Last post on Nov 19, 2012 at 4:58 PM
You are in the Chrysler 300M
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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
#26110 of 26385 Re: Looking at Purchase 2003 300M [bmcdonald]
Mar 20, 2006 (5:51 pm)
I have a 1999 Chrysler 300m. Only about 23K miles, but I had the same problems with the speakers.
I just reglued the door speakers last night. $3.19 for the bottle of Goop. Dang Beastie Boys anyways.
I had a problem with the passenger door window switch, not making good contact. The guy at the dealer just played with the switch and it has worked ever since.
I had a problem with the fog-lights engaging/disengaging. It is sporadic. I just do what the guy did and jiggle the switch. It then goes away. That's probably what you need to do. Be hard, but not too hard.
I am thinking about how to fix the opaque headlights.
The opaqueness seems to be from inside. I'll either see if they sell the clear platic cover or just forgo it.
I have window rollup/down problem.
I know what the problem is, but I don't know exactly how to fix it. The rolling of the window uses a scissor action. That scissor action forces the gear to rub up against 2 plastic pieces, causing the motor to stop. My temporary solution was to use grease, so the gear slides against the plastic. I think the real solution would be to rebend the metal, or use something to keep the metal scissor straight and not allow it to push the gear.
#26112 of 26385 Re: 300M Chrome rim center caps [kylito]
Mar 26, 2006 (4:52 pm)
I am on my third set of center caps on my 2000 300m. I called Chrysler to complain but they have no record of any problems of this type. But they did have suggestions that your dealership would be able to tell you how to prolong the life of them. Funny if they had no record of problems, that they have solutions to the problem. I also had new tires(chrome wheels) on my 2001 sebring replaced, and the two places I checked into had nothing good to say of Chrysler chrome wheels. One of my wheels was falling apart, Chrysler had no record of ant of these problems either. I also own a 2005 magnum, now I have my fingers crossed on the wheel problems I might face in the future with those.
#26113 of 26385 Intermittent Door Lock Problems
Apr 01, 2006 (11:12 am)
I drive a 99M with 49,000 miles on the odometer. For the past several months I have been experiencing intermittent door lock problems. When I activate my remote, all doors will lock or unlock except the driver's door. Has anybody experienced this problem and what was the solution?
Apr 01, 2006 (9:41 pm)
Does Chrysler put a build sheet some where in the car?
#26115 of 26385 Re: Intermittent Door Lock Problems [lapasada]
Apr 03, 2006 (9:28 pm)
You have a defective door lock actuator. If you're mechanically inclined you can replace it yourself. Here is a link to the solution. door lock repair
Apr 05, 2006 (3:08 pm)
I haven't been able to get my rear windows down for the past two years. Since 99.9% of my driving on my 300M is solo, I haven't bother having the motors replaced. Can anybody share the cost of repairing/replacing the motors or whatever it takes to get these windows to operate.
Apr 05, 2006 (7:59 pm)
Make sure the windows are not stuck to the rubber at the top of the windows. Use a plastic knife to make sure the glass is not sticking to the rubber be careful not to damage the rubber. If that does not work, some people have removed the inside door panels and sprayed the commutators of the motors with tv tuner cleaner and they started working again. The motors are made in Japan by Denso for what that is worth.
#26118 of 26385 Re: 300M Windows [lapasada]
Apr 05, 2006 (8:31 pm)
I had a problem with the passenger side window of mine not rolling down. I took it to the dealer and they fiddled with the switch. (He used force to press the switch down and back and forth. Not to the point of breaking, but not dainty if you know what I mean.) The window has been working fine ever since.
I don't really know if your motor is bad or not. I wouldn't expect it to be, since you don't really use it all that much. You probably want to make sure it is not the switch before investing in a whole new motor.
#26119 of 26385 Re: 300M Windows [300mguy]
Apr 08, 2006 (4:32 pm)
I am actually troubleshooting that problem today. I already had all my window regulators changed in the past. For about week my rear right window does not go down. I took off the panel and one wire gets the full 12 volts to go up but the wire to go down does not. I used jumpers to reverse the voltage and the window goes down, so the regulator is fine and it is not binding. I suspect the drivers master switch. I took it out and checked the continuity while moving the switches. They are all fine. I have the switch out still so I will keep troubleshooting. I will let you know how it went.