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#132 of 659 Re: 2001 Dodge Caravan Headlight Problems
Dec 07, 2007 (8:58 am)
The problem with my electrical system and headlights flashing on and off was
the fuse box underneath the hood. The wiring harness that plugs into the
fuse box was extremely corroded and needed to be cleaned. I had a local
mechanic find it out and fix it ($130 well spent) He said he cleaned the
connections and put dye electric grease on it to prevent corrosion again. I
think he had to take off the fuse bux to get at the wiring harness... I hope
this solves your problem also.
#133 of 659 Re: 2001 Dodge Caravan Headlight Problems [alecavalier]
Dec 07, 2007 (9:07 am)
check engine light was on said something about a short in the torque converter sensor or something but we cleaned the battery post and cables and so far so good check engine light is still on though.
#134 of 659 2005 Town & Country Touring Intermittingly Not Starting
Dec 07, 2007 (1:55 pm)
I bought this car 10 days ago and three days already it has not started. The first time after I was jump started I took it to the dealer and they said the battery tested fine. The second time, 6 days later they said the battery cable was loose and they tightened it. Today, 3 days later, it didn't start again. It always starts with a jump start but what could be causing it? Has anyone had this problem? Unfortunately the dealer I bought it from is over an hour from me. I took it to a local dealer and they said that until it does it again, they cannot diagnosis it since it seems to be running fine. Something is obviously causing this and it is so frustrating!! I will be taking it back to the dealership tomorrow to leave it with them so they can periodically check it until it does it again.
#135 of 659 Re: 2005 Town & Country Touring Intermittingly Not Starting [msaj2u]
Dec 07, 2007 (3:59 pm)
I had some intermittent problems with one of my vehicles a while back, and it turned out to be a slightly loose connection between the bracket and engine on which the negative battery cable attached to the system. It was just a little loose, but it caused the car to either start fine, or give me nothing. The post where the cable attached to that bracket was just fine.
#136 of 659 Re: Fix for a/c panel flashing buttons. [amandash]
Dec 08, 2007 (12:09 pm)
This worked! The light sequence was slightly different than the instructions. After initiating the test, the sequence ran a few minutes, after which the rear wiper button and the rear intermittent button flashed alternately. When it was clear that this would continue indefinitely, I pushed the rear wiper button when it flashed, and the last lights went out. Thanks for providing the fix, and sorry it took me so long to get back to you. This is what the dealership wanted $50 to fix.
#137 of 659 2002 T & C WON'T START
Dec 09, 2007 (8:35 pm)
Ours wouldn't start...like the ones here, and I think we figured ours out. We took the remote door unlockers and put them in a drawer. We use the key only...so far no problems...must be a problem with the security system.
#138 of 659 Re: 2002 T & C WON'T START [fergiedon]
Dec 11, 2007 (4:05 pm)
I'll bet the battery in the remotes need to be replaced.
#139 of 659 '97 T&C LXi blowing fuses
Dec 12, 2007 (9:58 am)
Our '97 T&C LXi is blowing the #4 circuit 15amp fuse under the dash. This circuit runs the left tail light/turn signal and the dash lights. When I checked the main circuit that feeds this fuse and replaced (a seemingly good) fuse, it worked again. Thought it was fixed then for no apparent reason just blew again. Now it will only come back on if I pull the main fuse and replace it (not with a new one, just put it back in) but it doesn't last more than about 5 starts. The 40A fuse under the hood is not faulty (burnt at least) but the circuits it feeds are not working properly because the #1 and #6 it also feeds are not working but those fuses aren't blowing.
We live outside of town and our closest repair place won't even look at it since we're having to mess with the main fuse box. In the winter we need the lights 24hours/day here in interior AK so I don't really like having to turn on the interior lights to see how fast I'm going! Any help is greatly appreciated! [not sure if this is relevant but it has 159K on it]
#140 of 659 Slow battery drain, van won't start
Dec 12, 2007 (6:39 pm)
I have a 2007 town and country touring and we've had it in three times because it won't start. They're claiming it's because of the way we use it. .. we mostly use it for short trips. They say the battery doesn't have enough time to recharge itself and with 30 computers onboard they all drain the power. They said they'll put in a battery charger (one you plug into an electrical outlet), but I'm wondering if they're just feeding me BS since they can't find the real problem. They claim everything in the electrical system checks out fine. Anyone hear of cars dying from lack of use . . seems like a really bad design flaw if it is?
#141 of 659 Re: T&C - Different Electrical problem [coakleysr]
Dec 14, 2007 (3:56 pm)
Did you ever find the problem with this? My daughter has an '05 T&C with the same loss of power to the switched power outlets. The owners manual says that they are controled by an automatic circuit breaker that resets once the overload is removed for the power outlets. The "automatic reset" doesn't happen but I can not find the breaker to troubleshoot it furthur. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated, thanks