Mechanics

DODGE CARAVAN BATTERY PROBLEM

1999 Dodge Caravan

Hi. We have been having some electrical problems with our van for a while now. Current problems: no gauges (no fuel, speedometer, odometer, gear selector), controls on steering wheel for cruise control not working (or even light up), push buttons for cooling/heating or back wipers not working. All of these problems started at the same time as well as the ABS light came on and so did the Service Engine soon light came on. The indicators work, as does the headlights, break lights, rear lights. The bulbs that light up the instrument cluster also work. The radio and cassette player both still work. We have disconnected and reconnected the battery, cleaned the battery, checked all fuses, removed instrument cluster and resoldered joints on back. Do you have any suggestions on what we can do? Thank you very much.
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Jessicacanning
January 3, 2013.



Have the battery checked for condition first including a load test. Alot of times that's what causes this. Check all your fuses underhood and in car and check ground in steering column. Your clock spring in steering wheel could be bad as well for radio problem.

Hmac300
Jan 3, 2013.