Software Updates Are Available Which May Solve Various Electrical/Lighting Problems on Chrysler 300

Problem Description and Possible Solution

Software updates are available which may correct various electrical problems with the interior features and lighting.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 122,310 (26,000–278,000)
8 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
73 people reported this problem
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The dash lights and the headlights flicker off and on at night. They come on in the off position and turn off in the on position. This has been going on for almost a year. I have not had it checked out for fear that it will be costly. Anyone have suggestions on a resolution?
I can start my car and turn on headlights and as long as car is idleing there is no problem. As I accelerate ,all of the lights begin to paulsate
Have turned key and started vehicle and windows, radio, interior lighting and other accessories don't work along with the ESP/BAS light illunminated.
dash lights flicker all the time at night or while it's raining and the lights are on, but most times after say a hundred or so miles of continues driving the abs and esp lights will come on and my vehicle will lose speed and refuse to accelerate until I pull over put the vehicle in park, turn off the ignition and do a restart, then everything is back to normal. had it in the shop several times before we hit the 100k mark and the dealer replaced the clock spring each time which solved the problem for about 20 miles tops.
Head lights and interior lights flash on and off when turned on. Lights come on in the off position and are off in the on position. Have to keep switching between on and off o get the lights to stay on.
The car stereo light stays off most of the time and every now an then it comes on so you can see what channel etc. When the light does come on I can change from AM to FM or to the CD. But when the light remains off, I cannot change from the last position. For instance it is now stuck in the AM position. The controls on the stereo or the steering wheel do not work except for the volume buttons. The car is a 300 C
Have video of it but all idiot lights come on, car beeps, all gauges stop reading, they come back on about two seconds later. I turn lights off it happens again.
Intermittent problem where headlights go out, all dash warning lights come on momentarily, then go off. Headlights do not come back on unless the ignition is shut off and restarted. Headlights went off during night travel, very dangerous problem.
Lights all shut down, dash goes crazy and I have to manually turn my headlights on. This is extremely dangerous while driving at night. Why no recall???? Love my car, but being a single mom with little money and having this happen is scary. It is doing it more now that the weather is colder. I will continue to read these blogs and hope that i can try different things and fix it. My only savings went for this car in 2010. I bought it used and heard about this problem and struts after i purchased the vehicle. Hopefully i won't have any problems with my struts. I truly love this car, i just wish Chrysler would stand by their product. This could cause injury or possibly death. Horrible feeling to be driving down the road at night and loose your headlights.
Trouble lights all flash then headlights and dash lights go out. I turn the headlight switch from "auto" to "manual" and the headlights come back on. Dash lights continue to flicker intermittently but at least I can drive it - afraid this switch trick will quit working one night while I'm on an unlit country road!
All of my dash lights go off and come back on a couple of times. And the fuel gauge is actually empty when the gauge reads one quarter of a tank.