1997 Dakota 3.9L 5-speed, 170k miles. Check Engine light came on
today. I tried the on-off-on-off-on procedure numerous times and it
doesn't flash any codes. I've done this before in the past and gotten
that to work, although I can't remember what the result was - but it
won't work now. Any thoughts?
IIRC, '97 was a model-change year for the Dak's, much like '98 was for the
Rams (you have a digital odometer, correct?). They didn't implement the
OBD-II code display for those until '00. You're going to have to get a code
I don't know... I was thinking I had done this before on my truck, and
I also was thinking the opposite of what you say - that the on-off-on-
off-on procedure existed up until 2000 models or whenever they imposed
OBD-II. But I may very well be mistaken.
OBD-II came about in '96. I know for a fact that '98 and '99 Rams did not
have the ability to display the codes, and that function has been available
from '00 on up. I have no direct experience with a '97 Dakota, but would
strongly suspect that it lacks that ability, as well.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.