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#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.
#622 of 652 where does the obd and mil connect
Apr 10, 2012 (2:34 pm)
does the mil have a separate wire that connects to the obd? anyone have an idea on what color it is? where do i find the ground wire for the check engine light, what color is it?
i have two fuse boxes one under the dash and one under the hood, the one under the dash says what all the fuses are for but the one under the hood does not indicate what each fuse is for i see that a few relays are missing but was told that could be for power windows and cruise control which i do not have.
my obd reads codes... fixed them all so i know that it works, but the mil does not read it does not even come on when i first turn the key . my obd failed inspection today, he could not tell me why he said the good thing is i do not have any codes... little does he know i just spent over 600 in sensor repairs in the past 3-4 months to clear all codes.
we did the usual repairs..... replaced bulb and cluster and still no light.
#623 of 652 Re: check engine light does not come on [hlp1973]
Apr 10, 2012 (6:21 pm)
so same old problem - but did it pass ?
#624 of 652 Re: where does the obd and mil connect [hlp1973]
Apr 10, 2012 (6:38 pm)
Regarding the dash lights:
Regarding your dashboard lights, if your van is the same as my parent's 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan, then there is a dimmer switch that is the same switch for the interior lighting. If it is turned to the left, the interior lights go out and the dash dims. If you spin it 3/4 to the right, the dash gets brighter, and all the way turns on your interior lights. It is located at the bottom left side of the steering wheel.
#625 of 652 Re: Possessed T & C [rpaul3]
Apr 11, 2012 (6:37 am)
Thanks for your suggestion, but our T & C does not have a security system. The chryler dealer updated some computer modules a week ago, and so far so good. The key fob seems to be a trigger, but we don't know why.
#626 of 652 Re: 2005 DGC 'Dashboard Disco' (video) [ljbennett]
May 07, 2012 (6:05 am)
Did you ever figure out the cause of your problem? I just bought my 05 caravan 2 months ago and it's doing exactly the same thing. Brought it to the dealership and they couldn't duplicate the problem. I feel helpless.
#627 of 652 Re: Ignition switch to acc mode [linda456]
May 07, 2012 (3:31 pm)
OMG,OMG,OMG My 98 T&C does that, the key comes out. My daughter pulled the key out while I was driving, but it didnt quit working.
#628 of 652 Re: '02 T&C: ONLY when engine running - NO pwr windows, HVAC, wipers & radio [xwesx]
May 07, 2012 (6:45 pm)
I changed the BCM on my '02 chrysler town and country with no luck. I have replaced the computer and traced the wires, and checked fuses and relays. I am at a loss.
#630 of 652 Re: 2005 DGC 'Dashboard Disco' (video) [mom5girls]
May 31, 2012 (5:00 am)
I had the same problem. I unplugged the 6DVD changer that was connected to the radio, have not had a problem since.