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#71 of 168 2002 Dodge Caravan Dash Lights
Feb 16, 2009 (10:57 pm)
I have read every message in the electrical forum.
I just rec'd the van today, as my jeep died:( Soon as it got dark, I said oooh lets take the van for a drive so I can see what the dash lights look like. Well, the ONLY lights that come on are the odometer, tripometer, and the digital clock on the radio. All the instruments work fine, there is just no lights. Is there only one light for the instrument panel AND the radio/AC etc?
Is this a lightbulb issue, a fuse issue, or a soldering issue?
I am taking back the car tomorrow, I was hoping to give the mechanic some heads up insight.
Thanks in advance,
#72 of 168 Re: 2002 Dodge Caravan Dash Lights [oceansoul41]
Feb 17, 2009 (7:40 am)
Angela--The interior light dimmer switch located just to the left of the steering wheel and to the right of the exterior light switch is probably in the OFF position (down). Rotate that control upward and I believe you will fix your "problem". A discussion of this and other light controls should be somewhere around page 132 or so in your owners manual.
#73 of 168 Re: 2002 Dodge Caravan Dash Lights [cbwilsha]
Feb 17, 2009 (8:13 am)
Believe me I tried all that, the dimmer switch makes the odometer reading brighter, but still no dash lights/instrument panel lights. BTW the tail lights work fine.
#74 of 168 Re: 2002 Dodge Caravan Dash Lights [oceansoul41]
Feb 17, 2009 (8:34 am)
The next thing I would try would be to remove the fuse marked IOD ( 10 amps, lower left of the Fuse/Relay Center as you are viewing it) for 30 seconds or so, then replace.
The IPM Fuse & Relay Center is located under the hood between the battery and the firewall near the Drivers side fender and the cover is easily removed by pressing in on a couple of clips.
What this does is reboot the Body Control Module which controls many things including the lights in question. You won't harm anything else by doing this and it could solve your problem. You will have to reset your clock afterward.
#75 of 168 Re: 2002 Dodge Caravan Dash Lights [cbwilsha]
Feb 17, 2009 (9:29 pm)
Thank you! I tried the 10 amp earlier, and it didnt work, but after reading your post I tried it again, and yahoo it worked. I can't wait to tell my hubby who said it was something serious.
I love you guys (and gals) here!
BTW I had no idea there were 5 individual bulbs in the instrument cluster, I always thought it was just one big one..
#76 of 168 Dodge caravan BCM repair facility
Feb 20, 2009 (5:00 am)
I need to know the phone no. for a repair facility for this circuit board.
#77 of 168 shifter indicator malfunction
Feb 26, 2009 (4:33 pm)
I replaced the instrument cluster with a analog shift indicator for my 1999 caravan, for a instrument cluster of a 1999 - 2000 caravan that has a electronic shift indicator. I want to know how to make it work. Do I need an addition part for this or do I need to upgrade the computer to my vehicle.
#78 of 168 99 Plymouth Voyager instrument panel problem
Mar 08, 2009 (7:39 am)
#79 of 168 99 Plymouth Voyager instrument panel problem
Mar 08, 2009 (7:44 am)
For the past few weeks my temp, speed, and fuel gauges have been going dead intermitently. The instrument panel backlight is fine, as are the indicator lights above the panel. For a while, I could hit the dash above the gas gauge and the panel would come back on and the door chime would sound. Yesterday the panel went out and will not come back on. To make matters worse, apparently hitting the dash was not the right thing to do, as the fuel gauge needle is now broken off. How much trouble is it to remove the gauge cluster and replace it, and will this likely fix the issues I was having?
#80 of 168 Re: 99 Plymouth Voyager instrument panel problem [wickjr]
Mar 09, 2009 (2:07 pm)
You may not have to replace it. If you're mechanically inclined, it's not difficult. You take the entire instrument panel out, take a soldering iron to the back of it and just touch each solder joint. You can take it all apart also to put the needle back on the fuel gage.
I had the same issue awhile back and had read through here about the weak solder joints. Mine has been working ever since.