As an owner of the 98 Chrysler T and C, it has been my experience that the Instrument cluster can cause a no start situation. Here's how it works. The built in security system is connected through the instrument cluster, and will give it nothing to display as soon as it feels your stealing your own car. The first thought is to try and deactivate the system. This is usually a wasted effort, and typically results in MASS frustration followed by the throwing of keys. The solution is pretty primitive. You actually need to forcefully strike the opponent either in the instrument cluster or on the dash board above the cluster (Usually 2 to 5 times). If this works, you have essentially discovered a poor connection behind the cluster, usually just corroded. Replacing the cluster typically only solves the issue for a few days to a month.
Try it, as stupid as it sounds, it usually works. The alternative is send it to your local hackman and have him charge you 60-90 dollars an hour to tell you that it a dealer fix.
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 AT 10:43 AM