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  1. #1
    Scott T. Indresano
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    My sister-in-law has a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country with the 3.8l V6.
    Lately her gauges have been going crazy, and it wouldn't start. The battery
    was charged. The alternator and battery test fine. Now after several jumps,
    she has no dash lights when the headlights are on.

    Thanks in advance.

    Scott T. Indresano

  2. #2
    Bill Putney
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    Scott T. Indresano wrote:
    > My sister-in-law has a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country with the 3.8l V6.
    > Lately her gauges have been going crazy, and it wouldn't start. The
    > battery was charged. The alternator and battery test fine. Now after
    > several jumps, she has no dash lights when the headlights are on.
    >
    > Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Scott T. Indresano


    Someone needs to start checking ground and power connections between the
    battery and the vehicle power distribution - preferably someone with a
    multimeter that knows how to use it.

    I don't know if the T&C has jump posts separate from the battery, but
    some other late model Chrysler vehicles do, and the connections at the
    negative and positive jump posts can be come loose/high
    resistance/intermittent (for example, in the LH cars, the neg. jump post
    is actually the main vehicle ground point, and the pos. jump post is a
    single point thru which *all* power except the hot wire to the
    alternator go - and they are known to get loose and give similar
    behavior to what you describe).

    Alternatively, the BCM maybe going nuts. Try resetting the BCM by
    removing power (the neg. jump post/main ground) for 15 minutes.

    Bill Putney
    (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    address with the letter 'x')

  3. #3
    Scott T. Indresano
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    Could the BCM be causing the no dash lights situation?

    "Bill Putney" <bptn@kinez.net> wrote in message
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    > Scott T. Indresano wrote:
    >> My sister-in-law has a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country with the 3.8l V6.
    >> Lately her gauges have been going crazy, and it wouldn't start. The
    >> battery was charged. The alternator and battery test fine. Now after
    >> several jumps, she has no dash lights when the headlights are on.
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance.
    >>
    >> Scott T. Indresano

    >
    > Someone needs to start checking ground and power connections between the
    > battery and the vehicle power distribution - preferably someone with a
    > multimeter that knows how to use it.
    >
    > I don't know if the T&C has jump posts separate from the battery, but some
    > other late model Chrysler vehicles do, and the connections at the negative
    > and positive jump posts can be come loose/high resistance/intermittent
    > (for example, in the LH cars, the neg. jump post is actually the main
    > vehicle ground point, and the pos. jump post is a single point thru which
    > *all* power except the hot wire to the alternator go - and they are known
    > to get loose and give similar behavior to what you describe).
    >
    > Alternatively, the BCM maybe going nuts. Try resetting the BCM by
    > removing power (the neg. jump post/main ground) for 15 minutes.
    >
    > Bill Putney
    > (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my address
    > with the letter 'x')

  4. #4
    Bob AZ
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    > Recheck the battery and connections. There is an orange wire that is on the
    > positive post battery, if it is loose it will cause no dash lites. And if
    > that is loose then the battery terminal is loose as well and possibly
    > causing the no start.
    >
    > Glenn Beasley
    > Chrysler Tech


    Glenn

    Like your reply. I will be checking my 2001 LHS in the morning.

    Bob AZ

  5. #5
    philthy
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    i would check the fuses and the dimmer switch first

    Bill Putney wrote:

    > Scott T. Indresano wrote:
    > > My sister-in-law has a 2002 Chrysler Town & Country with the 3.8l V6.
    > > Lately her gauges have been going crazy, and it wouldn't start. The
    > > battery was charged. The alternator and battery test fine. Now after
    > > several jumps, she has no dash lights when the headlights are on.
    > >
    > > Thanks in advance.
    > >
    > > Scott T. Indresano

    >
    > Someone needs to start checking ground and power connections between the
    > battery and the vehicle power distribution - preferably someone with a
    > multimeter that knows how to use it.
    >
    > I don't know if the T&C has jump posts separate from the battery, but
    > some other late model Chrysler vehicles do, and the connections at the
    > negative and positive jump posts can be come loose/high
    > resistance/intermittent (for example, in the LH cars, the neg. jump post
    > is actually the main vehicle ground point, and the pos. jump post is a
    > single point thru which *all* power except the hot wire to the
    > alternator go - and they are known to get loose and give similar
    > behavior to what you describe).
    >
    > Alternatively, the BCM maybe going nuts. Try resetting the BCM by
    > removing power (the neg. jump post/main ground) for 15 minutes.
    >
    > Bill Putney
    > (To reply by e-mail, replace the last letter of the alphabet in my
    > address with the letter 'x')

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