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2003 dodge caravan dies while driving, no power at all but all my dash lights light up and flash?

Changed the alternator, fuse box and computer and had it reprogrammed. Seemed to fix the problem for a day to two and then it died again while backing into my driveway. Heard a dinging bell 2 or 3 times and all the dash lights and headlights were flashing...there's no noise whatsoever when turning the key other than a humming noise in sync with the lights flashing

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You'll need an OBD-II scanner tool to read the Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC) which will help in troubleshooting the problem. You can either rent or buy one (Sear, NAPA, Pep Boys, or Auto Zone). Or else have the car towed to your local Dodge dealership for repairs or to any local auto repair shop w/ ASE certified mechanic.
If you are able to pull the codes before going to a shop, post them and we can take it from there.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013

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    John Dec 29, 2013

    In the meantime Monica, please check the battery terminal connections; make sure they are not loose and check for any oxidation on the terminal posts for a bluish white corrosive deposits. If you do, remove the battery cables from their posts. If the insulation on the cables are cracked and bloated looking from the oxidation, you'll have to replace the entire length of the cable. If the corrosion / deposit is limited to the battery post and terminal connector you can clean them up with a solution of warm water and baking soda. You can use an emery cloth or a toothbrush to clean the posts and terminal connectors. Dry them up when your done and apply some dielectric grease to the posts which will slow or stop the recurrence of future corrosion deposits. Retighten the terminals to their posts- make sure you maintain the same orientation, red cable to the postive post (+) and the black to the negative (-) post. Please wear safety glasses and gloves whenever you do any kind of work on the battery; or even a face shield.



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You can get free owners manuals online at:

or just type "owners manuals" in your search.

Here is a post I found that worked for my 2005 caravan.

For a 2001 Dodge Caravan: The owner's manual is vague, only stating that all fuses are under the hood in the fuse box, no diagrams. Once you have removed the fusebox cover, the diagrams for what each fuse does is provided under the lid. UNCLEARLY marked is the radio fuse, a 20amp fuse located 2nd row from top to the right of the accessory relay. It is marked: RDO/IP IGN.


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