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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#12 of 195 Re: 2000 Sebring Limited Electro-luminescent Dashboard [eph1]
May 16, 2006 (7:47 pm)
Eventually the cluster stayed dark. I ended up bringing the car to the dealer since my mechanic couldn't fix it. The dealer replaced a module behind the dash and that worked for about a week. Long story short: 4 more trips to the clueless dealer who ended up replacing the entire instrument cluster--cost me $800 and a lot of aggrevation.
BTW: Chrysler is no longer a member of the Big 3. Once it was sold to MB it's longer a US company. Don't kid yourselves. Only GM and Ford are the Big 2 and at the rate they are going they'll be toast or sold soon enough. Criminal what greedy and incompetent management and unions did to the US auto industry.
#13 of 195 Re: 2000 Sebring Limited Electro-luminescent Dashboard [sebring5]
May 19, 2006 (8:37 pm)
I've had the same intermittent problem with my 2003 Sebring
Limited convertible. Early 2005, dealer replaced the multi-function switch on the steering column. This fixed the problem.
However, just last night the instrument cluster went dark
again. This morning it was lit up fine. Looks like it's time to see the dealer again for another muti-function switch replacement. Looks like Daimler Chrysler switch is
designed for short life.
#14 of 195 Re: 2000 Sebring Limited Electro-luminescent Dashboard [sjm308]
May 23, 2006 (10:02 pm)
MSG #579, continued: Heard from dealer service mgr. They replaced the multi-function switch on Monday, 5/22/06. He says problem is solved. He does keep several of these switches on hand because he'll need them during the year. Will not have the car back till next week because the tranny is being repaired so won't have a chance to test cluster lites for a while. Hope all this helps.
#15 of 195 2003 chrysler sebring sadan dash lights don't always work!!!!!!!!!!! Help!!
Sep 30, 2006 (10:50 pm)
Problem already so I brought a 2003 chrysler sebring less than a month ago as a young parent I thought it would be safer then my old 2000 chevy cavalier however the first two weeks I have it it spent in the shop between the hyndi shop and chrysler (I bought it from grappone)finally after two weeks chrysler said they had figured out why the dash lights come on and off as they wanted (outside lights worked fine) I was thrilled they said it needed a new multi function switch they replaced it and less then three days later the dash lights are back to coming on and off again I travel alot and with it getting to be winter and darker sooner I want to know that I can see my dash and know how fast I am going espically with my child in the car anyone have any ideas????
-going back to the shop again
#16 of 195 Re: Chrysler Sebring: Electrical Issues [claires]
Oct 25, 2006 (12:36 am)
I have a '01 Sebring. It has the dash light problem as well as another one. Not only do the dash lights go out unless I bump the signal lever (multifunction switch). The interior sight hardly ever works now and the climate control system is ^&%&^$&$&. If the headlight are on the only thing I get is cold air(a/c). Then if I need the heater AI have to be driving in the daytime cause if the lights are on the heater isnt. So I have a heater, a/c, dashlight and interior light problem. Can anyone help
#17 of 195 Re: Chrysler Sebring: Electrical Issues [dshelby]
Oct 31, 2006 (7:05 pm)
I have a '01 Sebring. I have almost the same problem as the person with question #16. My heat control panel does not work when i have my headlights on. When my headlights are on I have no heat(it blows cold air) and the control for which vent the air comes out of does not work. And the rear defrost does not turn on. When my headlights are off everything works. Also when my headlights are on you can hear some kind of noise coming for under the glovebox. Can anyone help!!
#18 of 195 Electrical Issue
Dec 05, 2006 (11:08 am)
Bought a 2001 Sebring convertible a couple years ago. About a year ago the vent started to only work on settings 3 & 4 (5 settings 0,1,2,3,4), and puts out only cold air unless I am accelerating at over 2000 rpm. Rear defrost does not work.
I recently got my tie-rod ends replaced and when I got the car back the stereo was acting up. Sometimes when I touch the volume knob or hit other stereo buttons the digital display flashes on and off a couple times and doesnt work when any buttons are pushed. The clock goes to 12:00 and the radio goes to lowest possible setting (~530 for am ~87.9 for fm). Sometimes the digital display stay on permanently even after the car is turned off, along with the tiny lights on the equalizer sliders, and the lights on the buttons of my 4-disc cd changer.
After leaving the car off for a couple days it needs to be jumped. Sometimes the stereo works again.
I figured the stereo has been draining the battery and is probably the source of the problem, but went to Sears Automotive department to get my battery/tested replaced since Ive had to jump the car 4 or 5 times in the last month, and it's starting to get cold.
When they opened the hood they said they smelled "electrical burning" and refused to work on it, telling me that I needed to take the car to somebody that specializes in electronics.
I'm very financially restricted at the moment, and cant really afford to get every last thing looked at/fixed (dealer service prices are ridiculous).
Any response or advice with my problem would be greatly appreciated
#19 of 195 Cruise control-horn-airbag light
Dec 12, 2006 (7:27 am)
2001 Sebring Sedan
The crusie control and the horn stopped working and the airbag light came on all at the same time. At that very instance there was a cracking and cruching in the sterring wheel area, not the column.
(I have had the clock spring replaced before be cause the airbag light was on.)
#20 of 195 Re: Chrysler Sebring: Electrical Issues [dshelby]
Dec 14, 2006 (10:05 am)
I had the same problem with my 2001 Cnv and found the problem to be the white plastic connector on the back of the
heater/ac knob(choice of ac/heat/floor/vent etc.) I removed the plastic shroud containing the control knobs and with the
heat and lights on- wiggled this connector to find with a little bit of upward pressure, the heat would return to
normal operation. I broke a piece of toothpick to wedge the
connector to make proper contact in its assembly and the heat has been fine( about a month). I'll replace the assembly when I can but I believe that flimsy AC/Heat dial
connector is the culprit. The damage to the connector may be the result of prior repairs in which the assembly has been disconnected for any reason.
#21 of 195 Chrysler Sebring Radio Blinking
Dec 14, 2006 (10:32 am)
2001 Sebring LXI Conv. Radio/Cassette/4 CD changer
The stereo functions for varying lengths of time until
it heats up or another function is actuated ( volume,turn signal, it varies). The sound and radio display disappears and the 3 band equalizer LCD's continually blink. Even after turning the key off, the radio still pulls power from
the battery and continues to flash. I replaced the radio(found on internet) and after 2- 3hrs of driving/heating up; the problems returned. Other have stated the same problems, but to this date I have not seen any answer posted.
If anyone has info please post it. thanks.