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Re: [Shop-talk] Truck instrument cluster, dash, and parking lights died

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Truck instrument cluster, dash, and parking lights died
From: Trevor Boicey <>
Date: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:36:21 -0500
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I hope this isn't your problem, but I have a 2004 Dodge Durango that had
some kind of dash fire at some time.

The vehicle would always run and drive, but the dash had a continuous and
amusing series of failures for a long time. The entire dash would go black,
then come back, over and over like a computer stuck on a reboot loop. The
climate control would randomly go off, then reappear.

I got it cheap because the OBD port wasn't working so the vehicle couldn't
get an e-test.

Eventually I got it all sorted out, give or take.

But I hope that isn't your problem.

On Thu, Jan 22, 2015 at 9:59 AM, <> wrote:

> Scott,
> I'm not sure what it would entail (or even if it's possible) but can you
> put the stock radio back in for a test?
> Some of these CAN systems get crazy when everything isn't 100% like it
> wants.  Especially if there are 'tie-ins' from other systems (I think you
> said the radio dims with the headlights).
> If it's a matter of removing some dash and changing out a harness, it
> might be worth trying.  If you had to cut and splice wires to do the
> install, it may not be worth it.
> Just a suggestion.
> Eric P
> "Be as beneficent as the sun or the sea, but if your rights as a rational
> being are trenched on, die on the first inch of your territory." Ralph
> Waldo Emerson
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