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The Batter Is Not Recharging But The Alternator Is Fine...

99 dodge carvan
I have been told I have a electrical short or bad voltage regulator.
The battery is not recharging and the altenator has been tested, its fine.
After driving for over a couple hours the dash board loses all power, only after the van cools down once parked the dash will work again etc..

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Sounds as if the printed circuit board on the back of the cluster may have a hair line crack.

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The 99 caravan has the voltage regulation handled by the engine control computer. Most of the time (not always) the check engine light will come on while driving or even be on all the time. If the dash works sometimes its not the fuse the battery going low can make the dash go out this is very hard on it. A scanner used for dianostic test will find the problem with the right person useing it. The battery needes tested though as it can be the only problem

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