Dashboard

dodge
grandcaravan

#1

while driving my 1999 dodge grand caravan w/ 133,500+ miles on it the dashboard lit brighter and the seat belt reminder light came on then went off and the dashboard returned to its usual glow. What could this be?


#2

That generation of Chrysler/Dodge minivan sometimes had problems with cold solder joints in the instrument cluster.


#3

to NYBo: is what you stated anything serious?


#4

If a connection goes totally bad in the cluster, the vehicle can be rendered unable to start.


#5

I concur w/NYBo that this could well be caused by a problem w/the instrument cluster. Probably best to just keep an eye on it for a while. Hopefully it was a fluke. It could be other things too, like the alternator. But more likely is the cluster or associated connector in on the fritz.