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dashboard lights and gauges on Dodge Magnum

Problem Data
Average mileage: 109,889 (12,600–222,000)
4 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
86 people reported this problem
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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.
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!!!!
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....
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!
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.
What dose it mean when the light has a lighting bolt on it
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.
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...
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!
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.
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?
same thing need help 2 fix
All gauges drop to the left, all cluster warning lights come on, then back to normal - cycle usually repeats several times, cluster illumination remains on throughout. Frequency of occurrence is irregular (i.e. sometimes repeats within a couple weeks; sometimes not for many months) and does not appear to be weather related (i.e. has occurred during hot days (80-90*F), cold days (20-30*F), and all temps in between). Most recent occurrence included an intermittent warning chime.
My dashboard light suddenly went out
I HAVE NO SOLUTION IM LOOKING FOR ONE MY ON BOARD LIGHTS ALL CAME ON WEND DRIVEING FLASH FOR 5 SECOND.
WHAT HAPPEND. THANKS.
Car doesn't stop. I know what caused that, when car goes into "LIMP MODE", That was cause by wrong software loaded into PCM, ECM. No, This problem is like when you first start-up your car. All the gages go to Zero. Seat Belt light comes on etc. No loss of power at this time. Planning to replace Alternator with warmer weather and I'll try that Fuse #8 at the rear Fuse Panel.
when driving the car shuts off all panel lights come on and it will not start or run. Sometimes when it starts it will run in first shift only until it stops again. Right now it starts but will run in a higher shift. When i try to run it it will shut off again.
I took it to a local mechanic and he said that the PCM is not working properly.
right before my car is about to have an issue... the dashboard lights and gauge go nuts!!!