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Replaced battery,now rear wiper control lites are flashing.

Replaced battery,now rear wiper control buttons are flashing.

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  • kellylloyd20 Jan 21, 2009

    the rear wiper button&the rr.wiper intermittant button flashes.I have seen this before,but dont remember the procedure to correct it.is a diagnostic test for the a.c.&heater functions.

  • Ronnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    With the Proper Scanning Equipment Yes My Scanner needs Upgraded otherwise I would go out there andhook it up & Have an answes for ya Rapidly ,I wonder if you Just do like some GM's and Press and hold 1 or 2 Buttons. Im so Sorry I Sould Know this one if I Own the Vehicle Go Aheda and rate me bad LoL Please If you find out before me Let me Know I will Look around and Make a Couple Calls. Nickname is @aoldotcom <

  • Ronnie Wilson May 11, 2010

    I checked Intensly on this as I Own the Same Van, there are no Thchnical Service Bulletins On this symptom nor have I seen this Before. Although At times My Front Wipers will turn on on there own and wome times when i hit the Remotelock do you get this also? And do all fo the Functions that Lights flash of do they work, Is The Washer Fluid Tanks Full? I will Try My Best To Help Find the Problem

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The procedure for re-setting the HVAC control panel on a 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan follows:
With ignition on but not running
1. turn knob to air vents
2. turn fan knob to ON
3. temperature setting on COLD (2X) {I have dual temp controls}
4. hold top(rear wiper) and bottom (rear wiper with wash) buttons pressing down together until all the buttons cycle through (this will require 1 to 2 minutes of continuous pressing)
Hopefully, this also applies to 1997 version. I learned this from a very helpful local Dodge service adviser

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Thanks Halfmoon! I have a 1997 caravan that was flashing rear wiper buttons and your fix worked perfect. You don't have to hold the two buttons for 2 minutes, just until they ALL light up solid, then you can release and just watch as it calibrates. It takes about 2 minutes then you are all set.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

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