a 6ya Mechanic 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 repair professionals here in the US. click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need. Goodluck!
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
What all did you disconnect ? Did you disconnect any connectors to the BCM - body control module ? All the thing's your having troubles with are controlled by the BCM . The wiper switch is an input to the BCM , the BCM controls the wipers by energizing two different relays . wiper on relay & wiper high low relay .
Since horn didn't work, tried to take off dash ???? Why ? didn't need to do that . Do you know what a relay is ? Horn relay is located in the under hood fuse / relay box . You could have tested right at the relay base - where it plugs in . VEHICLE RELAYS Operation Diagnosis
I just answered this same question few hours ago...
The culprit is the foolish decisi?n of using a BCM (Body Control Module) to control the door locks with only two wires to the actuator on the lock. In order to "save" a few feet of copper wire, the too-intelligent automotive designers decided to use a costly, heavy, unreliable, complex electronic module instead of the third wire. Therefore, it now needs to multiplex the lock-unlock commands on only two wires. This BCM fails miserably in every Stratus or Sebring and Chrisler Minivans I've seen using this design approach.
As the BCM is VERY expensive and a real pain to remove from the dash, I resorted to disconnecting the wiring from the doors to the BCM, and paid a lot less to a car alarm installer, who installed an inexpensive car alarm with remote. Now I have to carry TWO remotes: the original one to set the original Chrysler alarm/inmovilizer, and the second to be able to remotely actuate the locks. It was much less costly (I saved about $350 USD) and a lot of pain to get the BCM from the car, additionally, I have heard that the repaired BCMs tend to fail again in a matter of two to three years after repair... sooo.
I have answered this subject many times: it is a bad BCM or Body Control Module. The problem begins intermittently, but progresses during two to three years and finally inutilizes all door locks. As BCM repair and removal from the dash is a real pain, I resorted to disconnect the wiring to the BCM and paid a much lower price to a Car Alarm installer to put an inexpensive alarm that comes with its own remote. In that way I use the new remote to lock-unlock and the original one to set the original alarm-inmobilizer. Amclaussen.
If it has something to do with the BCM , there would probably have DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes stored , An just replace a BCM would cause more problems , same with PCM's ! These modules need to be configured and programmed . Also ,without testing no one could say for sure that the BCM is bad . That would be a guess ! Door locks locking an unlocking could be a bad switch input to the BCM . Watch this video plus part 2 and 3 Door Locks Go Crazy 1
Sorry to tell you this but you cannot do this yourself. My 98 plymuth grand voyager has the same problem. You must take it back to the dealer in order to take it replace. You can't even take it to a garage.
The BCM is located on the drivers side under the the steering column. It is behind the fuses and to get to it you have to remove the bash board plastic, than a pice of metal and than you have to remove the fuses box. It will take you approximately 20 min to remove everything. Once you remove the BCM you need to take note of the Part Number P/N. It has to be the same P/N on the replacement BCM. You can use any BCM from years 1996-2000 but make sure the electrical configuration is the same as yours (Power windows, alarms, etc.). I bought my BCM on the junk yard for 35 dollars and my car works perfectly.
I hope this may have assisted you,
I had the exact same problem PLUS my power door locks and some guages stopped working. I replaced the Body Control Module (BCM) which is behind the inside fuse box and problem was fixed. I did get the part from a salvage as the unit from Dodge was $1000. Make sure you replace with same part number and disconnect battery before working on it. One downfall of changing BCM is I now have a new odometer reading.