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#540 of 652 2002 T&C electrical issues
Jun 01, 2011 (1:31 pm)
I have a 2002 chrysler town and country Limited V6 3.8l with the video system. I have owned this van for about 5 years now and for the past 3 years it has been giving me problems. there would be some morinings after sitting for the weekend, it would be dead. i would go to turn it on and there would be some clicking, but today when i had went to start it up there was nothing. No lights no bells, the battery was dead completely, and i had replaced this battery just a couple weeks ago. I'm ready to junk the vehicle for something else if i can't get this problem fixed. Any help would be nice. thanks
#541 of 652 Re: 2008 Electrical Problem??? Possession???? [stanoski]
Jun 02, 2011 (7:06 am)
I am having the ame problem and even when the key is completely out of the van it does it. I am confused, angry and don't know what to do. I have it scheduled for the dealership on Monday but am afraid it will be an astronomical amount to fix it. I am reading a lot of 2008 are having this issue maybe this is why they aren't making them anymore. Does anyone have any suggestions besides the delaership. Is there a business board we can send a complaint to?
#542 of 652 Re: 2008 Electrical Problem??? Possession???? [wenco3333]
Jun 02, 2011 (1:12 pm)
The dealers will not likely be able to find it. I was notified via lsb0453 and he told me what to do as far as fixing the circuit board (Dash Board). I or a family member soldered it and it has been fine ever since. We also did it to another van and if fixed it as well, or at least it hasn't happened in two week, since we soldered it.
Contact lsb0453 (member of this forum) he can help you out.
#543 of 652 Re: 2005 Chrysler T&C Gone Haywire [skip29]
Jun 07, 2011 (6:11 am)
Have you ever found a permanent fix? We bought our 2005 T&C from a dealer just over a year ago with an extended service plan. It is doing everything that you describe yours is doing. We have had it back at the dealer 10 times now with them not being able to find any solutions. I have found fixes for the 1999 and 2010 on here and gave the info to the dealer but they said since we have a 05 the fixes don't apply.
#544 of 652 Re: Town & Country Dashboard-Circuit board problems [lsb0453]
Jun 07, 2011 (10:06 am)
Len, I have this problem with a 1999 Chrysler T&C. Dash board doesn't work - engine runs for 2-3 seconds and dies - hitting top of dash use to work but doesn't help anymore. Just got it back from the shop - they replaced a PCM module for second time - started and ran ok (no gauges, though) for a couple of days.
I think you said you were from Illinois. Can you tell me where? I'm from Springfield and could use some help.
#545 of 652 Re: 2001 Chrysler Town & Country ABS/Brake Light [notsoredbeard]
Jun 07, 2011 (11:47 am)
I have a very similar problem. Engine starts and runs for 2-3 seconds, guages do not work, etc. I use to hit the top of dash and bring back the guages. A little while ago, I hit the top of dash above right side of instrument cluster and the guages came on and I was able to start the van and keep it running. I'm pretty sure it's a problem in the instument panel. I would appreciate the instructions you referred to in your post. Thank you!
#546 of 652 Re: Town & Country Dashboard-Circuit board problems [lsb0453]
Jun 07, 2011 (8:26 pm)
Len I am having the exact same problems. Van starts when it wants. Dashboard lights flash. Wipers come on and run all the time. We replaced the BCM and the PCM and spent $350 on each. But still having the same problems. We was told it would fix the problem and hasn't Do you think you could help?? I bought the van for 4200 9 months ago and only got to drive it for 2-3 months before it broke down. I have only been able to drive it for 2 days after putting in new PCM before it broke down again. Thats when we replaced the BCM to find it still not working. PLEASE HELP ANYONE EMAIL ME PERSONALLY mandymeier143yahoo.com PLEASE HELP
#547 of 652 Re: Town & Country Dashboard-Circuit board problems [ale12]
Jun 09, 2011 (10:28 am)
We have a 1998 Chrysler Town & Country that had the same problem for years. We had to order a new instrument cluster for the van. It has worked perfectly for 2 years now. The security system runs through the instrument cluster. Trust me, it is worth the money. The dealership did not even know how to fix it when it was under warranty, but they did know how to order the part in a rush after the warranty expired!
#548 of 652 Re: Town & Country Dashboard-Circuit board problems [kirkhemphill78]
Jun 11, 2011 (7:41 pm)
My husband was talking to our mechanic. Apparently there are two different type of security systems. You can tell by the color of the key. One system has a GRAY KEY and the other has a BLACK KEY. Could you message me back which key it is that you have?? He wants to send it to a Chrysler Mechanic and pay by the hour to check it out. But he talked to him and he suggested too that it maybe the instrument cluster. But of course that is without looking at it. I would hate to pay the hourly wage for him to check it out if it is something that simple.
#549 of 652 Re: Ignition switch to acc mode [viz1]
Jun 13, 2011 (8:09 am)
I have the same problem. I recently purchased the 2010 vehicle and it has stalled 5 times, 3 just after starting, twice while accelerating and turning left at the same time. I'm taking it to a dealer tomorrow, but without the check engine light, he is not hopeful that he can fix it. Next time it happens, I will look at the key placement.