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Went to open vehicle (2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9) with remote

Customer Question

Went to open vehicle (2001 Dodge Dakota SLT 5.9) with remote key, would not 0pen had to use key, no pwr. windows, locks, or headlights, no interior lights, radio works, turn lights work, could it be a fuse? replaced ECM last year and now have a check engine light on, need to re-flash ECM module?
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: Stay on.
JA: What year is your Dakota?
Customer: 2001
JA: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Last year I changed out ECM module and everything was fine, past 4 months I have had a constant check engine light 0n, tried to reset but after a few miles came back on
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: That's it
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

3. Please understand that I am here to help you any way I can.

Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

Have you checked for codes in the computer?

May I get your VIN by chance? (if you have it handy)