Last post on Dec 13, 2012 at 6:08 AM
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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#185 of 195 Re: Blowing Fuse [brandon86]
Jan 11, 2012 (2:53 pm)
Took it to the dealer but they could diagnose the problem. Of course the lights were working on that day. Nothing registers on the computer as an issue. They didn't work yesterday but are fine again today. Crazy! Waiting till they go out for an extended period to take it to the dealer or another shop. No other fuses are blowing.
#186 of 195 Honking horn, flickering dash lights
Mar 10, 2012 (10:34 am)
I got my 2007 Sebring Sedan in Sept of 2010. It had 63k miles on it, now it has almost 91k. Since getting the car we've gotten; new tires, new brakes, new alternator, 60k mile service done to it and regular oil changes.
My problem is this:
Approximately 7 or so months ago, my car started honking when I turn it on. 3 quick honks (all 3 lasting a total of less than 1 second together). When my headlights are on, the lighting on the console flickers dim - bright. My dome light can't be manually turned on unless the right turn blinker is on. I've taken it to a mechanic for diagnostics, if there is an error it goes by too fast for the computer to register it. I've been told to take it to a dealership to get it looked at, the dealership wants to block out a 2hr time frame and wants over $100 just to LOOK at my car. OH, and not sure if it's related, but; my car also stalls and sometimes dies when I'm at a complete stop (doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason for it) and my brakes occasionally lock up when going around a corner with any speed over like 10mph.
I've searched high and low all over the web for issues like mine. I've seen people say their car randomly honks for prolonged periods of time, dash lights go out or flicker...but nothing of them all together, nothing like what I'm experiencing and no idea what to tell a mechanic to look for if I take it to one. Any ideas? anyone else have issues like this? Help!
#187 of 195 Re: windows and ac [mike4cmg]
Mar 22, 2012 (1:43 pm)
I ahve the same problem with the windows- it is even stranger: when I open the door, the windows will go up and down.
How did you get your propblem solved
#188 of 195 1997 Sebring JXi convertible Dashboard lights
Mar 23, 2012 (9:31 am)
My 'BRAKE' light, ABS light, check engine and alternator light keeps coming on. I have installed new front & rear brakes and rotors, plus I have a new ECM Computer put in, but these lights still come on. I keep getting the run around, but in the process of spending too much money. What should I do?
#189 of 195 Power seat and a couple of other problems on 98 sebring jxi convertible
Jun 13, 2012 (4:42 pm)
Good day, I just bought a 98 Sebring JXi Convt. and I've noticed a couple of problems. Hopefully some can help. Power Driver Seat: I back and front control is working, however, the adjustment for full seat height, rear seat button adj. and the front of the seat adj. are not working?
Another problem is that the speedo needle occasanally bounces and then operates normally and the tach isn't working. I have found out that the output speed sensor is bad. Could that be causing the speedo and tach problem?
Thanks in advance for your help.
#190 of 195 Re: 2001 Sebring LXI Convertible Starter Fuse [kccooke]
Jun 21, 2012 (6:11 pm)
Had the same problem on my 01 sebring 2.7 LXi. My fuses kept on blowing sometimes 6 in a row when i started my vehicle . then it would stop for 6 months. Point is that it was random. Checked by my starter. Random wire was hitting my starter at random times and blwoing my fuse. Spent three times at the dealership and 2 other mechanics. Found it myself . Been fine for 5 years now. Never happened again.
#191 of 195 Re: 2001 Sebring LXI Convertible Starter Fuse [vsale1984]
Jun 21, 2012 (6:38 pm)
Yep - Mine's been fine since I had the starter replaced with an OEM Mopar unit.
Sure glad the mystery was solved. Went from a 2003 Saab 9-3 Convertible wirh 36,000 miles on it to my 2001 Chrysler Sebring LXi Convertible with over 95,000 miles on it and I couldn't be happier. I love this Sebring - Just an all around nice vehicle (and no cowl shake like in the Saab)
#192 of 195 Re: Power seat and a couple of other problems on 98 sebring jxi convertible [mrveee]
Jul 18, 2012 (4:52 pm)
This may be the answer to many of the electrical questions here. I just resolved several related symptoms. I had the charging system light , check engine light going on intermittantly, also teh seatbelt light. I had problems with the converable top opening or closing in a jerking motion or not at all. I also had the transmision shift hard when you slow almost to a stop and then speed back up. Then I noticed like you the the speedometer would bounce up to 15-18 miles per hour mirroring the RPM needle.
All of these symptoms were resolved. There was an internal short in the alternator causing an electric field to be applied through the alternator housing to the frame of the car.
The Speedometer kicking up to 15 MPH caused the top interlock to kick in. it caused the transmission to shift while standing still and the ground reference was changed by the field causing low voltage differential through out the vehichle's systems causing everything else.
I just got my car back yesterday and looked here to see if this was a common problem. It appears that almost everyone's electrical problems could be tied back to something like this.
Aug 04, 2012 (12:44 pm)
my 2002 started poping the 20 amp starter fuse last week end and now has stopped. Also the airbag light has come on.
Any one got any ideas?
downhillracer in Az
#194 of 195 Re: Cruise Control keeps turning off [vadertime]
Aug 05, 2012 (12:33 pm)
I sprayed some 'BREAK FREE' into the switchs on the steering wheel a couple of time and now the cruise works find.