1997 Chrysler Town and Country Dashboard cluster, instrumen

  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 12,800 MILES
When I start the vehicle the check engine light is on. Within 10 minutes the ABS light comes on and the dash and instruments go offline. I've had the vehicle to different mechinics and have replaced the instrument cluster, onboard computer and the body control module and the problem is still there. Can you help?
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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 AT 6:27 AM

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COMPASS MINI-TRIP COMPUTER OR INSTRUMENT MALFUNCTION TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN Reference Number(s): 08-43-96, 08-43-96 REV. A, Date of Issue: January 24, 1997 Superceded Bulletin(s): 08-43-96, Date of Issue: December 13, 1996 Related Ref Number(s): 08-43-96, 08-43-96 REV. A ARTICLE BEGINNING COMPASS MINI-TRIP COMPUTER (CMTC) AND/OR INSTRUMENT CLUSTER MALFUNCTION Model(s): 1997 Chrysler (NS) Town & Country 1997 Dodge (NS) Caravan 1997 Plymouth (NS) Voyager 1997 Plymouth (GS) Chrysler Voyager (International Market) Group: Electrical Bulletin No.: 08-43-96 Rev. A Date: January 24, 1997 SYMPTOM/CONDITION After an ignition start cycle the Compass Mini-Trip Computer (CMTC) and/or instrument cluster display may intermittently malfunction as follows: 1. The display shows incorrect temperatures. 2. The display will go into the "CAL" mode. 3. The display shows an incorrect heading. 4. The display is blank. 5. All instrument cluster gauges and all Vacuum Fluorescent (VF) displays are out/blank. NOTE: This bulletin supersedes Technical Service Bulletin number 08-43-96, dated December 13, 1996. Changes include Subject and an additional Symptom/Condition. NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built prior to November 22, 1996 (MDH 1122XX).DIAGNOSIS If the vehicle demonstrates or the vehicle operator describes any of the five symptoms above, perform the following Repair Procedure. PARTS INFORMATION


REPAIR PROCEDURE This bulletin involves installing a revised Electric Back Light (EBL) relay. 1. Disengage the two slotted fasteners on the instrument panel silencer assembly/junction block cover and remove silencer/cover. 2. Remove the EBL relay (located in the lower left corner of the junction block and immediately above the fuse bank) and discard it. 3. Install the revised EBL relay P/N 04897438AA. 4. Install the instrument panel silencer assembly/junction block cover. WARRANTY INFORMATION POLICY: Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty. LABOR OPERATION NO.: 08-65-29-90 TIME ALLOWANCE: 0.2 hr. FAILURE CODE: P8 - New Part
Don't know if this will help, but it is a known issue.
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