Dakota fuses, fans, and relays

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Dakota fuses, fans, and relays

I have two questions about the electrical on a 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab.

First, the general question, I cannot find the relay layout for the relays in the fuse panel (on the side of the dash). The panel has a diagram of the fuses and breakers, but tells me to look at the manual for relays (and the manual has nothing on the relays). There are 2 relay slots in the box (one large one is vacant) and I just want to know what the vacant location could have (it may not be used in the Dakota). Is there a good place to get a diagram (Haynes does not have it).

I cannot tell if the electric fan (radiator) is working. I think I can see the connection, but am not sure if it is the right one (the wire harness goes down from the fan and it appears as though there is a harness on the right side of the shroud). I could just pull the relay and jumper the contacts to see if it works, this is more for my knowledge on the layout under the hood. (BTW, 4.7 L engine, 4 WD).

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I have a dakota fuse problem also. My heater fan was working great on the way home from work yesterday, but when i returned to truck to drive to town, the fan was DEAD, no noise, nada. Temps are at or below 0F, so this is not a good thing. I am assuming the heater fuse is the correct one to check, and it's good. Any suggestions before taking it to the dealer?
 
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Easiest way to tell if the electric fan is operational is to turn on the A/C........if the compressor clutch is a spinnin, the fan should be on......Chrysler prods are funny about pressure in the A/C so give it a minute to power up.
Can you get to the plug on the fan itself????? (without cutting any body parts off)........Check for voltage there before going nuts trying to figure out where O mighty Chrysler put their relays.

Dman........
I'd be a lookin at the motor itself.........Makin sure power went TO and THROUGH the motor..........then we're off to the resistor assembly that gives you the various speeds...........and if you see no carnage at that point.........the switch in the dash
 
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Thumbs up this is the troble i had and how i fixed it

Originally Posted by dakotaman600 View Post
I have a dakota fuse problem also. My heater fan was working great on the way home from work yesterday, but when i returned to truck to drive to town, the fan was DEAD, no noise, nada. Temps are at or below 0F, so this is not a good thing. I am assuming the heater fuse is the correct one to check, and it's good. Any suggestions before taking it to the dealer?
Frist off check all fuse's frist be sure they are all good
is they are and u are still not getting power to Blower Fan/windshild motor/cruse control/horn/directional signal/ any thing to do with a colom steering (tilt) remove the cover from the colum of steering wheel and be sure you have not pulled/cut the wires with in the colum. for some reson Dodge Dakotas made the wires to short and after time with all the up and down of the steering wheel , it may brake or pull the wires out of there holding ports
its happed to me
93 dodge dakota king cab 2 wheel drive ( 295,567) miles and still running strong
 
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