Chrysler Instrument Cluster Repair

How I repaired my instrument panel myself and saved $800. It has been really fun helping others with this tutorial. Good luck. Please comment if it helped you and share your story. Disclaimer: I am an IT guy, not an auto mechanic. Seek professional help if this seems too tricky for you. Also, others have reported possible additional issues like a bad BCM that may continue to fail even after its replaced. To replace instrument cluster light bulbs, watch this next. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TpLQKOfnWs

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How To Repair Chrysler/Dodge Minivan Instrument Cluster Problems -EricTheCarGuy
How To Repair Chrysler/Dodge Minivan Instrument Cluster Problems is part of the Fixing it Forward series. Not long after Barbara got her van back, she called me and told me her instrument cluster was freaking out. With a little research I found out the problem might be the solder joints on the back of the instrument cluster circuit board. I decided to give the repair a try and made this video. If you need to know how to remove an instrument cluster from a Chrysler or Dodge minivan, this video will show you how to do that. The video also shows how to disassemble the instrument cluster for repair and how to solder the problem joints. This money saving repair won't take that long and may save you from buying an entire cluster. This video also shows how to check the instrument cluster bulbs as well as replace them. After removing and inspecting the instrument cluster I think the problem might be the ignition switch. Every time I moved the wiring the key chime would go on and off. This usually indicates a loose connection. If you’re doing this repair, you might want to check the ignition switch while you’re in there. Thanks for watching! You can donate to Fixing it Forward here: gofundme.com/3a3s27dg The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/kunena/18-The-EricTheCarGuy-Video-Forum/60304- how-to-repair-dodge-minivan-instrument-cluster#148799 Tools Weller Soldering Iron: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/weller-wes51-analog-soldering-station-with-power -unit-pencil-new#oid=1002_1 DVOM: http://www.jbtoolsales.com/electronic-specialties-480a-auto-ranging-digital -multimeter#oid=1002_1 Related Videos Honda Main Relay Repair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viIZ8k60awY Introducing Fixing it Forward: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfBnTwpEBu0 1998 Chrysler Town & Country Diagnosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKl6wuvXx60&feature=youtu.be 1998 Chrysler Town & Country Transmission Diagnosis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVyv7UpFPEc 1998 Chrysler Town & Country Rear Wing Window Motor Repair $0!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUlx41w7L1E 1998 Chrysler Town & Country Transmission/Radiator Replacement (Part 1): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ra8rnVutsGM 1998 Chrysler Town & Country Transmission/Radiator Replacement (Part 2): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUSNW3HDZgo 1998 Chrysler Town & Country Transmission/Radiator Replacement (Part 3): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5Ii_6BKMZw 1998 Chrysler Town & Country Transmission/Radiator Replacement (Part 4): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILAXVYd-bLk Useful articles. Engine overheat: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-do-when-your-engine-overheats No start problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-no-start-problems Idle issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-idle-problems Performance issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-performance-issues Diagnosing Noises: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/diagnosing-noises-in-your-car Diagnosing Vibrations: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/determining-the-causes-of-vehicle-vibratio ns Electrical Problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-electrical-problems Brake Issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-brake-problems Transmission issues: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-transmission-problems HVAC problems: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/solving-automotive-hvac-problems Buying a Used Car: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/what-to-look-for-in-a-used-car-purchase Leaks: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-leaks MPG: http://ericthecarguy.com/faq/finding-and-fixing-the-causes-of-poor-mpg Social Network Links Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EricTheCarGuy?fref=ts Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricTheCarGuy Google+: https://plus.google.com/100195180196698058780/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/ericthecarguy Stay Dirty ETCG Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information.  EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video.  Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result.  Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy.





1999 Chrysler Town & Country Instrument Cluster Repair No Crank No Start
Many Chrysler/Plymouth/Dodge mini vans (Town and Country, Voyager, Caravan) are plagued with cracked solder joints at a multi wire connector located behind the dash instrument cluster causing the engine to not crank over and therefore not start or run. (I believe that this setup will be the same for all 1998, 1999, and 2000 Chrysler Town & Country mini vans, Dodge Caravans, and Plymouth Voyagers for the same years. Other years may be similar too.) Here is a video of me repairing this problem. I hope that this video helps you fix your own mini van. DISCLAIMER: There are many things that can cause a vehicle to not crank over the engine and/or cause it to not start. This is just one problem that could cause this problem. This video is offered as a possible help for your vehicle and not a guarantee of any kind. Filmed by: Brook Nuttall Edited by: Brook Nuttall Copyright: 2016 All Rights Reserved. Background Music: "Sugar And Spice" (Instrumental) Performed by: Sugar & Spice Copyright: 2010 and 2016. All Rights Reserved.





Quick Tip: Signs of a blown IOD Fuse on a Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, or Ram product
Find this video useful? Please consider donating to the channel's GoFundMe or PayPal accounts: GoFundMe: http://gofundme.com/2h9h5hg PayPal: https://paypal.me/adventureoflinkmk2/ UPDATE: So it's been brought to my attention that some Chryslers have the NO FUSE message (yeah like 200s and PT Cruisers) where the odometer should be. If this is the case, your IOD fuse is definitely your bogey and should be investigated/replaced. Thank you. So as I was in the middle of installing my radio, a whole bunch of electrical oddities happened to me. Turns out I shorted something to ground on accident. As a result I popped the IOD (Ignition Off-Draw) Fuse, because I failed to remove the negative battery cable. Basically this is one of the fuses that goes to the BCM (Body Control Module) on a Chrysler product, and when this fuse blows a bunch of funkiness can happen, including but not limited to: * Lights not turning on when they should (or coming on when they SHOULDN'T), limited on/off switching, other general funkiness * Key Fob TOTALLY inoperable * Door locks DON'T WORK unless you have the engine started * Vehicle won't start * Radio oddities * HVAC controls aren't working * Power sliding doors won't function * Rear hatch doesn't open unless you hold the key in and push the button to open it (normally you should turn the key then push the button) * Instrument Panel acting all goofy and warning lights/gauge neutral positions don't turn off for at least a minute upon shutdown ***BEFORE WE FAULT THE BCM PLEASE START HERE, THEN LOOK AT ANY OTHER BCM RELATED FUSES/WIRING/SENSORS/CONNECTIONS. THANK YOU.*** http://forum.chryslerminivan.net/forum.php -- Chrysler Minivan Fan Club Forums https://www.facebook.com/groups/dodgegrandcaravanowners/ -- Chrysler & Dodge Minivan Owners Group on Facebook





95-99 Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler Neon Instrument Cluster Repair
Solder repair for 95-99 neon clusters. This fixes the jumping needles, non working needles, warning lamps that come on and off, etc. All technical info found on neons.org and 1gn.org. Music by: Shuutobi *Attempt this repair at your own risk. I assume no responsibility for any damage to your cluster, vehicle, or any bodily injury that comes from performing this repair.*




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