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Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Electrical, Van
#81 of 377 Re: Spooked 1997 Dodge Caravan SE [mspskycop]
Mar 04, 2007 (10:36 pm)
1997 Plymouth Voyager. When we moderately corner to the right, the interior lights flash, door locks cycle locked/unlocked repeatedly, and door ajar light flashes on/off. Once it starts, it continues randomly for up to several minutes. Additionally, an older problem has been the wipers. They turn on for no reason, and continue wiping until the wipers are cycled on and then off again. The wiper problem is rare, occurring only about twice a month, but the lights/locks have been continuous for a couple of weeks now. Any help here, as my wife rightfully won't drive at night now, as this presents quite a driver distraction.
#83 of 377 2006GC Daytime Running Lights
Mar 05, 2007 (2:36 pm)
Have Canadian 2006 GC with daytime running lights. When I put on 4way flashers the headlights go out. When I turn the flashers off the lights come back on. Also each light will go out if that side turn signal is activated - and will come back on when signal's canceled.
Any suggestions as to where I look for the problem ???
#84 of 377 Re: Spooked 1997 Dodge Caravan SE [pala]
Mar 05, 2007 (5:20 pm)
This is a post I located on a Google group. The part referred to is apparently #4685433, lists about $109, and is a 4-way sensor that incorporates door ajar, locks, windows, and interior lights. Haven't verified that though or found the part available for order anywhere.
There is an updated door ajar switch for the sliding door, Assuming that the door is adjusted properly , the new switch should take care of your problem
In response to:
Gene Creelman wrote in message ...
>I have a 95 caravan SE, with 75,000 kms
>recently the door chime and the door ajar panel light and interior lights started to go off and on as I am driving. Seems whwnever I hit a bump or step on the brake or somtimes spontaneously, this happens. Also the power door lock engages as it thinks the door has beenm open.
>Any suggestions as to how to troubleshoot?
#85 of 377 Re: 98 Dodge Instrument Panel Issue [jeff5280]
Mar 10, 2007 (9:01 am)
My 1998 Grand voyager had the exact same problem - took it to the dealer (my independent mechanic couldn't fix because it involves chrysler software progamming). Dealer knew exactly what the prblem was right away - one of the computer modules is bad and has to be replaced. New mocule has to be programmed after installation by a dealer only. Cost is about $700 - in New hampshire anyway. My son has the car at collge, the repair slip is in the glove box - or I'd give you more exact detail. Hope this helps.
#86 of 377 Electrical malfunctions
Mar 15, 2007 (7:48 pm)
The following happened within the course of 24 hours. Maybe related. Maybe not. Someone told me my backup lights came on while I was driving (but we check again and all was OK). Next morning brake message came on. I filled the brake reservoir. When I started the van, the turn signals were not working, the ABS warning light came on, the AC/Heater blower would not go on (AC/Heater blew hot/cold air while in motion - unless I put the recycle button on) The AC on light was lit even if the the fan dial was turned to off (not working in any position). Then the power windows worked sporadically (both sides). I checked the fuses, all seemed to be OK. I do not know about other electrical things (relays, etc). Any ideas?
#87 of 377 Re: Is this a computer chip problem for 1999 plymouth voyager espresso???? [cckittens]
Mar 16, 2007 (6:03 am)
may be a bit late, but I had a problem with an earlier model caravan that had a fuel cutoff relay (under hood near drivers side firewall) that had bad contacts and that caused my hesitation at speed and eventually wouldn't start at all, also look for bad contacts on the high amperage (50 Amps or better) fuses if you have them
#88 of 377 Caravan / Voyager / T&C Fan Relay
Mar 16, 2007 (8:24 am)
Just changed the FAN RELAY module that is located next to the radiator, it stopped working and the fans in my vehicle didn't work, I saw the rising temperature gauge and stopped the vehicle to avoid overheating.
Then I left it to cool down, and turned on the heating at MAXIMUM SPEED, MAXIMUM HEAT to drive it to the dealer (short 10 mile drive) and bought the US$ 100 module.
This module is a Solid State Relay (SSR) and retails here for US$ 100, at NAPA it is over $70. It drives 2 fans with a rather high amperage (about 35 amps) so it needs to dissipate a lot of heat, that's why it's installed in the car's frame. However I found out that Chryco did not install any heat transfer material and it can be easily overheated and fail -after all it's a high power semiconductor-.
I installed the replacement module after applying some thermal grease from the computer world. I used Arctic Silver 5 because of the excellent stability and thermal transfer properties.
If I buy a newer DC, or T&C I'm pulling the module out and installing the thermal grease!!! The module is kinda expensive!
#89 of 377 Electrical problems with '03 Voyager
Mar 20, 2007 (10:58 am)
I have been having trouble with an '03 Chrysler Voyager. After going through a car wash, my interior lights were going on and off when ever the brake was applied. The turn signal would not go on if the brake was applied, but when I took my foot off the brake, the signal would turn on, but if I applied the brake the signal would switch from the right signal to left or vice versa. The rear hatch would automatically open slightly when the car was put into park and my foot would come off the brake, however it would be "stuck" and was unable to be opened, even with the key.
As time has passed since the car wash, most of the problems seemed to have resolved themselves with the exception of having trouble with the rear hatch. It will not lock or unlock with the button on the key fob, except very intermittently, and the key will not turn in the door lock.
My mechanic is about to begin to start changing computer modules, but says it is a "guessing game" as to which one could actually be causing the problem.
Does anyone have any ideas??
#90 of 377 Re: Rear wiper lights flashing [badgerfan]
Mar 24, 2007 (12:44 pm)
I followed your instructions and the flashing wiper problems has been fixed. The only lights that are still flashing are the ac button and the recirculating button. I have a 1996 Dodge Caravan. Does anyone have any instructions on how to turn off those blinking lights.