Blown Fuse Check 2005-2011 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup

1. Getting Started - Prepare for the repair

2. Open the Hood - How to pop the hood and prop it open

3. Remove Cover - Locate engine fuse box and remove cover

4. Locate Bad Fuse - Find the fuse that is tied to the bad component

5. Remove Fuse - Take out the fuse in question and assess if blown

6. Replace Cover - Secure the cover and test component

7. More Info. - Additional information on engine fuses

Share on   Share on Twitter   Share on Facebook
Parts & Tools
Video Description

The video above shows how to check for blown fuses in the engine bay of your 2005 Dodge Dakota and where the fuse box diagram is located. If your map light, stereo, turn signals, heated seats, headlights or other electronic components suddenly stop working, chances are you have a fuse that has blown out. Fuses should always be the first thing you check if your Dakota is experiencing electrical difficulties because they are relatively easy to check and inexpensive to change. The more electronics your Dakota has, the more fuses it has. Some Dodges have multiple fuse boxes in the engine bay, so be sure to find the fuse(s) in question. Some components may have multiple fuses, so make sure you check all of the fuses that are linked to the component in question.

If you need to replace a blown fuse in your Dakota, make sure you replace it with one that has the same amperage as the blown fuse. If checking and replacing the fuse for the component in question doesn't work, we recommend seeking assistance from a trusted professional mechanic. They should be able to figure out if the component needs to be replaced or if there is a short or some other problem with your Dakota.

  • Advance Auto coupon for
    20% off entire order: KIOSK20

Author

Hans Angermeier is an ASE certified Maintenance and Light Repair Technician and has produced over 100,000 videos showing drivers how to fix things on their cars. He has broad expertise on basic repair procedures covering the majority of cars on the road. Over the past 10 years, Hans has been focused on building CarCareKiosk, which is visited by millions of drivers each month.

2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup Lights Daytime Running Light (replace bulb)

DRLs are on more than your headlights. They burn out faster and should be replaced regularly

2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup Windshield Washer Fluid Check Fluid Level

There's no reason to check the washer fluid level without adding some - see how to do it here!

2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup Lights Highbeam (replace bulb)

On many cars, the high beam bulb runs at reduced power during the day - check 'em and change 'em!

2005 Dodge Dakota SLT 4.7L V8 Crew Cab Pickup Power Steering Fluid Add Fluid

Help keep your car as responsive as you are by maintaining proper power steering fluid levels