1997 Plymouth Voyager HELP!

Tiny
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  • 1997 PLYMOUTH VOYAGER
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 156,786 MILES
The gauges in my van keep going dead while im driveing. Then they will come back on after a while what could be the problem and how might I fix this?
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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008 AT 11:54 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Superceded Bulletin(s): 08-43-96, Date of Issue: December 13, 1996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
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).

SYMPTOM/CONDITION
After an ignition start cycle the Compass Mini-Trip Computer (CMTC) and/or instrument cluster display may intermittently malfunction as follows:
The display shows incorrect temperatures.
The display will go into the "CAL" mode.
The display shows an incorrect heading.
The display is blank.
All instrument cluster gauges and all Vacuum Fluorescent (VF) displays are out/blank.
DIAGNOSIS
If the vehicle demonstrates or the vehicle operator describes any of the five symptoms above, perform the following Repair Procedure.
PARTS INFORMATION
PARTS INFORMATION
Part NumberDescriptionQty.
04897438AARelay, Current blocking, Electrical Back Light1

REPAIR PROCEDURE
This bulletin involves installing a revised Electric Back Light (EBL) relay.
Disengage the two slotted fasteners on the instrument panel silencer assembly/junction block cover and remove silencer/cover.
Remove the EBL relay (located in the lower left corner of the junction block and immediately above the fuse bank) and discard it.
Install the revised EBL relay P/N 04897438AA.
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.
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