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98 dodge caravan problems

I have a 98 dodge caravan, while i was driving the temp gauge, speed odometer, fuel gauge, mile indicator, and a/c just stop working. i checked all fuses and everything is fine. when i start to turn van on needles jump and mile indicator comes on, but when i turn van all the way on everything goes blank! please help!!!!

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    the fan no stop

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    all my gages are out.

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    3.0 engine

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I had the same issue with my dodge caravan and after several attempts by the dealer to fix it, it turned out to be a broken wire. They replaced the relay and it would work for a while and then go blank again. Have the wires checked thoroughly.

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This thread was started a long time ago but one current fix for this condition seems to be a repair to the instrument cluster connector where fractures appear on the circuit board connector solder connections that create intermittents that eventually fail completely. The cluster must be removed and the connector pins on the circuit board resoldered. Also there is occassionally a problem with the HVAC connector that comes loose and overheats eventually melting enough to cause an intermittent or a short. This is usually connector pin #21 on the connector. On the 96-2000 Caravan and Voyager the CCD bus can become shorted causing any number of odd symptoms from intermittent rear wipers to no start condition. The connection with the CCD data bus is rather unintuitive for the DIY diagnosticians. This condition will prevent the PCM from receiving data or receive incorrect data and potentially shut down the vehicle.

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Check the battery and alternator.

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