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Chrysler Town and Country, Dodge Caravan, Exterior, Van
#70 of 411 Re: Dodge caravan 2005 Help please [poobearhunny]
Aug 26, 2007 (12:19 pm)
..we have the same 2005 Town & Country Touring Van with ~ 67,000 miles. About 2 weeks ago I came to this site for advice on this exact same problem. Our door locks stopped working. The lights would flash but that was it. It does appear that everyone is having pretty much the same issue (ie: dealer needs to reset the computer, update software, etc..). I've also seen where this is costing people ~$100. Well.... for some reason, this morning when we were out shopping with our two kids (and the lock issue was really bugging us)... I thought - "why don't I just try to disconnect & reconnect the battery and perhaps this will reset the computer". THIS WORKED!!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully this will save many of you some money!!!! Funny thing - the only other thing I know how to repair on a car is replacing the air filter. I'm not a mechanic at all and this worked. Good Luck!
#71 of 411 Re: Dodge caravan 2005 Help please [buzsolo]
Aug 26, 2007 (3:34 pm)
This is helpful. I hope everybody gets a chance to read this thread before they go pay a dealer $$$ for the computer hook up. I am going to print this off and take it to my dealer and see if I can get my money back for the computer reset fee. Good luck to everyone else. Chrysler definately has a problem that they are not paying attention to.
#72 of 411 Re: Dodge caravan 2005 Help please [wcs6]
Aug 26, 2007 (4:45 pm)
....yeah. Trust me. The way I figured out that this was an easy fix was through these posts and through my conversations with the dealer. The dealer wanted a $96 "investigation" fee to look into the problem - and then - if it was needed, repair the problem then this amount would be applied towards the repair costs. Well.... Once I saw that most people were paying about $100 (and one recently paid ~ $46) I thought to myself that it must be a pretty simple 5 minute issue to deal with. Any repair charge less than the dealer fee tells me that the "shop" was glad to have you in that day. Some people are also "pulling out and replacing - or blowing off - the fuse" - Well in my opinion and from what it sounds like... this simply resets the whole same d*mn thing. Either way appears to work just fine.............Now..... let's don't begin to talk about the brakes...... Otherwise ... a great van. Buz Solo .....one more item - Last week in researching this, I did call me dealer and asked if I could request a computer refresh and not be charged the "investiation fee". They did tell me they could do this but the work would not be guaranteed. yeah....my van is ok now.... no thanks.
#73 of 411 LXI Drivers side window
Aug 27, 2007 (5:45 am)
The electric window on drivers side of my 2001LXI stopped working. Any one have any suggestions on Why or how to correct?
#74 of 411 Re: 2001 Grand Caravan Window Issues [keith1517]
Aug 27, 2007 (7:12 pm)
We have an 01 DGC EX we bought used from a Chrysler dealer back in Sep. 2003 w/37K. We had window problems right after purchase with both front windows not going up or down when using the switch. Come to find out, we needed a window motor and regulator for each window. (Was covered under warranty.) As for your trans. fluid. I'm not sure witch would be best for you. A trans. flush, draining all 14 qts. of trans. fluid out and replacing it with fresh new fluid. A trans. filter change, drain only 2 qts. out of the trans. and replacing the filter and 2 qts. drained. I would only go to a daimlerchrysler dealer to have the trans. serviced, since they are the only ones that sale the fluid for your trans. Put the wrong trans. fluid in and your trans. will die over time.
#75 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [misterunit]
Aug 27, 2007 (7:37 pm)
I pulled the fuse that you suggested and the locks worked again. But the next day I noticed that the locks won't automatically lock after driving away from a stop. Has this happened to anyone else? I will pull the fuse again but I think the results will be the same.
#76 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [mark3885]
Aug 28, 2007 (10:07 am)
The auto-lock feature is programmable (on or off), with the factory-set default being "on." I am not sure how to switch it from on to off and vice versa, but it is something that can be done.
#77 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [xwesx]
Aug 28, 2007 (7:31 pm)
maybe as easy as disconnecting the battery? or pulling the right fuse? I'll get the 9 volt hookup to the cig lighter to save the presets on the radio. If that doesn't work I'll disable the 9 volt too.
#78 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [mark3885]
Aug 29, 2007 (9:47 am)
There is a procedure listed in the manual for turning the car on (not starting it) 4 times, then hitting the drivers lock button to enable/disable the locking feature. Might try it, as I did initially a few times before 'finding' that super-secret fuse.
#79 of 411 Re: 2005 stow and go dodge caravan lock issue [misterunit]
Aug 29, 2007 (6:12 pm)
Today I unhooked the battery and turned the key 4 times ,then reconnected the battery. The auto lock feature would still not lock the doors when I drove away. I'll try the 4 times then hit the drivers lock button. Now it seems like I read that in the owners manual.