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instrument cluster dead on my 2001 grand caravan

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dafir

Scarborough, Canada

#1 May 28, 2007
I had problem with my 2001 grand Caravan. the instrument cluster went dead. Nothing appears (Odometer, etc.) in addition the analog gauges (spedometer, fuel gauge, etc) are not working. and if came back the first time i used the signal arm the whole instrument cluster dead again The vehicle still operates fine.
I checked all fuses the IOD fuse and relays and they appear fine.
is there any help for my problem please

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thanks alot

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James

Gibsons, Canada

#2 Oct 29, 2007
dafir wrote:
I had problem with my 2001 grand Caravan. the instrument cluster went dead. Nothing appears (Odometer, etc.) in addition the analog gauges (spedometer, fuel gauge, etc) are not working. and if came back the first time i used the signal arm the whole instrument cluster dead again The vehicle still operates fine.
I checked all fuses the IOD fuse and relays and they appear fine.
is there any help for my problem please
please if i miss the coment on this site please email me diract to [email protected]
thanks alot
I also have the same problem with our 1991 caravan (no instrument panel guages work). I was wondering if you had any success figuring out a solution to the problem? Please assist if you can. Thank you.
Anette

Washington, DC

#3 Nov 19, 2007
I'm haveing the same problem. It's been happening on and off. I used to hit the dashboard and it started working but that doesn't help anymore.
The mechanic told me I "probably" need a new Body Module Control, for $900!!! I don't know what to do. Check engine light came on too.
Anette

Washington, DC

#4 Nov 19, 2007
Mine is a 99 Grand Caravan
Pat

Saint-basile-le-grand, Canada

#6 Jul 30, 2008
James wrote:
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I also have the same problem with our 1991 caravan (no instrument panel guages work). I was wondering if you had any success figuring out a solution to the problem? Please assist if you can. Thank you.
I'm having the same problem with my Caravan. Has anyone found a solution for this
ben

Canada

#8 Aug 5, 2008
I have a 2005 Dodge Caravan.When driving in heavy rain wipers failed,ac blower stopped,display on clock stereo coming and going,power windows failed to open.Van runs fine
but scary when wipers failed when passing in rain. Suspect moisture geing in somewhere,has anyone experienced this problem and have a solution
ben

Fredericton, Canada

#9 Aug 5, 2008
failed to mention ,no engine codes and wipers started again after a few minutes,but stereo light
coming and going for 1 hour
Doug Pinkerton

Trail, Canada

#10 Oct 20, 2008
I have a 2001 Caravan and smelled smoke, the cluster went off and back on except the speedo and gear shift indicator. Dealer wants $900 for new one. Got one at the autowreckers for $100 and it works but there are extra lights about "abs" and "trac on" which I dont't have. Parts dept says the replacement should work and service dept says there are no adjustments they know of. Does anyone know the cure???
toyota master tech

Sharon, MA

#11 Nov 5, 2008
Hi, My wife's 02 grand caravan has had similar issues.Try this,dis-connect the battery for a short time (15-20min),then re-connect.this causes a reset of several systems.I cant explain why it works,but stumbled on it when the original batt failed.we have had to this 3 or 4 times withgreat results
neonmike - WA

United States

#12 Nov 6, 2008
Hi I had the same issue with the Plym Neon. It might be the same issue - Chrysler used cold sodering and it fails. You have to pull the cluster and resoder. Otherwise shell out 800 to have the dealer replace the cluster. I've done it to two neons. They have a fix on Neon.org in the forums.

I hope it works on the 98 GC I'm planning to buy.
hilary

Manchester, NH

#13 Dec 3, 2008
Hi I have a 02 grand caravan sport and all my dash lights are out...including my radio heat etc...I heard something about it possibly being the cluster light? does anyone have a clue where this would be or how much to replace it? Thank you for the help
Paccordino

Saint George, UT

#14 Jan 1, 2009
I had the issue of all my instrument cluster out and this is what i found to be the cause. After some research, it appears that Dodge instrument clusters seem to go out. It may be due to poor soldering or some other reason. So i took my instrustment cluster out (about 25 minutes worth of work and found that one of the terminals on the circuit board was broken. The solder had just cracked on the grounding terminal where the plug meets the sircuit board. After a quick solder, I re-installed and tested and it appears to have been the fix.
Reidy

Toronto, Canada

#15 Jan 7, 2009
Paccordino wrote:
I had the issue of all my instrument cluster out and this is what i found to be the cause. After some research, it appears that Dodge instrument clusters seem to go out. It may be due to poor soldering or some other reason. So i took my instrustment cluster out (about 25 minutes worth of work and found that one of the terminals on the circuit board was broken. The solder had just cracked on the grounding terminal where the plug meets the sircuit board. After a quick solder, I re-installed and tested and it appears to have been the fix.
Can you please tell me if your turn signals and hazard warning lights failed also, just curious before I start to rip out my dash.

Thanks
Wendell

Falls Church, VA

#16 Jan 16, 2009
I have the same problem. I tried the solution of disconnecting the battery for about 15 minutes. This seems to have worked. Only time will tell.
John D

United States

#17 Jan 31, 2009
Interesting reading.

The "background" lights went out on my Caravan instrument panel. All red and yellow are working, I believe (check engine, gas low, etc.). So, I pulled the cluster out and connected a 9V battery with wires to each of the lights and they all light.

I most definitely have a short somewhere (perhaps elsewhere in the dash) because I've gone through my 2nd 7.5A fuse for the instrument cluster. I'd recently installed a new radio and was pushing the radio in; "did I slice any supply wires?"

Am curious to try disconnecting/reconnecting the battery like some others talked about, but I doubt that that will help when there's a short!

Now how to narrow down the short...
Bethan

Vancouver, Canada

#18 Feb 1, 2009
I have the problem of no instrument panel light when I turn on my headlights. Also the alarm for leaving the car with the headlights on no longer works and the radio doesn't shut off. I am told it is the Body Control Module (at over $600CDN). My mechanic says he can put in a shunt of some kind to give me half power to instrument panel....

Last night my looks-like-a-transmission warning light came on and stayed on (sorry can't remember the technical name). Right now that is my main concern!

Please let me know if you have had similar problems.

B
JCook

Stillwater, OK

#19 Mar 21, 2009
Paccordino wrote:
So i took my instrustment cluster out (about 25 minutes worth of work and found that one of the terminals on the circuit board was broken. The solder had just cracked on the grounding terminal where the plug meets the sircuit board. After a quick solder, I re-installed and tested and it appears to have been the fix.
How did you access the instrument cluster to remove it, please?
Margaret

Spruce Grove, Canada

#20 Mar 24, 2009
We have a 2002 Dodge Caravan that is doing the same thing. Dealership says it will cost over 1000 to check it out?? Just paid 590 for them to replace codes didnt work still have intermittent dead guages. Have written to Dodge Chrysler but havent answered me yet.
c randolph

United States

#21 May 17, 2009
having the same problem with my 2005 grand caravan. we are going to try unplugging the battery to see if that resolves issue.
Randy

Princeton, MN

#22 Jun 23, 2009
My 2005 Dodge Caravans instrument cluster, brake lights(except small one on top of the van), and turn signals all were out when I started the van. Everything else works just fine including the head and tail lights. I disconnected a trailer just before then if its any help. I have checked all the fuses and relays, tried resetting the bcm, and anything else I could find on the net. Does anyone have an idea how to fix this?

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