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#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
#615 of 652 Re: check engine light does not come on [rpaul3]
Mar 26, 2012 (3:40 pm)
hi first thank you for a quick response i will check all the fuses.
all my lights on the symbol cluster work except for my check engine light it is the only one that does not work, does this usually have its own fuse?
the guage panel which i believe to be seperate all works however the light that lights up the dashboard so you can not see your speed at night does not work.
the symbol for my lights on the symbol panel does work.
#616 of 652 Re: check engine light does not come on
Mar 26, 2012 (5:49 pm)
not sure why you lost dash ligts at night - check the dimmer switch rotate knob or wheel to full - may be turned all the way down to no lights. was thinking - you could jumper the check engine light to the oil light - just to see if it lights - then check engine light would light and go OFF then you start the engine - probably the same as it should work during an inspection - if you know what I mean. ;o) -
#617 of 652 Possessed T & C
Mar 28, 2012 (10:38 am)
Two weeks ago while we were driving out T&C, the horn started honking, the lights started flashing, and the wipers started with the windshiled washing fluid squirting. We pulled over, turned it off, and restarted. Everything was fine until last night. About 10 minutes after we parked and shut the car off, --while the car was OFF, the horn started started beeping, the back hatch lifted, the lights flashed, the wipers --front and back--were going, and the washer fluid was squirting. The doors had locked themselves. We tried to start the car, and it made odd noises that went away when we gave it some gas. We shut the car off, and everything was back to normal...for about five minutes. Everthing started going off again, except the back hatch didn't open. This time, the key fob would not unlock the door. We used the spare fob to get it unlocked, restarted, and back to quiet. Today, it is at the garage. They said they never heard of this happening. Anyone have any ideas?????
#618 of 652 Re: Possessed T & C [suzidog]
Mar 28, 2012 (12:57 pm)
sounds like a problem with the security system - many times a sliding door needs to be adjusted so switch in the door works properly - check alignment and closing of the doors and switches in the door/s
#619 of 652 Re: check engine light does not come on [rpaul3]
Mar 28, 2012 (7:33 pm)
i had trouble finding this sight again to see if i had anymore replys, finally came back acrossed it thankfully.
my husband and i were thinking the same thing about toggling the wire from oil lamp over to check engine being how oil lamp works and they are side by side. my husband is very good with electrical stuff...but on laptops and what not he can take them appart and rebuild them...but a car is different before he adventures to do this do you have any sudjestions on how we should do it?
#620 of 652 Re: check engine light does not come on [rpaul3]
Mar 28, 2012 (7:50 pm)
rpual3 which fuse would i check for the check engine light? do all the lights on symbol cluster operate off the same fuse? the other lights are working so should i even bother with this?
is there a relay for the check engine light?
i went to the part store yesturday to see if they had any sudgestions on what i could try, to no surprise they did not have any ideas. i had them read my codes and discovered i have a damn code "target idle not reached" what the hell i thought i had all the codes gone. i just replaced some idle sensor (i think egr valve or something) a few weeks ago and had to have them adjust my idle a few times, they get it just right and poof a day or two later and it is back to a roough sounding idle...any idears on what could cause this? any hoses i should replace? how about the air filter probally could use one of those i am sure but would a clogged one cause a "target idle not reached " code to come up?
#621 of 652 Re: check engine light does not come on [rpaul3]
Apr 10, 2012 (2:20 pm)
i did not see a dimmer switch for the dashboard lights.
i tried what you said and connected the oil light and check engine light together and guess what the appearence of them working looked great but it still failed. no codes came up..only because i did repairs after repairs until all codes were gone.
the mechanic who did the inspection said that the obd failed but no coeds where found.