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#1390 of 1446 Re: Automatic door doesn't completely shut on it's own [dpullen4]
Mar 24, 2008 (9:31 pm)
My son has a 2005 Chrysler Town & Country LTD and his driver side automatic sliding passenger door will only close about 90%. Searched the web and can't find any information at all. I played with the protective flex-casing that covers the wires to the door and made it stop at many different positions. Played with it long enough that it doesn't work at all now. So... I'm suspecting a short in the wiring? Is there any definitive guidance on how to handle this problem? Thanks.
#1391 of 1446 Re: Automatic door doesn't completely shut on it's own [grumpa]
Mar 25, 2008 (9:50 am)
I can't say for sure, but it sounds like there's an open (break) in one or more of the wires inside that protective flex casing you mentioned. When you played with the harness, you moved the 2 ends of the broken wire around so that they separated at a different point in the door's travel, thus stopping the door travel. In fact, you played with it so much that the 2 ends are now entirely separated, which is why the door doesn't work at all.
If you can remove the protective covering, do so and see is any breaks are obvious. But, I'm betting the break is inside the wire's insulation and may not be apparent.
#1392 of 1446 what the ?????
Mar 25, 2008 (10:19 pm)
My 2005 T&C turing started acting very strange today . I went to start it and when I turned the in gnition switch it sounded like a bad starter,yet some of the clicking sound was comming from under the dash.then i noticed that all the needled for gas,tach,speed,etc .... we're acting flakey jumping back and forth.well i tried the old stand by discounect battery and make sure all is clean and tight. I put every thing back together and the same.at this point since i was already late with a van full of stuff i went and got a rental after the transfer of everything the back door would not close not with overhead button or key fob.so i tried rcycling power by disconnecting battery give a 10 count still all acting flakey yet now the dvd, cd, radio,and interior ligts flash. any clues I am thinking on board computer, and praying that warrenty will cover i did not purchase until dec 05 and only have 35,000 on the van
#1393 of 1446 Re: what the ????? [68jazz]
Mar 26, 2008 (12:16 pm)
I believe if you install a new battery, all your listed problems will be solved.
#1394 of 1446 Re: what the ????? [cbwilsha]
Mar 27, 2008 (4:46 am)
that is what worked thank you and have a blessed day.
#1395 of 1446 electrical problem?
Apr 05, 2008 (5:23 pm)
A couple of days ago I drove about 150 miles, no problems. I left the van in the garage two days and when I tried to start it--dead as a door nail. I recharged the battery with a trickle charger. It now starts but when I turn the ignition on all the gauges move to the right for several seconds and then return to normal positions in a startup. Also, ALL the instrument warning lights come on and remain on until the gauges return to their normal position. Do I have a major electrical problem or perhaps just a bad battery.
#1396 of 1446 Re: electrical problem? [greenferd]
Apr 09, 2008 (7:47 am)
How were the instrument gauges and lights behaving before you had the dead battery? The way you're describing how they work now is how I would expect them to work. The gauges moving the right and all the warning lights coming on serves as a self test that all of your indicators are working. Otherwise, how would you know if a bulb was burned out?
#1397 of 1446 2005 T&C electrical issues
May 12, 2008 (4:54 am)
It started months ago, when the van was wet and you stepped on the brakes the radio, wipers, and atuo windows stopepd working until you released brake. Then the above would fail intermittenly without stepping on the brake. Now all of the gauges go crazy, ABS and Brake lights come on and off and ding, radio goes on and off, etc. while driving. It's worse when wet when I actually need the wipers! I've brought it to a dealership and an auto. electric place and no one can figure out what's wrong! Help!!
#1398 of 1446 Re: Automatic door doesn't completely shut on it's own [dpullen4]
Jun 14, 2008 (11:13 am)
What was the resolution? I just today experienced the same issue. Were you simply able to replace the wires? Email me at tr0401gmail.com if you do not mind. Thank you
#1399 of 1446 Re: Non-Dealer DVD player [susy2]
Jul 31, 2008 (7:01 pm)
I found your post on google. I know it was 3 years ago but I was wondering if you could give me some information. I have a 2006 Grand Caravan sxt and am thinking of purchasing the same overhead dvd player you have (Audiovox DT102DOPKG). They're selling on ebay for $199. If you wouldn't mind letting me know how that dvd player has turned out for you and where did you finally place it? I don't care too much for the climate controls. Do you know if there is a way to replace that with the overhead dvd? Please any help would be greatly appreciated by you or anyone else in this forum. Thanks very much for your time.