Question about 2000 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Radio Buttons, Overhead Console

This problem is for a 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan ES 3.3.

All at once my cruise control, and steering wheel radio buttons quit working. The overhead console went bonkers too at the same time. When it shows 130 degrees F the A/C works while heater doesn't. When it shows -40 degrees F the heater works while A/C doesn't. Where can I get a 2001 Dodge Caravan Fuse Box Diagram.

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • jasonmorris7 Nov 29, 2008

    all dash electrical instruments not working. No speedometer, no odometer, no gear selection, no cruise control. Vehicle still runs but the instrument panel is blank

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    I am not sure how to take the steering wheel apart in order to replace the cruise control switch

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    Any thoughts?

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    would not start

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    The upper cassette,cd and am-fm work, but can only be controlled on the steering wheel.If any button pressed on dash, i get nothing



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 512 Answers

It sounds like you got 2 problems...the cruise and radio buttons sound like a bad clockspring......the overhead console problem sounds like a bad ambient temp sensor located behind the grill. if it is too cold out the ac will not run

Posted on Nov 16, 2008


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

A 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
The service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hello I have a 2000 dodge grand caravan, the air bag light came on and the cruise control quit working at the same time. I dont really care about the light but i do care about the cruise control. I have...

At first guess I'd say you have a bad "clock spring", it's inside the steering column and it feeds the electrical signals up to the controls in the steering wheel.
Your air bags won't work, your horn, or your cruise control. Anything that's in the steering wheel.
It will have to be replaced.
You can check with Dodge but I think there was a recall on them but I also think there is a time and mileage contraint.

Oct 20, 2010 | 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan

1 Answer

I have a 2000 dodge grand caravan. The cruise control will turn the dash light on but when I try to set the speed it will not set. Is there a fuse or easy couple of things to check? I did take the...

brake sensors, clutch sensors if manual, Vss sensor if automatic , rpm sensor tacho speed sensors all affect the cruise control operation
just one out of operation will stop it from working
cruise control will not work below certain rpms or road speed

May 25, 2017 | Dodge Grand Caravan Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2001 Grand Caravan, Cruise control and buttons on ...

Look inside on the drivers side for the fuse/relay panel under the dash. To get to the panel,remove the lower steering column cover and kneepad. You will see the panel and everything is marked so you can check the correct fuse or relay. Use a test light to do all of your testing. Also under the hood on some models are more fuses and relays controlling other options on the van. Remove the cover and look inside cover for the correct location of the fuse and relay. Hope this will help you.

May 20, 2010 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Cruise control and horn does not work

Test and replace the clockspring. Everything you mentioned runs through it first before splitting off different paths to thier own components. It is behind the steering wheel. Remember to disconnect the battery first before making any repairs.

May 21, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

2 Answers

Fuse location for cruise control on a 2000 dodge caravan

The cruise has no dedicated fuse, you will most likely be looking to replace the clockspring rotating contact located under the steering wheel which connects the switches in the steering wheel (horn, cruise and air-bag) to the rest of the electrical system.

Apr 02, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Cruise control,and radio controls on steering wheel, now air bag

The problem is the coiled ribbon contact under the steering wheel (we call it the clock-spring contact) that connects the stereing wheel controls to the steering column wiring harness, this is a printed circuit that is coiled to allow the wheel to move and still have a psychical contact for the wheel switch's and the airbag, anyway replace that contact coil, u must disarm the airbag to do this repair, follow the factory procedure to do this or serious injury can result if the airbag fires.

Jan 13, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

Cruise Control

the most common problem is the rotating ribbon contact under the steering wheel that connects the cruise switch's to the steering column and cruise components, we tech's call this the clock spring contact, it is a flat ribbon of printed circuit tape that rolls up and un-rolls as u turn the wheel, it provides a moving connection for all steering wheel mounted controls and the airbag.

Jan 06, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Caravan

1 Answer

Horn, cruise control, air conditioning

Replace your steering column clock spring which carries the signal from the air bag, horn switch, and criuse controls.

Sep 05, 2008 | 2001 Dodge Grand Caravan

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Dodge Caravan Logo

1,183 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts


Level 3 Expert

77939 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22306 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6927 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides