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andeezle
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7/30/2005
16:13:19

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Hi everybody,

To all you motor heads out there, please excuse my ignorance. I've searched the forums already, but haven't found exactly what i'm looking for. I have a Dak 2000 3.9 Ltr V6, Single Cab, Bare Bones. And I just got the Service Manual.
My questions:

1.) What exactly is the "Central Timer Module?"

2.) Why is it called a "Timer" module?

3.) Is there more than one Timer Module in a Dak?

Thanks for your help in advance.

-Andy



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7/30/2005
20:32:56

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It's located under the left kick panel and it controls the RKE, cruise, lighting, etc. Basically anything electrical that isn't powertrain related.



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7/31/2005
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"And I just got the Service Manual."

Tucked away in that manual is CTM info.
Here's some more.

The features that the CTM supports or controls
include the following:
Automatic Door Lock
Battery Protection
Central Locking
Chimes
Door Lock Inhibit
Enhanced Accident Response
Exterior Light Features
Interior Light Features
Intermittent Wipe Control
Panic Mode
Power Lock Control
Programmable Features
Remote Keyless Entry
Remote Radio Switch Interface
Speed Sensitive Intermittent Wipe Control
Vehicle Theft Security System

I found this info by actually reading the manual.




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7/31/2005
01:52:42

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Read It,
Why do you have to be a smart ass? I've "actually" been reading the service manual too. And if you read my post, you'd see that you didn't really answer any of my questions. If you would answer my questions....I'd appreciate it.

Thanks,
Andy




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8/01/2005
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well said andeezle. the only person "read it" is helping here is himself ... to come off as an ass wipe.

i am curious to know the answer to your questions too.



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11/15/2006
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I've got a 1999 dakota-same engine. My CTM is in the dash behind the glove compartment and to the right. I replaced it but still don't have intermittant wipers or any warning buzzers or battery protection. Not sure but it may need programming from a dealer...



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11/15/2006
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From my 2004 FSM, and by now, you've probably found it in you FSM:

"The CTM utilizes circuitry, and information carried on the Programmable Communications Interface (PCI) data bus network, along with many hard wired inputs to monitor many sensor and switch inputs throughout the vehicle. In response to those inputs, the programming of the CTM allow it to supply the vehicle occupants with audible and visual information, and to control and integrate many electronic functions and features of the vehicle through both hard wired outputs and the transmission of electronic message outputs to other electronic modules in the vehicle over the PCI data bus."

What that means in regular words is that the CTM does most of the things you thought your switches and knobs were doing. It's also responsible for all the beeps and chimes you hear.
Exactly why it's called the CTM is anybody's guess, probably because of what it does and how it does them. You may be aware that some other vehicles (Pontiac, for example) have what's called a "Body Control Module", or BCM. Well, our CTM does the same kinda stuff.







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6/25/2008
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First time on this type of forum, but here goes.
2001 Dakota electronic door locks, lock and unlock by them selves while drive and while ignition turned off. It will stop after a few minutes once the engine is off. Was advised by a dealer it is related to the CTM. Took them 2.5 hours at 235.00 to figure it out, and now they want to charge me 800.00 to fix it. My question is, does it really take 2.5 hours to figure this out and does it really cost 800.00 to repair....I am so over these dealers jack you up for everything. Please advise.



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6/25/2008
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mc
go to the bottom of the page
start a new post

you might get more response rather then replying to one allmost 2 yrs old

just copy and paste, no need to even re'type

but make your point in the "Subject line"



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1/01/2009
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95 Dakota headlight problem
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My 95 Dakota has NO headlights, unless I pull back and hold the dimmer switch/turn signal stalk. Bulbs new, all fuses good. Any ideas?



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1/02/2009
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Sure - sounds like the dimmer switch is faulty. Replace it. "hey" had some good advice in this thread for you too. Too bad you missed it...

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5/15/2010
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i just put a new CTM in my 2001 Dakota 4.7L ...everything but the remote entry and alarm system works now...do i have to have the dealer re-program this feature into the new CTM??



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5/15/2010
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ooops....i mean the remote entry and alarm system does NOT work now...everything else seems to work



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5/11/2011
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i have a 2002 dakata where can i buy a ctm looked all over nobody sell them can thay be rebuilt



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5/11/2011
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You need to look at salvage yards. Beyond that I believe dealer only.



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7/15/2011
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Just replace the BCM through dealer. $325.60 for the module, 1 1/2 labor to program. Dont let them jerk you around. Call the dealer, talk to the parts ppl, find out cost of module, check with service on labor for replacing and programming.
I was out the door $550.00, and they washed the truck also.
Modules are not avalible aftermarket, and have to be programmed by Dodge (bastards).



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7/16/2011
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got a bare bones 02 dakota cmt went bad got one from a 02 durango full loaded and works fine 40 bucks



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11/15/2011
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hey everyone, thought i was alone looking for these answers great
to see ppl helping eachother out, my question if anyone can help is
my 2002 dakota's head lights pulsate on any setting as well as the
interior lights, they both are hit n miss, sometimes when i jump in
the truck n start it up they work n sometimes they pusate, so far
that's the only problems, wondering if it would be the central timer
module or maybe a short or bad ground, don't wanna get hosed by
the dealership, thx



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11/16/2011
21:18:32

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1999 dakota automatic door locks dont work? had my heater core replaced,which involves having the dash removed to get to heater core,now my automatic door locks dont work. any ideas where to start looking for the problem? wire not connected or something else? any help would be great.thanks dale



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5/10/2013
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I had a dimmer switch problem, one mechanic had me replace the dimmer switch that didn't work. then I researched that CTM, on line $250 dealer $400 Junk yard $25. replace CTM everything was good until I used my Remote keyless entry, this mixed up my CTM again. I read some where that this could happen and when you add a keyless entry to your vehicle you need to get the CTM reprogrammed. When I talked to the dealer about buying the CTM from them they told me they could reprogram it for $60. After buying one from the junk yard I went back to the dealer and they said they never heard of reprogramming the CTM. I'm Confused and I don't use my keyless entry and everything works fine?



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10/15/2013
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My air bag light came on, then my cruise stopped working, then my horn came on steady. Where would I find the control part for this issue... Thanks



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