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You are in the Chrysler 300M
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Chrysler 300M, Lights, Electrical, Sedan
#34 of 80 Re: Key will not turn- looking for help [duffer65]
Jan 27, 2009 (3:09 pm)
Thank you for replying and for your suggestion! But, it happened again today. I believe it has something to do with the cold weather. It is extremely irritating especially when leaving a long day of work and being late to pick up the kids. Looks like I will be taking to the dealer to get checked out.
#35 of 80 Re: Key will not turn- looking for help [jenscar03]
Feb 06, 2009 (4:47 pm)
I own a 2000 300m and have had the problem that you are having a few times. I had to call a locksmith to fix it. He said that it is a common problem with the 300m's - the ignition locks!
#36 of 80 Re: Key will not turn- looking for help [aureairis]
Feb 07, 2009 (4:49 am)
i had the same problem with my 99 300m ,it just kept getting worse,went to dealer ahd a new ignition lock put in ,they recoded it and no more problems. cost: 200.00 worth every penny to me
#37 of 80 2000 300m power windows quit working
Feb 07, 2009 (8:46 am)
#38 of 80 2000 300m power windows quit working
Feb 07, 2009 (8:46 am)
All 4 windows have quit working even the little green lights on the switches. I checked the circuit breaker on the fuse panel and its ok. Could it be the main drivers side switch that is bad? All the windows should be powered from the main switch. Has anyone else out there had this problem? I really want to avoid taking it to the dealer and find out that it is just the switch.
#39 of 80 My 1999 300M sucks ass
Mar 27, 2009 (4:43 pm)
It doesn't look like anyone has posted on to this thread for several months, so I hope this wont fall on deaf ears (or no ears at all, for that matter). I came here to see if I could find a solution to the latest problem on my car, and all I realized is that my car totally blows. I read MANY posts. I wish I read them years ago. Right now, I have some bat-shit crazy electrical problem and my car isn't starting at all. Not even a noise when I turn the key... not even a dash board light (usually... sometimes every light possible is on... but it still wont crank)
So, here is an open letter to all 300 M owners who have posted here... please enjoy.
To the person who experienced both of their coolant fans seizing and is overheating if not in constant motion to draw air through the radiator: Been there (for years)
to the one who's ignition wont turn (seems locked?).... You'll need to replace the whole ignition switch/lock/cylinder. I did.
To the guys and gals with possessed interior lights. Its weird at first, but you get used to it. The flickering and flashing never ceases to freak out your passengers.
To the people who have their car cough and stutter and stall out completely... O2 sensor or swithch or intake something or other. Its a bitch but at least its not your transmission.
To those whose seat heaters stopped working: Let me know if you find an easy fix...its just not that important to me. I have been without for 2 years.
To anyone whose AC went out: I have been driving without it for the better part of 4 years.
You say your wiper fluid light stays on when full, but goes off when empty? Yeah, me too. Thousands. There is way too much to take apart to fix it.
Radiator leaking? May be due to the fact that you overheat from time to time because those fans stopped working. sucks.
Do your front woofers work? I blew mine out in 2005 listening to talk radio.
Oh... my alarm goes off every time I use the key to open the driver's side door... my key fobs already failed. I have to unlock the car from the passenger's side, but it makes me look like a gentleman when on a date.
Sometimes my headlights will turn on buy themselves when Im not even in the car. I think thats cute.
The tires... can you pick a stranger size of tire? Unless you really shop around, they will cost you over $200 a pop.
I havent even touched on the basic maintenance of the car that I hate so much.
So, if you re wondering what is wrong with your car, it's that you own a 300M. they absolutely suck.
If I didn't get laid off, I'd buy a new one. Mine doesn't even start now due to a seriously freaky electrical problem The bright side is that I save on gas money, something that this POS has never been very good at until now.
Anyway, its a good thing that I don't have to drive to work everyday or else this thing would continue to nickle and BENJAMIN me to death.
#40 of 80 Re: My 1999 300M sucks ass [pissedoff4]
Mar 28, 2009 (3:39 am)
hi i had an issue with my 99 300m a while back wouldnt start out of the clear blue . owner of the electrical shop told me disconnect the battery for about a half hour to clear the memory and damn a bear it worked , no furthe trouble , maybe itll work for you good luck
#41 of 80 Re: head lights [rmota]
Mar 28, 2009 (3:44 am)
hold it thats expensive 3m puts out a product a headlight restoration kit 20 bucks and an electric drill and a half hour a light follow instructions and youll be happy --like brand new available at the auto zone. i dont get a commision by the way lol.
#42 of 80 Re: 2000 300m power windows quit working [ajs2000300m]
Mar 28, 2009 (3:49 am)
had that problem with rear windows , think its the contacts from door to frame , i sande them down a little and it seemed to help. give it a try maybe - maybe not.
#43 of 80 abs and trac control
Sep 07, 2009 (11:28 am)
this am my abs and trac control warning lights went on and stayed on . used car last night and all was fine. when starting ,trac light on light comes on and goes off but trac off light stays on . have a 99 300 m .should i disconnect battery cable and let it clear out? any ideas?