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2002 dodge caravan dash lights

The dash lights on our 2002 dodge caravan aren't working.  I've looked in the owners manual and can't find anywhere where it says dash lights.  Is this a fuse or a lightbulb issue, and what do I do to fix it?

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  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    I also cannot find the fuse or any data on this problem ( I have the exact same problem); I've checked every fuse in the module under the hood--they are all good. So where could the fuse be for the dash lights? Also There is nothing in the manuals on how to change the dash light bulbs. HELP!!

  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 2002 caravan, However I noticed the dash lights, cruise control and the upper cigarrete lighter not working at the same time. I have not discovered the problem yet. From reading another trouble shooting sight I found out that the number 6 fuse (green with clear top) has to be pulled out and test for continuety. If it fail replaced.



  • zerpaalex Sep 01, 2008

    When I turn on the front lights, they wont come on and there is an overall electric power failure, the engine keeps running but I cannot turn on the lights or the AC

  • timbuk2_5 Dec 01, 2008

    When I turn on the headlights on my 2002 Grand Caravan, the instrument cluster lighting does not work nor does the lighting for the heater and blower fan controls. I have checked all the fuses, but none are relavent to dash or interior lighting. Can anyone offer any assistance to the problem? I have read other blogs and some are saying BCM. I would appreciate any help with this

  • Karley96 Dec 03, 2008

    I have the same problem. Dash lights do not come on.

  • joshnhil Dec 03, 2008

    WE have the exact same problem...no dash or heater or radio lights...anyone find a solution yet?

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan with electronic 3-zone climate control, most of the indicator lights have gone out (like the power on/off button, temp up/down buttons, etc). I thought they were replaceable bulbs, but apparently they're not. You have to replace the entire control panel. Nice job, Dodge!

  • Anonymous Dec 24, 2008

    2002 Dodge Grand Caravan with electronic 3-zone climate control, most of the indicator lights have gone out. I thought they were replaceable bulbs, but when I went to dealer to find out how to replace them I found out you need to buy an entire front control panel. Nice job Dodge!

  • 458585 Jan 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. The lights on the cluster panel as well as the radio, fan etc don't work as well. All other lights are working. I have checked the fuses under the hood and they all are in good shape. I don't think it can be a buld since the lighting failure is in different areas. I looked for another location for fuses and couldn't find anything under the dash.
    Any suggestions?

  • joshnhil May 11, 2010

    I am sooo EXCITED!! "itsatypo's" suggestion worked!! we now have dash lights in our van...THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

  • loomie martinez Mar 24, 2013

    The fuse and fuse box for the Dash lights and a few other accessories will not be found anywhere because there is no secondary fuse panel/box for this year and model (2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport Manufacture date of 8/01). Chrysler uses Body control Modules and other types of modules in place of the Fuse Panel/Box. I have found out that the Body control module is located under the dash behind the Brake Pedal is where alot of your unlisted accessories will be. In my case the 12+Volt power wire (white with red stripe) was loose when i tapped into it when installing the remote starter . It is going to be the top plug where you will find the White with red stripe wire (make sure you disconnect the battery before you do anything). I found that the female connector (of the White with red stripe wire) that snaps into the plug was defective and wasnt making contact on the Body control module. To repair it I cut off the female connector and replaced it with a new one from my local auto parts store but make sure you bring in the female connector that is bad so you can match it up because its not our typical female connector. I crimped the female connector and snapped it back into the plug then I plugged it into the body control module. I checked my Dash lights, reverse lights and i finally had power to them. I will try to get pictures soon. A helpful tip I used was the READY REMOTE website that has a specific Year Make and Model of your wire diagram. I hope this will be helpful. http://www.readyremote.com/main.asp

  • loomie martinez Mar 24, 2013

    The fuse and fuse box for the Dash lights and a few other accessories will not be found anywhere because there is no secondary fuse panel/box for this year and model (2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport Manufacture date of 8/01). Chrysler uses Body control Modules and other types of modules in place of the Fuse Panel/Box. I have found out that the Body control module is located under the dash behind the Brake Pedal is where alot of your unlisted accessories will be. In my case the 12+Volt power wire (white with red stripe) was loose when i tapped into it when installing the remote starter . It is going to be the top plug where you will find the White with red stripe wire (make sure you disconnect the battery before you do anything). I found that the female connector (of the White with red stripe wire) that snaps into the plug was defective and wasnt making contact on the Body control module. To repair it I cut off the female connector and replaced it with a new one from my local auto parts store but make sure you bring in the female connector that is bad so you can match it up because its not our typical female connector. I crimped the female connector and snapped it back into the plug then I plugged it into the body control module. I checked my Dash lights, reverse lights and i finally had power to them. I will try to get pictures soon. A helpful tip I used was the READY REMOTE website that has a specific Year Make and Model of your wire diagram. I hope this will be helpful. http://www.readyremote.com/main.asp

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In the fuse panel under the hood beside the battery there is a fuse marked IOD in your nearest right hand corner facing the vehicle. Pull the fuse, wait 3 min. Reinstall fuse.

No kiddin'. That's it.

Posted on Feb 07, 2009

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  • Mokey57 Aug 29, 2010

    Yes that was the quickest easiest fix I ever did. Thanks to good people like you we dont have to get screwed by anyone, the world needs more people like yuo Thanks The Repoman

  • cdavisb Sep 18, 2010

    THANK YOU it really woks ! there is hope for humanity !

  • ivans482 Sep 29, 2010

    Thanks!!! I have been pulling my hair out to try and figure out what was wrong. Just had the alternator replaced, now my dash lights quit. Thanks for the help.. Ivan

  • lexxxy Oct 23, 2010

    AWESOME... just spent $580 caus pass window wouldnt work then as soon as I get it out the same day no dash lites, I was gonna freak out...THANKS THANKS THANKS

  • rbrv Nov 14, 2010

    worked great thanks for the help

  • bfpc71 Feb 14, 2011

    Yes that was the quickest easiest fix I ever did, thanks ITSATYPO you are my new friend

  • 313inthe504 May 12, 2011

    No kiddin' indeed, itsatypo! It worked for me as well. Thanks!!!

  • Loutam Aug 10, 2011

    Wow! What a frustrating problem to have and then I found this answer. Pulled the fuse, waited 3 minutes and it worked! Thank you so much itsatypo. You're awesome. Thank you thank you thank you.

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    Julian A. Webb Sep 23, 2011

    itsatypo. you are one smart cookie... I am a big Dodge nut and have some very well versed knowledge of them and their quirks but this dash light deal was a bit mind boggling. read your simple little trick and "Sha-zam", now have working dash lights again... p.s. now I gotta replace the speedo and temp. bulbs, gas gauge light is working just fine... thanks and have great day!

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  • kkhaverty Mar 06, 2014

    I am not sure how or why this works BUT IT WORKED!!!!! Thank you so very much you are a genius! Any clue now when I turn the ignition key (and I have auxillary power) sometimes it doesnt turn over it is just like dead and i'll try a few more times and then it turns over? Just trying to narrow down the issues so I am not throwing unneeded funds into the van when I really can't. Thank you again.

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    Pacer Nov 23, 2014

    ItsAtypo...THANK YOU..pulled the 15 amp IOD fuse...waiting 3 minutes, plugged it back in, started up the van and the dash lights are working perfectly again!! Really appreciate it!!

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Itsatypo suggested worked!!!! THANK YOU:) I simply removed the IOD fuse, walked outside to see if the fuse was still good, reinserted and dash board lights worked! I can't believe I fixed the problem all by myself...my husband will be shocked!

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The problem with the dash lights being totally out was solved by removing the negative battery cable being removed for 5 minutes and reinstalling it. After I did that, the dash lights are now working! Thank you for all the great feedback.

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Dash lights still not working. Replaced the headlight switch, tried IOD fuse removal and disconnecting the battery (1998 Dodge Grand Caravan). There must be some reset....somewhere. Also, I took the dash cluster (speedometer and stuff) and checked all of the light bulbs. All good. Really baffled.
Don

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I did it too, thanks to all veterans here on FixYa!

My simptomps: No dash lights (speed, rpm, gas, gears, fuel) and no signal lights.

500$ dollars repair for 20cents in 10 minutes:
Disengage battery , open fuse box, pull 20A HZD (its written on the box cover) fuse out, saw that its dead (the two wires in fuse don't connect) and replace it!
Thank you all,Luka

Posted on Feb 17, 2012

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    Anice Putty Sep 20, 2016

    This worked! fuse was missing! Husband amazed

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Itsatypo - THANK YOU! It worked! My husband has been trying all kinds of stuff all day. We Googled the problem, found your solution, and it's fixed!

Thanks!

Barbara & Ralph

Posted on Jul 01, 2010

  • Steve P. Nov 10, 2012

    IOD fuze did it! Thank you.

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My mom tried to jump-start a friend's dead car with her caravan, but her friend accidentally reversed the polarity of the jumper cables... the caravan had similar symptoms, all I had to do to fix it was disconnect the battery, wait a few minutes, and then reconnect it. The computer apparently froze when the jumper cables got improperly connected, but disconnecting the battery seemed to reset it- She had that problem in late 2003, and hasn't had an issue since

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The fuse and fuse box for the Dash lights and a few other accessories will not be found anywhere because there is no secondary fuse panel/box for this year and model (2002 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport Manufacture date of 8/01). Chrysler uses Body control Modules and other types of modules in place of the Fuse Panel/Box. I have found out that the Body control module is located under the dash behind the Brake Pedal is where alot of your unlisted accessories will be. In my case the 12+Volt power wire (white with red stripe) was loose when i tapped into it when installing the remote starter . It is going to be the top plug where you will find the White with red stripe wire (make sure you disconnect the battery before you do anything). I found that the female connector (of the White with red stripe wire) that snaps into the plug was defective and wasnt making contact on the Body control module. To repair it I cut off the female connector and replaced it with a new one from my local auto parts store but make sure you bring in the female connector that is bad so you can match it up because its not our typical female connector. I crimped the female connector and snapped it back into the plug then I plugged it into the body control module. I checked my Dash lights, reverse lights and i finally had power to them. I will try to get pictures soon. A helpful tip I used was the READY REMOTE website that has a specific Year Make and Model of your wire diagram. I hope this will be helpful. http://www.readyremote.com/main.asp

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Thank you very much that I actually did works it's always great to look up something on the internet that actually does help people

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To change the instrument panel light bulbs the instrument cluster, back panel, wire connector and printed circuit board have to be removed. Remove the bulb by rotating the bulb socket counterclockwise one-quarter turn and remove from the circuit board. Pull bulb straight out of holder. Installation is the reverse.

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Itsatypo,

that at worked for me! Thank you for saving from standing out in the cold hitting my fuse box with a hammer.

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Ok for all you fellas whose 2002 dodge caravan instrument cluster guages including odometer and rpm, turnsignal, hazard light not working, after doing lenghty diagnostic, found no power to hazard fuse, remove battery and found blue connector very corroded and one wire was totally corroded and broken off, used another wire with terminal from another fuse box(made a pigtail) and soldered it and it fixed the problem

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  • harry mangaroo Mar 30, 2015

    ok i cannot edit so remove battery, remove bolts that holddown fuse box, look under fuse box for corrossionfound no power to hazard fuse, remove battery and found blue connector very corroded and one wire was totally corroded and broken off, used another wire with terminal from another fuse box(made a pigtail) and soldered it and it fixed the problem

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