Gauges not working?

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ALFREDO674
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  • 2000 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
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My gauges dont work or windows but radio works but the has no light at all
What is the problem I checked all the fuses and there all good?
Monday, January 5th, 2015 AT 1:01 PM

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JDL
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Did you check for voltage at the applicable fuses? Even if fuse is good, if no voltage at fuse circuit, circuit is still dead. Some fuses circuits are hot all the time, some go hot with the key on.
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Monday, January 5th, 2015 AT 2:31 PM
Tiny
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The wiring diagram is part of your power windows. Did you check for voltage at ptc? It goes hot with the key on. Did all problems start at the same time? You may have to check your ignition switch or wiring.
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Monday, January 5th, 2015 AT 2:41 PM
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I have a 1999 Plymouth Voyager and all my gauges on the dash shut down all the time. Sometimes they work and then they''ll just stop working. I've changed the fuses and that didn't fix the problem what could it be? Someone told me that it was a transmission control module going out, but that just doesn't sound right to me. Could you please help me out?
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:39 PM (Merged)
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Suspect loose pins on the back of the instrument cluster. They can be soldered to the copper circuits to make a better connection.

The Electronic Automatic Transmission Controller (EATX) sends vehicle speed information to the Body Computer which sends it to the instrument cluster which is a whole nuther computer module in itself. The cluster reads that information to calculate road speed for the speedometer. A failure in the EATX can cause just the speedometer and odometer to stop working but not all of the other gauges.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:39 PM (Merged)
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1998 Plymouth Voyager 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic

my gauges not working on my 98 voyager
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:39 PM (Merged)
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If its all the gauges, this usually indiactes a fault in the body control module, usually a bad connection, could've became corroded from excess moisture and it corroded the connection, it has to come out and the lead of the corroded connection has to be scaped or sanded then put back in so it makes a good contact, .
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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LEGITIMATE007
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The only other thing it can possibly be is the connection between the gage bezel and its input in back of it, sometimes bump after bump will pop it right out.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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My gauges stop working, I have taken the dash out and put into a different van and they work find. I have changed body computer, transmission and engine computer with no luck.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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Hello and thanks for donating

Have you checked the basics? The fuses and wiring should be tested to ensure the gauges are getting power. Are all lights and gauges inoperative in the cluster?
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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Yes I took-out fuse box and cleaned all plugs, the one under battery & under dash. The lights work in gauges, and the mileage and what gear you are lights up. But go out right back-out
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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If the connectors behind the instrument panel are good and tight and all other components related to the panel have been checked then the cluster itself will need replaced to fix this intermittent issue.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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I have a 1998 Plymouth Voyager, 3.0 liter, V6, approx. 130,000 miles. The gauges on the dash quit working at times and sometimes come right back on and other times stay off for days. No rhyme or reason to when this happens. Error code in Haynes manual is 66. We get this code twice when we check by turning key. Transmission doesn't shift properly when gauges are out either. Took to a dealer and they replaced BCM. It worked for a couple of weeks and went out again. They CLAIM to have checked all connections. Dash lights up fine, just no gauges. Any particular connect to BCM that could be shorting it out?
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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No gauges work at all, speedometer, fuel or temperature
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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That's right. No gauges at all. The dealership has replaced the Body Control Module and that didn't fix it. Two weeks after replacing it, the gauges went our and wouldn't come back on at all. Now, they have replaced the Instrument Cluster and for now, that seems to have solved the problem, but I just picked it up 3 days ago and driven it 3 times since. We'll see.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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Fuel gauge, temperature gauge, and speedometer do not work.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros. Com.

I just went through three different wiring schematics and the result was the same each time. The only thing these items all have in common is the body control module, (BCM). Grounds are in different locations, so I cannot see how that is an issue.

The BCM consist of many different modules that communicate with many of the vehicle's relays and components. Its primary function is to eliminate wiring in the vehicle.

I would suggest having that component tested at a shop where the proper equipment can be found. It is not a cheap part, so I would not recommend just replacing it.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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All my gauges just stopped working and its not the fuse is there a relay for them
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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The instrument cluster is no longer reliable and simple gauges and lights. It is now a computer module and is very unreliable. Sometimes they develop loose connector pins that can be soldered to the copper printed circuits, but more commonly, it's just the typical failure of delicate circuitry. Newer vehicles are much worse, and they can't figure out why no one wants to buy new cars!

Caradiodoc
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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Sometimes my gauges go off. My horn won't work, my cruise control quits. Other times it all works. There are times when my guages start off and come to life after driving awhile.

Thank you.
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Saturday, September 26th, 2020 AT 2:40 PM (Merged)
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Hi:
It sounds like you have a short in the steering column or a bad BCM. It will need tested with the proper test equipment.

Joe
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