1996 Dodge Caravan wiper lights flash, van won't start

Tiny
PJWINGS
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  • 1996 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 152,000 MILES
Replaced left front headlight bulb after removing battery and repositioning power distribution center. Reconnected battery and now tach and speedometer needles spike and wiper lights flash and van won't start
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Monday, February 16th, 2009 AT 11:44 AM

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Tiny
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Recheck battery connectors
check all connections and grounds
Rear wiper light blinking need to do cool down test on the AC system after it start
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Monday, February 16th, 2009 AT 6:34 PM
Tiny
PJWINGS
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All wiper indicator lights continually flash not just rear wiper. What is meant by cool down test? Just running the AC? I'll recheck battery connections to make sure they're secure. Thanks
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Monday, February 16th, 2009 AT 7:00 PM
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1. To enter cool-down test, set parking brake. Ensure evaporator is at room temperature. Start and warm engine to normal operating temperature. With engine idling, turn blower switch to high. Turn mode switch to PANEL. Open all A/C outlets. Move temperature lever to full cold.

2. Press and hold rear WASH and A/C buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds (until all LEDs illuminate). All LEDs should illuminate for 5 seconds. A/C and RECIRC button LEDs will alternately flash during cool-down test. If A/C and RECIRC button LEDs begin flashing simultaneously, cool-down test has failed.

3. After approximately 60 seconds, if only rear WIPER button LED is flashing, calibration is successful and system is okay. If rear WIPER and rear INTERMITTENT WIPER button LEDs are flashing simultaneously, Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are present in HVAC control module.
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Monday, February 16th, 2009 AT 7:24 PM

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