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Dodge Neon, Plymouth Neon, Dodge Neon SRT-4, Lights, Electrical, Sedan
#14 of 125 Re: airbag light [monkey7312]
Jul 06, 2006 (6:34 pm)
monkey7312: I doubt that will happen. But a funny thing happened yesterday while our daughter was on her way to Wed. night Church. She got to use the air bags on our 2004 Dodge Neon. They hit her hard in the face and chest! Now mind ya these are the "New Generation" air bag. These come out softer and easier. The ones in 1995 to 2000 have to Old design which come out at 200 mpg+.
Our car is likely to be totaled. One of these last Texans made a left turn form the traffic lane and not the center turn lane! Maybe that's how they do it in Texas! Any way with only 40,000 miles the front end folded to protect the driver as it is designed to do. Engine is tilted against the firewall, motor mounts torn out, I guess I would call it a pug-nose Neon now!
But to expand your air bag question, you might find that if you needed the bags they would not work. That could really mess up a pretty girls smile, and ruin her evening too.
#15 of 125 96 Neon Electrical
Jun 22, 2006 (7:11 pm)
96 Neon dash cluster is dead. No gas gauge,temp gauge, or speedo. Only seems to work when it hot outside or the temp in the car is really hot.What's up? Thanks Dave
#16 of 125 Re: 96 Neon Electrical [dave110]
Jun 24, 2006 (5:13 pm)
Dave110: I am glad I happened to check this forum today. Our 1996 Dodge Neon had this problem, and proberly every problem known to the Neon. In fact, we bought the extended warranty from Chrysler for $1231. when we bought it on Nov. 11, 1995 for $16,851.00> Glad we did because Dodge spent more on the warranty work over 5 years than we paid for the car! If we did not have the extended Warranty Dodge would have eaten the Neon. It now has 186,000 miles and still purrs like a tiger. I guess it took all the repairs to get a good car.
Now for the cluster there is good and bad news. Bad is you have to replave the cluster. Good is there are a lot of 96 Neons in salvage yards and parts are reasonable. the biggest problem is getting the correct mileage recorded so the DMV is ok with it. Check your state to find out.
#17 of 125 Re: 96 Neon Electrical [farout]
Jun 25, 2006 (9:35 am)
Thanks so very much...I think.
#18 of 125 Re: 96 Neon Electrical [dave110]
Jun 29, 2006 (2:40 pm)
Did you replace your cluster yet? I'm having a cluster problem on a 98 neon. The guages will go dead and come back on while your driving. Also the battery light and seat belt light comes on sometimes.
Jun 29, 2006 (6:13 pm)
Yesterday, on my 1998 Neon, my "Door Ajar" indicator came on and stayed on while I was driving. No doors were open. When I stopped the car, and opened a door, the dome light did not go on. I can make the dome light go on and stay on by rotating the rheostat to the "on" position.
#20 of 125 Neon Center Console Bulb
Jul 29, 2006 (9:46 pm)
My 2001 Neon RT has a small little bulb in the center console that illuminates the cupholder and change holder area. This bulb has burnt out and I was wondering if anyone knew what the replacement part # for it would be?
Thanks in advance
#21 of 125 Starter or Alternator?
Aug 24, 2006 (5:56 am)
I have a 2000 Dodge Neon and it has around 94,000 miles on it. I bought it, slightly used, as a program car with about 24000 miles on it. I noticed about a month ago that it didn't want to fire up and start right away. Well it seemed to get better and didn't have any problems until this morning. I got into my car and the dang thing barely started at all! It reminded me of how it would start after you had left your lights on for awhile. Well it did start and ran fine on my way to work. I had to run back out so I restarted it....and it made a god awful sound and wouldn't start. My lights and radio all worked fine this morning....I have heard it could be either the starter or maybe the altnerator...any ideas?
#22 of 125 Re: Starter or Alternator? [missasue]
Aug 24, 2006 (8:34 am)
Start off small. Check the battery first. Check your plugs and wires. You could also have a sensor out.
#23 of 125 Re: Starter or Alternator? [arcadefreak36]
Aug 28, 2006 (6:27 pm)
It was only the battery. WHEW!!!!!! Thanks for the advice!