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??
Radio, Dash lights, Head Lights and Gages on 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan
by Tiffy in Charlotte, NC on January 12, 2010
3 answers 2 comments
ANSWER by Bret Bodas , January 12, 2010
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.
ANSWER by Visitor , March 02, 2010
I had same problem. Had to change alternator. Every thing ok now.
COMMENT by tamaralynae , March 05, 2011
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....
COMMENT by Visitor , March 31, 2011
Ours turned out to be the Body Control Module. Works great now!! Cost about $700 total.
ANSWER by Visitor , June 10, 2010
I had the same problem check the wiring to the driver side sliding door. I had a broken ground wire.