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Today I bought a 2000 dodge dakota. The oil in there is dark and needs a change. I was wondering if I should put high mileage oil in it because it has 102000 miles on it. If so, what's the best kind. A conventional oil is in it now. Also the horn doesn't work. Where should I start on that?

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Just do a normal oil change, i really don't believe in the high milage stuff, then break out a volt meter and see if yu have power at the horn, check if yuo have a fuse, check the relay.

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Just do a normal oil change, i really don't believe in the high milage stuff, the break out a volt meter and see if yu have power at the horn, check if yuo have a fuse, check the relay.

+1, the high mileage oils are really nothing more than a marketing gimmick.

Besides, 102k isn't really "high mileage" anymore.

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check to see if your airbag light is working upon startup. if the clock spring in the steering wheel goes out, you'll lose your airbag, horn, and something else....but I can't remember what.

Cruise control and stereo controls if you have that option up on the steering wheel.

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Just do a regular oil change. If it's been using synthetic, stick with that, of not any dino oil will serve it's purpose.

For the horn, probably a relay. Get a Chilton's manual, it will have the wiring diagrams you need to troubleshoot it.

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