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Dodge Caravan, Chrysler Voyager, Plymouth Voyager, Electrical, Van
#128 of 167 Re: No tachometer on van [reon]
Jan 03, 2010 (1:34 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 167 istrumen panel
Mar 14, 2010 (7:01 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 167 2002 dash instrument panel dead
Apr 29, 2010 (9:13 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 167 Re: 2002 dash instrument panel dead [mrt123]
Apr 30, 2010 (2:30 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 167 Re: 2002 dash instrument panel dead [jimmymc6969]
Apr 30, 2010 (6:05 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 167 2001 chrysler voyager tach an speedometer maxed out!
May 01, 2010 (12:05 pm)
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!
#135 of 167 Re: ding ding alarm on for three minutes [jdebbins]
May 02, 2010 (6:59 am)
Sorry I haven't responded sooner but I gave up on trying to fix. I didn't want to get in to cluster panel for fear of breaking something critical. I have not tried to replace BCM which on my 99 Plymouth GC is under radio/heating controls/storage compartment....I think. I noticed that when starting if any lights come on on the panel before in gaging the starter then the ding will not occur. But lately is comes on all the time. If you find that it is a BCM I might try to find one at Junkyard.
I am now at andyjoannatt.net
#136 of 167 1994 Grand Voyager - Fuel gage
May 03, 2010 (10:48 pm)
Ok - wow- perhaps help is available Dorthy! - we have a 1994 Grand Voyager, it sat for a year while the new Odessey took its place in the garage. I finally got some time to start and run. After much fuss over our old friend, it started and ran great. Only real problems, the fuel gage reads empty (tank is full), the airbag idiot light is on, and the rear wiper does not work. Each time I replace the fuse(for the airbag and rear wiper), it blows immediately. I've read the other posts, but not sure that they apply. Are these items connected? any suggestion greatly appreciated.
Jun 07, 2010 (11:54 pm)
Where is bcm on 1995 caravan se? Another site said it didn/t have one but I don't think that is true since all other year models seem to have one. What does it look like? Is it at the same place that andyjoann described in post 135 above? (under radio, heater controls, storage compt) this is where I heard loud ticking comming from intermittantly before everything went out. All guages, speed, tack, door locks, lift gate release, all ding bells, warning lights, and dash lichts are out. Car starts and runs and outside lights, interior reading lights still work. I am not sure if the famous Soldier problem or the Red connector corrosion problem at the circuit board of the cluster is the problem --hitting dash etc didn't bring it back to life. Also, would these last two affect the locks, latch,and dash lights? Please tell where bcm is and how to remove it. Center consol is removed.