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Old 01-18-2018, 11:00 AM
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Default What does this button do? 88 Dakota 3.9 V6

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I am curious as what this button does on my 88 Dakota 3.9 V6. It is located right beside the flasher button, next to the ignition. I have included 2 pics. The button in question has the red arrow pointing to it.

 
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:13 AM
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Not for sure, but I think there is a light built into that so you can see your ignition switch.
 
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I have a 1988 V6 too and wondered the same thing. Mine is in for restoration until the Spring. Have you tried pressing it?
 
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:23 AM
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As far as I can tell there is no bulb in there. You can't push it in, like a ****.
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Not for sure, but I think there is a light built into that so you can see your ignition switch.
 
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Old 01-18-2018, 11:24 AM
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I have tried to push it in, but it doesn't budge.
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I have a 1988 V6 too and wondered the same thing. Mine is in for restoration until the Spring. Have you tried pressing it?
 
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On my 90, there is a bulb there for illuminating the ignition
 
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What bulb would you call that & how would you replace it?
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On my 90, there is a bulb there for illuminating the ignition
 
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According to rockauto, its a no. 53 bulb. (called a key light bulb)
 
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Josh,

Just went out and checked mine. Looking at your picture there is a screw at 3 oclock. Take that out and it pulls out. has a pigtail on it.....
 
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I put a 53 light bulb in it and it works! Thanks for the info everyone!
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Just went out and checked mine. Looking at your picture there is a screw at 3 oclock. Take that out and it pulls out. has a pigtail on it.....
 
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