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I put an after-market radio/cd in my 2003 Venture. Purchased a vehicle-specific wiring harness w/chime and data-bus interface. Radio works fine. However, the headlamps come on whenever the switch is on (ACC also). Any ideas?
I am not sure if this thread is even used by other members now. I have some problems that I am trying to figure out that I started to get yesterday.
I started my 2000 Venture a few days ago and everything was running fine. I did a headlight restore kit and the car was still fine.
Yesterday I went and started it and all the gauge lights came on. I turned the key and there was a "call error" on the radio display and the van didn't even crank, just silence. All the lights were on the dash, the gauges didn't move and all the interior lights came on. The "security", "battery" and "low fuel" light were coming on the message centre. The tank has been filled since I bought the van three weeks ago and I haven't driven it really. I have been starting it every few days without issue. I tried to start it a few more times and the lights on the dash got dimmer and by the few times I did it the only light that was on the dash was the "engine light" and it was very dim. None of the locks were working, windows, interior light, headlights or taillight lights came on. When I was packing up getting ready to leave, I could hear the gauges trying to move. I could hear the motor behind the gauges. It happened for about 10 seconds and then stopped. This was when the key was removed.
I have never experienced this type of electrical problem before. The OEM key fob only unlocks and it stopped working. Same with the aftermarket fob that is only for the van starter. I changed most of the interior bulbs to LED and changed the passenger side power mirror since it was damaged from the previous owner(48 hours after I bought it). It appears that something was draining the battery. I don't have a voltage meter or an OBDll scanner. I am going to try and boost the battery and see if that's what it is. The battery looks okay but I am not sure if the date it was put in. I am going to try and find that out.
If there is anyone that can offer any advice would be great. I am kind of stumped. Since that the van isn't registered I am not able to get it towed to my mechanic to get it checked. Thanks in advance.
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