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#1 of 84 Electrical System Problem
Jul 08, 2007 (11:51 am)
My 2003 Durango was perfect until yesterday... the a/c went out not the fan just the cool... the ABS light, emission system light, the brake light and the air bag light all came on together. The lights went out for a little while then the a/c worked but then all the above mentioned lights came back on and no a/c!!!! Does anyone have a clue what is going on?
#2 of 84 You think you have problems????
Jul 17, 2007 (3:46 pm)
On our way back to Florida from Louisiana we were on I10 about 22 miles west of Mobile,AL and drove into a bad rain storm. When all of a sudden out of the blue, my 2004 Durango was hit by lightning. Apparently, the lightning hit the radio antenna (melted to about 3") then proceed to effect everything do with electric. But, it remained running. Smoke was pouring out of the dash (thought we were on fire). Pulled over, but not turning off the ignition to check for fire. NO Fire. Husband (mechanic)proceed to drive us to Tampa with no A/C and no electric to roll windows down among no other electric to anything on vehicle. Got to dealership and so far the bill is $7,000 and climbing.
Scared to death but believe in Dodge Products
#3 of 84 Re: You think you have problems???? [dohaver4]
Jul 17, 2007 (9:27 pm)
Yikes! That's scary. I've been within a few feet of a lightning strike and, while it's an interesting sensation, it's nothing I'd care to repeat.
Thank goodness no one was hurt. Will your insurance company cover the damages?
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#4 of 84 Lightning Strike
Jul 18, 2007 (3:06 pm)
Yes, the insurance company (StateFarm) is paying all including rental car except deductibles. It is covered under comprehensive coverage.
#5 of 84 RE:A/C AND HEATER HEATER SWITCH
Nov 11, 2007 (8:17 am)
I HAVE A 2001 SPORT WITH/ NO REAR AIR BUT IT HAS THE THIRD SEAT.I WAS WONDERING IF SOMEONE CAN HELP IN REGARDS TO FAULTY MAIN SWITCH. IT WILL ONLY GO IN HIGH AND OFF POSITION .I HAVE CHANGED THE SWITCH AND IT DOES THE SAME.I WAS TOLD IT COULD BE THE BLOWER MOTOR.ANY OTHER SUGGESTION BEFORE I TACKLE THIS BLOWER MOTOR AND IT NOT BE THE SOLUTION.
#6 of 84 RE:A/C AND HEATER HEATER SWITCH [durango1183]
Nov 19, 2007 (6:51 pm)
What you are describing is the common symptom for a defective blower resistor (which is a $13 part at the dealer). On a 2001 the blower resistor is located in the ductwork below the glove box to the left of the blower motor. You will need to loosen the lower floor duct to access it (it is mounted vertically behind it, look for the connector with the multi colored wires including green and black). Remove the two bolts holding it in place. Once removed slide red tab and pull to release from connector. Install new blower resistor and lock in place by sliding tab. Re-install in duct work.
Dec 04, 2007 (7:27 pm)
We took the engine apart in my dodge durango 2001 4.7 and now i cannot remember what the ground wire was attached to.
#8 of 84 dash idiot lights-electrical failure
Dec 16, 2007 (1:18 am)
2005 durango SLT. when it is warm outside- no problems.when temp drops, and truck is started every idiot light comes on. i have no headlights, no wipers, no turn signals, no rear wiper or defrost, no radio- --fan motor works- when heater warms the truck up inside (about 10 minutes) all the electrical stuff comes on and works fine. the check engine light does not go out most of the time.
Any body else have this problem??? my mechanic can find nothing anywhere other than starting to throw parts (and my dollars at it)
#9 of 84 Re: dash idiot lights-electrical failure [sarek68]
Dec 16, 2007 (5:49 pm)
All them items are controlled by the Front Control Module. Has your mechanic checked for codes. The 2004 and up Durangos use a CAN (Controller Access Network) Bus based system. A traditional OBDII scanner will not work. It has to be CAN capable. If your mechanic does not have one, then you need to look else where.
#10 of 84 Rear Heater and child window lock
Dec 17, 2007 (3:18 pm)
I have a 2001 Dodge Durango and love it except that my rear air seems to be on AC and no matter what I do I can not get heat to come out the rear, it works fine in the front. What do I need to replace, the front panel piece or the rear piece?
Also my child lock for the windows located in the drivers door has broke in the locked position, which means you can not roll down any of the other windows except from the drivers controls. Is there a way to bypass this, I do not need it anyway?
Any help would be appreciated!