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2005 Dodge Grand Caravan Question: Radio, Dash lights, Head Lights and Gages

 

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Tiffy, Charlotte, NC, January 12, 2010, 10:09
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I have been having a problem where my dash lights will start to flicker like a strobe light and then the radio will shut off and all the gages will drop to zero like the van is off and the dash and headlights will then turn off. But the car is still running, after about 15 to 30 seconds everything will come back up. There are no issues with the van starting and my repair shop cannot get it to duplicate the issue. Any ideas??

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, January 12, 2010, 15:44
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    When this happens, try jiggling the ignition switch very slightly, see if all the electrical system starts working, if so, you have a bad ignition switch.

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    Visitor, March 02, 2010, 09:42

    I had same problem. Had to change alternator. Every thing ok now.

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    tamaralynae, March 05, 2011, 14:10
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    Did an alternator test show that the alternator was working fine? We had two tests done. the first showed that it was fine and the second showed that it was fine, but the output failed. I don't really know how it could be fine and yet have a failed part of the test....

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    Visitor, March 31, 2011, 18:54

    Ours turned out to be the Body Control Module. Works great now!! Cost about $700 total.

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    Visitor, June 10, 2010, 14:21

    I had the same problem check the wiring to the driver side sliding door. I had a broken ground wire.

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