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Caravan/Town & Country Electrical Problems



  • I have next problem with the Voyager 1996:

    - not working instrument cluster, all the gauges at zero, no display for distance or trip

    - not working wiper intermittent

    - not working speed control (tempomat)

    - when loocking the doors it unlock imediately

    But, sometimes when driving, the instrument cluster start working.

    I have already check the fuses, relays, conectors, remove the BCM and reinstal, resolder conector on instrument cluster panel, put the ground (-) wire direct to pin 7 on instrument cluster conector because I do not found the ground G200.
    Disconect clockspring conector, disconect conector on HVAC.

    Any idea?
  • maxima8maxima8 Posts: 8
    go to junk yard and get used gauge cluster maybe fix the problems take only 15 minutes to change good luck
  • 98dodge198dodge1 Posts: 1
    i have a 98 t&c the battery was going dead and the alarm was not reseting so i replaced the battery now all the buttons next to the ac controls are flashing. then after driving a while they stop. all the buttons still work. is there a reset for these? also i have had some issues lately with a random sputter. ill be driving and it will sputter sometimes and not others. ive checked for dtcs and there were none. i havent seen the ses light come on at all while this happens. i have had cluster issues where i had to hit the dash to get the car to start. i also have replaced the crank sensor and it helped for a while but now its back. thank you for your help
  • dugger2dugger2 Posts: 2
    I started my town and country, and it was running rough. I replaced my plugs and wire, but still no change.
    I believe my alternator is going bad...will this make the van run rough??
    I have the "engine" symbol lit on the dash too.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,269
    No, not unless your battery was VERY low, and in that case you would not be able to start it long before it runs out of enough juice to power the park plugs.

    You may have a vacuum or fuel supply problem that is causing the rough operation. Find out the code(s) in the system by using a reader - that may give you a good idea of where to start. In general, I would check my compression first, then spark quality (there could be a problem with the ignition coil), then go from there.
  • dugger2dugger2 Posts: 2
    thanks for the advice
    I did pull the wires off one at a time at the ignition coil....and there were 2 that weren't sparking strong like the others
    I also disconnected the battery while the van was running...and the engine would die...and I hear a loud noise coming from he alternator I do believe I have an alternator going bad too
  • miket8miket8 Posts: 3
    I doubt the alternator is causing it to run rough. If you have two weak cylinders, this is not caused by the alternator. With the engine light on, that means there are codes. I'd have the codes read and go from there.
  • srs_49srs_49 Posts: 1,394
    I agree with the other two posters. I do not think a weak alternator would make the van run rough. You should be able to run on the battery alone, assuming it has a good charge. If you already replaced the plugs and wires, I would look for cracked/leaking vacuum hoses.

    I would be careful pulling plug wires. Dumping unburned fuel into the exhaust is a good way to shorten the life of your catalytic converter.
  • luiscab70luiscab70 Posts: 2
    We have a 2007 T&C Touring and beginning this past winter, when the temperature dropped below 50, our Heat/AC would not come would not come on at all including the navigation compass above. This would cause the brake and ABS light to come on and the TRAC to turn off. When it got warmer all was fine, then the rain in APril caused some humidity and same thing happened. Now, when it reaches over 80 degrees, same thing.

    We have taken it in and the TIPM was replaced and now we are waiting for another part that arrives at the beginning of June.

    Has ANYONE experienced this type of electrical problem EVER???

    Your input would be appreciated.

    :mad: and :confuse:

    Luis in TX
  • natehart83natehart83 Posts: 1
    the car turns over wont start need help quick thanks
  • ringaloriringalori Posts: 3
    On Voyager 1996, rear right sliding door do not unlock! I can do it manualy, but not with power lock/unlock (key, button). But it alway lock with power lock/unlock key or button.
    Anybody know the issue?
  • amandashamandash Posts: 14
    My 98 T & C has started giving an intermittent problem of not starting. The car starts would just refuse to start even after just parking up. I notice that the PRND2L all light up with squares around them so you can not tell which gear the car is in when this happens.

    The battery is always strong and the starts kicks very strong when it starting normal. Sometimes when it happens I can wait for about 10 minutes and then it starts. Last night it just won't start.

    I want to believe it is a bad neutral/reverse safety switch which in this vehicle is located inside the transmission but before I undertake this I would like to hear some input/advise from others.
  • dwilburn1dwilburn1 Posts: 1
    Can you tell me exactly what they did to fix it? My T & C is doing the same thing. It has been in the shop 3 times and they still can't figure out how to fix it.
  • pcsmileypcsmiley Posts: 1
    i can reset the whole thing by pushing the trip button. it cycles through like three things and then resets. but when i use the blinker again, it makes the speedo and now the tach go mental and then drop.

    2001 town and countrty lxi.
  • amandashamandash Posts: 14
    Follow-up--- The problem turns out to be the cable was burnt out inside the battery clamp. So there was poor connection. Actually I should have known this since I had noticed before that the terminal was getting hot.
  • djokmandjokman Posts: 1
    Hi all, new to this forum but am hoping there is someone out there that can help. I've got a 1999 Town & Country LXI that will start chiming constantly for a long time. There are no lights on the dash that are coming on. The doors are all shut, seat belts being worn. It is about to drive me crazy!!! Any suggestions? Any way to remove the chime? (heard it is located in the BCM, can it be removed?) Van runs and drives just fine with no problems. Please help before I end up in a padded room somewhere!

    LOL :-)
  • cjunkencjunken Posts: 1
    Hey all, was wondering if anyone had experienced this problem. Just driving along and all the sudden all the warning lights on the dash light up and the wipers make two passes. Then everything returns to normal. This just happened a couple times within about a five mile distance. I've looked through the manual and can't find anything saying its trying to warn me about something. We are getting ready for a 3000 miles road trip so i need to resolve this quickly, if possible.
  • lhenklhenk Posts: 1
    I have the same problem with a 2001 T&C. Do you know what parts you had
    changed? i hope you got yours fixed.
  • fconversefconverse Posts: 2
    Did you ever find out what was going on regarding the electrical problem you posted on 4/19/09? I am having the EXACT same problems with my 98 T&C right now. Please let me know. Thanks. Fred
  • krhodenkrhoden Posts: 1
    I am having the same problem, can someone help, the wipers come on and all the warning lights come on, I cannot use the indicators or turn on anything. Took it to the dealership, and they say they cannot repeat the problem, therefore cannot fix it. Help anyone?
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