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#54 of 336 Re: Fog lamp switch won't turn off [cheribaybee]
Jul 05, 2007 (2:19 pm)
I've got a 2002 PT with about 89,000 miles on it. Have begun having the fog light problem that I've read about here. Fog light indicator goes on, I jiggle the switch, they go off for a second and then back on. The other day while my car was parked, not in use and not running, noticed that the fog lights were on even though I hadn't driven the car since the previous day. Jiggled the handle, fog lights went off. Next day went to drive my car and battery was completely dead. I called Chrysler's recall number, and no recall had been issued for my car. They transferred me to customer assistance where I was told that they'd never heard of my particular problem before but that they would record my call. Not happy about that. Just towed my car to a local trustworthy mechanic--not the dealer.
#55 of 336 Fog light problem
Jul 22, 2007 (5:36 pm)
I have a 2003 PT limited which has the fog light issue, exactly as everyone has described.
I have found mine starts to act up when the interior is very hot (i live in Florida), the fog lights keep coming on and i keep taping the multi function switch on the end to turn them off, once the A/C cools the interior they stop coming on by themselves.
I also found that when i leave the car the only way to stop them coming on is to turn the left turn signal on, just as described.
Its good to know other people have gone through this, and tomorrow i will be calling the 800 number which was posted earlier.
Thanks to everyone who has offered advice.
#56 of 336 Electrical gone wacko
Sep 02, 2007 (10:52 pm)
I own a 2001 cruiser with about 61k miles on it. Very reliable, no problems, until this evening. I got in my car this evening(not the first time driven today)and I started driving, about a block later the car beeped like a door was open. Checked all doors, all closed. For the rest of my drive home (about 2-3 miles, all stop and go) the car would beep like a door was open, the map lights would come on and go off, and everytime the car hit 20 miles, the doors would lock, even though they were already locked from the first time the car hit 20. Then when I got home, I parked in the driveway, locked the doors, and as soon as I got in the house the panic went off-lights flashing, horn going, the whole 9 yards. Went down with the key, but by the time I gone down, the car had reset itself. Happened again about 5 minutes later. At that point I decided to leave the car unlocked. This has worked, but my car stays outside. Luckily I keep it covered with a locking cover.
Someone please help.
#58 of 336 Electrical/Windows/A/C
Sep 07, 2007 (3:05 pm)
I have an 03 PT Cruiser, which I really love. I have done all the work on my car so far and don't really want anyone else working on it. But at this point I am stumped. I Live in Phoenix AZ and really need to fix the problem. It first started where randomly my windows wouldn't go down and the A/C would not turn on. After moving the steering wheel up and down it started working randomly again. Then every once in a while Air Bag light comes on. I know it is something pretty simple but I sure can't figure it out. I don't want to change a whole bunch of things if it might be something pretty simple. Moving the Steering wheel up and down is no longer working. It usually happens when it is really hot outside. Can anyone help me with this problem? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#59 of 336 Re: Fog lamp switch won't turn off [christianhamer]
Dec 14, 2007 (3:49 pm)
Good to see post of this information - Have PT 2001 LTD at 92k , it did the mystery fog light on without prompt =dead battery, then would not shut off. After several attempts by local mechanic - fog lights went off - sure after reading the post here the problem will arise again. Did anyone discover a recall - local dealer said he did not see one or the problem flagged.
#60 of 336 intermittent electrical problem
Dec 31, 2007 (12:43 pm)
i have a 2001 p t cruiser with 81000miles. upon occasion when i unlock the door with the key the alarm goes off. upon occasion the automatic door locks do not function. so far this has only been an aggravation. hope it stays that way.
p.s. it has the 5 speed & gets 21mpg
#61 of 336 Maximum expected miles from a p.t. crusier
Jan 06, 2008 (10:18 am)
Does anyone have any idea how many miles that I can
expect out of my p.t. crusier before the engine needing a complete rebuilding ? This would be on maintaining it
by factory specs .
Jan 26, 2008 (12:50 pm)
I have a 2002 pt cruiser and the Mopar battery shorted out.I replaced the battery but my electric door locks,dome light.auto door locks,radio don't work. I have checked all fuses and they are all good.With car running the odometer says no fuse! They want 119.00 dollars to put the car on the machine to find the problem and it is a .50 cent fuse somwhere
#63 of 336 Re: No fuse problem [margescruiser]
Jan 26, 2008 (1:09 pm)
Thanks for the info.