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jhrody
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1/29/2002
00:15:05

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Are these on the same fuse? I just put in a new stereo and now my dash lights and taillights dont work. I know there is a wire for the factory radio dimmer, but I left it alone (got an adaptor harness so i wouldnt have to cut the factory wires).....I didnt check the fuses yet, but something tells me it will just blow again.Any ideas as to what the prob is?



jhrody
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1/29/2002
00:23:11

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by the way....it's a '95 Dakota



Erin Loscocco
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1/29/2002
04:15:47

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I had the EXACT same problem when i put in a new stereo. I took it back out and put caps on the unused dimmer wire and it has worked great since.



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1/29/2002
07:13:09

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Do your wipers work? My buddy did that and when he would change the tuner his wipers would come on! LOL :>)



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1/29/2002
08:48:48

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Yep same fuse under the dash.

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jhrody
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1/29/2002
10:46:58

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yes the wipers work, so do the turn signals and brake lights.............the only things that dont work are the taillights, front park lights and dash lights........yes the unusued dimmer wire is sealed off too. Another symptom I just thought of is that the stereo doesnt turn on sometimes til I turn the headlights on and off once.......Ive put in countless stereos before in all 30 of my previous vehicles, but what the heck could I have done.....?



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1/29/2002
11:20:22

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I would start by checking all my fuses and making sure none are blown. If one is, replace it and see if that fixes your problem. I've use the wire harness setup your talking about too with no problems in the past. The tail-lights, front park lights and instrument/dash lights should all be connected and share a fuse, thats why when you turn them on they all come on together.



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1/29/2002
13:11:37

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Hey i had that exact same problem and went around chasing the schematics all over the inside of the dash.('92 dak) I don't know if this is your problem but mine turned out to be a shorted wire behind my headlight switch. Everything you mention runs through the headlight switch. May as well check.



jhrody
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1/29/2002
17:38:01

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ok everyone, thanks for your input.....i figured it out...it ends up that my Dakota (unless something is screwed up) has 2 different wires for the factory radio wiring, 1 orange and 1 black/green....thanks goodness for test lights. I capped the other one off and now its working great.......



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1/29/2002
17:41:22

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there are 2 wires for the factory radio lighting is what i meant.



philip dean
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3/23/2015
19:26:29

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yeah have no tail lights and no dashlights but have headlights and everything else and i just got the truck



philip dean
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3/23/2015
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oh its a 2002 dodge dakota 4x4 v6 magnum




Zack
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2/09/2021
21:01:35

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We recently changed the pull switch for my lights and had to
get a new repair harness.
After I left the lights on (I know...) we jumped it and now fuse
#8 keeps blowing which controls my dash and taillights



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