Having problems with your 1998 Dodge Caravan ?

The gauges stop working at times on the dash board. The car starts fine and runs fine. After a while depends on time from 1 to 10 minutes they will start reading again. Odometer, speedometer, gas gauge.

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 25-09-2017

Answers :

This should do it for you.
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\015\012There has been issues with the solder joints on the PIN connection to the gauge cluster. The issue being that over time thru vibration and such one of these solder joints will fail (happened on or 1999) you can repair this though. You will have to remove all of the trim from around the driver's side dash board, this will include the trim towards the center of the dash. Once these pieces are remove you'll need to remove the gauge panel (I believe (4) allen head screws) carefully bring the panel and release the wire clip from it. Looking at the back of the panel, where the plug was, carefully with plenty of light look for one of the pins to have a failed solder joint. It will be very faint however the failed joint will be a fine dark line around the pin. To correct use a small soldering iron and reheat this solder until it wants to flow, let it cool and reassemble.
I hope this may have helped,
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\015\012Tom
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\015\012PS: Why I do not know but often when this happens the ABS light will come on.
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