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1998 Chrysler Town & Country Question: New Battery

 

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rennaec, Rome, NY, May 05, 2011, 10:48
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We changed the battery out for a new one. That is when we noticed that the cruise control no longer worked. Also, we noticed that the turn signals and hazard lights do not work. I checked all of the fuses but they are okay.

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    May 05, 2011, 11:17
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    Changing the battery should have no bearing on you cruise control or turnsignal / hazard lamps. carefully inspect the fuses as they may appear to be good, but may have fatigue cracks (hairline) in the center of the conductor. This is common due to the heat cycles a fuse element goes through. Cruise control can be due to the clockspring (behind steering wheel), Brake lamp switch, throttle cable, or vacuum hoses

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    rennaec, May 05, 2011, 11:27
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    Taking your advice I went out and double checked the fuses. Sure enough the fuse for the hazard lights was bad. I put in another but noticed a spark and the light came on for a split second then the fuse blew again. I went inside the car to see that I had left the hazard switch in the on position. I turned it off took a small piece of sand paper, cleand the corrosion and then replaced the fuse again. This time when I started the car and flipped on the turn signal it popped on but only for a couple of clicks and then quit. The fuse was blown again! I am going to check the bulbs but let me know if you have any other suggestions. Thanks so much!! R

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