Dodge Dakota (1997-2000) — This is the 2nd generation of the Dakota family. The car was produced in 1997, 1998, 1999 and 2000. Dodge Dakota was presented in a 2-door and a 4-door pickup truck, with 2.5 L, 3.7 L, 3.9 L, 4.7 L, 5.2 L, 5.9 L gasoline engines and 2.5 L diesel engines (Brazil).
This article details the location of the fuse and relay boxes, with their diagrams and descriptions, suitable for all 1997-2000 Dakota models (ST, R/T, Sport, SLT, SXT, SXT+) and also for Regular Cab, Extended Cab, Quad Cab and Club Cab.
Especially we will highlight the fuses responsible for the Cigarette lighter and Fuel pump.
Remember! Depending on the year of manufacture, country of manufacture, equipment and modification of the vehicle – fuse and relay boxes may differ.
Interior fuse box
Interior fuse box (junction block) is located on the left side of the instrument panel and is protected by a plastic cover.
To access the cabin fuse box, you have to:
- Pull the protective plastic cover towards you by the hole provided for this purpose.
|1||15A / 20А||Horn (honk, beeper), Horn relay, Power Amplifier, Headlamp Flasher Relay, Air Conditioner compressor clutch relay, Central Timer Module - Vehicle Theft Security System (VTSS, Anti-theft system), Power amplifier [HORN / AC CLUTCH] or [SECURITY/CLUSTER 2]|
|2||15 A||Daytime running lights (DRL module), Reverse lights, Park/Neutral Position Switch (Automatic Transmission), Back-Up Lamp Switch (Manual Transmission), Transmission solenoid assembly, Automatic Day / Night rearview mirror, 4-Door Cab: Passenger door lock switch [BACK-UP LP/ DRL 2]|
|3||10 A||Anti-lock braking system (ABS), Rear wheel anti-lock sensor [ABS/RWAL]|
|4||15 A||Instrument Panel / cluster, Power Amplifier [PWR AMP]|
|5||5 A||Panel lamps feed, A/C Heater control (high, medium, low speed, max, defrost), Heater control (except A/C), Ash receiver lamp, Radio (audio system (see also Fuse #8)), Instrument panel / cluster, Shift bezel lamp (See also Fuse #14) [PANEL DIM] / [ILLUM.]|
|6||20 A||Wiper and Washer, Wiper Relay, Multi-Function Switch, Central Timer Module, Windshield Wiper Motor, Windshield Washer pump, Intermittent wiper mode sense [WIPER]|
|7||15 A||Blower motor relay, Air Conditioner compressor clutch relay, Rear window defogger /defroster [REAR DEFOG/FRT BLOWER MTR]|
|8||10 A||Radio (Audio system) [RADIO]|
|9||10 A||Gasoline: Powertrain Control Module (PCM), Fuel Pump relay, Automatic shut down relay, Radiator Fan relay (engine cooling system);
Diesel: Engine Control Module (ECM/ECU), Fuel Heater relay [ENG RELAYS] / [ENG COILS]
|10||15 A||Combination Flasher - Hazard warning lights (4 ways lights), turn signals (blinkers) (see also Fuse #16) [TURN SIGNAlS] / [HAZARD LP]|
|11||10 A||EVAP/ Proportional Purge solenoid, Overhead Console, Central Timer Module, Automatic Day / Night mirror; 4.7L California - Oxygen sensor Upstream and Downstream heater relay, [ O/H CONSOLE/PURGE]|
|12||15 A||Interior lights, Dome Lamp, Cargo (luggage) area lamp #1 and #2, Reading and courtesy lamps, Map lamps (left and right), Glove box lamp and switch, Instrument panel / cluster, Underhood Lamp / switch, Power Mirror switch (Down/Up, Left /Right, left and right mirrors), Data link connector (DLC), Overhead console [INT.LAMPS]|
|13||20 A||Power door lock switch, Central timer module, Power / electric windows, Driver door lock switch, Driver door lock motor / Ajar switch, Passenger door lock switch, Passenger power lock / window switch, Driver Unlock relay [PWR LOCK]|
|14||15 A||Headlamp Switch, Tail Lights, City Lamp, Stop Lamp (brake lights), License plate Lamp, A/C Heater Control, Heater Control (except A/C), Ash receiver lamp, Radio, Instrument Cluster, Dimmer switch (See also Fuse #5) [PARK LP]|
|15||15 A||Cigar Lighter [CIGAR LT]|
|16||- / 15A||Empty (not used) [SPARE] or 15A: Turn signals [TURN SIGNALS 2]|
|17||10 A||Instrument panel / cluster (speedometer control, tachometer control, engine coolant temp. guage control, fuel gauge control, check indicator gauges control, low fuel indicator control, engine oil press. gauge control etc.) [CLUSTER 1]|
|18||10 A||Airbag control module [AIR BAG]|
|19||10 A||Airbag control module, Passenger Airbag On/Off switch indicator [AIR BAG]|
|20||25A / 10A||Power window switch, Power door lock switch, Driver door window motor[PWR WND'S]|
|21||- / 20 A||Empty (not used) [SPARE] or Power seats, power seats switch [PWR SEATS]|
|R1||-||Horn relay (honk, beeper), High Note Horn, Low Note Horn|
|R2||-||Combination Flasher relay - Turn signals (blinkers), warning hazard lights (see also relay CF - in additional "fuse / relay block" under the dash)|
The Cigarette lighter fuse is at number 15 with an amperage of 15 Amps. The Fuel Pump has 3 fuses: 1st – at number 9 with an amperage of 10 Amps, the 2nd and 3rd fuses – under the hood at number 1 with an amperage of 20 Amps and at number 9 with an amperage of 40 Amps, also you can check Fuel Pump relay – № R13 (see below).
Additional Fuse / Relay box
An additional fuse and relay box (FRB) is located under the dashboard. It is actually mated to the interior fuse box (junction block), but it is more convenient to service it under the dash.
|Fuse A||10 A||Driver power mirror, Passenger power mirror, Rear window defogger switch output|
|Fuse B||20 A||Power outlet|
|Fuse D||10 A||Blower motor relay|
|CF||-||Combination Flasher (Turn signal flasher module): Turn signals, Hazard warning lights|
|R1||-||Empty (Not Used)|
|R2||-||Driver Unlock relay (door lock control, door lock motor, door unlock relay driver, CTM, Driver and passenger door control, left/ right/ front/rear doors)|
|R3||-||Empty (Not Used)|
If you have problems with Turn signal indicators, Hazard warning lights, Stop signal – you also have to check Combination flasher – smart relay is located in the “Fuse and relay” block which is located on the back of the interior fuse box (junction block) near the dash panel under the left end of the instrument panel (as described above).
Fuse box and relays under the hood
The underhood fuse and relay box (also referred to as Power Distribution Center (PDC)) is located on the left side (as you drive the vehicle) of the engine compartment, next to the battery.
To access to the fuses and relays:
- You have to unlatch and remove the plastic cover from the PDC by squeezing the 2 latches on the sides of the cover.
|A||15A / 20A or 25A||Gasoline (15A/20A): Oxygen Sensors (upstream and downstream) [O2 SENSORS];
Diesel (25A): Air Conditioner compressor clutch relay, Engine control module (ECM), Powertrain control module (PCM), Electric vacuum modulator
|B||15 A||Left Headlamp (High beam, Low beam) [LT HD/LP]|
|C||20 A||Fog Lamps relay (Left and Right Lamps), Daytime running lamp module [FOG LAMP]|
|D||25 A||Combination Flasher - Hazard Warning lights, Turn signals [HAZARD]|
|E||20 A||Stop Lamp / Brake lamp Switch [STOP LAMPS]|
|F||10A / 20A||(20A) Gasoline: Transmission Control relay (PRNDL), Transmission control module, Transmission solenoid assembly [TRANS];
(10A) Diesel: Automatic Shut Down relay, Powertrain control module (PCM);
|G||15 A||Right Headlamp (High beam, Low beam) [RT HD/LP]|
|1||20A / 50A||(20A) Gasoline: Fuel Pump relay, Powertrain control module (PCM) [JTEC/ FUEL PUMP];
(50A) Diesel: Fuel Heater relay
|2||30A / 20A||(30A) Gasoline : Radiator Fan relay (engine cooling system) [RAD FAN];
(20A) Diesel : Power Outlet
|3||30A / 50A||(30A) Gasoline : Automatic Shut Down relay (Fuel Injector №1-8, Ignition Coil, Powertrain control module (PCM), Fuse: "A") [AUTO SHUTDOWN];
(50A) Diesel : Automatic Shut Down relay (Fuel Injection pump, Glow plug relay, Fuse: "A")
|4||20A / 50A||(20A) Gasoline : Power outlet, Rear Window Defogger / Defroster [PWR OUT EBL]
(50A) Diesel : Glow Plug relay
|5||40 A||Blower Motor Relay, Heater, A/C [BLOWER MOTOR]/ [HEVAC]|
|6||40A / 50A||(40A) Gasoline: Trailer Tow connector, Electric brake, Trailer Tow relay [TRAILER];
(50A) Diesel: Glow Plug relay
|7||50 A||Fuses in the passenger compartment fuse box: #1, 4, 12, 13, 14 - Interior and Parking lights, Circuit breaker №21 [PARK & INT LAMP]|
|8||40 A||Anti-lock braking system [ABS PUMP]|
|9||40 A||Starter Relay, Ignition switch (Fuses in the passenger compartment fuse box: #2, 3, 7, 18, 20), Radiator Fan relay (engine cooling system), Fuel Pump relay, Automatic shut down relay [IGN SW / STARTER]|
|10||40 A||Ignition Switch (Starter relay, Fuses in the passenger compartment fuse box: #6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19) [IGN SW]|
|11||140 A||Generator, Alternator [ALTERNATOR]|
|R4||-||Front Wiper and Washer [INTER WIPE relay]|
|R5||-||Blower motor, Heater, A/C [BLOWER MOTOR relay]|
|R3||-||Starter [STARTER relay]|
|R2||-||Radiator Fan relay (engine cooling system) [RAD FAN relay]|
|R1||-||Fog Lamps / lights relay (right and left side)[FOG LAMP relay]|
|R6||-||Oxygen sensors front relay (Oxygen upstream) [O2 SENSORS FRONT relay]|
|R7||-||Trailer tow relay, Electric brake [TRAILER relay]|
|R8||-||Air conditioner compressor clutch [A/C CLUTCH relay]|
|R9||-||Automatic shut down [AUTO SHUTDOWN relay]|
|R10||-||Oxygen sensors rear relay (Oxygen downstream) [O2 SENSORS REAR relay] or Not used|
|R11||-||Transmission control relay [TRANS relay]|
|R12||-||Headlamp Flasher (left and right direction indicators / turn signals, park lamps) [HEAD LAMP FLASH relay]|
|R13||-||Fuel Pump [FUEL PUMP relay]|
We hope this article with the layout, purpose of fuses and relays and a description of where they are will help you in troubleshooting and repair the car. If you have any questions or suggestions you can leave them in the comments below!