I have a 2004 Dodge Grand Caravan that I bought used and just noticed
that the headlight switch and the electric mirror switchs are not lit.
When I pulled out the assembly exposing the backside, I can see what
appears to be a spot for 3 bulbs in the circuit board. Was this an
oversight at the assembly plant or did Dodge decide we didn't need to
see those switches at night?
It is caused by keeping costs down! they deem you do not need them anymore.
My 2003 is the same. Same reason my liftgate has one lamp on the right, but
the put in a blank on the right. If you look there it is also wired for a
So then my next question would be is how hard would it be for me to go
to a junk yard, get what i need and wire it myself. How far back in
years would I have to go to fine car/van that's got a lit switch assy?
I wouldn't think this would be too hard to do.
You could just wire it to your headlamp switch itself. You will not be able
to go back in years, as that swith is for 2001 - 1005 models. Previous model
year swill not fit. However, a T&C Limited more then likely has the lighted
switch. Anyway you stated there was a bulb holder in the switch??? You could
go to the parts department at a dealership and see if there is a parts
listing fo a bulb for the switch, or bulb/holder assembly. that may be all
You mentioned the T&C. Would a 2004 T&C work? I did call the parts
dept., at my local Dodge dealership and they said to bring the assy in
and maybe they could fix it up with lights. What I have is two access
holes in the light switch and one in the mirror control switch. All
three holes clearly expose the circuit board. It also appears that the
light bulbs would push into that circuit board and turn a quarter turn
to lock them in. Does that sound right?
Sounds like the lights for the overhead console. It is a bulb and holder
assembly. Does the openings in the circuit board have a copper ring around
the edges? If so, it is for a bulb and holder assembly. A 2004 should fit,
but check one at a dealers used car lot to make sure it lights up! Anyway,
it is probably cheaper to get the bulb and holder assembly then purchasing a
switch assembly. And make sure if you go the way of a t&C switch it is for a
loaded t&c, the T&C also has a low line model that would be the same as
perfect! .You'll need the bulb with the holder attached. I don't know the
size of the bulb needed though. It could very well be the same size as the
overhead console map lights. If so you can try them. Let me know if they are
the same light.
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