It appeared that the smoke was coming from the instrument panel. Your first stop should be Advance Auto Parts with an inventory of 1 Instrument Clusters parts for your Dodge Dakota. As I slowed vehicle to investigate a possible cause, my tachometer gauge went to zero, soon followed by my speed gauge. We left he car parked and planned on getting it to the dealer on Monday. It was running great and just died driving down the road. Problem 2: when driving at night the instrument panel flickers on and off. I also discovered that there were many other consumers that had experienced they're Dodge Durango's burning to ground, while just sitting in the garage.
Although, I did see a small amount of smoke coming out of the vents located near the windshield wipers. Needless to say I was at a lost of understanding how this could have happen. Recall campain id number 03v528000. I made a second call to 911 to report that the vehicle was now on fire. The contact filed a complaint against daimler Chrysler because of this letter. The dealership found a short in the harness for the heated seats, which we do not have under the seat.
We had it towed away on a flatbed to the dealer since we were not able to drive it. Or, examine the part in person at your nearest Advance Auto Parts location. I have received a notice that there is a recall on the instrument cluster that may result in fire, but I don't want to take it in again, would be the fifth time, just to have the light keep coming on. A representative from daimler Chrysler called on February 26,2007 who said that it was not an aftermarket defect, but a manufacturing defect and would be covered under the warranty. The cause of the failure was not determined.
The consumer stated the dealer damaged her truck while they were fixing the recall for the instrument panel. No blinkers, high beam, cruise, four ways, brake lights and wipers don't work. It have 2 differents bulbs. I call Chrysler and they told me that there is no such thing of this recall. I've attached the whole Engine Performance set of schematics. According to our reference material, it did.
The problem I'm having is the security light will come on, then the chime starts, then the service 4wd will come on and the electronic 4 wheel drive will not work. Monday morning I went out and started the truck to let it warm up before I took it to the dealer. The contact took his vehicle to the dealer for routine inspection and various warning indicators were illuminated on the instrument panel. My vehicle was completely engulfed with flames before they arrived. Also, today I replaced the clock spring as the horn, cruise, etc were not working.
Mechanic found no codes to indicate problem. Search for the trusted brands you prefer, compare prices when you can, and make sure you get the part you need to keep your Dodge Dakota humming! The rear sensor is located on the rear differential housing itself on top, in the middle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. On the side of the engine with the battery, you must remove the front porti … on of the plastic battery box. The dip stick tube for the transmission gets in the way of removing the coil and the plug itself is tucked back under the firewall slightly. You will have to take it to a garage if you dont know what your doing. Dealers are unaware and cannot diagnose the problem.
The left rear power lock will not work and at times the right as well. The vehicle was driven to a private mechanic where the failure could not be replicated. Still no tach or speedometer. Remove 4 screws and remove the instrument panel, disconet 3 electric plugs behind the instrument panel. I prefer removing the headlight from the vehicle. Chrysler said all they could do was put a note in consumer's file.
Can someone give me some help!!!!! The plugs are vertically oriented which makes them a lot easier to get to. No scan tool or special experience is necessary. After an investigation was done, the consumer received a letter from Chrysler stating they were denying her claim due to failure to have the recall work performed. Oct 16, 2010 the speed sensor for this vehicle is actually in the rear differential of the vehicle. The contact stated that the interior lights and instrument panel lights illuminated intermittently. What would I do if it is the gauge, and is there a way to test the gauge first to narrow down the actual problem? A service garage performed a test of the system and wanted to replace the blower, but the dealer claimed this was a common problem with this model and replaced the resistor, at a much lower cost.