Last post on Sep 28, 2013 at 5:35 PM
You are in the Chrysler Concorde
What is this discussion about?
Chrysler Concorde, Sedan
#1228 of 1273 Problem: Interior Dashboard Light Click On and Off
May 05, 2009 (5:49 am)
I have a 2001 Chrysler Concorde with 84,000 miles. For the past few months I have been having a problem with the interior dashboard lights (and the light that illuminates the radio). While I am driving, or even while I am stopped at a red light, out of no where the lights will quickly click on and off a few times. They always come back on but the issue is concerning me.
In January I had to have the starter replaced and I thought that perhaps that is what was causing the issue but unfortunately it did not correct the problem.
Through all this I've had a light on the dashboard noting a problem with the car. When I had the car analyzed on a computer the only issue it showed was an "evaporative emissions leak." The mechanic said the two problems (lights going on and off at random and the leak) were not related.
1. What could be causing the interior lights to go on and off? What can be done to fix it?
2. What can I do to fix the evaporative emissions leak? Will it be an expensive fix?
3. Do either of these issues represent a potential hazard in driving?
I'm a graduate student in school out of state and the last thing I want is to get stuck somewhere!
Thank you in advancec for your time and assistance.
#1229 of 1273 Ignition problem
May 12, 2009 (1:17 pm)
I have a 2002 Chrysler Concord. Just recently had some engine work and it's running like great. It has over 110Kmiles. A problem that I've experience 3 times in the last 2 months has been that the steering wheel locks and does not allow me to turn on the ignition. Twice I unlocked it by "giggling" the steering wheel ( I think that did it). This 3rd time, today, it locked and after spending over one hour I gave up. Before I call service tow truck (expensive) I thought I get anyone's help. If you experience this or have any suggestions,please bounce me back.
#1230 of 1273 Re: Problem: Interior Dashboard Light Click On and Off [chryslerquery]
May 14, 2009 (2:28 pm)
I have a 2002 Chrysler w/ 85,000 miles. I too have this problem. I don't think the lights acutally go all the way off but they flicker up and down multiple times before they reilluminate fully. It seems to be totally random. I would love to find out what is wrong with it.
#1231 of 1273 Re: Problem: Interior Dashboard Light Click On and Off [sarahb5]
May 16, 2009 (4:41 am)
I have the exact same problem with a chrysler concorde 2000 with 88K miles on it. Although its not that big a deal it can be quite annoying at times. Was just stuck in traffic for an hour yesterday and the overhead lights started going crazy going on and off and sometimes flickering. Funny part was that I had a dj mix rolling at the time so it was like a party on wheels . In most forums they mention that this has something to do with terminals that are not clean. I'll try cleaning them out and see what happens
#1232 of 1273 Re: 1999 Concorde LXI stall problems [heatherleigh70]
Jul 16, 2009 (11:20 pm)
mine did the same thing. come to find out my battery had a bad cell in it.and i spent over 600$ tryen 2 fix it. and all 5 shops didnt know what they was talken bout.
#1233 of 1273 New engine???
Jul 22, 2009 (1:08 pm)
OK I was driving down the road 65mph the car started to sputter (like it was not getting enough gas) went about 2 miles and it stalled at a intersection it started and I drove it less than a mile and it stalled and wouldn't start. I let it sit till the next day and checked to see if it ran out of gas it had plenty of gas and it started right upso I headed for a mechanic when it got up to operarting temp it stalled and wouldn't start called for a tow and by the time the tow arrived it started and the driver drove it onto the truck. the mechanic ran a computer diagnostic and said it needed a crank sensor and a cam sensor. When the mechanic fixed this and did a full tune up I picked up the car and drove less then 15 miles and the car made a clanking noise and stalled at an intersection. I started it and pulled it into a parking space (less than 50 yards) shut it off because there was a rattling comming from the front top of the engine (there was no smoke or steam comming from the exhaust) I called the mechanic and he sent a tow truck. The next morning the mechanic said that I had blown a head gasket and there was coolant in the oil and I needed to replace the engine. I asked what the rattle was and he said that it was probably a a spun bearing but apparently he had not done anything past discovering coolant in the oil.
Would the computer diag shown any indication that this could have happened.
Does this sound like the engine really needs to be replaced, I thought head gaskets could be replaced
what do you think I should do?
#1234 of 1273 2000 Concorde overheating/fan problem (full description)
Jul 27, 2009 (4:55 pm)
I drove to visit my gf in Maryland and attend our dr appt to get our first sonogram for my 1st child.After finding out I'm having a little girl,my joy was somewhat washed away when my car began overheating.The next day,I reluctantly took it to a local mechanic in her area.15 minutes and $40 later,the guy informs me that the cause of the overheating is because my radiator fans won't turn on at all thus not cooling down the engine when it gets hot.He said he cheked the fuse box and it was fine.He said there is a problem with the relay to the fans,causing them not to turn on.I stopped him before he went any further in fear that he would completely drain my wallet.He wanted to order a "sensor" that he wasn't even sure was the problem or the solution and told me it was "non-refundable" so even if it didnt fix the issue,i'd still be responsible for the $90 dollars he claims it cost.PLEASE,IF YOU HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE ON THIS ISSUE,I NEED YOUR HELP.I DONT START WORKING UNTIL AUG,I NEED TO GO BACK TO VA SO I CAN MOVE TO BEGIN WORK AND THE BIRTH OF MY 1ST CHILD IS STEADILY APPROACHING.I only bought this concorde as a sacrifice for my child.i wanted a sebring convertible or a firebird but i figured the gigantic trunk space,smooth ride and spaceous interior would be a huge help for a new dad.I want a car thats going to be reliable for my gf and my daughter.It's our only vehicle.
Went to mechanic today and he tried to push both fans with a pole.one moved freely (passenger side).the other was locked in place
p.s. its a 3.2 6 cylinder.just got an oil change if that helps any.
#1235 of 1273 Swap out radio....?
Aug 07, 2009 (8:18 am)
I've located an 6-disc radio/cd player to replace the standard one in my '02 LXi. Has anyone done this? How does the burled-wood (plastic) trim come off that surrounds the radio?
#1236 of 1273 Re: Swap out radio....? [jph_lxi]
Aug 07, 2009 (3:03 pm)
Pry it off gently with a flat head screwdriver. There are clips that hold it in place. That's how I got mine off.
#1237 of 1273 Re: 2000 Concorde overheating/fan problem (full description) [troydaboy]
Sep 05, 2009 (6:58 am)
I'm having the same problem, did you get the answer you needed?