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#351 of 458 PT Cruiser Trailer Lights Really Flash Strange
Jan 12, 2006 (9:50 pm)
I have a 2005 PT Cruiser Convertible with the OEM factory trailer wiring harness installed. All Chrysler stuff. I have a motorcycle trailer I pull behind it (you can see it at bobspt.info) and the lights on the trailer act just the way they should; tail and marker lights, right turn, left turn and brake lights. Everything flashes and lights like it should. I just bought a motorcycle cargo trailer (trailer designed to be pulled behind a motorcycle) to pull behind the PT which required that I wire the lights. The wiring is to a standard four wire plug; white ground, brown tail and marker, yellow left turn and brake, green right turn and brake. I checked the proper wiring with a 12 volt battery and the lights come on just right based on the plug assignments. However, when you plug the trailer into the PT's harness, the lights do not act normal. The tail and marker lights are fine. When you turn on the left or right turn signal, the brake light flashes on but when it goes off the marker light on the same side turns on (while the brake light is off) and then turns off when the brake light flashes on. This alternate flashing happens on both sides when that side is activated with the turn signal. Doesn't seem to bother anything and looks kinda neat but I have never had a trailer do that before. And I have wired a lot of trailers. Anyone know why this might happen and if there are any problems that might come up because of the weird flashing pattern? Thanks...Bob
#352 of 458 Re: Door Locks [misteek]
Jan 13, 2006 (10:27 am)
This is a feature of the Cruiser and can be disabled if you don't want them to lock automatically. Check your owners manual and it will tell you have to disable this feature. I turned mine off because it is just unnecessary wear and tear on the locks and will result in pre-mature failure if you leave it on. The little motors have a limited life and that process just shortens it. ...Bob
#353 of 458 Remote Key Pad works intermittently
Jan 13, 2006 (5:43 pm)
I have a 01 PT Limited edition with 75.5K. About two weeks ago, my wife's remote key would not lock or unlock the doors. My first thought was a dead battery in the pad. When I tried mine, it was dead also. I kinda threw the dead battery theory out. Then two days later, they both worked. That lasted about four days before they both gave out again. Has anyone else experience this?? What's the remedy (if any)? Thanks,,,
#354 of 458 Where Is Every One - This Is A DEAD Forum
Jan 16, 2006 (8:26 am)
This edmonds forum is basically useless, there is no one here and no one interested in any of the information posted. Why do you people waste the server space for this thing? Oh, looks like GM pays most of your bills, now I see why it is useless, it must be owned by GM which is also useless.
#356 of 458 brakes,tranmission .
Jan 16, 2006 (8:17 pm)
i would like to know why my brakes make so much noise i had them work on so many times they tell me it must be dirt and water in them i would like to know what to do i think it is a factor default more than me are having this problem with our brakes my brakes sound like the rotor are the wheel is dragging it make so much noise day and night when i get in my car to go to work ,it just make everybody look at me even when i leave my job it does the same thing could you tell me what to do ,also my transmission have a leak in it they call them self to fix it but the gear is strained to get in but it take a long tike,i think this is a recakk on brakes yes are know,so could you all fix this problem please it is driving me crazy.thank you eren
#357 of 458 PT 2003 with mysterious noise...HELP!
Jan 25, 2006 (12:51 pm)
I have a 2003 PT that makes an occasional "slapping" noise from the rear, but only at times, and usually when it's a bumpy road, but it doesn't always do it on bumpy roads. Since Nov. '04, I have brought it in to have it looked at the dealer 4 times, and they replaced the tie rod equalizer twice, and insulated the fuel tank fill extension, but the noise is still there, though noone seems to hear it when I need them to.
I am going nuts!
#359 of 458 Re: PT 2003 with mysterious noise...HELP! [donspt]
Jan 30, 2006 (5:09 pm)
As stupid as this may sound, did you check the spare tire? If it's not snug against the body it will rattle, or if the tire is not in the cage right it will make a thumping noise.
#360 of 458 Re: Radio problems after dead battery [tdullaghan]
Jan 31, 2006 (10:52 am)
Did any of you find a solution? I am headed for my second radio and no one, including Chrysler can explain why. Thanks