Question about 1997 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

97 dodge dakota stereo problems!!!!

I crashed my 97 dodge dakota and i got everything fixed but the stereo does not turn on. All the fuses are fine. Help????

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • kaselpw Jun 02, 2009

    I have an after market one.. The fog lights plus the horn are not working either.. so could it be a relay? 

  • kaselpw Jun 02, 2009

    Where does the wiring go to? i hit the front right fender of the truck.. Could something have happened there?

  • kaselpw Jun 02, 2009

    okay i got the horn working.. the ground wasnt tight.. but my dash lights do not work.. nor does the stereo.. im wondering if there both related to a problem

  • kaselpw Jun 02, 2009

    well everything seems to be where it's suppose to be.. i have no idea whats wrong.. oh and something clicks everytime you push in the ciggarete lighter



1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 105 Answers

If it has factory radio pull it out and check the ground wire on the the back if it is not hooked up radio wont work

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

  • 1 more comment 
  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2009

    if your truck was hit in the front check the wiring harness around the area were it was hit you may have cut a wire you may have to remove the coolant bottle etc to get to the wiring it doesn't take much to cut the wires some are very small the fog lights and the horn both have a relay both should be in the power distrabution box under the hood both also have a fuse check your owners manual it will tell you which ones they are. let me know how you make out

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2009

    normaly the wiring harness comes out of the cab on one side or the other runs along the fender then across the front and back up the other fender the horn and the fog lights could have gotten cut is there anything else thats not working dome lights map lights lighter sockets etc

  • Anonymous Jun 02, 2009

    check for loose or not connected grounds under the dash you may have just missed hooking one up go to areas you have had apart already first



1 Suggested Answer


6ya staff

  • 2 Answers


Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Will fire ,but will not turn over

Dodge Dakota Crank No Start Fix - YouTube

? 8:10
Jun 29, 2014 - Uploaded by AJ Pierce
In this video, I will show you how I fixed my 1992 Dodge Dakotanot starting. ... Engine cranks but won't start - Duration: 18:30. jimthecarguy ...

Inspect Fuses if Engine Cranks But Does Not Start : Dodge ... > Problems > Dodge > Dakota
Engine Will Not Start Due to Blown Door Lock Fuse on Dodge Dakota ... cap and rotor, wires, plugs, coil, fuel pump assy, coil pickup sensor, crank position sensor and have new ECM on the way, Cranks but won't fire. ... 1990 Dodge Dakota.

Dakota won't Start - Discussion on Topix > Dodge Dakota
Jan 22, 2009 - have a 1993 dodge dakota sport that wont start. when you turn the key on there is no power to the fuel pump and does not fire. any ideas ... I just bought a1990 Dodge Dakota Sport 4x4 5-Speed, there is only one problem, it only .... I went to move it the other day, it would turn over, but had no spark or gas.

Dodge Dakota Questions - PROBLEM STARTING - CarGurus > Questions > Dodge > Dakota


Jan 09, 2016 | 1990 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

I have a 97 dodge dakota sport and want to disable the passenger side air bag. Not sure which fuse cavity is for passenger side airbag 18 or 19? Do not want to pull wrong one

My 97 has a place in the dash under the radio to insert your ignition key
where you can turn the passenger side airbag off. If I were you i wouldnt pull the fuse for it because it could tell the computer that there is a problem that could
cause other problems. Just turn it off with your key.

Jun 09, 2012 | 1997 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

The stereo in my dakota keeps flickering power

check the gound wire and make sure it is secure

Jun 20, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab

1 Answer

97 dodge dakota. Tried to replace the heater

There is some wire shorted to ground during the dash work due to some pinched points. Need to revisit the re-installation work.

Dec 12, 2009 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer


cut the fuse box out it is not really needed sense the truck has a radio fuse and if the radio overloads for some reason it will blow the radio fuse under the dash!!!

Nov 02, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

I was hooking up my stereo and my dome lights dont work when i try to turn them on and i looked a all the fuses and still dont know whats going on

Did you use the factory ground when you installed the stereo? If you did thats your problem, the factory grounds on dodges act really weird, ground your stereo directly to the chassis (metal dash support under the dash) your problem will likely go away.

Jun 08, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Dakota

2 Answers

Dodge Dakota Battery still wont charge

I was running into this problem with my 97 5.2l Dakota and after some searching I found the the "Fuse Link" between the Alternator and the Battery was blow. Found a suitable "Fuse Link" at a local Auto parts store for about $5.

Apr 20, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

Electrical problem

It turned out that disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it reset the control module and fixed the problem.

Jun 12, 2008 | 2001 Dodge Dakota

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Dodge Dakota Logo

Related Topics:

678 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

85223 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22485 Answers

Jonah Oneal

Level 3 Expert

14092 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides