Radio & Interior Lights fuses.
At any radio shop or maybe at wallmart
When fixing or changing a radio in a car, a wiring diagram will help make sure things are connected correctly. A wiring diagram for the radio of a 1990 Dodge Dakota can be found in its maintenance manual.
Check your fuse panel.
radio is overheating. go buy a new one
in a reference manual at your local library
i believe that the radio is controlled by more than one fuse. The fuse marked radio may be good but the radio runs through other circuits as well. Check all fuses and quite possibly look for a shorted light( ie. under the hood, engine light) That was causing the problem on mine. It had shorted out and kept blowing the fuse everytime it was replaced. Fixed the short, replace the fuse and radio works fine now. Get a wiring schematic and follow the paths that connect to the radio, then check those components for shorts.
if its the same as the 99 press in the volume knob, this will change between time and radio station
If there is power in the radio but the system is lacking sound then there is a problem with the speaker connections. On the 1997 Dodge Dakota check the speaker connections with a spark tester. If no spark trace the wires to find any loose or incorrect connections.
You will have to replace that piece of the antenna cable.
u can go to the public library and find a book on that the12volt.com
sorry, no it will not. they changed the radios in 2000. notice the face on the 2002 has round corners but the 98 has square corners. now the good news any radio out of a Dakota/ram/stratus/breeze etc from 99 back about 5-6 years will fit. I just put a 96 stratus am/FM/cass/CD in my 97 Dakota & son did the same in his 99 ram