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Chrysler Pacifica, Electrical, SUV
#2 of 9 answer
Aug 25, 2012 (11:37 am)
hello read gruger's problem i am having same issues wasw wondering if there was a solution found--------regards to the death car syndrome-dead cabin controls
#3 of 9 Re: Ghostly Death Car Syndrome. "Dead Cabin Controls" [gruger]
Aug 29, 2012 (3:51 pm)
I have a 2005 Chrysler Pacifica the ABS light, Slip-road light, and Emergency Brake light are on, the radio is off, the AC is off, all window controls do not work, Head lights do not work. All of this happens right after I start the Pacifica. Then to top everything else it will not shift out of park unless I do it manually with a screw driver.
I am scared to drive it.
If anyone knows where I should start on this problem please reply!
#4 of 9 Re: answer [jkas1]
Aug 30, 2012 (12:38 pm)
According to the Chrysler Dealership, they could not find the problem to the issues of the SUV. But I notice a ticking coming from the relay box that house the fuses in the right hand corner of the engine compartment. If its the box, it will be a very expensive problem to diagnose and fix. So I got rid of it and bought a Toyota Venza which I am happy with. The Pacifica was our third Chrylser car and I was very disappointed that they could not find the problem of the so-called "lemon," they build and could not fix than milking us out of $1299.00 plus dollars if I had left the car there any longer. But that is a very serious problem they took very lightly. My advice is to get rid of the car once it starts "shutting down the cabin," deadly, very deadly!!!. I still have the VIN number if any government officials want to know. Good Luck.
#5 of 9 Re: Ghostly Death Car Syndrome. "Dead Cabin Controls" [deadchrysler]
Aug 30, 2012 (12:47 pm)
Write down the VIN number and take picture's of the car and trade the pacifica in for a new car with 0% apr. At this time, car dealerships are rolling out new models.
Its going to be very expensive to fix and driving it would be negligence on your part. Report the issue to the government body in-charge of issuing recalls because Chrysler is not taking this issue seriously. Good Luck.
#6 of 9 Flickering light and power loss 05 pacifica
Nov 15, 2012 (10:04 pm)
I had a similar problem with my 05 Pacifica, all the light and bells would flicker and ring and it would lose power and sometimes shut off. It turned out to be the power wire that goes to the battery on the bottom of the fuse/relay box in the engine compartment. The fix cost me $6 for a new battery cable and $2 for red electrical tape because i couldn't find a red cable. I attached and bolted the new cable to the bottom of the fuse box and the other end to the positive battery terminal. This was 3 years ago and it hasn't happened since. Apparently the factory cable goes into a plastic connector that bolts to the bottom of the fuse box and the cable going into the plastic must come apart and not let the cable to carry a good current..Hope this helps
#7 of 9 shutdown of veh. and it's just like disconnecting the battery
Mar 25, 2013 (2:46 pm)
Starting is perfect. engine runs great. when I turn off the ignition, then try to restart, everything resets. ie: radio to am 530, clock to 12:00, heater controls to auto-hi. when I turn off the switch, everything goes dead. No interior lights, warning bell, no electronic delay. Get this, headlights will not work unless the switch is turned to ac.
#8 of 9 Re: shutdown of veh. and it's just like disconnecting the battery [jgaddis]
Mar 28, 2013 (2:37 am)
Read previous message #6 and try the procedure to fix the problem. Not every symptom in this regard are the same but it resides in the area of the fuse box main wiring. Good luck
#9 of 9 ghostly battery connection
Nov 06, 2013 (3:36 pm)
My 2007 Pacifica sometimes just won't start. All doors are shut, lights off, etc. but it decides not to start. Battery is ok; if we jump it, it will start. Battery just dies overnight, for no apparent reason. This started about 3 weeks ago. Also, the heater will not come on. I have had no trouble with the car until now; I have put 180,000 miles on it with no problems. Ac is ok; but no heat. It is driving me nuts. I read about the battery cables: I will try that; but if anyone else has had this happen, let me know what you did to fix it. It is a good car, and has been ok. I want to drive it until it craps out, if possible.