dashboard lights and gauges on Dodge Magnum

Average mileage: 110,112 (12,600–222,000)
4 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
57 people reported this problem
34 people shared problem details
When driving my magnum at random times all my dashboard lights come on and my gauges drop to zero. As quick as this happens, it stops. problem can occur when I hit a bump driving or sitting at a red light. Have had it to the dealership and had the computers updated, but this has not helped. Codes indicate a possible need to replace the FCM Module and the IPM module, but service department is not confident that will resolve the problem. Said it may be a bad battery which is only three months old. Any thoughts on where to go? Replacing the computer modules is very expensive.
2005 Dodge Magnum85,000
While driving all my dash hazard lights will light up at once and the gauges will drop to zero...but at the same time my heater blower will shut off. Same with our 2007 jeep wrangler! What is going on!?!?
Randomly all my dash lights will start flickering all at once and my a/c with stop blowing temporarily. As soon as it starts with the flickering it stops. Again it does this randomly, never predictable. WE have had it in the shop twice and they say nothing is wrong. I would love to know what is wrong!!!!
2007 Dodge Magnum82,000
Have same problem. dealer has no answer. Happens while driving, however if I accelerate quickly all goes to normal until I go a steady speed again or slow down. I happens every other week, and than not for another month or 2 and then 2 to 3 times a week, then good for a while again. All dash lights come on and all gauges drop to zero and turn signals become inoperable when this happens also so be careful. I tried to change lanes on a highway thinking the car had an issue only to find out I had no turn signals until lights went out. It would however leave the traction control off light on telling me it was disengaged until I turned the car off and restatred it, so you need to be careful since traction control really is off when the light comes on, and the dash switch will not re-engage it at this point until you turn off and restart the car. Very dangerous this winter in snow! Spun out 2 times going a steady speed at 15mph because rear tires would break loose and loose grip since traction control was turned off without warning! This is a safety hazard and still no recall. I guess when someone dies, maybe it will mean something, or not. Maybe it takes 200 deaths like GM to count as a problem!
2005 Dodge Magnum130,000
Gauges would always jump at startup, which was no big deal, then one day while driving home my speedo started jumping around. This happened for a few days, with it always going back to normal. One day it just stopped working, and hasnt worked since. The dealer want $150 to tell me whats wrong with it, sorry guys, im not rich enough to throw away $150, so its been over a year now that it hasnt worked. Sucks...
2005 Dodge Magnum122,000
Had this same exact problem. Dash warnings all lit up, gauges dropped to zero, and the engine died. Opened the rear end fuse box and replaced the #8 fuse (15 blue) and everything fired right back up. Manual has #8 listed as Ignition start/run. Hope this helps!
2006 Dodge Magnum87,000
Randomly the dashboard will have all the idiot lights light up while the gas gauge, speed, rpm and temp gauge drop to empty, 0, 0 and cold. If the heater is on the blower turns off. If the heated seats are on they turn off. This lasts for a few seconds before resetting back to normal. You do have to turn the heated seats back on. The dealership wasn't sure what was wrong. They guessed at a potential fix involving replacing a sensor and maybe some rewiring but the $ they estimated was insane. I tend to think it's a computer (chip) problem that all these sensors are routed through but what do I know.
2006 Dodge Magnum92,000
The backlight for the speedometer and other gauges went out, so when driving at night, I cannot see how fast I am going. It went out and never worked again....
2007 Dodge Magnum39,000
The same thing that the first guy in this reports is happening to my car. " When driving my magnum at random times all my dashboard lights come on and my gauges drop to zero. As quick as this happens, it stops. problem can occur when I hit a bump driving or sitting at a red light. Have had it to the dealership and had the computers updated, but this has not helped. Codes indicate a possible need to replace the FCM Module and the IPM module, but service department is not confident that will resolve the problem. Said it may be a bad battery which is only three months old. Any thoughts on where to go? Replacing the computer modules is very expensive." What's worse is I just bought this car three weeks ago for 15,000 at a Lexus dealer in Orland Park Il.
2006 Dodge Magnum25,000
I have had the exact same electrical problem where all gages and air condition blower go off and back on quickly. Car can be setting in park or going down highway. Dealer wasn't able to get the magnum to repeat this problem and did not run a computer check.
2005 Dodge Magnum12,600
same thing need help 2 fix
I HAVE NO SOLUTION IM LOOKING FOR ONE MY ON BOARD LIGHTS ALL CAME ON WEND DRIVEING FLASH FOR 5 SECOND. WHAT HAPPEND. THANKS.
2008 Dodge Magnum131,000
The same thing that the first guy in this reports is happening to my car. " When driving my magnum at random times all my dashboard lights come on and my gauges drop to zero. As quick as this happens, it stops. problem can occur when I hit a bump driving or sitting at a red light.
My gauges on my 2005 dodge grand caravan stop working while I'm driving and my headlights come on and off how can I fix it?
2007 Dodge Magnum105,000
I will be driving allong and all of a suddend all my dashboard lights, speedometer and tachometer all go out, on and off, on and off several time, and then go back to nornal. It also shuts off my auto headlights, but they to not turn back on again. I then have to put on manual. This is dangerous at night. Also I notice this only occurs when I have the heater on for about 10 to 15 minutes. Once I turn off the heater the dashboard lights will stop turning off and on in about 5 minutes. This exact problem is also occuring on by brother's 2005 Dodge Magnum. He also says it only occurs with the heater on. I believe there is a fault in one of the ciruit boards, the one with the heater controls to it, I think. I beleive everyone with this problems needs to complain to Chrysler and get a recall going.
2005 Dodge Magnum130,000
My problem is the data center converts to German along with all sorts of functions stop working or work erratically. All these devices are controlled by the body control module. Chrysler (on the LX body) call the body control module the ‘forward control module’ since it controls the entire front of the car. Forward Control Module for the LX are on EBay for a decent price and can be replaced in less the 5 minutes so simply replacing this mod to see if it takes care of the issues is a deal since the dealership will charge around $300 to tell you they have no idea. I did it and problem gone. Keep in mind, DO NOT install aftermarket devices to the front power distribution panel without knowing what you are doing. Chrysler monitors the current on all devices so installing small LED’s can take the ‘forward control module’ to lunch.
2007 Dodge Magnum124,914
the hazard lights wont go off I can't find the hazard lights button
Same problem tachometers s and pop back up
I replaced dimmer switch All interior lights work Fuses all new Dash light for gauges comes on but doesn't stay on
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