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1998 Dodge Caravan (wippers and headlights are out)

I just got a jump start. While the vehicle did start, and run, after I shut it down to check my battery terminals at home, the wipers, the headlights, dash lights, and shifter light are all non-functional. I think it is either a wire or fuse issue. Any clues as to how I can get it fixed (btw the battery is good, I've cleaned up the corrosion, and it starts right up now)

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  • erock23175 Feb 28, 2009

    Found my own solution, sorry I didn't post it sooner. I read a few solutions given for other electrical issues, and one little tidbit caught my eye. It was for something else but the guy said, " unhook the battery for 30 seconds and let the "body-somethingorother" reset". So I went out, turned on the headlights (which did not come on), unhooked the battery, counted to 30, re-hooked the battery, and the headlights flashed on and stayed on. After that, fired it up, all of the previously dimmed dash-lights came on, wippers worked, and headlights were on....problem solved. Thanks!!!

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Begin by looking at each of the fuses. and each of the wires. looking for bad fuses, burned up wires etc.

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