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#265 of 659 Power Door Locks
Sep 05, 2008 (11:49 am)
I have a 2005 Dodge Caravan. The power door locks have been going nuts. They will unlock and lock when it wants too and it keeps going until it wants to stop. I mean we lock it at night and in the morning the doors are unlocked. I just tryed unhooking the battery. No Help. I also pulled the fuse someone said and no help. Has anyone else had this problem and was able to fix it please let me know.
#266 of 659 Re: Power Door Locks [papatxi]
Sep 06, 2008 (11:44 am)
Sometimes a weak battery causes the electircal system to go haywire. Consider having a charging system check to make sure the alternator is charging the battery properly. If the battery is weak, then replace it. Good luck.
#267 of 659 clock spring replaced, no wipers?
Sep 17, 2008 (2:54 pm)
Replaceing clock spring in dodge caravan invlove pulling wiring harness thro steering column and right by wiper switch, or can it be replaced some other way with out pulling wires.
#268 of 659 Re: No guages [dodgenightmare]
Sep 23, 2008 (8:50 am)
my 97 T&C lx - does the same thing... gauges go out & power door locks go out airbag lights but "clears" like normal but brake stays on. Some minutes later the "take me to the repair shop $$" light comes on. The problem can last a few days or a few minutes. All of a sudden everything begins working. The "repair light" will stay on for maybe a day and then it goes out. Think that's the circuit problem too. Is it ieasy to find and to get to or do you have to un install it?
#269 of 659 Re: electrical problem 02 T&C [raybroder]
Sep 27, 2008 (6:22 am)
sorry did you ever get this fixed it cost me about 2000.00 to get it fixed and 2 trips to the dealer
#270 of 659 Battery Drain--Trans Control Relay Is Always On
Sep 28, 2008 (4:27 pm)
I have a 1999 Chrysler T&C Limited with a 3.8L engine. For the past couple of weeks the battery has been draining quicker than it should. I have found that the Transmission Control Relay is energized even when the ignition key is off. With the key off, when I pull out the fuse for the Transmission Control Module the battery drain goes down to normal and when I re-insert the fuse the Transmission Control Relay clicks on and the battery drain increases. What would cause the Transmission Control Relay to be energized when the ignition key is off?
#271 of 659 Re: 1996 Chrysler Town and Country LXI wont start [maxima8]
Oct 01, 2008 (7:52 am)
I've had the same problem with my '99 t&C LXi. I thought there was something that was draining my battery over a period of time. Turns out it was a defective starter. Had it replaced and solved the problem.
#272 of 659 1999 T&C electrical issues
Oct 13, 2008 (9:42 am)
We have a 1999 T&C. We just had the transmission rebuilt and the next day the van would "choke" when we would start to drive after being at a redlight, etc. Took it back to the service place today and he checked the fuel pressure..no problems. Ran some tests & went to get a temp sensor and when he came back, the parking lites were flashing on/off and the batter was almost dead. He's charging battery to run test on electrical system. Also, we bought the van used 3 years ago and ever since we bought it, the AC control panel lites flash on/off for about 15 minutes then go off. It does this every time we start the car. Any ideas on what the problem could be?
#273 of 659 Re: Another power lock issue [robert1955]
Oct 13, 2008 (10:41 am)
I am having the exact same problem. When my husband removes the fuse and puts it back in it works for a few hours. Then it goes back to the same problem. He replaced the fuse and it did the same thing. Just wondering if you found out what it was. I would love to save a trip to the dealership.
#274 of 659 Re: T&C electrical problems [maxima8]
Oct 13, 2008 (11:12 am)
We were having the same issue with out 99 T&C. I have found that if I try to start it and it doesn't start don't try it again because 3 strikes and your out. If I start it and it dies I take my fist and hit the top of the dash above the steering wheel and then try to start it and it starts up just fine. I know that sounds weird it did it just Saturday and my husband calls me the FONZ. Its worth a shot. If I can get what I mean on video I will but it may be a while because you never know when its going to be testy.
Oh to the previous poster above my post the removal of the fuses worked for a while for us and then didn't anymore. If it doesn't start right up just give it a good whack on the top of the dash above the instrument panel and then try to start it.