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
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.*
Repair instrument cluster 1999 dodge caravan
This quick video shows you how to repair the instrument cluster of a dodge
caravan. This resolves the "slap dash" repair issue. Get all your gauges
working again. sponsored by msctime.com
How Instrument Clusters Work & What to do When Gauges Go Bad.
MotorWeek's Pat Goss (RockAuto.com is a MotorWeek Sponsor) demonstrates how
modern instrument clusters work and explains what can make gauges go bad.
He shows replacement instrument clusters by Dorman (found under
"Body-Interior" at RockAuto.com) that are relatively inexpensive and often
better made than the original gauge cluster.
Instrument Panel Cluster Malfunction
As you can see my 2004 GMC truck speedometer has malfunction. The dealer
said it will cost between $400 and $600 dollars to replace. I look on the
internet and found a special bulletin from GMC. I called GMC and they said
it will only cost $120 for the labor to replace. The special bulletin will
cover the part cost. I hope this can help you. Go to
Chrysler/Dodge HVAC Control Module Calibration - Fix your flashing a/c lights!
If you're recently replaced or unhooked your battery on your 3rd
generation(1996-2000) Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth Minivan and the lights on
your a/c and rear washer controls are flashing that means the HVAC Control
Module is out of calibration. Follow this easy procedure to re-calibrate it
and tada, no more flashing lights. Any questions feel free to comment or
TOWN & COUNTRY POWER DOOR WON'T OPEN WITH REMOTE
The power sliding door stops halfway when opening or wouldn't open at all.
In my case, this was due to a broken wire(cable?). After locating the
broken wire, I was able to joint it , making the door work again. This
whole problem could be caused by the many openings and closings of the
door. The wire harness that powers the door is housed by a chain. This
chain is moved by the door every time the door moves. When the door opens,
it straightens the chain with the wire harness in it. When the door closes,
it bends the chain with the wire harness in it and the cycle repeats over
and over when you open and close the door.
2005 Chrysler Town & Country Dash Guages & Lights Erratic-- Day Video
I no longer have this vehicle, thanks to a big hail storm which did more
than enough damage for the insurance to total the vehicle. It was a 2005
Chrysler Town & Country, and was doing some really crazy stuff. As you can
see in my videos of the dash, the guages & lights were going nuts dropping
in & out, while the radio, accessory plugs, dome lights, headlights, etc.,
flashed off & on.The Brake and ABS lights would come on and off too while
this was happening.
At first, I thought it was just happening at idle, and also while cruising
along nice and easy, but I found, that I could sometimes get it to do it by
popping the accelerator a little bit, and that would set it off a lot of
times. 'I had the battery checked,and even replaced, and two alternator
tests done at a couple of parts stores, but nothing ever showed a problem.
But then again, it didn't act up while they were doing the tests either.
In my searches for the problem, I kept coming up with different things that
might be the cause of the problem. I saw stories of others with the same
problems, taking theirs in for repair, having computers, wiring harness',
and other things replaced, spending lots of money, and still the problem
has not been found, so I kept dealing with it, pulling over when it would
do these things, to shake around on wiring harnesses, peck on battery
terminals and cables, smack the dash and anything else I could think of to
do to see if anything changed. I had cleaned battery cables, replaced cable
ends at the battery, even replaced the battery on a couple of occasions to
try to find the problem.
I had begun to find one thing that would stop the problem for sometimes two
or three days, and then it would start again. Down around the battery,
there was a pretty large harness of wiring, some small some bigger. It was
wrapped in plastic and tape. I'd be driving along and when it would start
doing it's tricks, I'd pull over, grab that harness, and shake it around
real good. I'd get back in and start off again, and most of the time it
would be alright then for a few days.
I continued to deal with it, hoping to zero in a little closer on the
problem. I actually cut open that harness a little bit to see if I could
see anything, but nothing was discovered.
Lucky for me, we had a big major hail storm and the insurance company
totalled the vehicle, so that ended my problem!
I decided to leave this on YouTube since so many others are having this
problem, in hopes it will help them find their problem.
I never did narrow it down and actually find the problem, but I think I was
close in my case. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lot of different
things that are causing this to happen, so yours may not be the same.
How to change voyager spark plugs
How to change voyager spark plugs and the steps needed to be able to reach
the rear plugs. I will show you how to remove the cowl to give more
clearence to the rear plugs and also the O2 sensor. heater hose
2001 Chrysler Town and Country Limited (Repo) Start Up, Full Tour, and Reconditioning
One of the recent repos at the dealership, the van is in fairly rough
cosmetic shape unfortunately (what else is new with dealing with repos lol)
so I have to clean it out and recondition it. I go through the entire
vehicle, show the engine sound system and most notably I show the back of
the van before and after I go through it! It's quite an eye opener, be
sure to check out the reconditioning portion of the video towards the end.