1993 Dodge Caravan hoodopener

Tiny
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1993 Dodge Caravan 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

i just replaced my mainhood releasespring with one that had a bit less pressure, then I used the magnetic switch for the backhatch on my voyager caravan. Put it on an already in place metalplate under the grill to the right of the hoodrelease arm, connected it with a small piece of wire to the releasearm and put a leadwire in to the car and trough a switch I put in the dash. Now my hood opens with the flick of a switch elecrically. Is that standard in new models of theese cars?
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Friday, May 8th, 2009 AT 5:50 AM

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Tiny
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Either standard or optional. Many companys are getting away from cables, because they are difficult to replace, streach over time and of course can break.

Most manufacturers build one (maybe two) wiring harnesses', and simply do not use connectors that do not have the option.

There are pros and cons to both systems, Good Job, though.
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Friday, May 8th, 2009 AT 6:32 AM
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Since there is pros and cons for both system its good to have both then I guess. But I just got my dodge, and its been standing outside for 2 years before I bought it with the unavoidable corosjon on electrical equipment. Now after a few months of use, only the computer in the ceilingconsole inside does not always work.(The one that show fuelconsumption pr mile and some other optional infoes)i need to know where its connected?I meen what relay or fuse supply its current, and where its located on my 93 model
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Friday, May 8th, 2009 AT 7:35 AM
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There are generally two fuse locations, one on drivers side kick panel (left foot) and in engine compartment. Most engine compartment fuses/relays are for high draw amp items like fuel pump.

Try kick panel, look for IP (instrument panel) or IP 2.
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Friday, May 8th, 2009 AT 3:56 PM
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My alternator had worned down brushes, and altso a fracture between the threaded poles sticking out and the brushes themselfs. In norway I cant get that plastic part containing those brushes, only the whole generator wich cost more then I paid for the car. For now I broke the sides of the plasticholder, fitted new brushes, and softwelded cables directly from the brushes wires and then led them all the way around and out, connecting them directly to the cablegrid in the enginecompartment. Altso had to make plasticlids to prevent then brushsprings from popping them out sideways. It works, but I wonder if the part can be ordered from the states?And costs of it if?
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Saturday, May 9th, 2009 AT 6:15 AM

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