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#188 of 215 1997 Sebring JXi convertible Dashboard lights
Mar 23, 2012 (8:31 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 215 Power seat and a couple of other problems on 98 sebring jxi convertible
Jun 13, 2012 (3:42 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 215 Re: 2001 Sebring LXI Convertible Starter Fuse [kccooke]
Jun 21, 2012 (5:11 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 215 Re: 2001 Sebring LXI Convertible Starter Fuse [vsale1984]
Jun 21, 2012 (5:38 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 215 Re: Power seat and a couple of other problems on 98 sebring jxi convertible [mrveee]
Jul 18, 2012 (3:52 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 (11:44 am)
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 215 Re: Cruise Control keeps turning off [vadertime]
Aug 05, 2012 (11:33 am)
I sprayed some 'BREAK FREE' into the switchs on the steering wheel a couple of time and now the cruise works find.
#195 of 215 Re: Chrysler Sebring: Electrical Issues [earzan]
Dec 13, 2012 (5:08 am)
What did you do to fix your Chrysler Sebring windshield wipers when they were stopping immediately(not finishing or parking to the bottom of the windshield when turning them off). Was it the windshield wiper switch on steering wheel column or was it the windshield wiper motor park switch that had to be replaced or what did you do to fix it? I have a 98 Sebring LXi and it is doing the same exact thing that you describe. I already replaced the wiper switch on the steering column with new part and still have the same problem and was hoping you could tell me what you did to fix your problem, only thing I knew next to do was replace the windshield motor for wipers. But was not sure if it was something else. Please reply.
#196 of 215 2003 sebring conv. Backup lights
May 26, 2013 (4:45 am)
I just bought this car, and last night I realized my backup lights will not shut off. They will stay on all the time. Any solution to this problem. I don't want to just disconnect them, but I will if I have to. Thanks for you help with this.
#197 of 215 97 Sebring with electrical issues...
Jun 06, 2013 (12:05 pm)
I just bought my daughter a 97 Sebring conv't.
1. When driving the door locks are opening and closing (buttons on door going up and down)
2. Interior light is now staying on (rear council).
3. Tach and odometer work when they want.