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Chrysler LHS, Sedan
May 25, 2004 (3:32 pm)
Sorry for the delay in answering. My usual screename "fastdriver" isn't working AGAIN, so I had to use my alternate fastdriver2 sign-in. Very screwy.
I have NO clue as to the cost. ALL work done on my Christine was performed under warranty at those "award-winning 5-STAR" dealers! I found this for you at NHTSA.
Model : LHS
Year : 1999
Service Bulletin Num : 084099
Date of Bulletin: DEC 03, 1999
NHTSA Item Number: 6089717
Component: VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS
DISCUSSION STATING THAT CURRENTLY, WINDOW MOTORS ARE BEING SERVICED SEPARATELY FROM THE WINDOW REGULATOR. *TT
Model : LHS
Year : 1999
Service Bulletin Num : #9867
Date of Bulletin: DEC 15, 1998
NHTSA Item Number: 603173
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
COMPLAINTS OF WINDOW MOTORS WIRED INCORRECTLY. *YC
It was a well-known problem back in 99-00. The fact that yours lasted so long just seems to mean it died a "natural" death and wasn't a result of DC's $$$ cutting. Back in 98, it was still CHRYSLER!
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
fastdriver2 AKA fastdriver when that account starts working again!
Jul 30, 2004 (10:53 am)
After a period of inactivity, this discussion automatically archived itself. By request, I am reopening it.
#1163 of 1408 20001 :HS Center Stop Light
Jul 31, 2004 (3:55 pm)
Does anyone know how to access this to change a bulb? The manual says to "Open the trunk and reach up under the package shelf." But when I open the trunk and look under where the center stop light is, there is no access port. Should I pry off the plastic buttons that hold the trunk ceiling material in place? If I do this, will I need to buy replacement plastic buttons? If so, where do I get them? Thanks.
Sep 09, 2004 (8:35 pm)
You can just pull on the ceiling material below the light and the plastic pins will pop out. 1 below center of the light and 1 near right end of light. You can then slip your hand in and remove socket with quarter turn and replace the bulb. The ceiling material will stay in place no need to replace the pins. I did this to remove the bulbs when I put my wing on the trunk as it had a LED light bar in it.
They do sell a tool to remove the pins at the parts stores, looks like a bent screwdriver with a V in the end. You can get extra pins from the
Service Dept at the dealer usually no charge.
#1165 of 1408 reopening ...
Jul 03, 2005 (4:58 am)
#1166 of 1408 Possible BCM problem
Jul 03, 2005 (10:46 am)
I have a 97 chry LHS. Recently the truck releases started activating when the auto door locks engage, the horn stopped working, and the stereo audio stopped work (all at the same time). Anyone know the problem and a solultion? thanks
#1167 of 1408 99 LHS MPG problems
Jul 20, 2005 (6:49 pm)
Have a 99 LHS with a low 143,000 miles. It's been a great car until recently. First service call, other than fluid and filter changes was at 110K miles. Changed original brakes, rotors, timing belt, plugs, water pump, radiator fan motors and had injectors and throttle body cleaned. Up until then highway MPG was good - typically 28MPG on trips. But after the 110K service call the pickup and MPG has suffered. The dealer rechecked timing belt position and installed another set of plugs but no change.
At 135K I had more service - air conditioner compressor (noisy), evaporator (small leak), struts, bushings. Also had the 4 oxygen sensors replaced as dealer said a sensor might be causing the MPG problem. No luck so far.
Here is the bottom line problem. The MPG listed is for highway driving. If the outside temperature is around 70 degrees when I start the car the MPG is about 28-29. If the temp is around 50 degrees the MPG is about 26. If temp is 30 degrees the MPG is about 24. If the temp is 80 degrees the MPG is 24. If it is 90 degrees the MPG is about 20. If at 95 degrees the MPG is 18.
As an example I started the car one day when it was 95 degrees. Pickup was terrible and MPG was about 18. As I kept driving the temp dropped to 70 degrees at night. When I stopped the engine to gas up and restarted the engine the MPG went up to 28.
Any ideas what is causing this and how to fix?
#1168 of 1408 Chrysler LHS 1997 93,000 A/C
Jul 22, 2005 (8:12 am)
Would any of you post your repair story about Chrysler Air Conditioners?
I was driving home from work enjoying my air conditioned ride when I was sideswipped on driver's side.
We went to pick up our LHS from being fixed and turned on the a/c and got nothing but hot air. The a/c worked before the accident and doesn't work now--our conclusion was that it was knocked out by the accident. Garage mechanics said they didn't know what was wrong with it; but, they could do a diagnostic test on it for $100 and tell us.
The catch 22 is: before the diagnostic test, our insurance adjuster said "he didn't think" the "non-working" a/c was caused by the accident and suspected that it was the evaporator pan that was the cause; and since "he" thought that, the insurance refused to pay for the diagnostic test. The insurance people further said that "unless it was the compressor or hose that was leaking" that the accident was not the reason the a/c wasn't working. The funny part is that, as I said, the garage mechanic said he didn't know "what" was wrong with the a/c without doing the diagnostic test; so, I "okay'd" the test to be done.
The garage mechanics come back with -- evaporator pan needs replaced $255 for parts and $638 labor (evidently the evaporator pan in enclosed in a plastic case under the dashboard on the RIGHT side and it is labor intensive to get to).
We go back to the insurance adjuster and tell him that and he states that "Chrysler is known for having problems with their air conditioners" and refuses to discuss our claim any further.
So, I am looking for any Chrysler air conditioning stories that owners/past owners/drivers of Chryslers want to tell. Thank you.
#1169 of 1408 Re: Chrysler LHS 1997 93,000 A/C [kathaer]
Jul 22, 2005 (4:49 pm)
Both my 95 and 99 LHS had to have the evaporator coils replaced because of leaks. Yes from what I have heard Chrysler has had a problem with evaporator coils.