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  • I tried message 3 and it did not worked. I like to know how (step by step) to do the cool down test to get rid of the flashing lights ( a/c, recirculatory control switch). thanks!
  • fredo442fredo442 Posts: 1
    It's the funniest thing. I have an ABS,and Airbag light on my dash. At the same time the air/heater control stop working along with the turning signals. This all showed up at the same time. Checked fuses but this has left me confused. Any Idea? Van is running find otherwise.
  • jpfjpf Posts: 496
    Sometimes a weak battery can cause funny electrical problems. Check out your battery. Good luck.
  • dirtmoverdirtmover Posts: 14
    I need something that can look a bit beyond the generic OBDII codes, in particular to retrieve codes from the TCM on my caravan. I have an Innova reader but it only does the generic stuff. Any recommendations?
  • garf16garf16 Posts: 1
    hello my horn does not work on my 2001 caravan and the shop said it was the fuse panel and I needed to replace it. Is there anything else I could do that won't cost so much?
  • I have a '92 Dodge caravan that only works the instruments when the lights are on (parking or headlights). I have tried 3 different instrument clusters (I now have 2 spares) and they all do the same thing. When the lights are off, the 'instrument panel' warning light comes on and the windshield wipers will not work in any of the intermittent positions. I have tried to find the electrical diagram in Chiltons but they only show up to '91 and then from '95 on. As an automotive electrical engineer (GM) I know I could fix this if I had a wiring diagram but one does not seem to be available. HELP !
  • nvdfwnvdfw Posts: 3
    I have a Dodge Caravan SXT 2005 with two power outlets. One at front provides power when switch is ON, while auxiliar (behind second row seat on driver's side) is currently direct from battery after moving 20amp fuse in fuse box.

    We just bought a heater/cooler which requires at least 5amp to work. It has an internal system that alerts you if battery is low (I guess it means not enough power supplied) and cooler will not work.

    1) If car is not running and cooler connected to outlet2, it does not work due low power.
    2) If switch pass back (engine not started but radio working, and cooler connected to outlet1 it works fine.
    3) While engine running and cooler connected to outlet2, it works fine while moving; on IDLE it beeps/alerts specially if A/C running at the same time.

    I went today to AutoZone and guy verified battery and alternator, he said everything is OK.

    Is it possible outlet2 is not giving enough AMP for cooler to work? how could I check that?

    Any ideas or suggestions?
  • pmack1pmack1 Posts: 4
    Is this an electrical or mechanical dash?
  • kellie29kellie29 Posts: 3
    headlights and flashers continually flashing and won't turn off even when the vehicle is off! 2003 Chrysler Voyager. Anyone else experiencing this? How did you fix it?
  • kenzafankenzafan Posts: 3
    I had a similar problem with my 96 Grand Caravan. Replaced the door dome light switch & fixed the problem. It is a small black button on the door post with one screw & 2 plug in wires once the screw is removed & the switch pulled out from the hole where it is mounted........good luck...Ken.
  • kenzafankenzafan Posts: 3
    a very similar event happened to me on my 99 Dodge Grand Caravan. Off & on over many months my gauges would go to zero or bounce & lights would come & go including ABS & check engine lights. I found a wire going from the alternator to the fuse/relay block was hanging on the back side of the engine, below the exhaust manifold & the ties broke allowing the wire to be touching hot parts. It finally burned the fuselink. After replacing it my problems as described earlier have not returned. It has now been about six or seven weeks..........good luck...Ken.
  • amazonamazon Posts: 293
    I'm trying to find the relay for the head light high beams. I can't find it, even after looking in my Haynes bible... The vehicle: '94 Plymouth Voyager 3.0. Do you have any tips?
  • bestindybestindy Posts: 1
    My 98 Plymouth Grand Voyager has all lights come on and go off automatically even when engine / ignition and all switches are off. Mechanic could not find anything wrong (billed me $100 just to take a look). What could be the problem?
  • anne16anne16 Posts: 1
    Our problem is the sliding side door on the van. Something triggers the opening mechanism when we are nowhere near the vehicle. WHAT could make the door open? This has happened twice, and we guess it's someone passing by who has a signal similar to our remote door opener signal. Any ideas?
  • I don't know what is causing your particular problem but neither does Chrysler. I saw a segment on the news last week about that very problem and the NTSC is considering a recall for that. Check with Chrysler or the National Traffic Safety Commission for updates.
    Good Luck
  • scalceusscalceus Posts: 1
    Have you had any luck with this? I'm having the exact same problem. It's become so bad that I have to disconnect the battery at night so it doesn't drain.
  • witsend2witsend2 Posts: 1
    We have had the exact same problems with our 96 Ply Voyager. I have had clock spring,(one I paid for and another was factory recall) 02 sensors, ac compressor, 1st tranny (4 yrs ago), 2nd tranny (1 yr in August) Now, when I take off, the speedometer is sticking causing the transmission to jerk into gear. I feel this is the transmission, but the company that replaced the tranny says that it is not and it is electrical. We, only have 83,000 miles on this van and like you, I do not feel good about selling it to anyone
  • Don't have an owner's manual, so don't know what light this is...but it's the 3rd light from the left, brake light, oil light, then this stays on. Please let me know what this is and means asap! Thanks doberkidsmom
  • kellie29kellie29 Posts: 3
    After our lights were flashing my husband drove the car home and disconnected the battery also. In the morning the problem stopped. This was several weeks ago with no reoccurance. Try taking it to AutoZone or Advance Auto, they can diagnose cars (with codes) at no cost. Hope this was helpful.
  • pneuguypneuguy Posts: 2
    The turn signals on my 2002 Grand Caravan won't turn off after a turn. For a while, this was intermittent, and happened only on one side. It got steadily worse, until I now have to manually shut them off every time I make a turn.

    Has anyone heard of this problem? Unfortunately, I have a feeling the only way to fix this is to remove the steering wheel (something I don't plan to attempt myself).
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 12,762
    Often times the turn signal stalks have plastic "bumpers" in there that are turned off when pins in the steering column strike them after a turn. They can break or bend over time, which may be your van's problem.

    I am not certain that this is how the modern Caravan's are set up, but a look in a Hayne's manual (or similar) would probably clear that up.
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • pneuguypneuguy Posts: 2
    Thanks. I'll check out Haynes.
  • Hi- I have purchased a used BCM for my '98 Gr Caravan Sport 3.3L for $75. I would like to install it myself and was wondering if anyone could offer any assistance or a link(s) to information?
    Van symptoms:
    >Instrument Gauges intermittently fail
    >Wipers will not easily turn off once turned on.

  • rosa4rosa4 Posts: 1
    I have the exact same problem. gauge and wipers. I was going to have the instrument cluster rebuilt. Were you able to replace the BCM?
  • Hello,
    Goodness, goodness has this been a lot of trouble for just some blinking lights from changing a battery. Well I have the hookup on what to do, so do not fret anymore. I got it from another site and it only too 6 min. to complete:
    "All you need to do is start your van. Slide your temp lever all the to the right (full cold)-mine was to the left. Turn Mode Control to 'panel' (the one that sends air to your face only). Turn the 'blower switch' to all the way to full. Now go to the left most three buttons. Simultaneously press and hold two buttons, the top one (rear wiper) and the bottom one (rear washer fluid). Hold these two for a few seconds. Once the lights come on solid and begin to flash, you can let go. A microprocessor will now take a few minutes to orchestrate the calibration of the air conditioning system. You will feel the air blow out of all the different zones at different intervals and see lights come on and go off. This means the AC computer has completed it's re-calibration cycle. Pressing the last (slow) flashing button complete the process. Turn off the ignition and restart the van. A successful calibration is indicated by the absence of blinking lights" OK this does work, but you need to watch the lights, because it start all over again if you miss the slow blinking light (top-left). Good Luck, Amanda
  • Im reding the forums here and do not find any answers to my problems. First this winter, my rear wiper stopped functiong, and the Air bag light lit up. Wiper doesnt work still, and the air bag light is still on. Next, just a while ago, I found my left head light on all the time, on high beam. The only way to stop it was to remvoe the fuse under the hood. With this happening, I have no more radio, no more running light, and no more interior lights. I have spent good money to recondition this mini van, and now find myself faced with another huge expense to repair this. Im told by an electrical specialist it can be fixed a t a cost of about $1,000.00, and its not the first one they fix one.
    Can anybody clarify any of this, or all of it. Any suggestion or experts in Montreal that can help me?
    Thanks, anything helpful would be greatly appreciated.
  • rmanzrmanz Posts: 2
    I came across this forum which discussed the BCM replacement. It doesn't sound too tough.

    I am in need of a BCM for my 1996 Grand Voyager - where did you get one for $75? Are they hard to find? I had my BCM replaced by the dealer three years ago for the same wiper symptoms you describe. Now my power locks lock and unlock randomly and the dealer says it is the BCM again (only $1000 to replace!) Needless to say, a DIY fix for < $100 would be great.
  • pgkpgk Posts: 1
    This worked like a charm! Thanks for the post! Great information!

  • hleggehlegge Posts: 1
    Dodgeman3, did you get an answer to your question about your headlight problem. I have exactly the same issue.
  • All we did was disconnect the battery overnight. The problem hasn't returned since. Hope this was helpful.
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