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Q: Shifter problem ? on 2005 Chrysler 300

2005 , 300c , 3.5 , auto .All of these problems happened together . The dash will light up put the car will not crank , The electric trunk release will not work , the interior lights will not come on . When it was running and the problems started , it acted like the transmission would go into neutral for a few seconds while driving . The owners manual says the trunk lock will only open in park . Is there a problem in the shifter [ electronics , switch ] that will effect all of the above ? Thanks .
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The instrument cluster is an ElectroMechanical Instrument Cluster (EMIC) that is located in the instrument panel above the steering column opening, directly in front of the driver. The remainder of the EMIC, including the mounts and the electrical connections, are concealed within the instrument panel behind the cluster bezel. Besides analog gauges and indicators, the EMIC module incorporates two blue-green digital Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) units for displaying odometer/trip odometer information, engine hours, automatic transmission gear selector position (PRNDL), several warning or reminder indications and certain diagnostic information. The instrument cluster also includes the hardware and software necessary to serve as the electronic body control module and is sometimes referred to as the Cab Compartment Node or CCN. This CCN controls most of the functions that you have mentioned in your concern. I suggest because of the complexity of the system that you take your vehicle to your local Dealership for inspection and diagnosis.
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