This problem is confounding everyone. After boosting the van on account of a dead battery, the radio stopped working completely. This was a high end factory sound system. I tried to get it replaced, but the after-market audio dealer I went to spent a day trying to figure out what was wrong with it. He put the radio on the bench and it worked fine - tried a new one in its place and same symptoms. After failing to find the problem, he buttoned it back up the way it was.
I since took the van to an excellent Chrysler dealer and they spent a whole day trying to find the problem with no luck. Apparently I cannot just replace the radio with a generic model because both the power input and all the speaker outputs feed through the same computer system. This computer is also spitting out indecipharable diagnostic codes which has the dealer technicians scratching their heads as well.
I must say, this van's electrical system has been nothing but a nightmare since day one. The mechanical systems run great, and the van has great looks. As an electrical engineer myself, I must say I would be professionally ashamed to have had anything to do with the electrical design of this product.
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Check your battery cables and starter cables especially the connectors and bolts under the hood. The bolts and connections could be loose or corroded. Check the connections near the battery and on the battery since many times mechanics mess with these the most. My guess is something is loose if it starts well most times, but fails occasionally. Did you look for blinky codes or DTCs? A '47' (or P0562) could mean a bad battery or alternator, and a '12' (or P1684) could indicate intermittent connections. Do the dome lights dim or stay well lit when the clicking is heard during cranking? If so, then the issue is most likely near the battery and if not then the issue is more likely near the starter. Good luck. There are a lot of wires under the hood.
why not say what works on radio.
park lamps ,dead , i bet not
all other lamps dead.(dials, etc)?
no sound only?
or tunes stations , i see it tune, scan works but sound is dead
post that, and the operators guide , shows where the RADIO fuse is
mostly in the cab fuse box.
inlines are aftermarket radios' not stock.
does it ask for CODE?
if yes ,the radio codes if not backed is a show stopper
dealer only fix. (big secret) or any certified, lock smith
see my 25posts here on this forum under radio codes
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If the battery went dead or the radio lost power at any time you will need to re-enter the code for it to work again. If this is not the case check the fuse for it as it may have blown in which case you will be required to enter the radio code after replacing the fuse.
sounds like its wired up wrong, remove the radio unplug the connector and remove the radio, then check all your fuses must have blown one when radio was installed, after that charge battery and with radio removed see if battery goes dead, if not recheck wiring to radio, common problem with vw aftermarket radio,they are installed wrong,good luck,
Does it have RADIO Controls on Steering Wheel? If so does the Air bag light EVER come on While Driving down the road. If no to these Questions.
I dont like at all being the Bearer of BAD news
I am Not Exactly A "RADIO" Expert But I have seen this Before and My Repair for it was Replacement.It is My Thought and Thery that somehow the MEMORY Cuircit gets Burned out adn in turn the On Off Cuircit is also Effected by this, Hoping this is of Good Help to you., RejakWilson