS4WD with new battery... has a short, clock on radio works until you pull headlamp switch out, dash lights don't work at all... I unplugged radio to see if that was causing the short, didn't change the dash lights issue.  any suggestions would be helpful.

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Try moving the dimmer for the dash lights from high to off several times. If, while doing that, the dash lights flicker and blink the rheostat for the dimmer is bad. Sometimes they get dirt or corrosion on them from not being used much. HTH. -Jim

David Matthews Sr

Ez ....3The only thing is that is not working is dash lights

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