see link in quote.....about door locks ......(this fixed the flicker on/in the instrument cluster and radio back light, fuel gauge and door locks)still going strongUPDATE: OK, bit of a delay, but I'm still working on this..... diagnostics :ask_wsign )
"Is it possible the soldier joint could cause ALL these to fail? Symptoms noticed thus far":
Yes the computer does all kinds of stuff.....but who knows. on mine temperature and humidity change showed symptoms seemingly/apparently from the bcm solder joints.
possible horn failure .....horn connection at the horn was corroded at the cable .....check ground-->cleaned it and horn was working.
let us know what fixed it....thx
So the common quality flaw of the instrument cluster usually causes the van to become inoperable? InterestingSince yours seems to run (with other electrical issues) I doubt it is the cluster.
My local dealer had to do something like a reset of the gauge cluster to get it to talk to the BCM again in order to get my speedometer working again. They did it as part of an agreed 1 hours of diagnostics to identify many issues.
Draining the dome lights? explain please?THIRD INTERIM UPDATE:
The ONLY thing I remember before the initial cluster fail (many months ago), is I started using the dimmer for the purpose of not draining the dome lights every time I opened a door.
Assume the first and you got it. That's one of my phobias - doors hanging open with a bunch of incandescent bulbs draining the battery.Draining the dome lights? explain please?
Edit - may have to put my dunce hat on and sit in the corner. Electrical draining of battery opposed to draining a water leak, I assumed the second.
Thanks for the suggestion. At this point, I think multiple faults is very possible, as unpleasant as that sounds. I will check. Otherwise I think I'm in for a bcm at least. :uhoh3:Did you happen to check the HVAC module connector to see if it's compromised in any way? As "RIP" suggests you may have multiple faults that makes the trouble shooting a lot more difficult. It's very possible the Body Control Module has given up the ghost with the symptoms you describe. Pull the HVAC module first and see if there is a problem with the ground melted at the connector. Easy to remove...only four screws hold the module in the center console. Have a look.
Wow. OK. Here's what happened:Don't know if it helps but a pegged fuel gauge indicates an open feed coming into the gauge. A short would show empty. Look at the wire bringing in the power to the cluster from that big plug on the back. Sounds like you got a broken wire or a bad 5v feed voltage.