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#279 of 659 2005 town and country electrical problem! Help!
Oct 26, 2008 (4:00 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 659 Re: 2005 town and country electrical problem! Help! [ire2aus]
Oct 26, 2008 (7:04 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 659 Re: No guages [minvanman]
Nov 02, 2008 (5:03 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 659 Re: marty [beaupied]
Nov 03, 2008 (10:33 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 659 Re: marty [hollfam]
Nov 03, 2008 (10:52 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 659 1986 dodge caravan se passenger side sliding door (manual type)
Nov 19, 2008 (10:42 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 659 Re: 2005 town and country electrical problem! Help! [kpegelow]
Nov 22, 2008 (2:27 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
#286 of 659 Re: 1986 dodge caravan se passenger side sliding door (manual type) [rayfalcon]
Nov 22, 2008 (2:42 pm)
Try a Haynes auto repair manual for the diagram. Maybe a local auto salvage place has the door parts that you need. Good luck.
#287 of 659 Will not start
Nov 23, 2008 (9:33 am)
I have have a 1997 Chrysler T&C LXi. I have had previous problems where the vehicle would start for about 5 seconds and then shut down. After having it towed to the dealer where they found no problems, it started. After going through this a couple times I found that removing and replacing the gas cap would resolve the problem. Now a few years later with no problems my vehicle will not start. It starts for a second and shuts off. This time no gauges are working but the radio does, any thoughts?
#288 of 659 Re: T&C Electrical Problems [jmudry]
Nov 25, 2008 (2:14 pm)
YES!!!!! And I'm about at the end of my rope! We have a 2008 T & C - and it went in to the shop for the fifth time today for a very similar problem, except everything blinks on and off, complete with constant dinging and the windshield wipers coming on to join the party.
Have you tried calling Chrysler's Customer Service yet? If not, you are in for a thrill. You'll get to talk to a lot of agents in India. If you are persistent enough, they'll transfer you to someone in the US. Good luck!!!!!!