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I just finished replacing the bcm on my 96 dodge caravan: aka "the mystery machine" with one from a salvage yard. Before this fix, I had no headlights,wipers(except for the occasional "ghost wipe"),turn signals, wild acting locks. After install of different bcm, nothing has seemingly changed. what gives?

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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

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