2003 Grand Caravan No Speedo or Tach after Dead battery

Hi,
I have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport.
Not knowing it had a dead battery, I tried to start it.
As I watched, the Speedometer and Tachometer needles
rotated all the way clockwise to the stop on the left by the zero.
I replaced the battery with a new one.
The needles for the speedo and tach are still there on the wrong side of the stop.
Everything else works.
I tried the reset button_turn on the key_test many times,
but it never did anything.
Off_on etc. test gives a code of P1684 which says battery changed
and done.
Any help or hints will be greatly appreciated.
Otherwise I'm planning on pulling the cluster to see if I can move the needles myself.
Thanks in advance for any help or comments.
Glen
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I had a similar problem on my '05 and got this kind response from the group:
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TRY THIS!!! take and hold the trip button in on the odometer and turn the ignition key on while still holding it and see if the cluster goes into a self diagnostic mode to reset the gauges.
Glenn Beasley Chrysler Tech
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It didn't work for me the first few times, but I believe my last attempt I held in the trip button, started the car, kept the trip button in and turned off the key.
The instrument cluster then started "dancing" before my eyes (quite an impressive self test, actually) and all was well after that. But the self test runs with the car off, not on I realized.
DB
Arthur Dent wrote:

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<!doctype html public "-//w3c//dtd html 4.0 transitional//en"> <html> <body bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> I had a similar problem on my '05 and got this kind response from the group: <p><font color="#FF0000">***********************************************************</font><font color="#FF0000"></font> <p><font color="#FF0000">TRY THIS!!! take and hold the trip button in onthe odometer and turn the</font> <br><font color="#FF0000">ignition key on while still holding it and seeif the cluster goes into a</font> <br><font color="#FF0000">self diagnostic mode to reset the gauges.</font><font color="#FF0000"></font> <p><font color="#FF0000">Glenn Beasley</font> <br><font color="#FF0000">Chrysler Tech</font><font color="#FF0000"></font><p><font color="#FF0000">******************************************************</font> <p>It didn't work for me the first few times, but I believe my last attemptI held in the trip button, started the car, kept the trip button in and turned off the key. <p>The instrument cluster then started "dancing" before my eyes (quitean impressive self test, actually) and all was well after that.&nbsp; But the self test runs with the car off, not on I realized. <p>DB <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <br>&nbsp; <p>Arthur Dent wrote:<blockquote TYPE=CITE><style></style>
<div class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>Hi,</font></font></div>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>I have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport.</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>Not knowing it had a dead battery, I tried to start it.</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>As I watched, the Speedometer and Tachometer needles</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>rotated all the way clockwise to the stop on the left by the zero.</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>I replaced the battery with a new one.</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>The needles for the speedo and tach are still there on the wrong side of the stop.</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>Everything else works.</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>I tried the reset button_turn on the key_test many times,</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>but it never did anything.</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>Off_on etc. test gives a code of P1684 which says battery changed</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>and done.</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>Any help or hints will be greatly appreciated.</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>Otherwise Im planning on pulling the cluster to see if I can move the needles myself.</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>Thanks in advance for any help or comments.</font></font>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><font face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><font size=+0>Glen</font></font> <br>&nbsp; <div class="MsoNormal" style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></div>&nbsp; </blockquote>
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had a similar problem on my '05 and got this kind response from the group: <P><FONT color=#ff0000>***********************************************************</FONT><FONT color=#ff0000></FONT> <P><FONT color=#ff0000>TRY THIS!!! take and hold the trip button in on the odometer and turn the</FONT> <BR><FONT color=#ff0000>ignition key on while still holding it and see if the cluster goes into a</FONT> <BR><FONT color=#ff0000>self diagnostic mode to reset the gauges.</FONT><FONT color=#ff0000></FONT> <P><FONT color=#ff0000>Glenn Beasley</FONT> <BR><FONT color=#ff0000>Chrysler Tech</FONT><FONT color=#ff0000></FONT> <P><FONT color=#ff0000>******************************************************</FONT> <P>It didn't work for me the first few times, but I believe my last attempt I held in the trip button, started the car, kept the trip button in and turned off the key. <P>The instrument cluster then started "dancing" before my eyes (quite an impressive self test, actually) and all was well after that.&nbsp; But the self test runs with the car off, not on I realized. <P>DB <BR>&nbsp; <BR>&nbsp; <BR>&nbsp; <P>Arthur Dent wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE="CITE"> <STYLE></STYLE>
<DIV class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Hi,</FONT></FONT></DIV> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>I have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Not knowing it had a dead battery, I tried to start it.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>As I watched, the Speedometer and Tachometer needles</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>rotated all the way clockwise to the stop on the left by the zero.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>I replaced the battery with a new one.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>The needles for the speedo and tach are still there on the wrong side of the stop.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Everything else works.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>I tried the reset button_turn on the key_test many times,</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>but it never did anything.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Off_on etc. test gives a code of P1684 which says battery changed</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>and done.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Any help or hints will be greatly appreciated.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Otherwise Im planning on pulling the cluster to see if I can move the needles myself.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Thanks in advance for any help or comments.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Glen</FONT></FONT> <BR>&nbsp; <DIV class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp; <FONT face=Arial size=2>Well Im glad to see that it worked for you!!!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Glenn Beasley</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2>Chrysler Tech</FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
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Hi
I followed your suggestion:
Push in and hold Trip/Reset button
Start Engine
Turn off key (and engine)
Release Trip/Reset button.
It worked beautifully.
The test started and reset the needles.
Everything is now working.
THANK YOU ALL.
Glen Swanson
had a similar problem on my '05 and got this kind response from the group: <P><FONT color=#ff0000>***********************************************************</FONT><FONT color=#ff0000></FONT> <P><FONT color=#ff0000>TRY THIS!!! take and hold the trip button in on the odometer and turn the</FONT> <BR><FONT color=#ff0000>ignition key on while still holding it and see if the cluster goes into a</FONT> <BR><FONT color=#ff0000>self diagnostic mode to reset the gauges.</FONT><FONT color=#ff0000></FONT> <P><FONT color=#ff0000>Glenn Beasley</FONT> <BR><FONT color=#ff0000>Chrysler Tech</FONT><FONT color=#ff0000></FONT> <P><FONT color=#ff0000>******************************************************</FONT> <P>It didn't work for me the first few times, but I believe my last attempt I held in the trip button, started the car, kept the trip button in and turned off the key. <P>The instrument cluster then started "dancing" before my eyes (quite an impressive self test, actually) and all was well after that.&nbsp; But the self test runs with the car off, not on I realized. <P>DB <BR>&nbsp; <BR>&nbsp; <BR>&nbsp; <P>Arthur Dent wrote: <BLOCKQUOTE TYPE="CITE"> <STYLE></STYLE>
<DIV class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Hi,</FONT></FONT></DIV> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>I have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Not knowing it had a dead battery, I tried to start it.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>As I watched, the Speedometer and Tachometer needles</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>rotated all the way clockwise to the stop on the left by the zero.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>I replaced the battery with a new one.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>The needles for the speedo and tach are still there on the wrong side of the stop.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Everything else works.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>I tried the reset button_turn on the key_test many times,</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>but it never did anything.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Off_on etc. test gives a code of P1684 which says battery changed</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>and done.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Any help or hints will be greatly appreciated.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Otherwise Im planning on pulling the cluster to see if I can move the needles myself.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Thanks in advance for any help or comments.</FONT></FONT> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium"><FONT size=+0>Glen</FONT></FONT> <BR>&nbsp; <DIV class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"></DIV>&nbsp; </BLOCKQUOTE></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
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<DIV><FONT face="Microsoft Sans Serif" size=2> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>Hi,</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>I have a 2003 Dodge Grand Caravan Sport.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>Not knowing it had a dead battery, I tried to start it.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>As I watched, the Speedometer and Tachometer needles </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>rotated all the way clockwise to the stop on the left by the zero.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>I replaced the battery with a new one.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>The needles for the speedo and tach are still there on the wrong side of the stop. </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>Everything else works.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>I tried the reset button_turn on the key_test many times, </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>but it never did anything.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>Off_on etc. test gives a code of P1684 which says battery changed </FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>and done.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>Any help or hints will be greatly appreciated.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>Otherwise Im planning on pulling the cluster to see if I can move the needles myself.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>Thanks in advance for any help or comments.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face="Franklin Gothic Medium" size=3>Glen</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=Arial></FONT>&nbsp;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=Arial>The self test should take care of your problem as stated.</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=Arial></FONT>&nbsp;</P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=Arial>Glenn Beasley</FONT></P> <P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"><FONT face=Arial>Chrysler Tech</FONT></P></FONT></DIV></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML>
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