From time to time we lose sytems. Windows open but will not shut. Dashboard gauges disappear, including speedometer and odometer. Engine is fine, but with 135K miles I don't want a massive repair bill, and a couple of mechanics here don't know what is going on. Suggestions, and possible price for repair?
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1998 Dodge Grand Caravan Question: Electrical system incl windows, speedometer, gauges
backyard tech November 13, 2009, 08:26Master
You need to have the van scanned with a OBD2 enhanced scanner, not just a code reader. there will be codes related to your problem. Sounds like a problem with the Body Control Module. That costs way to much to guess to buy.
Answer #2Visitor, July 20, 2010, 09:33
Loss of dashboard gauges, often accompanied by no-crank, no-start conditions, is a known problem with these years with some of the solder joints on the gauge circuit board. Solution is to replace board or pull and resolder broken joints on the existing board.