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#33 of 168 98 Voyager Dashboard Issues SOLVED
Oct 09, 2007 (8:09 am)
MY MECHANIC FOUND AND FIXED IT! I have a 98 Plymouth Grand Voyager, Expresso purchased new. It had been doing all of the electric issues raised. Dealership where it was purchased new replaced every computer chip they could charge me for ( $600 bucks a chip no less)! Out of total disgust went to body shop mechanic who sent me to mechanic across the street from him and HE FOUND IT-FIXED IT! And to confirm that he fixed it--the repair was done late last year and I am still driving today without any issues! THE MAN IS INCREDIBLE. The problem is with the mother board for the electrical; the soldering cracked. If you let it go long enough the van starts stalling out completely and won't turn over especially in humid weather. I used to pound on the dashboard behind the steering wheel when it wouldn't turn over and sometimes that would help. I was towed 3 separate times (in the rain) because the car would not turn over but turned over the minute it was taken off the flatbed because the car had been "jiggled and tossed about"--"Sounds like the battery" "Sounds like the starter","Sounds like...." And I replaced all of it! You need to speak with this man: Dominic, owner/operator of DMC Automotive, Hatboro, Pennsylvania-- He is a certified, factory-trained Mercedes repair service center. (Daimler is Mercedes). First thing Dominic said was Mercedes had a problem like this and he found it. So, I am still driving my 1998 purple Plymouth Grand Voyager today (10-9-2007)--lovingly referred to as "Barney Boat". Except now the engine has an oil leak and its "clunking" at red lights and the transmission probably has to be replaced. BUT--it's not stalling out and the dashboard doesn't flicker and/or flatline anymore! Can you guess where I'm taking it---Please let Dominic know the lady with the purple "Plymouth Voyager" sent you! Dominic feels the car is beginning to cost me but how many new cars today cost $3,000?
#34 of 168 Re: 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested [pmack1]
Oct 11, 2007 (4:04 pm)
I have a few questions about my '98 Grand Caravan along those lines. I wasn't sure if it is even possible to contact you off list.
#35 of 168 Re: 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested [pmack1]
Oct 15, 2007 (1:55 pm)
I have a 04801062AE BCM that's effecting the headlights. The high beams work, but the headlights don't. The interior lights don't work either.
What can I do to repair the bcm I have or do I have to go to Chrysler and pay $700.
Any help would be appreciated!!
#36 of 168 Re: 98 Voyager Dashboard Issues SOLVED [98voyager1]
Nov 04, 2007 (2:11 pm)
Sorry to hear about the tranny problems, but thanks for posting. I'm having the dash problem too, just for clarification, when you say "mother board" you mean the printed circuit board for the instrument cluster, behind the dashboard, correct? Just checking because mother board could mean any of the computers - body control module (BCM) or powertrain control module (PCM) among others. I did check my circuit board and resoldered all the connectors and checked for any other bad solder connections - I believe my problem in in the BCM. Thanks!
#37 of 168 Re: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Instrument Panel Lighting [pmack1]
Nov 26, 2007 (3:23 pm)
I need hep with this. My Dodge Grand Caravan's instrument panel light is off. Please tell me in more details to replace the bulb. By the way, is it possible that the bulb is ok but the fuse is burned? Thank you very much.
#38 of 168 Re: 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested [pmack1]
Dec 23, 2007 (11:50 am)
I have a 99 GCV and the instruments are flatlined. I've posted my dismay under electrical problems. In addition, I've submitted a complaint to the NHSTB at the following site:
I encourage all to place a their complaint here as it is most definately a manufacturing defect that is causing our woes.
The Chrysler Corporation needs to be held accountable for this problem, as well as many others I'm sure.
#39 of 168 Re: 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested [sja]
Dec 23, 2007 (1:20 pm)
Unfortunately for Chrysler, the problems with the dash can be mostly laid at the feet of the government. Why? Because of the efforts that the government has gone to to mandate ever lower levels of lead in solder, and it isn't just Chrysler that is suffering from this change (hello NASA, not to mention virtually every other manufacturer out there).
The good news for you is that the repair for your dash is typically VERY cheap. Pull the panel, find the failed solder connection and resolder it.
#40 of 168 Re: 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested [shipo]
Dec 24, 2007 (11:18 am)
I am finding this very difficult to comprehend. $12.00 for a 15/30 watt soldering iron at Radio Shack, an hours worth of work, and the instruments now work. I could not tell which connection was bad so I touched the iron to the backside of where the black connector goes into the panel. Then took the panel further apart and touched all the connections for the lower connector. The gages and rear window wiper work. The ABS light is out and after disconnecting the battery for awhile, the Service Engine Soon light extinguished.
Let's see how long this works. I've seen some strange things in my life, but never anything like this. Thanks Shipo.
Jan 07, 2008 (4:15 pm)
i just bought a 93 voyager my whole dash went out now all my lights are blinking in and out can any one help me please already checked instrument cluster it looked fine didnt see any bad or cracked solder
Jan 08, 2008 (2:22 am)
what is a bcm and where is it located can i have it fixed or should i buy new or go to junk yard?thank you