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1998 Dodge Caravan Question: warning lights stays on

 

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wallysbud, 3.8L V6, Waukegan, IL, February 17, 2009, 22:09
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Occasional y, after turning on the engine the airbag and ABS warning lights stay on longer than 20 sec. and the wind shield wipers won't work. If I raise and lower the electric windows the warning lights go off and the wipers now work. This has occurred 5 times in the last 6 mos. Now - every thing is acting normally. Any Ideas?

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, February 17, 2009, 23:31
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    I've seen this happen on other cars, and it was the ignition switch. Next time it happens, before you operate the windows, jiggle the ignition key a little and see if that helps.

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    Visitor, August 20, 2010, 06:45

    I have heard of this happening on Fords and it was the battery. The battery checks out fine on load and static test but replacing the battery solves the problem.

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    Visitor, August 27, 2010, 22:06

    Thanks for your reply. Yes, by pushing the key in all the way was the solution to turning the warning lights off.

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