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1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager van instrument panel

I have the same problem of the instrument panel not working. Sometimes it will work and sometimes not. I have been able to get it working by banging on the dashboard in the past, but that is not working at the moment. Any ideas what might be causing this?

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  • kirk witherell Feb 02, 2009

    My 1998 Plymouth Voyager had the speedometer, gas gage, temperature gage, and automatic door locks all stop working at the same time. This has happened in the past and the problem corrected itself within a couple of weeks. However, it has been 3 weeks and the gages are still not working.

  • Cyatamarra Mar 03, 2009

    I also have had the same problem for months now. The gauges will sometimes start working on their own after driving for a while and sometimes I can bang on the dash and get them to come on. Sometimes they work on start-up and then go off while driving down the road. This problem along with MANY others I've had with this van.

  • daytyme13 Mar 04, 2009

    I also have a 1998 Plymouth Grand Voyager whose instument gages were working off and on and have now not worked for about a year. I was told to check the body computer first instead of the obvious instrument cluster as there were supposedly a bad batch that went out and changing to a later model one has been successful. I will try to repost if and when I get this done with the results.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    I have the same problem with my van. I have had it to several mechanics but they can not figure it out. It works off and on for a couple of trips then it stops. I have been looking this problem up and found this seems to be a big problem. Does anyone know if there there has been a recall on the intrument panel for the Voyager?

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2009

    DFS

  • Bud Gabel
    Bud Gabel Mar 27, 2009

    1998 VOYAGER-ALL OF A SUDDENT MY GAGES LOOSE POWER. DASH LIGHTING OK, BUT ALL GAGES-GAS, SPEED, TACH AND TEMP GO TO PRESTART CONDITION AND THE BRAKE AND AIRBAG LIGHT GO ON. ENGINE RUNS FINE, NO TRANY PROBLEMS. I POP THE TOP OF THE DASH A COUPLE TIMES AND EVENTUALY EVERYTHING POWERS UP AND THE . HAPPENS FREQUENTLY. THE SPEEDOMETER THEN STARTED TO BE OFF. AFTER POPPING THE DASH ABOUT 10 DIFFERENT TIMES, THE SPEEDOMETER POINTER WAS 20 MPH INSTEAD OF 0. SPEED READINGS WERE LINEAR, E.G. POINTER @ 85, ACTUAL SPEED WAS 65. LAST TIME I POPPED THE DASH, THE GAGES POWERED UP BUT THE SPEEDO POINTER NOW IS @95MPH INSTEAD OF 0. THEN WHEN I TURN THE CAR OFF THE SPEEDO SLOWLY BACKS OFF TO 70MPH THEN SLOWLY PEGS OUT @120MPH INTEAD OF 0.

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2009

    1998 plymouth Grand Voyager, instrument panel blinks on and off

    then quits completely

  • dnjbroadhead May 06, 2009

    My instrument panel went out quite a while ago. When it first started I could tap on the dash and it would come back on. They have not been on for a year. I have had it in to four shops and no one knows what is causing the problem. Can some one help. My Plymouth Grand Voyager is a 1999.

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This seems to be relatively common. The solder on the main connector has cracked. Take out the panel and redo the solder joints on the connector.

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