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After the battery went dead in my 98 voyager I got the flashing lights indication on the rear wiper/washer/defrost/recirc./AC control panel buttons under the radio. I re-calibrated and got just the rear wiper button flashing per instructions that I read on FixYa but the recirc. and AC buttons continue to flash. What does that mean and how can I eliminate it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. tombron

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  • bobcatsc Jun 25, 2009

    The answer was not related to my problem. I don't think he read my post thoroughly.

  • bobcatsc Jun 25, 2009

    This is the first time I have used this method of solving a problem so I'm not sure of the rules. Can I get back to you somehow if this doesn't solve my problem and I have further questions? I feel like if I click that acceptance button I'll lose you to cyber space somewhere.
    Thanks, tombron

  • bobcatsc Jun 25, 2009

    This is great! Thanks a lot. I'll check it and will not forget to click the accept button. I'm a big FixYa fan & recommend it a lot.

  • bobcatsc Jun 26, 2009

    I ran til normal op. temp.,turned blower to high,set mode on panel, with all outlets open moved temp to full cold. Then held recirc. and AC buttons in for a long time but they never blinked alternately - only simultaneously. The above procedure worked holding the rear wipe & wash buttons in until they all came on solid - system calibrated for the minute prescribed, and only the rear wiper button was flashing. The Recirc. and AC buttons have always flashed simultaneously after both procedures.
    Do I need to look elsewhere for my problem. The buttons work as they are supposed to (compressor kicks in and recirc. comes on and off).They just won't stop flashing. This was my original question and I am still where I started. Hope you can help.

  • bobcatsc Jun 26, 2009

    My expert did his best. Even referred me to another more comprehensive site. I'm not sure I still know what to do but I got my monies worth.



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What is happening here is that you have two seperate systems indicating a fault. The A/C and Recirc flashing simultaneously is one and the flashing wiper to do with another

My friend I think the siplest way I can communicate the solution to your problem is to give you this link which goes through the whole troubleshooting procedure:

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The flashing lights are prompting you to do a calibration/cooldown test. First you need to let the car run until it is at normal temperature. Then press and hold the rear wiper and washer buttons at the same time for about 5 secs (all the lights will then illuminate). After that test is done do the same thing by pressing and holding the a/c and recirc buttons for about 5 secs.

when each test is complete you should get alternately flashing lights on the two buttons you pushed to start the test. Once you are complete just turn the key off and back on to reset everything.

this is just a common problem and will get solved by above procedure.goodluck.
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    will wait for the solution to be accepted by you soon.thanks.


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Check the battery status with multimeter and check the corresponding fuse

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I just replaced the battery and now all the lights for the wipers and air conditioner keep blinking

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push and hold in the rear wiper and rear washer butts for 5sec or until all lights flash but make sure your motor is warm and that the ac is on high first.. wait until all lights except for the rear wiper light are off then press the rear wiper button once more..

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I have a 1997 plymouth grand voyager. Everything was working fine until my battery died. Replaced battery & now my rear window wiper lights on the dash blink constantly. The wipers work fine when I cut...

What has most likely happened is that the Heater-a/c unit needs to be recalibrated and here are the steps to do so.
With the engine running and fully warmed up, A/C has to be turned off for at least 5 minutes [don't turn it on at all] and transmission in Park do the following
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6. At this point the system should go into a self calibration test which can take up to 60 seconds. While it is calibrating various control panel switch lights will blink as it goes through it's tests.
7. When the system is done calibrating then just the rear wiper light should be flashing and you can exit the test by turning off the vehicle. Wait about 10 seconds and restart the engine and it should be fine. If both the rear wiper and intermittent light are both still flashing after the calibration then there is most likely a problem with the system that will need more diagnosing. I see this fairly often with battery replacements so I think you'll be ok. It sometimes takes a couple of tries to calibrate so don't give up if it doesn't work the first time. Good luck, hope this helps!

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