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
Dodge Caravan (01-03) Instrument Panel light replacement (How To)
A common issue with the Dodge Caravan (and Chrysler Town & Country?) is the
instrument panel lights going out. This makes it almost impossible to see
your fuel gauge or speedometer during night driving.
In this video I show how I was able to replace those lights with
replacement parts for less than $20. The process takes around a half hour.
I am not a mechanic or a professional, I'm just looking to assist others
who have this issue.
I say "Uh" a lot and I'm sorry for that.... I actually deleted out about
30% of them!
My replacement LEDs were purchased from www.superbrightleds.com
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
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.*
Danger in Dodge Chrysler Minivans
Danger in Dodge Chrysler Minivans
Minivans include Dodge Caravan Chrysler Town and Country Plymouth Voyager
until 2000 MY
Paul Sheridan who was interviewed in this video regarding Chrysler not
installing Brake Shift Interlock in its family targeted minivans due to
cost, while this safety feature was standard for GM and Ford for years, has
degrees in physics, mathematics and computer science, and a graduate
business degree from Cornell University. He has worked for both Ford and
Chrysler in areas ranging from product planning to engineering programs
management, on topics from emissions to engine engineering to minivan
safety. He is one of only three to win the Lee Iacocca Chairman's Award of
Excellence, for his work which led to significant improvements in engine
efficiency and reduced emissions.
1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 Chrysler Minivans
How To Recover A Dashboard
TheCousinDan shows you how to recover a dashboard with new vinyl. Restore
old cars and trucks with this handy skill!
1998 Chrysler Town & Country Instrument Cluster Test Sequence
Don't pay over $100 for a mechanic to tell you what check engine means.
Press and hold the trip and reset button, turn key until you hear the
beeping (run position), continue to hold the buttons for 5 seconds and
"code" will appear on the odometer. Let go and watch the light show. Note
any diagnostic codes. Once it's done, remove the key.
Some autoparts stores (like mine - AdvancedAuto) allow u to borrow their
car diagnostic computer (ODB2 OBDII) that can read codes and reset them
free. Also a shout-out to http://forum.chryslerminivan.net/ that site has
lots of useful info on T&C's and other chrysler minivans.
Replace Blower Resistor for 2000 Chrysler Town and Country
After all the speeds of my fan for the heater and a/c blower quit working
except for only on high, I was surprised to find out that I could fix it
with only an $11 part from my local car part store. The hardest part was
just finding where the blower motor resistor pack went. I believe it is the
same on a Dodge Caravan type mini-van as well.
2001-2007 Dodge Caravan, Chrysler T&C Alternator Noise
Typical problem with these 2001-2007 Dodge Caravan/Grand caravan. Chrysler
Town and Country/Voyager with the 3.3/3.8 engine. The noise that you hear
in the video is a Failed Alternator Decoupler pulley, which is common to go
bad on these vans. They are replaceable though, and can cost between
Also if you are replacing your alternator make sure you get one with the
pulley, as standard pulley is known to damage the other belt components. I
hope this video helps you find the noise and save you some money!
Here is my finished, repaired video:
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Crew Start Up, Engine, Test Drive and In Depth Review
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
Crew. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of
this van while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this van designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.