Question about 1998 Plymouth Voyager

1 Answer

A couple years ago, I dropped a coin down behind the dash of my van, and it has done something to the insturment panel, at times the temp meter don't work, the speedometer don't work, and the gas hand don't work, and the lights on the buttons for the rear wiper flashes. My question is how do I get the dash loose to get the coin out, and when the coin is removed will the problem be resolved, Thank you

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 381 Answers

The coin probably has nothing to do with the dash problem. That is a common problem among Voyagers. Here is some more info. that might help you. Problem #1 The blinking lights in the rear wiper rear defrost area can be reset by holding 2 buttons of the 3 on the left hand side. The top and bottom buttons. Turn the key on and hold them for about 10 sec and they should start flashing differently. Just let it do this. After they start flashing different. It will take 5 to 10 mins. Then one or more will quit flashing all together. If they don't after about 20 min reset them again it can take about 5 trys sometimes before they all go out. Also to fix the dash going out try this. This is a common problem with the voyager,caravans and Town & Countrys. What the problem is is a cold soder in the interment cluster itself. The problem area is where the plug comes from the van into the cluster. You need to take the circuit board out of the cluster and reheat the soder on the back side of the circuit board were the plug plugs into. This will fix the cold soder permanitly I think its about 16 pins you have to reheat with the soder gun. If you don't feel comfrotable doing that you can just replace the interment cluster and it will be fine but if you buy a used one make sure it was tested. Hope this helps I have done several of them.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Broke radio antenna


Ive done that a few times over the years when I forgot to push the antenna down when going through the car wash. Depending on where the antenna is, you have to get behind the panel it is mounted on. IE/ The guard, roof, windscreen frame. This will mean removal of whatever panel is behind to get to it.

Apr 12, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The car was driving fine when suddenly the wind screen started fogging up. The air con was ON auto and temp set at about 22 Degs on defrost at the time. So I increased the fan speed to remove the fog. Same...


This is speculation, but the fogged windshield, the noise behind the dash, and the temperature gauge actions lead me to the heater core. When they develop any leak they fog the windshield, and enough fluid loss or an air pocket could explain the temp gauge readings.

Oct 16, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

93 nissan quest overheats


Replacing the thermostat should solve your problem. If they fail they can cause it to overheat. Driving without the thermostat is doable as a temp fix but should not be done for a long period of time.

Mar 21, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

The driver's power window in my 2003 Toyota Camry will not go up----no motor sound or anything. What number/type fuse should I check?


The window/door lock fuse is a 30 amp fuse located behind the the coin box to the upper right corner of the blue relay box, it is hidden by the air conditioning vent tubing.The fuse is not immediately visible when you remove the coin tray, but it IS in the same fuse box. The fuse will be most probably PINK. ---------

Start by removing the coin tray on the left side of the steering wheel. Next remove the socket that the coin tray sits in, it should be fairly apparent how it comes out, there are just a couple screws holding it in that are visible as soon as you remove your coin tray. After you get the coin tray holder out, another couple screws become visible, remove them, along with 2 others on the left side of the steering wheel (we are removing the entire lower dash panel under the steering wheel). The top screw on the left side is hidden under a small pop-out blank cover, the lower screw you will be able to see by simply bending down under the bottom of the dash section. This whole panel should come off as soon as you have all of these screws removed. If it doesn't want to come off, you missed a screw or 2, look harder.

Once this panel is off, look at your fuse box. Now look to the right of the large group of fuses in the main panel, behind the A/C air duct. You should see 3 square fuses, 2 green and one pink. The pink fuse is in the middle between the green ones and is your power window and door lock fuse.--------------
Remove and replace this fuse with new fuse.Its easily available fuse from local auto part store.Its a 30 amp fuse.---------
But if you replace the fuse and still the problem, then its a possibility that window switch is faulty and it has to be replaced.----------- Check the fuse for 12 volt.--- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

Jul 04, 2011 | 2003 Toyota Camry

2 Answers

I have a 2001 chevy impala my tempature gauge completely quit working 2 days ago and my gas gauge is all over the place i dont know if its full or empty.. most of the time it stays at half or a little...


It sounds like the voltage regulator for the insturment cluster is malfunctioning -- that's why you got the recommendation to replace the instrument cluster.

If it were just the temp guage failing, the problem could be a faulty temp sending unit in the engine block. However, with more than one guage failing, it sounds more like an insturment-voltage- regulator problem.

An instrument cluster would contain the voltage regulator.

It's possible that the voltage regulator cold be repaired and an entire cluster would not be needed.

More info, please let me know.

Chalrie

Mar 25, 2011 | 2001 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

2001 Pontiac Montana. Van overheats (redlines) occasionally, which results in loss of heat (very cold air). When this happens lights flicker, like something is turned on??? After this their is a loss of...


Where do you hear a valve or flapper moving??? Behind the dash ( instrument panel ) It sounds to like you have a electrical problem , not overheating problem . You need to test to see what the real engine temp. is . Also have vehicle checked for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes ,Sounds like A/C is kicking on , the flaper noise you hear is probably the temp actuator inside the dash . You can buy the tool in the video at harbor freight cheap. Point it at upper radiator hose ,near the engine . The IPC illuminates the hot coolant temperature indicator in the message center when the IPC determines that the coolant temperature is greater than 128°C (262°F). The IPC receives a class 2 message from the PCM indicating the coolant temperature. Are you getting any such message ?
How to Use an Infrared Thermometer to Diagnose Car Problems

May 07, 2017 | 2001 Pontiac Montana

1 Answer

My 2000 chevy blazer is having battery issues.i have had the battery a year and replaced the altinator a year ago,and something keeps draining the battery.I can't seem to figure this one out


if you have an volt meter capable of reading amperage you can check for a draw fairly easily.

Turn off the vehicle, remove the key, unplug any accessories from the 12 volt (cigarette) outlets, and disable the under hood light if equipped.

Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery. Install your amp meter in series, one lead on the negative terminal of the battery and one lead on the negative terminal of the battery cable. You should see less than .050 amps. It may take up to 20 minutes for everything to power down so don't worry if you see more right away.

If after 20 minutes it does not drop lower than .050 amps you have a draw. You can start removing fuses from the underhood fuse block one at a time. If the draw goes away than you have just narrowed down the possibilities to that circuit. Post what fuse you pulled and I can help you further.

If none of those fuses cancel the draw remove one of the test leads. Open the drivers front door and remove the courtesy lamp fuse from the instrument panel fuse block located behind the access panel on the end of the left side of the dash. Reinstall test leads and then start removing those fuses one at a time.

Some common draws are aftermarket stereos, glove box lights, visor mirror lights,

Nov 24, 2010 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

2 Answers

My escort van is out of timing need to set timing again


YOU NEED TWO 6MM DRILL BITS, THERE ARE TWO HOLES TO PUT THESE IN, ONE ON THE CAMSHAFT AND THE SECOND ON THE PUMP. SLOWLY TURN THE ENGINE BY HAND UNTIL THE TWO HOLES LINE UP WITH HOLES BEHIND THEM, THEN PLUG WITH THE DRILL BITS. ITS NOW SAFE TO REMOVE THE BELT BY TAKING OFF THE TENSIONER AND LOCKING OFF. PUT ON THE NEW BELT AND RELEASE THE TENSIONER SLOWLY AND REMOVE THE DRILL BITS. TURN THE ENGINE BY THE NUT ON THE CRANK SHAFT A COUPLE OF TIMES. THEN PULL BACK THE TENSIONER ALL THE WAY, THEN LET IT GO SO IT SNAPS AGAINST THE BELT, IT IS NOW TENSIONED AND JOB DONE

Feb 28, 2009 | 1999 Ford Escort

2 Answers

Ford transit van dashboard display not working


ive got a 55 plate 85 T260 swb crewcab 68000 miles, , i bought it 12 months ago, red light flashes on dash board most days, some times arratically, sometimes quite slow, and all clocks, speedo and dash does not work?????????
the smallest scratch and the van rusts, no under seal, there just a use it and dump it van.

i would just like to say fords are ****

Dec 27, 2008 | 2003 Ford Escort

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Plymouth Voyager Logo

136 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Plymouth Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8273 Answers

Are you a Plymouth Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...