Hello. I was hoping for a little insight to some electrical issues I
am having w/ my 2001 Caravan. It's the base model. I have a couple of
different things going on.
The first, which has been happening for months and I have been
ignoring it, is that the door ajar chime intermittently comes on and
then the dome lights stay on. I understand this could be the door ajar
switch and do plan on replacing that pretty soon. It's not a big deal,
just annoying at times.
The second problem I have can't wait. While I am out driving and use
the turn signals, I intermittently lose all power to the instrument
panel. In addition to the power loss on the panel, the signals
themselves quit working (flashing). I still have brake lights, but no
turn signals, no speedometer, no fuel gauge, etc. Sometimes the power
comes back on in a few minutes. Sometimes it takes a few days. It
seems to be completely random.
One thing I noticed is that the door ajar chime still comes on even
when the power is out if that helps to isolate anything.
Does anyone know where I should start looking? I am wondering if the
two issues are related. I purchased one of the Hayes repair manuals
that have the schematics in it and would like to try to do this myself
rather than paying for it as I am broke at the moment.
Any help would be much appreciated!