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1998 town n country alarm/ start problems

Is your fix still working for you? And....you talked about the cluster...is there more than one. I have not yet taken the plunge into the dash. Is it the gauge cluster, or is it the assembly with the "alarm set" light in it??? Chip

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  • signman_123 Mar 23, 2009

    I have the same problem with my alarm system. Sometimes it starts and runs just fine. Then when I'm sixty miles from home it decides it is not going to start, and this is without using the remote. I tried diconnecting the battery for five minutes, and not using the remote. The only way to get it running again is to let it sit overnight, then it starts. I can't live like that and I wouldn't sell it to anyone with this problem. HELP!!!

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This may or may not help. Hopefully it will. We recently purchased this 1998 chrysler town & country. Everything was working fine, started fine, etc. we took it to get emissions done.....passed emissions.. .made it home. i turned the car off to run inside for a minute. came back out car started.. ran for 3 seconds than died out. tried again... ran for 3 seconds than died out... after that it no longer would do anything. all the lights worked except in the ignition module. the top dashboard lights worked though. I then noticed that the "alarm set" light stayed lit. after replacing fuses and running an OBD test and found no trouble codes or issues with fuses it dawned on me it may be the alarm. after searching the internet for hours i found a forum that suggested unplugging the battery for about 5 minutes....rehook it and then try starting it again. well i tried doing that the first time using the REMOTE to unlock the doors and nothing happened. i locked the doors and repeated the same battery unhook-rehook process except without using the remote... (i noticed a lot of forums saying that the remotes can be deffective in that they somehow trigger the alarm if the transmitter is not working properly)... so after unhooking and rehooking the battery and using only the key to unlock it started right up! so i've decided to not use the remote at all and have had no other problems. let me know if this helps

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