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#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!
#24 of 125 Interior light flashes on & off
Aug 11, 2005 (7:55 am)
My wife drives a 1997 Dodge Neon.There seems to obviously be an Electrical short somewhere in the system.
Walking up to the car and slightly touching the outside of the vehicle starts an Electrical current and the Interior light starts to flash.
You can also do this while driving.
It just flashes...you can hear an electrical surge somewhere but cannot pin-point it.
This is starting to effect other Electrical components such as the Radio.It actually disconnects the Battery at some point in the nite then reconnects coz the clock needs resetting in the morning.
Really need a starting point to figure this out.
I have no Manual so I'm not sure what all is connected the Interior or the Door switch wiring so not sure where to begin.
Any help or Ideas would be greatly appreciated.
#25 of 125 Re: Interior light flashes on & off [canadiancactus]
Sep 09, 2006 (2:14 pm)
I am not sure if you fixed this trouble yet or if it is the same cause as mine was, my 97 neon used to do some of the same and then it got worse and the car would die for no apparent reason and then would not start at times even though it would crank. I took mine to the dealer and they could not find the trouble, anyway this might be your answer. I found a wire that was shorting once in a while against a bolt head. The wire had worn off and the area was smaller than a pin head so you have to look close. Open the hood and find the power distribution center (main fuse block right behind the battery. look under the right side of the PDC (right side if you are standing in front of the car) and there are wires factory run right underneath it, right under that PDC there is a bolt head that one of those wires was rubbing on and shorting on. You will have to disconnect some connections to check this. In looking at my car it appears to me like this could fairly easy happen on other neons like mine. Let me know if this helps or even what you trouble was if it is already fixed. Good Luck.