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#605 of 652 Re: 2005 Chrysler T&C Gone Haywire [fev1]
Feb 02, 2012 (12:42 pm)
My town and country broke down and it seemed like the alternator. We replaced the battery and alternator. Three weeks later..again with my three young children, the battery light came on..then all lights started coming on..radio going off and on..it looked posessed! We replaced the computer and it's not fixed!! Does this sound like it could be the same thing. I live in birmingham but may have to call your mechanic!
#606 of 652 Head lights and turn lights flashing(no alarm)
Feb 16, 2012 (5:37 am)
I have 2001 caravan, no alarm on it. The remote starter system quit working about a month ago., We have been starting with the key every morning. This morning the van started as normal, but the head and turn lights are flashing back and forth like there is an alarm going off. (no sound) I pushed all the buttons on the remote starter thinking maybe we push it by chance. The relays under the hood are clicking too. I pulled the two relay that were clicking, but the lights are still flashing?? Any help? Thanks Bill
#607 of 652 2000 T & C weird electrical problem
Feb 26, 2012 (10:41 am)
I have a problem and all of this stopped working at once...my turn signals don't work, my electrical seats don't work, my heater or air don't work, and my door locks don't work.....i checked all fuses and relays and they are good.....It's very strange because all my other electrical component's work...like the head light's, wipers, etc....and all these thing stopped at once. If there is anyone out there who have experienced this problem...please can you tell me what fixed it.
#608 of 652 Re: 2005 Chrysler T&C Gone Haywire [varment]
Mar 15, 2012 (5:13 pm)
My 2005 T&C is having the same problem. Have your problems been corrected and what was. I replaced the alternator when I lost all power but my gauges are still dropping, radio pops and lights blink.
#609 of 652 Re: 2005 Chrysler T&C Gone Haywire [samiamwv]
Mar 15, 2012 (6:30 pm)
try thumping the dash and see if gauges come to life - if any change could be problem with instrument cluster bad connection or solder joint bad.
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#610 of 652 Re: T&C electrical problems [eggshop]
Mar 19, 2012 (12:03 pm)
I have an 2002 town and country and some times it will start and then shut off. All I have to do is tilt the steering wheel either all the way up or down and have no problem starting. It might be okay for a few days and then it will do it again. Dealer thinks it's in the security module. Cost $80.00 to run test on computer.
#611 of 652 Re: T&C electrical problems [dick90]
Mar 19, 2012 (3:59 pm)
Chrysler is not the only one with the problem many of the VATS type security systems from the past are having issues. There are bypass solutions for most systems. Also sometimes it helps to clean the chip on the side of the key and the ignition with a small amount of rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip. I have also heard that carring a big bunch of keys on a key ring can confuse the chip in the ignition key.
#612 of 652 Re: T&C electrical problems [rpaul3]
Mar 20, 2012 (12:51 pm)
I'll give that cleaning method a try. dick90
#613 of 652 check engine light does not come on
Mar 24, 2012 (5:03 pm)
#2 of 2 check engine light does not work by hlp1973
Mar 24, 2012 (4:59 pm)
when i bought my 1996 dodge caravan we found that the check engine light did not work.
codes could still be read, and since i have purchased the van a few years ago i have replaced 6 or 7 codes along with a new fuel pump and of course routine stuff.
finally had all the codes gone and thought i was good to go for my inspection.but faile because they want the light to come on when they turn the key.
the mechanic sudjested a new bulb so i you tubed how to do this and replaced all the bulbs while i had it appart.
it still did not work, so we purchased a used part and replaced the symbol panel. guess what still does not work.
the symbol panel is on the top of the dash, while below that is my gauges for speed and gas.i assume that they are not connected, is this correct?
the reason why i am asking is because my dash board light does not work. the gauges all work fine but the light at night does not come on.could this be linked??
do i need to remove the steering wheel to remove the dash and replace the light bulb for the dashboard light?
i also have a blue wire that hangs above the pedals, i assume a radio wire or something?
does anyone have any sudgestions on what i should look for now and where to look for it, i have two weeks left and a small purse to get this car ready for its inspection. any help would be great!!
#614 of 652 check engine light does not come on
Mar 24, 2012 (7:36 pm)
check the fuse box under the dash for a blown fuse - also check the voltage on the loose wire if it has voltage and goes away when you start the engine it could be related.
does the "need oil" lamp work and go out when you start it - connect them both
#2: Guages,Right High beam headlight and the high beam indicator
#3: Rear Wiper, Left headlight High Beam
#4: RH park, backup lights switch and relay,Speed porpotional steering module,power door lock switch illumination and daytime running lights(Canada)
#5: Power Door locks,Power Mirrors,vanity,dome,map,ignition and trunk lights,sunroof,radio,power antenna,body control module and power for the data link connector
#6:Heated mirrors,heated rear window indicator
#7: Instrument cluster illumination,park and tail lights
#8: Cigarette lighter,Radio Amp and horns
#9: Power door lock motors
#10: Not used
#12:Left low beam head light
#13,14,15,16 not used