When power door locks are unresponsiive, pull IOD fuse for 5 to 10 seconds to fix. This only works temporarily . Does anyone know how to fix this problem permanently ? Im pulling this fuse almost everyday now ! Thanks for any help.
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This is a common issue with the 2005 Caravan. To fix the issue you can disconnecting your battery or disconnect the IOD fuse for 10 - 30 seconds in the fuse box located in the engine compartment. This is not a permant fix. Inorder to get this fixed permantly you need to take it to a dealer so they can update your computer.
2004-2005 CARAVANS HAD A SOFTWARE ISSUE IN BODY CONTROLLER FOR THIS CONCERN..IF YOU REMOVE THE IOD FUSE FOR 10 SECONDS AND REINSTALL IT,THIS IS A TEMPORARY FIX..YOU MOST LIKELY NEED A BODU CONTROLLER UPDATED..TAKES ABOUT 1/2 TO 1 HOUR TO DO..AS FAR AS I KNOW,THE DEALER IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAN DO IT..I HOPE THIS HELPS
IF YOU CONSULT YOUR OWNER'S MANUAL,YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO RESET THIS FEATURE..BUT IF YOUR LOCKS WERE NOT WORKING AT ALL..THERE IS A SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR YOUR BODY CONTROLLER FOR INOPERATIVE LOCKS..AS FAR AS KNOW,CHRYSLER DEALER IS ONLY ONE ABLE TO DO THIS..REMOVING AND REINSTALLING IOD FUSE IS ONLY A TEMPORARY FIX..THEY CAN ALSO RESET YOUR ROLLING DOOR LOCKS AFTER THEY UPDATE YOUR BCM..I HOPE THIS HELPS
A short term fix is to pull the IOD fuse, wait about 10 seconds then replace it again. You'll have to reset your clock, which is annoying but the locks will work again. In the past 3 days, I've had to pull this twice because my locks quit--Hoping to find a more permanent solution.
THERE IS A SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR THE BODY CONTROL MODULE FOR THIS PROBLEM..WAS A TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN FROM CHRYSLER FOR THIS CONCERN..RECOMMEND HAVING SOFTWARE CHECKED FOR UPDATES AT LOCAL DEALER..AS FAR AS I KNOW THEY ARE THE ONLY ONES ABLE TO DO THIS
2005 caravan's had software issue with power door lock operation..the body controller may need a software update..check with local dodge dealer to see if service bulletin applies to your vehicle..have seen body controller problems as well
I had the same problem . Free solution was to pull yellow 20A IOD fuse in right front corner of fuse box under hood, wait 10 seconds, then reinsert fuse. Should solve problem as long as you don't lock doors with FOB. You can unlock doors with FOB, but apparently locking with FOB causes the problem. Otherwise you can pay to have the computer reset at the dealer, but the free solution worked for me.
I just had this problem tonight, did a Yahoo search and happened on this site, just tried pulling the IOD fuse (located in the covered panel next to the battery BTW), and re-installed it, and everything works again. Thanks for the tip!