2005 Chrysler Town and Country tach and speedometer stuck

Tiny
WAYNE WINEGAR
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  • 2005 CHRYSLER TOWN AND COUNTRY
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 54,000 MILES
When trying to start my vehicle with a weak battery ( wife left ignition on ), the speedometer and tach went crazy. Now that the battery is charged, both are stuck on the back side of the peg. Any way I can fix this myself?

I tried to pay but wouldn't accept credit card.
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Thursday, October 1st, 2009 AT 2:43 PM

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Tiny
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DIAGNOSIS AND TESTING - SELF-DIAGNOSTICS The instrument clusters are equipped with a self diagnostic test feature to help identify electronic problems. Prior to any test, perform the Self-Diagnostic Test. The self diagnostic system displays instrument cluster stored fault codes in the odometer display, sweeps the gauges to the calibration points, and bulb checks the warning indicators. When the key is in the ON position with the engine not running, the MIL will remain illuminated for regulatory purposes. To activate the Self-Diagnostic program: 1. With the ignition switch in the OFF position, depress the TRIP ODOMETER RESET button. 2. Continue to hold the TRIP ODOMETER RESET button until Sof and a number (software version number (i.E. Sof 3.2 ) appears in the odometer window then release the button. If a fault code is present, the cluster will display it in the odometer display. When all fault codes have been displayed, the cluster will display "end" in the odometer display. Refer to INSTRUMENT CLUSTER DTC'S to determine what each trouble code means.
Sometimes running the diagnostic sweeps the gauges back to normal. Other times it will display a fault code.
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Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 AT 7:42 AM
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BOB K.
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I too have a town & country (2003) and had a low voltage condition that caused the speedometer and tachometer to flip to the other side of the stop peg. I did the above instructions (switch OFF and hold trip odometer reset - instructions elsewhere on the net indicated switch on, but that didn't work for me). These instructions cleared my problem - thanks.
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Friday, December 31st, 2010 AT 10:04 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome.
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