on my 2001 dodge dakota left blinker blinks fast but when my pull behind trailer is hookup to the wire harness it blinks normal what is causing this

Asked by Jul 07, 2014 at 11:50 AM about the 2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

on my 2001 dodge dakota left blinker blinks fast but when my pull behind trailer is hookup to the wire harness it blinks normal what is causing this

7 Answers

115

The blinker bulb on the car is out or shorting, check all the blinkers on the left side of the truck, don't forget if it has side blinkers ck those too.

From what Ive seen usually a bad ground wire connection either on the truck or the trailer. Check make sure the blinkers are working correctly on the trailer. If not check trailer ground first

i have and replace both in the front work fine for a couple of days then they started to blink fast again both light up but only one side at a time in the front rotating between the two

115

So if you put new bulbs in the frt they work properly 4 a couple days, is that correct?

yes then it started to blink fast again check all the bulbs again they all light up the only time it doesnt blink fast is when i have my trailer hooked up im lost on this one

I would try replacing your flasher rely it maybe shorting out internally

115

I don't haul a trailer so am unsure how the lights are wired, does the trailer wiring have it's own blinker relay? My thoughts are that the turn signal relay is the problem but only if the trailer has it's own in the harness. This didn't start after hooking up the trailer lights did it?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 3,790 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 1,050
#2 banana
banana
Reputation 1,040
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
404 Great Deals out of 10,892 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,092 Great Deals out of 191,497 listings starting at $290
Used Toyota Tacoma
562 Great Deals out of 42,404 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,938 Great Deals out of 182,796 listings starting at $999
Used Ford Ranger
180 Great Deals out of 5,603 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Frontier
341 Great Deals out of 20,733 listings starting at $1,250
Used GMC Sierra 1500
791 Great Deals out of 68,235 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet S-10
8 Great Deals out of 1,349 listings starting at $1,899
Used Toyota Tundra
449 Great Deals out of 34,304 listings starting at $1,950
Used Dodge Durango
274 Great Deals out of 20,981 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500
122 Great Deals out of 5,087 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 192 listings starting at $6,975
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 92 listings starting at $7,595
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 288 listings starting at $3,900
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 326 listings starting at $2,950
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 567 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.