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#43 of 358 Spooked 1997 Dodge Caravan SE
Nov 03, 2006 (12:16 pm)
I have a 1997 Dodge Caravan SE that I was told by my mechanic that the computer was going out and needed to be replaced. On Halloween night, the door locks kept going up and down. The interior lights kept coming on and off. The door ajar light kept coming on. It is still doing it. Any suggestions on what could be the problem? If the computer system needs to be replaced how do I go about doing it?
#44 of 358 Re: Spooked 1997 Dodge Caravan SE [scrawley]
Dec 02, 2006 (3:08 pm)
If anyone has an explanation or easy fix please let me know. Our 2006 chry. van will go into door ajar / locks and interior lights flashing on and off while we are driving. Sometimes slamming the passenger side sliding door solves it but lately that seems not to be working. Dealer thought expensive diagnostics might locate problem.
#45 of 358 Dead 91 update
Nov 10, 2006 (9:41 am)
As I was flipping thru Chilton's for 20th+ time, I ran across a drawing (no where near the electrical section) of the 3 relays on the driver's side inner fender.
The front relay is the radiator relay. I unplugged the fan & spliced what was left of the fuseable link. The van started right up & didn't burn the link.
Picked up an after market inline replaceable fuse link & a new fan motor.
I soldered the new link in place of the factory fuseable link wire.
The new motor was around $45 at Advanced Auto Parts.
You have to drill the rivets out of the mounting bracket & replace them with bolts. Well worth messing with. I was quoted around $143 for the whole assembly
I have a 98 Cavalier that had a fan motor go out also.
At least GM puts a fuse box under the hood that doesn't shut down half of the electrical system if the fuse blows!
Hope this helps someone in the future!
#46 of 358 Dodge Caravan Turn Signal Problems Help!
Nov 14, 2006 (11:14 am)
I have a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. Everything works EXCEPT the turn signals and emergency flashers. I've replaced every fuse - replaced the flasher relay - and replaced the multi-function turn signal switch. I took it to a dodge dealer to have it checked out and they said there was an open in circuit L9 18 BL/WT between fuse 10 in P.D.C. and pin 1 of the combination flasher (don't really knows what that means). I am currently out of work because of health reasons and unable to afford a costly repair. Can some one out there point me in the right direction in how I might fix this problem ???? Is there anywhere on the net I can get step by step instructions and illustrations on how to proceed from here ?
#47 of 358 Re: Dodge Caravan Turn Signal Problems Help! [jerlee]
Nov 14, 2006 (3:18 pm)
It sounds like the dealer has done much of the troubleshooting for you. Your local library may have a copy of the Mitchell's book for your year. It won't tell you how to further troubleshoot your problem but it will have the wiring diagram that you can follow. You may have a loose connector or a pinched/broken wire somewhere.
#48 of 358 1998 Voyager Freak Electrical Problems
Nov 17, 2006 (2:06 pm)
I have two problems that look similar to some that I've read about, but not exactly. My van's wipers work whenever they want. Sometimes they will turn on at a constant rate (not intermittent) regardless of the setting, but mostly they don't work. Another, new problem, involves the door locks, gas gauge, and rear wiper. They stopped working a couple days ago, but sometimes will start working for a few seconds while I'm driving. The rear wiper seems to wipe once every time I start the engine, I press the on button to turn it off. If I try to unlock the doors with the electrical switch, they all lock (opposite of what it should do). I think its probably some kind of fuse/relay, but I have no idea where to begin. Please respond if you have any suggestions. Thanks!
#49 of 358 Re: 1998 Voyager Freak Electrical Problems [joydiver]
Nov 18, 2006 (11:17 am)
My 91 completely shut down.
I haven't had the same type of problems you are. Judging by the way things are acting, I'd guess the problem my be in The Body Control Modual (BCM)?
The only intermitent problem is my speedometer. Some times it will not work when you start it up and drive down the road. All of a sudden I here a ding & it it'll start working. The needle might stick at 10 to 35 mph at a stand still.
Maybe you can get some info from a local Chrysler dealer's service manager (but don't hold your breath).
#50 of 358 1999 Grand Voyager Lift Gate and Window Regular Problem
Nov 26, 2006 (10:02 am)
have Plymouth Grand Voyager 1999. I notice intermediate many electrical problem
1. My passenger side window regular stop working
2. Bigger problem is my lift gate lock remins in lock position not able to open i.e. can not close
Any advice ?
#51 of 358 Check the door switch for that door.
Dec 04, 2006 (5:48 am)
Quite often the rubber stop develops a dimple, leading to incomplete inactivation of the switch.