Last post on May 01, 2013 at 8:12 PM
You are in the Chrysler Town & Country/Dodge Grand Caravan
What is this discussion about?
Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Caravan, Electrical, Van
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#276 of 652 Re: 1996 Chrysler Town and Country LXI wont start [maxima8]
Oct 17, 2008 (10:24 am)
I have a 98 T&C and I have had a starting problem for over a year. One day I would not start ( the battery weak) jump starts works like a charm. Would go for weeks, days or months everything OK. Then it starts again. The charging system always test good so does the battery. Checked several times at Sears and Advance Auto. I have swapped the battery with another car it it is running for the last few days. So I want to believe the battery is weak and the system does not like it. I will update this in a few days or if there is a change.
#277 of 652 Re: Another power lock issue [dodge05]
Oct 21, 2008 (10:41 am)
with the minivan alot of times when you remove a fuse the system has to reset itself my suggestion is try removing the hot cable from the battery for about ten minutes then reattaching it this also helps in reseting the transmission when it want switch into overdrive
#278 of 652 Re: 1996 Chrysler Town and Country LXI wont start [amandash]
Oct 21, 2008 (11:28 am)
OK so far both vehicles going good. I seem to recall this was the identical situation last year. After a while when the original battery is used the problem would go away. When I do so I would update again.
#279 of 652 2005 town and country electrical problem! Help!
Oct 26, 2008 (5:00 pm)
I hope someone can help me, I am at my wits end! I have 2005 Chrysler T&C that the dash lights/gauges/headlights/radio turn on and off while driving. Sometimes it will do it every few minutes, sometimes just endlessly over and over. It makes it impossible to listen to the radio, and at night it turns the headlights off! I have taken it to two garages and two Chrysler dealerships. They replaced the battery and a corroded wire, still, the problem persists! I have 3 kids that I need to transport in this car and no one can diagnose the problem. What can I do?
#280 of 652 Re: 2005 town and country electrical problem! Help! [ire2aus]
Oct 26, 2008 (8:04 pm)
I had a similar problem - You need to reset the BCM.
You will find 2 plugs below the fuse box on the left side of the brake pedal. Unlug both of them, turn your key to "on" wait 20 seconds, turn key to "off" plug noth plugs back in, you're done.
Let me know
#281 of 652 Re: No guages [minvanman]
Nov 02, 2008 (6:03 am)
I just began having this same problem last night... I have 132.000 miles on my 2001 T&C. It drives fine, radio works and air. I noticed something wasn't right when I unlocked the car and the tail lights didn't blink. The blinkers do not work and all the instrument panel doesn't work either. This morning when I went to get the paper the panel would come on for a second and then as soon as I flipped on the blinker it would cut off. Iwould love this guys contact info if you still have it available. Thanks so much!
#282 of 652 Re: marty [beaupied]
Nov 03, 2008 (11:33 am)
Did replacing the TIPM solve your issue with the electrical system? We are having similar problems. Intermittant, no radio, AC, nav, turn signals, door locks.
#283 of 652 Re: marty [hollfam]
Nov 03, 2008 (11:52 am)
We ended up taking it to the dealership. Everything we tried did not work. They said they had to do some reprogramming. It cost us $80. Worth every penny.
#284 of 652 1986 dodge caravan se passenger side sliding door (manual type)
Nov 19, 2008 (11:42 pm)
i have a 1986 dodge caravan se the passenger side sliding door (manual type) door handle and internal guts busted on me the van only has 195856 miles on it. how can i fix this and where can i find diagrams of the complete mechanisim (blueprints) for it or any ideas where I can get the peice for this I need the inside handle including the lever(handle) spring the little bar grommets this is a dual locking mechanisim door; 2 locks which are as follows one catch on the front of the door and one on the rear of the door they both have to go towards the front of the van in order to open the sliding door; but the one on the rear pulls towards the front of the van and the one on the front of the sliding door pushes towards the front of the van to unlock it also I am needing to find out the specs of the driver side lock for the left door
the door is extremely hard to shut and usually requires 3 or 4 times of slamming before the door will fully shut. does any one else out there have one of these older type of vans and have you had the smae problem(s) yet? if you did what did you do to correct the problem(s)?
#285 of 652 Re: 2005 town and country electrical problem! Help! [kpegelow]
Nov 22, 2008 (3:27 pm)
I just got a used 2005 and the lights went out last night. I looked for 2 plugs. Is the fusebox the white box behind the brake pedal on the left? It has 4- larger plugs....the botton one is empty. Please reply. Thx