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1996 Dodge Intrepid: Could someone tell me where the engine ground strap goes to and from. I know mine is broken. Could this be the reason I suspect a problem with BCM? Airbag lite on and off, lose

Difficulty starting but I always hear the cellonoid clicking. While running, airbag lite comes on, lose power windows and locks and heater fan. If it is not the ignition cylinder, according to my research, then it is possibly BCM. I know that my engine ground strap is broken. Could this be the reason I am having a problem with BCM? Can anyone help with advice? Thanks

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  • Joe Nleane Feb 24, 2012

    Ok I've been reading about BCM replacement. Mine is a 96 Intrepid. No special key. If I were to purchase one of these used would I be able to put it in my car without any special programming. I realize the lileage won't be correct. I'm reading that on some of the second generation ones, that the VIn is burned in and would have to be reprogrammed by the dealer. Anyone know about this? Thanks


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The earth strap goes from any solid mount on the engine to any solid mount on the chassis. I dont know if this will help solve all of your problems but it certainly wont do any harm.

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Testimonial: "Yes it was helpful just not sure what/ where cellonoid mount is. I am totally uninformed but I'm learning. Got under there today and found where it goes, cleaned it up and reconnected it but I am still suspecting problems with BCM and still having trouble starting. Still working on it."

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