2001 Dodge Caravan Radio and brake lights don't work
I ran the battery a little dry. Just to the point that the van clicked when trying to start it.
Got a boost and it is fine now.
But...radio doesn't work and brake lights don't work now. All fuses are fine.
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look at connection to your starter. sometimes the positive cable works loose due to driving conditions. I had same problem with a Suzuki it only did it in cold weather but I ended up replacing the starter.
Make sure to check the engine compartment fuses and the inside fusebox, if all the fuses look good then try to unhook the battery and then connect it back on and start the van and see if this helps. the radio is it asking for a code, if this radio has antitheft then you will need to install the code to make it work, look at manual and it will tell you how to do this. the code is entered using the preset staition buttons, there should be a card in the glovebox with the radio code if it has antitheft. if you find no bad fuses then you may have short out the cluster jumping it, but most of the time it just needs a fuse or reseting by removing neg battery terminal for about 2min, good day let me know the outcome.
disconnect the battery to let the body computer reset. had the same problem with mine when my son left center interior light on . it ran down the battery and the security system made the head light start flashing . when i jump started it i had no instrument panel lights . i disconnected the battery and it fixed the problem.
Check the battery first. Just because the lights are on doesn't mean it has enough power to start the van. If you or the van has a volt meter, the battery should read at least 13-14 volts to be good. If the battery is good then the alternator is good and we move on to the starter solenoid. I'm sure it's one of these. Do the lights go off or very dim when you turn the key? If so then battery.
transmission control system is code 0700. What's the vans mileage? The clicking sound is classic dead battery indicator, and usually there is still enough battery power to run the radio and lights. I would recommend removing the battery, and bringing it to a parts store for a free test to see what the condition of it really is.