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Chrysler 300M: Problems & Solutions



  • Have a problem with my climate control doesn't work and when I try pushing the off doesn't go off but have increased fan. Any solutions?
  • bigmike5bigmike5 Posts: 960
    If the fuse is ok then you need to see if there is a relay for the blower. There are relays for a lot of things in the car, the ignition for one. When I had a starter problem it turned out to be a $10 relay. So see if there is a relay associated with the blower. Start there. :)
  • bigmike5bigmike5 Posts: 960
    Will be up your way the end of June. Second grandbaby due the 26th. My son got some Monstah Seats for the 1 July game at Fenway. $100 a pop. Hope they have won a game by then. lol. :shades:
  • merv1merv1 Posts: 3
    Checked the blower by disconnecting the blower power plug under the glove box and putting power to the plug terminals - blower works fine. Now going to replace the speed resistor element. Thanks for the input.
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,436
    Good timing, Mike. The Sawx are off the schneid... Only a game behind the Yanks! I hate the Yankees. Congrats on grandkid #2. Hope you fit in Fenway, Big!

    Again, if anybody buys a '99M, Platinum ext., Charcoal int, Chrome Razorstars with around 67,000 miles at time of purchase, post it. I'd really like to know my M has found a good home. And maybe get all the loose change under the driver's seat back! Premium gas is expensive!!!! As are Monstah seats at the Pahk!
    Wicked pissah!

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • purpurpurpur Posts: 3
    I put on BF Goodrich traction ta's
  • purpurpurpur Posts: 3
  • purpurpurpur Posts: 3
    I hear a knocking noise from the front end when I go over small bumps. garage said front end was tight. Any suggestions
  • It's got the leather black interior, has 56K Miles, but has the factory painted alloys. And I didn't find any spare change!
    By the way, the center dash speaker was blown too. I took your advice on how to remove the a pillars and dash, and boy! :) was it easy! I unplugged the speaker and the system sounds great. I hardly miss that speaker! thanks again for the info!
  • Hi quietflyer-
    Using the message #'s you posted, I couldn't find them. Would it be too much trouble to maybe write it out again? I appreciate your help...
    DB3 :confuse:
  • I found this illustrated "how to" for replacing the center dash tweeter on the web. Lotsa other instalaltion tip for may cars here, too. I followed the instructin and it went quicly and without a hitch. :D
  • Hi Drummerboy3,
    Here is a copy of what I had posted back in January.

    "I just got finished cleaning up the headlights on my '99 300M. They had become yellowed and crazed. They really looked bad!! I searched through this forum but could not really find any method that was useful. I then read through the public forums on the 300M Enthusiast Club site and found one dated 9/20/04 by BETOBOY that described a fairly good way to clean the lights. I modified it slightly with what I had on hand and they came out beautiful. The hardest part is needing to remove the lights from the car to work on the whole lens.
    The procedure starts by wet sanding the lenses with 1500 grit sand paper. This cleans all the crazing and surface yellowing off (It scares you a little because the lens turns white!) Next, I used 3M Plastic Cleaner (a rubbing compound) to get most of the sanding marks off. I follow this with the 3M Plastic Polish. The lights look pretty good at this point. I then used some high quality Turtle wax to protect the lens in the future.
    I still need to do my fog lights but they are much easier to get off. While I had the lights out I replaced the low beam lamps with Sylvania SilverStar lamps. I have used them on other cars and like the results. I wish they had the 9005XS available for the high beams. I have seen some others mention modifying the mounts to us the standard right angle lamps but I don't see how."

    Hope this helps you.
  • lawnmorelawnmore Posts: 1
    I have a rather loud buzzing like noise behind the drivers door latch when UNLOCKING the door with remote or key. Sounds like the electrical activator.Anyone got a fix idea? :(
  • Thanks for the info. I actually found someone who does this professionally and he came out and did my lights. He pretty much used the same methods, except for removing the lights. They came out pretty good! They don't look new, but they sure look a heck of a lot better than they used too. The price was right too ($30 for mobile service!) Thanks again for all your help. :shades:
  • cream300cream300 Posts: 1
    I have a problem with my door panels, please help. The panels have become loose due to opening and closing the doors. At the bottom of the door I can see where the screw has been ripped from door panel. Any suggestions?

  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,926
    Seek out the Club message board. They have instructions on how to repair that.
  • This is surely an ignition module problem. I replaced mine on a 99M last year easy fix. Roger
  • charlesf1charlesf1 Posts: 52
    What is involved in replacing the battery?
  • naatz1naatz1 Posts: 188
    Do a search on "battery" in the Search This Discussion block above. Or go look around Jan 29, 04 at post #103 or around #95 as there are a bunch of instructions there. I have not done this as my 2004 300M just turned 10K miles & 13 mons old - - it or any work in that engine compartment is tight but possible with the right advice.
  • Hi everyone, I'm new here. Traded in my 2002 Dakota Quad Cab (bought it new) for a 2001 300M. Went to a car due to job change, man I miss my truck! However I love this car so far, although I've heard some horror stories. Anyways to my question. My gas gauge seems way off. Same over the last 4-5 fillups but I will use last night. 17 gallon tank on the car, I get close to Empty and fill and it only takes 13 gallons. Last night I let it get all the way to Empty, filled and it took 14.3 gallons. I had it looked at by the dealer where I bought it last week, they found nothing wrong and one guy said "that car has a reserve tank of 2-3 gallons when on empty." I think thats bogus, the manual says when the low fuel light comes on there is approx 2 gallons left, this happens just under 1/8 tank. Plus it would make no sense to have 2-3 gallons left when on E, that's almost 1/4 tank gas!! My trip computer says I'm averaging 19.5 mpg, which would be 332 miles using every drop but if I follow the gas gauge I'm filling with 250-270 trip miles. So in conclusion it seems to me that the gauge itself or maybe a sensor is bad. Oh they did "reprogram" some module when it was at the dealer but that did nothing. Sorry this is so long. Any help would be greatly appreciated!! :confuse:
  • stpoststpost Posts: 4
    How can I tell if my 2000 300M wheels are the standard wheel or chrome option? Center caps are missing and also wonder if the same cap is used on both chrome and Alum. alloy wheels.
  • stpoststpost Posts: 4
    Sometimes, not very often, instrument lighting on my 2000 300M flashes between bright and dim. Any explanation?
  • laurasdadalaurasdada Posts: 3,436
    It sounds like you are getting what us old-timers (recently replaced my '99 M with an '05 Acura TL) lovingly refer to as the "Light Show." For me, fiddling with the lighting rheostat fixed the show the half-dozen times it happened to me in my 5.5 years of (wonderful!) ownership.

    Not sure of the cause, others here may have replaced swithces or control units, but my "fix" always set me back to normal, give it a try next time you get the show.

    And, yes, everytime I see a nice M, a little tear forms in the corner of my eye. Good times, good times.

    '13 Jaguar XF, possibly my favorite of all the cars I've owned. But, my '09 Jag XK was a beauty, as was my '05 Acura TL, '88 Acura Integra, '84 Mitsubishi Mirage Turbo & '78 VW Scirocco (my first!). And, of course, the '92 Nissan Sentra SE-R and '95 Saab 900s I bought for the ex... Ok, I like a lot of the cars in my life.

  • macaronimacaroni Posts: 1
    First time here - very useful info. I have a 2001 300M with 61000km. Service advisor tells me drive belts are cracked and I should replace them, at around $175 (CDN). Seems kinda early to me. I had a 4 year extended warranty expire last month, and I need to decide if I keep this car or get a new one. So far the 2001 model seems to be with less problems compared to the 1999 and 2000 model year. Any comments ?
  • charlan9charlan9 Posts: 1

    I have a RB1 with a broken screen, I could use the address if you still have it.

  • We just bought a 99' 300M a month ago and have noticed a sound coming from what sounded like the radiator fan every now and then. Today, we smelled something burning and a small amount of white smoke coming from under the hood. My husband says its the radiator fan, says it's locked. Any suggestions or advice? Is this a DIY or should we have a mechanic do it? If so, anyone know of a tutorial or diagram. Apparantly it's pretty difficult to get to. Thanks!
  • bigmike5bigmike5 Posts: 960
    I have a 99, never heard of your problem in 6 years on here. Got no idea on what would be the best course for fixing it. For me it would be a mechanic. A man's got to know his limitations. You can use the search box above to look for your problem.
  • tayl0rdtayl0rd Posts: 1,926
    Are you asking me? Can you be a little more specific? What address are you looking for?
  • kylitokylito Posts: 17
    If this is the serpentine belt you are talking about that price seems steep. I just replaced mine at 80000km and it cost about 65 to 75 dollars. I am at 96000km right now and I still have not replaced air conditioning belt
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