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1999 Dodge Caravan Clockspring and BCM problems

The clockspring on my 1999 dodge caravan went bad. I am now having symptoms that the BCM is malfunctioning. Can the bad clockspring also cause an that also cause problems with the BCM? Can I repair the BCM?

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  • berniehastin Jun 27, 2009

    Speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, temp gauge, etc. all work intermitently. Very erratic behavior from the all the idiot lights on the dash as well. Rear Wiper won't work. Front wipers won't auto park anymore and occasionally they stop mid-cycle.

  • BCautotech May 11, 2010

    Never seen it happen - what are the symptoms?

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Hold dodge accountable for 10 or more years of bad bcm's and electrical problems. Maybe there is a class action going on we can contact. I'm going to keep looking.

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You could actually have 3 problems. I have seen on many of these: Rear wiper motor always die - nothing shocking there. The front wiper multifunction switch was common to fail on these vans. The other issues all seem to be contained within the cluster. The cluster circuit board may be on its way out.

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