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Dodge caravan starter is locked out and will not turn over

Changed out BCM and it had VTTS, the horn begun to sound and I removed the bcm and put my old bcm back in and now the van will start and run for about 4 sec. and die, 3 times and then on the 3rd time the starter will not turn over any more. I have unhooked the battery to reset the computer, the fuse to erase the memory, changed the ecm. I am at a loss. I am ready to junk the van, and go back to Chevy!

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SOURCE: BCM Unit in 1996 Dodge Grand Caravan

The BCM Unit had to re-learn the systems when I put another unit in. The Windshield wipers use to come on whenever they wanted to without touching the button and the air conditioning stopped working all together, but now it works like new. Everything works perfectly but the only draw back is that the odometer jumped from 94,521 miles to 120,000 miles when I installed the new BCM Unit. I know that the miles were lower but I am happy that the van is running great and everything works just as they are suppose to. I believe that the air conditioner unit did not get the right signal from the BCM and so the motor started to smoke. I ran the engine for 10 minutes and it went away. Thanks again for the advice and have a blessed day. TED

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: I just finished replacing the bcm on my 96 dodge

take it to a garage and get them to re program the module to your van,donor van could've had a different options to yours

Posted on Feb 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Door locks dont work

2 things I would try before replacing an expensive BCM. Disconnect your battery for 5 minutes or so, then reconnect, and see if that helped at all. I have heard in some cases it worked successfully. If that doesn't cure it, I would go to the plug on the BCM itself, (with battery disconnected) and pull the plug off, inspect it, and clean it & mating pins on BCM very thoroughly with contact cleaner or similar electrical cleaner. Add a little di-electric grease to connection & put it back together nice & tight & see what happens. The BCM is usually located on passenger side in kick panel area,(by right foot when sitting) either behind kick panel or above it.

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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SOURCE: part # and price for BCM 1997 dodge caravan elect

You'll have to call local dealer, or if you want to take a chance with used at auto wreckers, it will have to be exact same part number, but personally I don't recommend that. Here's a number to call for rebuilt BCM's gauranteed, that will, if nothing else give you another option. New is probably $800- $1000 unfortunately. 1-877-388-5889. (http://www.proautotronics.com/index.html )
There is always a chance that removing connectors attached to it, and cleaning well with contact cleaner or electrical cleaner (tuner spray cleaner from radio shack) may jsut be a cure if your lucky as well. I certainly would try that before spending that kind of money on a new module.

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 Dodge Caravan Clockspring and BCM problems

Hold dodge accountable for 10 or more years of bad bcm's and electrical problems. Maybe there is a class action going on we can contact. I'm going to keep looking.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012

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If I lock my 2006 Chevy Cobalt, the security system will randomly lock and unlock the doors accompanied with the horn honking


I think you have a BCM - body control module problem ! The BCM controls the automatic door locks .
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This BCM controlled feature can be personalized to driver preference. Refer to Power Door Systems Connector End Views Personalization Description and Operation in Personalization.
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The BCM will then unlock the doors when the ignition is placed in the OFF position. Do the exterior lights flash as well as the horn sounding ?
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The lights inside my car and wipers go on and off and the locks and unlock all this happens when I open the door to the car, it's a 2005 dodge grand caravan


this sounds like you may have a problem with the BCM that controls body systems. check to see if there are any codes in the BCM as this will help to find the problem. be aware that it could be a communication problem with other modules on the vehicle and the BCM causing this.

Aug 26, 2014 | 2005 Dodge Caravan

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Have a 1998 dodge minivan,PCM,was replaced. now door locks and rear window wiper comes on by itself while driving or parked. gas gauge will get stuck on empty line off and on. we were told can be BCM, is...


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
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May 04, 2017 | 1998 Dodge Caravan

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Which fuse is the one for the door locks


The 2005 Dodge Caravans have software problem in the BCM that causes the power locks to quit working. The only fix is to bring the van to a dealer for a software flash update.Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_is_the_fuse_located_for_power_door_locks_on_a_2005_Dodge_Grand_Caravan #ixzz271oz6ROB


disconnect the battery cable and pull the BCM fuse and do system reset and the door locks may work fine again.



also ro try to get the power door locks working. pull and reinstall (but not replace) all fuses and fuse blocks (but not the relays). The locks may start working after that.
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_is_the_fuse_located_for_power_door_locks_on_a_2005_Dodge_Grand_Caravan#ixzz271pG2x7l

disconnecting and reconnecting the lamp and horn relays may fix same issue with the locks.
Several people suggested resetting the fuses under the hood, and it worked. Others tried unplugging and plugging back in the battery and that also worked for them.
Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Where_is_the_fuse_located_for_power_door_locks_on_a_2005_Dodge_Grand_Caravan#ixzz271pmOoHv

Sep 20, 2012 | 2005 Dodge Caravan

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I am replacing the body control computer. where is it?


HI, the BCM in your Caravan is behind the junction block or what most people referee to as the fuse box under the drivers side dash. Happy motoring

Aug 27, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan

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Fuse box,, relays ?


Disconnect the battery for a minute or two and reconnect it. Sometimes the BCM (body control module) locks up.

Apr 14, 2009 | 2005 Dodge Caravan

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Door locks dont work


2 things I would try before replacing an expensive BCM. Disconnect your battery for 5 minutes or so, then reconnect, and see if that helped at all. I have heard in some cases it worked successfully. If that doesn't cure it, I would go to the plug on the BCM itself, (with battery disconnected) and pull the plug off, inspect it, and clean it & mating pins on BCM very thoroughly with contact cleaner or similar electrical cleaner. Add a little di-electric grease to connection & put it back together nice & tight & see what happens. The BCM is usually located on passenger side in kick panel area,(by right foot when sitting) either behind kick panel or above it.

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