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#58 of 411 Dodge caravan 2005 Help please
Jul 22, 2007 (9:49 am)
I have a 2005 stow n go dodge caravan that is having lock issues. My front 2 doors (driver-passanger) doors and the 2 sliding doors are not locking with the powerlock switch. Ever other power electronic is working in my car except these 4 doors. The locks won't even work with the car control lock on the key chain. Does anyone know what is could be or where i need to look to make it work. I have checked all my fuses and they all look good and pushed in tight but i can't figure it out thanks
#59 of 411 Re: Rear Lift Gate will NOT open.... [scrappypal]
Jul 23, 2007 (9:19 am)
My '98 GC has a similar problem. I find that if I just try to lift the latch, it will never open and feels like it is locked, though it has more resistance than when it is truly locked. The electric system unlocks it occasionally, but usually I must use the key (and it does not feel like it unlocks, but does). I have to press firmly on the gate while lifting on the handle in order for it to unlatch.
I have a feeling that giving the mechanism a good spraying with lithium grease would help tremendously, but I have not taken this step yet, nor have I taken apart the paneling to do so.
#60 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [poobearhunny]
Jul 28, 2007 (1:22 pm)
I was having the same problem with my 2005 Chrysler town & Country LX. I took it to the dealer yesterday and they reset it using the computer.
#61 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [ezjim]
Jul 28, 2007 (6:50 pm)
how much did they charge you for it? what was the exact problem?
#62 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [poobearhunny]
Aug 01, 2007 (6:35 pm)
i just had the same problem and when i took the vehicle to the dealer i was told there was a problem with the computer in the vehicle and they had to update the software so the locking system would work again. i asked the dealer if there is a problem with the cars computer and updated software was needed not sure why chrysler is not paying for the updates?? i am not sure i was being told the truth. it cost $100.00 to fix the problem. i also have a 2005 touring model. not sure if computer not working properly why then only the locks effected??i have had 2 recalls with this van for other issues and i wonder if this locking issuing will become a recall. this could be safety hazard in an accident where i cannot reach the side doors quickly enough to get my children out of the vehicle in the event of an accident.
#63 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [memartinez]
Aug 03, 2007 (9:10 am)
I seem to have a similar problem w/ my 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT. Several times for no apparent reason my key remote will not lock/unlock my doors? If I keep tapping the lock button, the lights flash and horn beeps letting me know they are locked, so I know the remote is working. I tried to find the fuse in the fuse box - but it isn't listed on the cover!!! So I find that if I pull ALL the fuses and reseat them - the locks work! Can someone tell me what fuse is for the locks? I think memartinez needs to go and get a refund.
#64 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [poobearhunny]
Aug 04, 2007 (2:55 pm)
Did you have your airbag recall performed prior to this problem? I just had my recall service performed and the very next day my locks quit. We have an 05 T&C.
#65 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [ezjim]
Aug 11, 2007 (7:29 am)
My locks quit working again the day after I posted the dealer fixed it using computer.. I too had the airbag sensors replaced the day before this occured. Trying to get cancer surgery and worried about my door locks was bad. LOL I hope someone figurse it out real fast. Goos luck all.
#66 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [poobearhunny]
Aug 21, 2007 (9:23 am)
Interesting ... I just had the same problem ... inside electric switches and remote on the key didn't work ... lights would blink, locks wouldn't work ... dealer "diagnosed and reprogrammed the body control module" ...$54.40 Also had them do the airbag sensor replacement recall work at the same time, so that wasn't the cause of the lock failure ...
#67 of 411 2001 Grand Caravan Window Issues
Aug 21, 2007 (12:28 pm)
Hello, I have an'01 Grand Caravan I have a couple of questions about. First, when we lower the driver's side window, we have to wait several minutes to raise it. The used car dealer I bought it from three years ago replaced the switch when this was happening before. Does that sound like a reasonable solution. Second, the van has 109000 miles on it. The trans fluid has been neglected and needs replacing, but I'm not sure when it was done last. Like an idiot I listened to the tech at a major used car chain where I bought it. He told me it was maintenance free. Manuals all say otherwise. To the best of my knowledge, this is the fluid that was replaced at 35000 miles. Should I drop the pan and change the fluid and filter, or leave it alone. No leaks, shifts normally. Also, did Chrysler ever fix their transmission issues. I don't see too many posts about vans of my vintage, but lots on the mid to late 90's vans. Thanks for your help.