Last post on Sep 13, 2009 at 3:34 PM
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#251 of 268 Re: Turn Signal and Light problems [jenesaisrien]
Jan 25, 2013 (11:06 am)
Thank you...does that sound expensive? I'm completely useless when it comes to fixing my own car...
#252 of 268 1998 venture DIC
May 02, 2013 (3:23 am)
Hello all and thanks for your help. We live in Georgia. Ruth and I bought this 98 venture when it was new. We strapped our kids into the integrated child safety seats and drove many miles up and down the east coast. The van now has 179000 miles on it and still runs like new. I went to the junk yard and found several odds and ends that when installed made our van nearly perfect. I replaced the drivers information center module with from a 2000 Montana and it seemed to work fine. I reset it and the temp and compass work fine but the fuel usage info shows the dashed line which I think indicates a bad fuel and or speed sensor. Does anyone know where these sensors are located?
#255 of 268 Re: Front turn signal light sockets [bluevan]
May 02, 2013 (4:15 am)
I found plenty of them at the junk yard. When splicing them in make sure that they are soldered and heat shrink wrapped. Also make sure that the rubber gasket is good otherwise water will enter the fixture housing.
#256 of 268 2000 Venture Lighting
Sep 13, 2009 (3:34 pm)
#257 of 268 2000 Venture Lighting
Feb 01, 2008 (7:05 am)
I have a 00 venture whose low beams do not work. i can get the high beams to work fine. the rear reverse light was just replaced and blew out within a day. I was also in an accident back in August. The right headlamp is a little loose, thinking maybe the headlight assembly may be cracked. These are other things that I have noticed:
lights fluctuate (kind of spaz out, both interior and exterior)
when brake applied, both the turn signals light up (when we checked this, one of the lights was out in back)
Is this a wiring issue, or what? any guidance that you can offer would be great.
#258 of 268 Re: 2000 Venture Lighting [mom22sons]
Feb 01, 2008 (8:08 am)
We have a 2000 Venture too...
Let me offer up something crazy - I think one of your bulbs in the back is installed backwards. They only work right when installed one way. Try removing the light that's out in the back and reinstalling it 180 degrees opposite. You might want to try flipping all of them, but start with the one that's out. Also, check the led stop light mounted above the rear hatch. They are known to short out from time to time and cause some crazy things. Maybe you want to try disconnecting it and hitting the brakes to see what the lights do then. May resolve the turn signal lighting up problem.
Fluctuating lights are fairly common, I bet they flicker when you sit at a traffic light and it gets better as the engine speed increases as you drive away. Mine did the same - replaced the alternator, problem gone...I believe the issue is with the voltage regulator in the alternator...The alternator is an expensive fix due to the labor involved...the part is about $ 140...
start here and let us know what happens, Good Luck
#259 of 268 Re: 2000 Venture Lighting [442dude]
Feb 01, 2008 (8:29 am)
what about the low beams? any thoughts on that? i will def get in there and try to switch all the lights around. thanks for your help!
#260 of 268 Re: 2000 Venture Lighting [mom22sons]
Feb 01, 2008 (8:39 am)
They're a little tougher...some very basic thoughts:
Are you sure both of the bulbs are OK??
The auto lights aren't turning on the low beams - have you tried using the rotary switch to turn them on?
Have you checked the fuse? It should be in the fuse block under the hood.
I'll look at the repair manual when I get home and repost - I need to see where they connect to the harness and whether or not I should have you look for and check a solenoid...
I'll post again later after I look at the repair manual...I'd be wild guessing until I look at it...