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Dashboard gauges don't work and van won't start

I have a 1998 Chrysler Town & Country LXi van. I went to start the van and couple of days ago and it would start but would cut right off. I did this about 3 tries and after than it would not start but the lights, locks, radio everything worked except for the gauges on the dashboard (speedomator, temp, miliage did not work and would not start. I called the auto store here where i live and they it sounds like the solder connection is loose and needs to be soldered back in place. How do i get the dashboard panel off to get to the instrument cluster. your help will be greatly appreciated.

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  • william richmond Jul 19, 2015

    The issue you are talking about the gauges on the van. The security circuit goes thru the dashboard. The issue I had with mine same. You tube has the video to remove the dashboard which I did on the back is a cracked 12 volt feed that cracks causing all the issues I fixed mine with a solder gun I reheated the power feed and no more dash problems. Check it out

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I have the same issue - see: http://www.topix.com/forum/autos/chrysler-town-country/T31MRNJU1AR51AEVR#lastPost Not sure if someone has a permanent fix...... Does replkacing the cluster really work? Mine work intermittently. There another link here: http://ingriddijkers.com/CaravanPics.html

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Its not the control module cause im having same problem and was told to replace the module so im trying the pin connector like alexmv688 said but whats the website

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    its not the control module cause im having same problem and was told to replace the module so im trying the pin connector like alexmv688 said but whats the website

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I see this problem over and over again on fixya, i suspect it has a factory service bulletin that addresses its cause, try contacting the dealer, when this happens soon after u will begin to have a no start problem as well, i can tell u this it is a control module issue, maybe the Body Control Module.

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I have the same problem but it's the alarm system. I have a short in the wireing that is enabling the alarm and even though i can lock and unlock the doors it won't trip the alarm off. After 3-4 attempts to start and it turn over but die the car will fail to turn over. After a few hours of sitting the vehicle will do the same turn over but die unless the short conects for a fluk reason and it starts. I need to know how to disconnect the alarm system.mrsvogt@hughes.net

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