2000 Voyager - intermittent electrical issue

Discussion in 'Voyager' started by John Keith, Sep 15, 2005.

  1. John Keith

    John Keith Guest

    Like another poster I have a symptom with my headlights (but I didn't
    have the catastrophic melting event.) Here's my situation which
    manifests itself in 2 symptoms which may or may not be related:

    When I turn the headlights off sometimes the lights will remain on.
    Rotating the switch to on and then off solves the problem.

    When opening the door the light that highlights where the ignition key
    is to be inserted does not come on.

    Both symptoms are intermittent.

    Does anyone have any similar experience or any suggestions on what I
    should be looking for?

    Thanks for any tips.



    John Keith
     
    John Keith, Sep 15, 2005
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    tim bur Guest

    the first one is a option of the headlite system
    it allows the owner to use the van lites to lite the way to the door
    did u notice they shut off by them selfs
    the second issue may be a bad lite which is in the the key cylinder it
    could have come unplugged
     
    tim bur, Sep 17, 2005
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    Bob Shuman Guest

    To clarify Tim's response on the auto-shut off headlights, it depends on the
    order of your actions whether the headlights stay on or not. Turn off the
    headlights, then shut down the ignition switch and the lights should go off
    rights away. Turn off the ignition first, then switch the headlamps off and
    you get 60 seconds? of light before they should go off automatically. This
    feature should be well documented in your owner's manual and operates in a
    similar manner on almost all Chrysler equipped vehicles made in the last 20?
    or so years.

    Bob
     
    Bob Shuman, Sep 17, 2005
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  4. John Keith

    John Keith Guest

    Tim and Bob,
    Thank you. That indeed is the solution to me headlight concern.

    This was a used car purchase and unfortunately the seller did not have
    the owner's manual :-( a condition which usually cancels my
    interest as a buyer but the car was a good deal. I don't think my 1990
    Voyager had this feature FWIW.

    But the light on the ignition switch is still intermittent but it is
    on now and it is not as big an issue.

    Thanks again.



    John Keith
     
    John Keith, Sep 19, 2005
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    Bob Shuman Guest

    As Tim suggested, there is a push on connector inside the steering column
    that goes to the illuminated ring. Make sure the connector terminals are
    clean and tight. Some electrical contact cleaner might help. This is
    fairly easy to get to. Three Phillips screws to remove the column top and
    bottom covers on the newer models. Think its the same for the older one
    too. If it is the ring itself, it should be a fairly easy fix, but I
    thought this was an LED (I may be wrong) so should be the connector.

    Good luck.

    Bob
     
    Bob Shuman, Sep 19, 2005
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    Dennis Guest

    John, you can pick up an owners manual cheap in eBay
    http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?from=R40&satitle=Voyager+2000+manual
     
    Dennis, Sep 20, 2005
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