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I have a 2001 dodge caravan and i am having electrical problems. i was driving home and it started acting wierd. te wipers just turn on even though they are in the off possition, it makes a ding noise, all the lights are on on the dah console and the seedometer and RPM gage are stuck in place. the battery and alternator are less than a year old and i just cleaned the battery terminals. can you help

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You may have a ground problem. Or you may have a back feed. A back feed is when a hot or positive wire goes to or comes in contact with a ground (return or negative). You may need a volt ohm meter. The dash may have to come apart, and the circuit board controlling the dash functions may need to be looked at. Look for burn or contact spots with arc spots. The pointers pointing the wrong way seems to indicate incorrect voltage or the wrong amounts. Some computers in cars, trucks operate with varying amounts of power to give readings, or values,  even negative voltage readings from the car computer . Maybe a free scan at Advance auto or a similar place  would tell you something for free.LB

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Sound like it could be a BCM (body conrtol module) problem. That stuff all runs through the BCM.

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