dashboard lights and gauges on Dodge Magnum

Average mileage: 99,743 (12,600–220,000)
3 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007
44 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.
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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 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!
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...
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
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.
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?
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....
Gas gauge not working, looking into it to see what can be done to fix it..
My warnings signals and gauges drops to zero at times while driving.
Upgraded all exterior and interior lights to L.E.D. worked great for about a month then suddenly L.E.D.s started to pulse flicker as i throttled up engine idle. This was bad because it would cause the rear tail/brake lights to pulse/flicker resulting in a moving violation police issued ticket. It looked like i was driving with my hazard warning switched on. After two months of various attempts with ground, checking all electrical connections replacing alternator to high output type, ingnition injector replacements. Flickering was less but still not resolved,brainstorming with other Magnum owners adding cancelor resistors did not stop the flickering. I dont believe that a simple dealer $140.00 flash program update resolves my lghting issues. Owners who did the flash update found that approx a year later the problem had returned? How i resolved my pulse flicker, well i checked the battery and it past all of the load test no engine ck light was in error. Searching more online social tech sites i decided to replace the main battery with a sears GOLD series high capacity automotive battery and surprisingly all of my pulse/flickering lighting issues were now gone! Its now been 4 months since replacing the batery and happy report no more L.E.D. flickering. I was almost gonna give up and switch back to standard incandescent bulb lamps.
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.
2006 Dodge Magnum93,000
Went somewhere, then got back in my vehicle. Started it up-- low fuel light was on. I was at 1/4 tank, so it seemed premature, but it wasn't entirely unexpected. Once driving, I noticed the following lights illuminated: Check Engine, Low Fuel, Brake, Battery, Oil, and Oil Temperature. There were no other abnormal indications. I checked the parking brake was fully disengaged. Oil temperature indicated 213 F, and System OK. The air conditioning, turn signals, and traction control were all fine. I pulled over, turned the engine off, and restarted. None of the abnormal lights returned.
Same problem and my door locks go bonkers all the time, up-down while driving and while parked even when i hit lock on the key fob and even after its been locked over night I'll come out and the car will be unlocked
2005 Dodge Magnum75,000
My lights like to go out after we have a lot of rain. Part of my dash lights just stay off. Not fixed.
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