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Malfunction light stays on my 07 town and country. also the air quit cooling at same time. the outside air temp is reading -40. a couple of months back both low beams went out at same time.

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  • williebyrum6 May 24, 2009

    Its an 07. dont know why it says 01. I just replaced the lamps. The battery was a little low of water but it seems to be charging fine. I plan on having the codes read tuesday. no fuses blown. thanks

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Was the problem with the lights resolved or did you just replace the lamps. How is the charging system and the battery. Is it at 100%? I would have the codes read, it could be very helpful. A problem with the A/C can cause the MIL lamp to turn on. You can check your fuses to see if a fuse has blown.

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