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#81 of 168 Re: 2002 Dodge Caravan Dash Lights [cbwilsha]
Mar 27, 2009 (4:22 pm)
I did this yesterday on my 2003 Caravan to fix the dimmer issue with instrument panel lights. Seemed to work except after starting my van once - it now will not start. Does anything else need to be reset? I tried jumping it but nothing. The lights flash rapidly when I try to start it and it clicks like it might with low or dead battery but I was able to start it once. At the same time I try to start all gauges jump all over - my tach goes up high speedometer does the same but no start. I ONLY pulled the mentioend IOD fuse lower left in fuse box. Thanks for any help.
#82 of 168 Re: 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested [pmack1]
Mar 29, 2009 (6:26 pm)
I have taken my BCM out of my 98 grand caravan, in which the speedometer still does not work, even after repacing it from a scrapyard. Otherwise, the van will start, but does have the ABS light on. I have PN P04801062AC for the BCM.
I have the cover off and see that the components are almost all surface mount. On th top I do not see the 330 ohm resistor you are talknig about. Is it on the back? I see one resistor (331) which sits on the back near the blue connnect near the pins of a component identified as Z5 on the front.
#83 of 168 Malfunctioning Instrument Board
Apr 17, 2009 (5:02 pm)
Hi, I have problems with my 2000 Dodge Van. All the gauges and the gear selector PRND3L light have packed up. The ABS and the Service engine lights of the information center are permanently on. In addition, the rear wiper stopped working. Checked fuses and okay.
A step by step remedy will be highly appreciated. Please, I need help urgently.
#84 of 168 Re: 98 Grand Voyager dash quits clarification requested [pmack1]
Apr 21, 2009 (12:27 am)
I have a 99 grand caravan with all of the guages quitting intermittently and then you thump the dash and they come back. now the rpm and speedo are way off ( 2k rpm higher than actual and 30mph higher than actual) what can I do or where can I get another rebuilt cluster or whatever has gone out. thanks! love the van hate the little crap that keeps going wrong.
#85 of 168 Re: Malfunctioning Instrument Board [savior]
Apr 21, 2009 (2:13 am)
i would try to replace the bcm first mine had all the same problems and i took the cluster out first it wasnt that so replaced the body control mod and its all worked every since the only thing diferrent is my shifter still worked its a meatel box under the dash with a few plugs in it only two screws hold it 25 bucks at the junk yard good luck
#86 of 168 ding ding alarm on for three minutes
Apr 21, 2009 (5:45 pm)
I have a 1999 Plymouth Van and intermittently the ding ding alarm goes off after starting and stays on for about three minutes---not other instrutment light are on. The doors are closed and this not a seat belt issue. Sounds like it maybe the instrument panel circuit board or the BCM module. Anyone have this type problem?
#87 of 168 Re: 2002 Dodge Caravan Dash Lights [oceansoul41]
May 05, 2009 (7:20 pm)
I just tried this hack and it completely solved the same problem and my wife thinks I'm heroic! Thanks!
#88 of 168 98 Grand Voyager Dash Flat Lines and then won't start
May 14, 2009 (11:18 am)
I have a 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager that whenever it wants to (maybe a day to 4 weeks) the van will not stay running.
When this happens everything on the van works except the electronic mileage and trip meter will not light up.
The van starts and runs for about 5 seconds then stalls out it will restart then stall for about 5 times then it will not crank at all BUT everything else is ok IE:radio,lights ect.
When you let the van just sit as short as 10 minutes and sometime as long as overnight the next time you turn the key the electronic mileage and trip meter will light up like it is supposed to and the van starts and runs fine then the next time or maybe weeks later it will do the very same thing again
Every once in a while the electronic dashboard will flat line
It shows no error codes when running fine and of course it is never close to a repair station when it won’t start.
#89 of 168 Re: 98 Grand Voyager Dash Flat Lines and then won't start [launchohio]
May 14, 2009 (9:23 pm)
I own a 98 Grand Caravan had a very similar problem, except it would occur almost every day. Thank goodness I'm not totally dependent on this vehicle for everyday use! For some reason, if I disconnected the battery and removed the Power Train Control Module's connections and then re-connect, it would turn over. I also later found a wire just underneath the lower steering column cover. Somehow it was not tight enough. It is just a simple black wire with a ring lug on the end, that connects to the frame under the panel for a ground connection.
Although the engine would turn over and I could drive the van, the gauges would not work or be very erratic. Replacing the speedometer from a junk yard did not help, Also the famous resolder job of the connector on the back of speedometer did not help either, although some have claimed to find cracked solder joints on this connector.
This is what fiixed my speedometer gauges and lights not working, and possibly the engine not starting. The problem is in the body control module under the dash on the left side by the drivers feet. This is a pain to get out and patience is required. Once the body control module is removed, take the cover off to remove the circuit board. On the back side, there are many surface mounted components. With a magnifying glass look for a 300 ohm resistor (301 will be the marking). For mine, it was the only one there. Carefully unsolder it from the board. Replace it with any off the self 300 ohm resistor. What helped to take all the dash appart (and other dead end attempts to fix) was the Chiltons repair manual from the library for the caravan and voyager 1996 - 1999. See the chassis electrical for taking out much of the dash in order to get to the BCM.
For this fix, I give credit to the some technician on this board (and other forums) who said he works on the body control modules. Apparently, the resistor is opening up, and it prevents communication to the speedometer from the BCM.
As always, for safety, disconnect the battery before doing any of this. It would hurt to have the airbag go off
#90 of 168 2002 Dodge Caravan - When I Use the Turn signal the dashboard power dies.
May 31, 2009 (5:00 pm)
In my 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport, when I use the turn signal in either direction the signal lights do not work and the power cuts off to the dashboard. The instrument cluster goes dark and all gauges set to zero. Then, when I return the turn signal switch to the middle position ("neutral") the dashboard powers up and everything is fine. The problem is NOT intermittent and happens every time.