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#544 of 659 Re: Town & Country Dashboard-Circuit board problems [lsb0453]
Jun 07, 2011 (9:06 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 659 Re: 2001 Chrysler Town & Country ABS/Brake Light [notsoredbeard]
Jun 07, 2011 (10:47 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 659 Re: Town & Country Dashboard-Circuit board problems [lsb0453]
Jun 07, 2011 (7:26 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 659 Re: Town & Country Dashboard-Circuit board problems [ale12]
Jun 09, 2011 (9:28 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 659 Re: Town & Country Dashboard-Circuit board problems [kirkhemphill78]
Jun 11, 2011 (6:41 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 659 Re: Ignition switch to acc mode [viz1]
Jun 13, 2011 (7:09 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.
#550 of 659 Re: Van quits while driving [katirish]
Jun 20, 2011 (6:14 am)
I was driving 60 MPH last Friday on the highway and the van turned itself off again. I put the van in neutral and turned the key on again and everything was fine. However, I was so upset that I nearly hit someone in the lane next to me. I really feel this is going to cause me to have a major accident. I just got out my Owner's Manual and am making a complaint. I am writing to www. Safercar.gov. I have told them I have made a post on this site and that other people have the same issue.
#551 of 659 Re: Ignition switch to acc mode [chester17]
Jun 20, 2011 (6:16 am)
I was given a new key by the dealership. It didn't help. FYI, the key is $200.00.
#552 of 659 Re: 2002 T&C electrical issues [heisjo]
Jun 20, 2011 (6:58 am)
We have had the same problem!! We bought the van used a year ago and within a month it was doing the battery was dying. The worst part is our dashboard goes out completely, the odometer, speedometer, gas gauge, ac, dvd player... all of it just stops working. I know it's a short but I have taken it to three dealers and no one can find what is wrong.
PLEASE let me know if you figure this out!!
#553 of 659 Re: Van quits while driving [linda456]
Jun 20, 2011 (7:53 pm)
Since I last posted, I think on 6/13, I took the van to the dealer. The dealer cannot solve the problem because the service engine light does not come on.
It has stalled twice since. It's a safety concern because you lose speed and power steering.