Question about 2005 Dodge Caravan
All power lock switches not working,does not appear to be isolated to one switch,possible fuse problem? can't find fuse for power locks,is there even one?
I did the thing pulling the 20am IOD fuse out and it seemed to work great! I was going to go back to the dealership.... stupidness....
My dad is a mechanic and he said that the fuse may just have to be replaced.
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
The solution is simple, take your vehicle to a dealer and have your body control module reprogrammed. You do not need to replace the controller. I have performed this repair numerous times. I don't know what other dealers charge but i usually charge a one hour labor charge. Price will vary depending on labor rates. I've never had one come back for the same problem after performing the flash.
Posted on Sep 27, 2008
Hi, The overall problem is with the Body Control Module (BCM). The dealer may offer to re-flash it as it's a software problem. BUt you need the BCM replaced. The cost ranges depending upon your dealer butif you are out of warrantly and the cost is over $150 - $175 USD, call Chrysler 1-800-992-1997 and tell them your ordeal. Chrysler will ask the dealer to send them your BCM so they can program your milage into the module and then return it to you. Then ask the Chrysler rep (Or dodge person) to reduce the cost as this is their software issue, and it was bad from the start. This will Work!!!
Posted on Aug 11, 2008
Try to reset on board computer....... remove the battery cable (negative). let it unhook for awhile or one hour.
Install again the cable, test your power lock.
THis should work fine.
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
I did it 4 time in last two month pulling out 20 amp IDO fuse and don't know how many time I have to keep doing it in future. Is there a permanent solution for this? Will it corrupt the program set in the car or damage other system?
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
Go under the hood, into the fuse box, pull the 20amp IDO fuse for 20 seconds, plug it back in and it should be fine. Or, take it the dealer and pay them $100+ to basically do the same thing. No guarantees how long it will last (weeks, months?) but it will get you through and it's free. It may be triggered by a power lock actuator going out, but I'm not sure. I'm still trying to figure this out on my own 05 GC. Hope this helps and saves you a trip to the dealer.
Posted on May 27, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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