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Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Electrical, Van
#124 of 168 Re: 2002 Dodge Caravan Dash Lights [oceansoul41]
Dec 14, 2009 (8:09 pm)
I had the exact same thing happen to our 01 DGC this past Sunday night. Everything was working fine when I turned off the van to pump gas. I went and checked the fluids under the hood, like I usually do, when pumping gas. When I went to turn on the head lights the dash back lights would not turn on. (I checked the dimmer switch, hopping I accidently turn it off, but that wasn't the case.) Just the mileage, radio, gear selector and airbag light was on. I even tried turning the engine off a few times with know success. After I got home, I checked the fuse box for any visibly blown fuses and didn't see any. Also, I tried to find out which fuse was specifically for the dash lights, but wasn't able to. Well, today when I turned on the head lights, the dash lights all came back on. Still not sure what caused the problem, but thank the Lord it's fixed.
#125 of 168 No tachometer on van
Dec 31, 2009 (5:40 pm)
My 1994 caravan doesn't have a tach on the panel. Would a junk yard panel that does have a tach on it work?
Are there other interfaces needed? Can I just plug the new panel in?
Thanks for any help.
#126 of 168 Re: 98 Grand Voyager Dash Flat Lines and then won't start [launchohio]
Jan 02, 2010 (4:24 pm)
Dude, Did you ever fix the problem? I have exactly the same problem...
I have spent some time in all the stuff under the steering wheel and fuses & such. But I done know what looks correct/ so, even If I saw the problem I wouldnt know it.
Just currious if you ever got the issue resolved?
#127 of 168 Re: 98 Grand Voyager Dash Flat Lines and then won't start [jdobbs2]
Jan 02, 2010 (11:43 pm)
yes mine works fine for over 6 months now. it did go off once over a big bump but I think I didn't spend enough time cleaning each pin and socket.
#128 of 168 Re: No tachometer on van [reon]
Jan 03, 2010 (12:34 pm)
"My 1994 caravan doesn't have a tach on the panel. Would a junk yard panel that does have a tach on it work?
Are there other interfaces needed? Can I just plug the new panel in? "
Yes, I researched this and was sure it would work, Bought a used one at the junk yard and installed it.
I now have a TACHOMETER, VOLT METER, OIL PRESSURE gages in addition to the original gages.
Works perfect. I did reinstall my original odometer to keep the van milage correct.
#129 of 168 istrumen panel
Mar 14, 2010 (6:01 pm)
my dodge caravan is out of all gauges i disconnect the instrument panel and re soldered but still the same i check all wires but cant see anything broken or burn wire i replace the bcm with same code engine runs but gauges does'nt work i clean fuse box not corroded its intack with dielectric grease i check all the solution that i read the forum but is'nt work any idea for help i try my best.i check the wiring from cluster i found it the pink color is 12v,the red w/white strip is 12v also but the vilolet is 0.50vand the whiye /black stripe also 0.50v any idea for that other say need this 2 wire at least 2.5v so this is rhe problem thanks anyway
#130 of 168 2002 dash instrument panel dead
Apr 29, 2010 (8:13 am)
Hello I am looking at 2002 caravan , this van belongs to lady I know , she had this car stored outside over the winter. I went to start the van and the battery was dead ,tried to jump the car it started no problem but I noticed that the dash Cluster was completely dead , no rpms not gas no nothing and her turning signals where not operating. She said everything was working before she stored the car except the rear windshield wipers did not work. This is a basic model and has a aftermarket remote starter with key less door locks. I have been doing lots of reading here with lots of great help and tips. I also heard that the bcm is located under the passenger side could somebody confirm this. i know in the earlier years like the 98 models where under the drivers side because i had to replace one before. n
I also read on another site the ground for the bcm for this year is located on the seat belt collum behind the passenger seat this has lead to problems concerning corrosion, can anybody confirm this thanks
I used to be a 12volt installer for 18 years and I am thinking of buying this car and taking on this project. The lady is selling her van for $1500.00 and has about 250.000 klm or 155.342 miles, she would travel long distances very often so it is mostly highway driving not city and the body and the rest of the van is very clean.
So my question is should I go for it and it is worth looking at or turn the deal down
#131 of 168 Re: 2002 dash instrument panel dead [mrt123]
Apr 30, 2010 (1:30 am)
i whould try unpluging the battery for a couple of hours and reset computer i bought a 93 from dealer for a grand only had 60 thousand they couldnt figure out what was wronge with it had the same problems as yours it was the bcm put cluster in first once i got the bcm changed never had problem again that was two years ago only paid 15 at junkyard for bcm turned out car belonged to my bosses freinds mom she traded it in cause the place she took it to couldnt figure it out eigther had tons of new parts on it then it was a 15 dollar part i whould take the chance if it were me
#132 of 168 Re: 2002 dash instrument panel dead [jimmymc6969]
Apr 30, 2010 (5:05 am)
thanks , i talked with her and she is going to give me a chance to try to fix it before buying the van ,very nice of her, i am going to go through this forum and look closely at everything.
thanks for the Reply
#133 of 168 2001 chrysler voyager tach an speedometer maxed out!
May 01, 2010 (11:05 am)
TODAY I DROVE TO TOWN , SHUT OFF AT YARD SALE . WHEN I RESTARTED TACH AN SPEEDOMETER PEGGED OUT! . COME HOME . CLEANED BATTERY POST`S [VERY LITTLE THERE] ACTUALY CHANGED OUT COMPUTER [HAD A NEW ONE] ALL FUSES ECT GOOD ,RUNS GOOD! JUST TACH AN SPEEDOMETER DO NOT RETURN TO ZERO! IT ONLY HAS 150 THOUSAND ON IT !WITH NEW TRANS AN LOTS OF OTHER NEW PARTS . I REPLACE WITH NEW AS I CAN TO KEEP IT UP!