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Electrical / radio / cluster issues

brandon1515brandon1515 Member Posts: 2
edited January 2016 in Chrysler
Hello everyone,
2008 T&C Touring 3.8L. 159k miles. I replaced the battery then noticed an electrical burning smell. Radio and DVD system now isn't working. Smell is/was the most strong on the drivers side (smell now gone after a few days and hasn't come back). There is a power draw somewhere drains the battery overnight. When this issue first started, the wipers and cluster lights would flash momentarily. This too has stopped and seems back to normal. I also have an OBD reader that reads live data. This function used to work but now reads "this vehicle doesn't support live data".
I've removed the cluster and left it unplugged overnight. Battery was dead in the morning.
Any suggestions where next to look?
Thanks in advance,


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Member Posts: 64,481
    Here's a good VIDEO on how to track down a parasitic drain.
  • brandon1515brandon1515 Member Posts: 2
    Bingo. That link worked like a charm. Too bad I hadn't seen that before I spent a day fiddling with the gauge cluster.
    Tracked the problem to the IOC and finally to the radio.
    Thanks for your help.
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