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#87 of 133 Re: Power Seats not Working [dsinatore]
Dec 23, 2009 (8:45 am)
I just retrieved my Pacifica from the dealer this morning, and my seats are working fine--having just lightened my savings to the tune of $1,732. including the tow to have the vehicle taken to the dealer.
10 days ago, I stopped at the bank on the way to work--the seats had ceased working a few days before with no success getting them restored. When I went to restart the car, nothing happened. The instrument panel lit up and all seemed okay, except the starter motor would not even engage. This after havning just driven the car about 5 miles moments before. The message center had a message "SERVICE DISABLED."
Wnen the car got to the dealer, it took them two days to troubleshoot and diagnose the problem. Battery acid had somehow dripped from the battery tray onto a major wiring bundle/harness connector beneath the battery, corroded the connections, and then shorted out some of the circuits. The end result was that the harness ends had to be "re-wired" and the PCM, the trans contol module and the speed sensor were all fried.
#88 of 133 Re: Power Seats not Working [cars_addict]
Dec 23, 2009 (10:35 am)
Sounded like some real good fun just prior to the holidays. Was your Pacifica still having you reset the seats every so often? My seats have not worked for about a year or so. I am too cheap to get them fixed at the dealer. Most of the time they just replace everything and this usually fixes the problem at a huge expense. so I refuse to do it for the seats. I have 77K on the car and besides the seats and the tie rod ends the car has been pretty good to me.
#89 of 133 Re: Power Seats not Working [dsinatore]
Dec 23, 2009 (11:11 am)
Strange--the word "fun" wasn't in the list of words I was thinking.... nope, still not there!
Up until this event, I had been able to pull the No. 8 fuse for 10-15 minutes to reset the CB, but with this occurence, that did not work. Today they are working perfectly--however, if they do go out again--on the assumption it is not the major wiring issue, I will jumper a wire from the battery (fused) to the switches in the doors, and by pass the control modules.
The service manual states that to diagnose the door panel systems (windows, seats, mirrors) to use the "DRB III tester." Anyone know how much one of these costs? or where to obtain one?
#90 of 133 Re: Power Seats not Working [cars_addict]
Dec 23, 2009 (12:15 pm)
Seen a few on Ebay. Mostly from shut down Chrysler dealers which I am assuming will be a growing trend. Cost around 300. Although in looking at them, they appear to be more focused on transmissions rather than doors.
#91 of 133 Re: defrosting/ fogging problems [glendore]
Jan 01, 2010 (11:06 pm)
I am having the same issue with my 04 pacifica, did you get any solution to this problem? I have complained to the dealership and they say it's a problem with the pacificas. Now if that is the case must someone die in an accident before they address this issue. It is scary dangerous driving, I have to be winding down the windows when ever I want to change lane or merge. This is just crazy!
#92 of 133 Re: Power Seats not Working [dsinatore]
Apr 23, 2010 (9:02 am)
Just got my 05 back from the dealer and he stated that I had to get a new driver side seat switch in order for my seat to operate properly. Has anyone changed out the switch and if so what was the outcome?
#93 of 133 ABS and Brake light
Apr 27, 2010 (5:45 am)
Just purchased a used 06 Pacifica 2months ago. The first night the check engine light came on so that Mon I took it back and it was supposedly the O2 sensor...had that checked and the next day the check engine light was back on. A week later, the ABS and brake light started flashing on and off, causing the radio to cut out so Ive been complaining about this to the dealer and since have had it in the repair shop 5 times(including today). 2 days ago, the car cut off in the middle of an intersection and now whenever I start it and drive off, it acts as if it's going to cut off...has anyone experienced this?
#94 of 133 ABS and Brake light
Apr 27, 2010 (3:37 pm)
My 04 Pacifica did something similar last year, all my dummy lights were flashing and we barely got it down the road a couple miles to leave it at the Chrysler dealer. The Chrysler dealer was able to fix it. They said the connection to the alternator was burned up.They replaced that part and it ran fine. My check engine light came on again recently and my neighbor plugged a computer in to it and it said there was a problem with a sensor but not serious. If you can get your car over to an Auto Zone they can plug it into the computer and give you an idea of what may be wrong, Where I live Auto Zone doesn't charge for this service. I haven't had the check engine light fixed yet, it is still running fine though.
#95 of 133 Re: All lights went crazy on cluster today [eroberts05]
Jul 12, 2010 (10:00 am)
have you fixed this elec problem....I had this same problem but I fixed it....let me know.....
#96 of 133 Re: All lights went crazy on cluster today [nik96]
Jul 12, 2010 (2:13 pm)
Thank you for your reply. My check engine light is still on, but the car has been running ok.