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tania
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5/08/2005
11:48:33

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1998 Dokata..Suddenly my headlights won't shut off. The highbeam indicator on the dash is on and even with the truck powered off, lights still on.Had to disco battery to finally turn out lights....any suggestions?
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5/08/2005
14:02:17

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Most likely the switch in the steering column. Can you switch between high & low beams?



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5/08/2005
22:14:14

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replace your drl(daytime running light)module.Located on drivers side inner fender.This is quite common with dodges and Jeeps.



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5/09/2005
17:48:25

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98's didn't have daytime running lights. I had a similar problem and replaced the "Multifunction" switch- Turn signal/high beam. That solved it for me. You'll need a security Star Drive to change it. Cost $50.



tania
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5/09/2005
19:13:43

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Yes,,my truck does have daytime running lights?



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5/17/2005
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My 97 SLT 2wd EC just did this a week ago. Dealer serviced and it was day time running light relay. About $125 Cdn. for part and then the usual dealer shop charges of almost equal cost.



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5/18/2005
10:52:53

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I bought mine from the parts dept at my local stealership and asked the service rep if I would need to schedule a time to get a mech to replace it due to the security star and he had a mech do it on the spot without charging me anything.

Give it a shot....and say PLEASE! It worked for me.



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5/18/2005
12:43:54

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Unplug the drl relay under the hood on LH fender, just behind the lights. It's a black box about 3 inches square. If your running lights go out and you still have hi and low beam available (turn on the headlight switch) you need to replace the relay. If that doesn't work, it's probably the multifunction switch on the column.



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5/19/2005
16:57:34

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security star? aka TORX?



jacktoff
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1/29/2008
23:09:23

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I had the same problem it was the day time running lights module in drivers side fender beside battery.. i replaced and it was fixed but it just happened again its really cold here right now at -40 sumtin so any ideas why it would go again maybe a wiring issue or what.. it was a second hand module from a junk yard that i had replaced it with.
any ideas would be great

thanks
Ben



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1/30/2008
20:36:49

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some dakotas came with DRL. My 93 cc v8 4x4 has DRL.



me 360
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1/31/2008
23:44:40

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in canada i think they were a requirement to have daytime lights?



stephane
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5/27/2012
23:45:45

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my day lights wont shut off when the truck is off on my 1998 dodge dakota



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2/11/2013
17:27:20

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I have a 2004 dodge dakota 4x4 quad cab passenger side
head light will not shut off unless I dissconnect battery.
This happened once before when it rained hard and then it
just started working by itself when it stoped raining and dry
out
This it happened in 2 plus feet of snow
Has anybody ever had a similar problem



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2/28/2019
21:49:33

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Having this same problem with my dad in law’s 02 Dakota
4x2. When connecting the battery the horn beeps 3 times and
Just the parking lights stay on. Hoping it’s something simple
and cheap since he’s on a fixed income.



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