Last post on Nov 15, 2013 at 7:27 AM
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Chrysler Sebring, Convertible, Sedan
#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.
#198 of 215 Re: Dash Lights On/Off [flash87]
Jun 08, 2013 (8:03 pm)
All chrysler and dodge stratus with radio noises please do not spend a penny. simply clean all your battery terminal both and dont even waste time calling the dealer because they do not know their own cars the way they should. I worked on my car for 4 weeks and replace everything worth over $ 2000 to find the simple solution. please have fun and love your car again. As for me, no more chrysler for life. PLEASE PLEASE I DID ALL THE WORK FOR ALL OF YOU. I LITTELARY REPLACED EVERYTHING ON MY CAR TO SEE WHAT WAS DOING THIS. THE DEALER IS FULL OF SHHHHHHIT. THE POSITIVE POLL IS USUALLY THE ONEMAKING THE POPPING SOUND THRU THE SPEAKER. GOOD LUCK
#199 of 215 poss. answer to #'s 12-15
Jul 09, 2013 (7:37 am)
i have the same dash configuration as you folks. taking it to the dealer will only end up costing needless money. after quite a bit of trouble shooting and pealing the dash apart many times. it is narrowed down to a small transformer ( converts 12v. to 60v.ac.) on the back of the circuit board in the cluster. after an easy 6mos. of monitoring with a tester always attached. i can say without a doubt it's the transformer that produces the intermittent problem with the blackouts. until you can find someone in your area that does this kind of electrical work. (like fixing neon beer signs) you can cheat by buying one of those little battery operated lights for clipping on a book when your reading. clip it to the ac. duct near the dash and aim it on the cluster. (how's that for redneck for you. my wife won't let me live that one down) please don't let the dealer scam you for a multi function switch.