Question about 2000 Dodge Caravan
Everything on my dash, gas gauge, spedometer wont work, it would be intermitently and youcould get it to come back by playing with the door locks but now it just wont come back.
It turns out that solution #2 worked for me! It's been a year now with no gage trouble at all! Rock solid!
Posted on Oct 14, 2009
I have heard that the solder joints connecting the wiring harness to the back of the instrument cluster have a history of being poor quality (1996-2001 models). Mine is a '98. I was able to get my gages back after pounding the dashboard *sometimes*, but never if it was wet or warm! Just today I removed the cluster and re-soldered those pins... after re-assembly, they are all working again! I did some close looking at the connections before I did any soldering, and yep, I saw cracks around two pins... power and ground! It took me about an hour to do this fix (but I have had this thing apart before). Time will tell if this really was the root cause.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
I have the same problem with 99 GC. try slamming the dash just to the right of the steering wheel. If that gets it going it is probably a connection problem with the instrument cluster. Might need to remove cluster and resolder the pins for the lead wire, which creates stress on the pins over time.
Posted on Nov 20, 2008
Try removing the 10 amp fuse for the body control module for 20 minutes. Had same problem and thought it was the whole cluster. It reset after doing this and I have had no problems since. On my 99 Caravan it is the fuse mounted sideways by itself at the end of the underhood fuse panel.
Posted on Oct 28, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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