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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Electrical, Van
Apr 03, 2007 (8:12 am)
My 1998 dodge grand caravan's a/c, recirculation control switch, intermitten rear wiper switch and rear wiper switch Led lights are flashing after I replaced my battery, it will stop blinking after 20 minutes. I did the diagnostic test and the intermitten rear and rear wiper switch LED lights went away but the a/c and rec control switch lights still flashes. In dodge forum says I have to do the cool down test to make the a/c & rec lights go away, Is it true? Can you tell me how to do the cool down test?
#189 of 377 Re: flashing lights [misterxango]
Apr 03, 2007 (2:52 pm)
Ummm, look back to message 3.
#190 of 377 Re: flashing lights [shipo]
Apr 05, 2007 (12:15 pm)
I tried message 3 and it did not worked. I like to know how (step by step) to do the cool down test to get rid of the flashing lights ( a/c, recirculatory control switch). thanks!
#191 of 377 Re: flashing lights [misterxango]
Jul 31, 2007 (12:49 pm)
Goodness, goodness has this been a lot of trouble for just some blinking lights from changing a battery. Well I have the hookup on what to do, so do not fret anymore. I got it from another site and it only too 6 min. to complete:
"All you need to do is start your van. Slide your temp lever all the to the right (full cold)-mine was to the left. Turn Mode Control to 'panel' (the one that sends air to your face only). Turn the 'blower switch' to all the way to full. Now go to the left most three buttons. Simultaneously press and hold two buttons, the top one (rear wiper) and the bottom one (rear washer fluid). Hold these two for a few seconds. Once the lights come on solid and begin to flash, you can let go. A microprocessor will now take a few minutes to orchestrate the calibration of the air conditioning system. You will feel the air blow out of all the different zones at different intervals and see lights come on and go off. This means the AC computer has completed it's re-calibration cycle. Pressing the last (slow) flashing button complete the process. Turn off the ignition and restart the van. A successful calibration is indicated by the absence of blinking lights" OK this does work, but you need to watch the lights, because it start all over again if you miss the slow blinking light (top-left). Good Luck, Amanda
#192 of 377 1996 voyageur electrical nightmare
Jul 31, 2007 (4:35 pm)
Im reding the forums here and do not find any answers to my problems. First this winter, my rear wiper stopped functiong, and the Air bag light lit up. Wiper doesnt work still, and the air bag light is still on. Next, just a while ago, I found my left head light on all the time, on high beam. The only way to stop it was to remvoe the fuse under the hood. With this happening, I have no more radio, no more running light, and no more interior lights. I have spent good money to recondition this mini van, and now find myself faced with another huge expense to repair this. Im told by an electrical specialist it can be fixed a t a cost of about $1,000.00, and its not the first one they fix one.
Can anybody clarify any of this, or all of it. Any suggestion or experts in Montreal that can help me?
Thanks, anything helpful would be greatly appreciated.
#193 of 377 Re: Dodge Caravan flashing rear-wiper and A/C light [shipo]
Aug 06, 2007 (10:04 am)
This worked like a charm! Thanks for the post! Great information!
Dec 27, 2007 (2:24 pm)
I just to bougth a caravan 96SE front wippers only worked at hi speed, I check for fuse on the hook and find two relays damages, I replaced for new ones, but now wippers only works at washing mode!, I check fuses at interior place and find two relay out!, how can I know if relays must to be placed???
#195 of 377 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan - Computer
May 25, 2008 (10:49 am)
Every now and then all my gages go dead and my SBS lights on the panel. … I am fairly certain it is the computer.
Almost always it happens when I first start the van …. Once however they went deal when I hit a big bump.
Most of the times if I restart the van they start working however it seems that has stopped. Now it is a hot or miss if they work or not.
Do you think I might have a loose connection on the computer?
Exactly where is the computer located and how can I get to it?
Any and all suggestions/help would be greatly appreciated.
#196 of 377 Re: 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan - Computer [adams135]
May 25, 2008 (3:25 pm)
More than likely your computer is just fine. Most often than not the problem you are describing can be traced to the soldered connections on the instrument panel. A bit of history here; some time prior to 1998, the federal government mandated the removal of lead from solder, and as such the companies had to migrate to a different kind of metal composite for their solder. It was kind of a hit and miss thing, and many vehicles, not just those from Chrysler, suffered weird electrical problems that could be traced to the solder used.
In your case, the fix that usually cures such problems is to remove the instrument cluster and take a hot soldering iron and "touch" each solder point for a moment or two, thus re-liquefying the solder and then re-setting it. Based upon the posts that I've read here and on other automotive related web sites, this "fix" is roughly 80% effective on the first try.
Keep us posted.
#197 of 377 Re: flashing lights [amandalibby1]
Jun 08, 2008 (7:35 am)
Thank You!!!!! Thank You Soooo Much for the advice on the A/C recaliboration test. Worked like a charm... Just one more question....when the lights started blinking yesterday, the van wouldn't start. I was leaving on a trip about 60 miles away. I was a gas station right next door to an Advanced Auto. I had one of their employees run a scan on the main port, and it showed nothing. He mentioned the check engine light had to be on for the scanner to work...hhmm.. Anyway, I checked the fusable links under the dash, and all seemed good The van started after I shifted in to neutral (to push it to the curb) and back in to park.....I went on my trip and it started everytime after that........Any thoughts? Thanks again.....