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#503 of 659 2000 chrysler town and country speedometer
Oct 12, 2010 (6:35 pm)
Ok I was driving the van when it was a little misty rain outside and the gauges went dead and the van stalled and then wouldn't restart waited a few minutes and it restarted now the fuel pump stays on the key switch is on and vehicle not running and the speedometer stopped working so took it to autozone to have the computer checked and the obd II said linking error so took to a garage and same thing happened so not sure what to check?
#505 of 659 Re: 2008 Electrical Problem??? Possession???? [tjcerny72]
Oct 15, 2010 (5:07 am)
Have you still this problem or may be you fix it??
I asked because I have exactly the same problem (T&C 2008 ).
"I have a Chrysler 2008 T&C. The thing is possessed. The horn goes on and stays on, the wipers kick on and the lights kick on all by themselves. Happens when I am driving it, making it dangerous to drive. It has also happened by me just hit the unlock button on the keyfab! I saw a few similar posts but didn't see any solid fixes... Please help, dealer can't figure it out!"
#506 of 659 2003 T own and country full electric failiure pls help
Nov 02, 2010 (6:16 am)
van has been running fine with the exception of crazy dash lights
this week car would not start battery completly flat
charged it up started fine
next day flat agin
put battery charger on and alarm sounded hit open on key fob and alarm went off
charged all night not enough to turn over
removed battery charged agian (battery is charged) now when fitted to car absolutly nothing works no interior lights or anything its like the battery is not connected
is there a main fuse or something
is there a security anti theft i activated some how
any suggestions welcome ....please
#507 of 659 2005 Town and Country locks
Nov 02, 2010 (6:12 pm)
Where is the 10d fuse located in the vehicle? I don't mind to pull it out occassionally. How often do you have to pull it out?
#508 of 659 Re: Fix for a/c panel flashing buttons. [amandash]
Nov 10, 2010 (8:12 am)
Thanks for posting this message. This is the second time I went through this procedure. The first time I couldn't make them go away and had the dealer do it for a mere $70. My battery went dead again and I had to disconnect it to get it tested and charged where I bought it. After reconnecting it, to my dismay the AC and Recirc buttons started blinking again. After following your procedure, I couldn't make it go away. After more research on the web, I found out that there are two types of tests, this test is called Recalibration test, the other one is called COOL DOWN test. It is very similar but you warm up the car with the AC off. Then run the test exactly as defined above (blower motor on high, all AC outlets open, the temperature set to cold,but push the AC button and the rear wash button simultaneously (instead of the rear wiper and the wash buttons). Let the test run for a few minutes and when the rear wiper LED is the only light blinking, push the rear wiper button to exit the test mode. The AC and the recirc buttons should stop blinking.
#509 of 659 Re: Clockspring - airbag connector [mortxx]
Dec 01, 2010 (5:01 pm)
Clockspring is a recall on many Caravans. Chrysler will replace at no charge for a life-time. Just had second installed today under recall.
#510 of 659 2004 GC Electrical Issues (Light flicker)
Dec 05, 2010 (6:03 pm)
I have been having a problem with my 2004 Grand Caravan. Any insight or suggestions that you may have are greatly appreciated.
- My head lights (and other lights) flicker. It's bad enough that at night I occasionally get people flashing their high-beams at me.
- This isn't an on/off left/right issue based on high beam/low beam usage etc that I have read about other people having problems with
- Here, the head lights are both still on but quickly go normal-dim-normal-dim etc. If I had to guess I'd say somewhere in the 5-15 cycles per second range.
- When this happens the dash lights flicker the same way. So too will the other interior lights if turned on
- One sure fire trigger for this is the left/right indicator signal. If I'm driving down the highway and signal to change lanes the flickering goes crazy. Once the turn signal is off, the flickering slowly decays/dies down. But this will still happen on it's own without using the signal.
- I can also get the flicker if I bring the RPMs up to 2000 to 3000 when parked in the driveway.
I bought the van used in 2007 and quickly experienced this problem. The dealer that I got it from replaced the alternator and cleaned up the fuse box connectors and the problem was fixed for a year or so and then it came back. Has anyone else experienced this? Is it an alternator problem/ voltage regulator problem ... are they that flakey? Or is the root cause something else that happens to putting too much of a load on the alternator and cooking it? I really do not want to be replacing the alternator every year or 2.
What I have done so far:
- cleaned the battery terminals
- removed and cleaned (contact cleaner etc) all relays and fuses from the block next to the battery
- removed and cleaned (contact cleaner etc) all wiring harness connectors to the under side of the fuse block
- removed and cleaned (contact cleaner etc) and "tweaked" the pins of the BCM on the front side of the fuse block
- inspected wiring where I could (certainly not 100%)
- removed head lights, cleaned contacts
- removed tail lights, clean contacts ... one interesting point here is that when I did this I found that while the tail light lenses look identical from the exterior, the inside was different. The drivers side has bulbs with square sockets (3057 bulbs) where as the passenger side has bulbs (and associated mounts) with round sockets (2057/1057). I was extremely surprised by this. I can only assume that the prior owner wrecked the passenger side tail light and picked up some cheap aftermarket one.
Still no luck.
#511 of 659 Re: 2000 chrysler town and country speedometer [mcrevx]
Dec 05, 2010 (8:03 pm)
Ok I fixed the problem it was the ECM . I bought a used one and did not have to reprogram it, it worked great.
#512 of 659 Re: 2004 GC Electrical Issues (Light flicker) [automatt]
Dec 06, 2010 (6:58 am)
Sounds like a bad ground connection to me. The fact that the lights don't go out completely, but just dim supports this contention. You seem to be looking in the right places, just have to keep plugging away at it. I know, troubleshooting these kinds of problems can be frustrating and time consuming.
To help narrow down the problem, can you ohm-out (check the continuity of) of the return from the headlights back to the negative terminal of the battery? That should read much less then 1 ohm. A similar test would be to back-probe the return pin at the connector to the headlight bulb with a voltmeter, and measure the voltage there when the headlights are on. It should be, at most a fraction of a volt. Anything more, and that's indicative of a higher than expected resistance in the return path.