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#133 of 358 Re: Problem with headlights on 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager [foxridge4]
Oct 05, 2007 (8:15 am)
"When I stop, turn off the engine and turn off the headlights the low beam stay on. I have to turn the ignition switch on (do not have to start engine), turn on and off the light switch again and they go off."
You need to read the manual, they're supposed to do that. If you turn the lights off before you turn off the engine, then they'll go off, however, if you turn the engine off first then the light switch, the lights are supposed to stay on for something like a minute. To cancel this one minute lighting event, simply turn the lights on and off again.
"But this morning the car was just sitting with no one near it and the low beams came on by themselves."
Granted it's been nine years since I read the Owner's Manual to our 1998 DGC, however, IIRC the manual states that if you simply leave the headlights on when you turn the engine off and then don't enable the one minute feature by then turning off the switch, the headlights will "time out" just like the interior lights will if a door is left open. Then as soon as you start the van back up, the lights will come on.
#134 of 358 Sorry, I should clarify the problem better
Oct 05, 2007 (9:03 pm)
I am well aware of the one minute timeout for the headlights as we have owned the Voyager since buying it new in 1998. Up until the new battery was installed that headlight feature worked great. But now the low beams stay on for hours. I have to then go back out to the van, put the key in the ignition, turn it on and then turn the headlights on and off again. The headlights then turn off and stay off.....at least I thought so...but both my wife and I saw the lights just come on by themselves after sitting for hours completely off. I then had to repeat the procedure with the ignition and this time they stayed off. Very wierd. It is now at the dealership that replace the battery and did some other work so maybe they can figure it out. I just thought maybe others had experienced these types of gremlins. Thanks
#135 of 358 Re: 98 Dodge Instrument Panel Issue [jeff5280]
Oct 15, 2007 (9:41 am)
Just in case you haven't solved it yet. I've had the same thing happen to my '97 Grand Caravan. The fix was different from the other replies here so I thought I'd add mine. It's really simple - the main bus socket at the back of the instrument cluster had cold solder joiints. Just re-touching each pad on the circuit board with a hot soldering iron fixed the problem - cost = $0.00. Hope that helps.
#136 of 358 Left Turn = Emergency Brake Light
Oct 17, 2007 (12:25 pm)
I have owned my 2000 Grand Voyager for about 6 months. In the last few weeks, the e-brake light started coming on on the control panel whenever I made what I will call a "violent" left turn (i.e. 270' to get on the on-ramp to the interstate at a respectable speed). Now it comes on any time I turn left (i.e. from a complete stop, going slowly).
I should also mention that this vehicle has a salvaged title, as the previous owner was in some type of accident that involved the front end. As far as I know, though, all necessary repairs were made following that accident.
Has anyone had this happen before and/or could you give me suggestions of what to check out? I have done some searching on the internet, but keep coming up with nothing.
#137 of 358 Voyager 98 immobiliser UK member
Oct 20, 2007 (8:20 am)
My alarm system seems to have put my starting/ignition system into permanent shutdown.All other electrics work fine but when I turn key to start position.... nothing.The lights on the dash all light up but the "Alarm Set" light blinks for a few seconds and then stays on. Is there a way to reset the alarm to unlock the shutdown mode.I have tried disconnecting the battery for a few minutes but to no avail.
#138 of 358 Re: 98 Dodge Instrument Panel [craner]
Oct 27, 2007 (7:33 am)
Did you get anywhere with this question? I have the same problem of flashing climate panel lights, but no Check Engine light issue. Car starts up just fine though.
Flashing climate light issue started when I disabled after market car alarm.
Any ideas yet?
#139 of 358 Re: Left Turn = Emergency Brake Light [myvoyage]
Oct 27, 2007 (8:43 am)
Any chance you are low on brake fluid in the master brake reservoir?
99 DGC Sport
07 T&C SWB
#140 of 358 Re: 98 Dodge Instrument Panel [jclmjl]
Oct 27, 2007 (9:23 am)
Since I left question about my 1998 Chrysler Voyager I have had the RAC (A UK motoring recovery organisation that I belong to)check it out with their scanner and was told that it had to go to a Chrysler dealer. I had the vehicle taken to the dealers on the back of a flat bed lorry and waited to hear that they had cured it. Unfortunately three days later they told me that they had traced faults in the "serial link" and "PCM" status failure. They offered to change the "PCM" for £1000.00+ (about $2000.00) but could not guarantee that this would cure the problem and further investigation may be needed
Needless to say that the vehicle is now back home without a cure. I'm sorry to waffle on about my woes but no I haven't had any further ideas.
#141 of 358 Window (drivers) sparatic failure...MOTOR? Switch?
Nov 02, 2007 (9:52 am)
Anyone had a problems with the driver's side window on a Dodge Grand Caravan (2002)? I am handy, but would welcome others' imput and suggestions.
PS Sorry if this is off topic.. but I cannot find POST NEW on here ANYWHERE!
#142 of 358 Re: Window (drivers) sparatic failure...MOTOR? Switch? [ophere]
Nov 02, 2007 (7:10 pm)
Is it not going up or down at certain times? I have a 1999 Dodge vehicle (not a minivan) with a similar problem. I was told that the section of wire harness between the door and body can fail due to repeated flex from opening and closing the door.
You can test this when it is acting up by holding the switch down with the door open and wiggling the wire harness and see if the window starts working. It did in my case, although I haven't fixed the defective wiring yet.