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6.7

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
44,470 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. clear the instrument cluster of all learned (1 reports)
  2. reprogram the instrument cluster of all learned codes (1 reports)
  3. tsb 08-015-04 (supercedes 08-021-03) (1 reports)
2003 Dodge Caravan accessories - interior problems

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2003 Dodge Caravan Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 282006

(reported on)

Caravan SE

  • 44,801 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 08-021-03 DATED JUNE 27, 2003 WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH ASTERISKS AND INCLUDES CORRECTING THE SUBJECT. SUBJECT: ABS, BRAKE, TRAC OFF and Security/Vehicle Theft Alarm (VTA) Cluster Lamps Illuminated on Vehicles not Equipped with ABS Brakes or SKIM. OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves using the DRBIII� to clear the instrument cluster of all learned features instead of replacing the instrument cluster. MODELS: 2001 - 2003 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager SYMPTOM/CONDITION: Vehicles not equipped with ABS brakes may have the ABS, BRAKE, and TRAC OFF lamps illuminated on the instrument cluster or vehicles not equipped with Sentry Key Immobilizer (SKIM) may have the Security/VTA lamp illuminated on the instrument cluster. DIAGNOSIS: If the condition is present, perform the Repair Procedure. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: CH6000 Scan Tool (DRBIII�) CH7000 J1962 Cable NOTE: THE DRBIII� MUST BE AT LEVEL 55.0 OR HIGHER AND THE MDS2� AT CD 2111 OR HIGHER TO PERFORM THE REPROGRAMMING. REPAIR PROCEDURE: 1. Connect the DRBIII� to the vehicle diagnostic connector, using cable CH7000. 2. Turn the ignition key to the ON position (engine off). 3. From the DRBIII� Main Menu, select #1 - DRBIII� Standalone 4. Select #1 - 1998 - 2005 Diagnostics 5. Select #1 - All 6. Select #3 - Body Interior 7. Select #2 - Electro/Mech Cluster (MIC) 8. Select #9 - Miscellaneous 08-015-04 -2- 9. Select #1 - Reset Learned Features 10. Follow the directions on the DRBIII� screen. 11. When the DRBIII� returns to the Miscellaneous Menu, select #2 - Reset Module. 12. Erase fault codes using the DRBIII�. 13. Disconnect the DRBIII� from the vehicle. 14. Verify the ABS, BRAKE, TRAC OFF, and Security lamps are no longer illuminated.

- , West Haven, CT, USA

problem #2

Aug 072006

(reported on)

Caravan SE

  • 43,804 miles

Asking the dealer to correct this. Will hand service dept. a copy of this TSB.

THIS BULLETIN SUPERSEDES TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN 08-021-03 DATED JUNE 27, 2003 WHICH SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM YOUR FILES. ALL REVISIONS ARE HIGHLIGHTED WITH ASTERISKS AND INCLUDES CORRECTING THE SUBJECT. SUBJECT: ABS, BRAKE, TRAC OFF and Security/Vehicle Theft Alarm (VTA) Cluster Lamps Illuminated on Vehicles not Equipped with ABS Brakes or SKIM. OVERVIEW: This bulletin involves using the DRBIII� to clear the instrument cluster of all learned features instead of replacing the instrument cluster. MODELS: 2001 - 2003 (RS) Town & Country/Caravan/Voyager SYMPTOM/CONDITION: Vehicles not equipped with ABS brakes may have the ABS, BRAKE, and TRAC OFF lamps illuminated on the instrument cluster or vehicles not equipped with Sentry Key Immobilizer (SKIM) may have the Security/VTA lamp illuminated on the instrument cluster. DIAGNOSIS: If the condition is present, perform the Repair Procedure. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: CH6000 Scan Tool (DRBIII�) CH7000 J1962 Cable NOTE: THE DRBIII� MUST BE AT LEVEL 55.0 OR HIGHER AND THE MDS2� AT CD 2111 OR HIGHER TO PERFORM THE REPROGRAMMING. REPAIR PROCEDURE: 1. Connect the DRBIII� to the vehicle diagnostic connector, using cable CH7000. 2. Turn the ignition key to the ON position (engine off). 3. From the DRBIII� Main Menu, select #1 - DRBIII� Standalone 4. Select #1 - 1998 - 2005 Diagnostics 5. Select #1 - All 6. Select #3 - Body Interior 7. Select #2 - Electro/Mech Cluster (MIC) 8. Select #9 - Miscellaneous 08-015-04 -2- 9. Select #1 - Reset Learned Features 10. Follow the directions on the DRBIII� screen. 11. When the DRBIII� returns to the Miscellaneous Menu, select #2 - Reset Module. 12. Erase fault codes using the DRBIII�. 13. Disconnect the DRBIII� from the vehicle. 14. Verify the ABS, BRAKE, TRAC OFF, and Security lamps are no longer illuminated. POLICY: Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty. TIME ALLOWANCE: Labor Operation No: Description Amount 08-19-35-90 Reprogram Mechanical Instrument Cluster 0.3 Hrs. FAILURE CODE: FM Flash Module

- , West Haven, CT, USA

problem #1

Aug 152006

(reported on)

Caravan SE

  • 44,804 miles

After the sales dept. told me that the light SHOULD be on, I did some research and dicovered that there wa a TSB on the issue (08-015-04). SYMPTOM/CONDITION: Vehicles not equipped with ABS brakes may have the ABS, BRAKE, and TRAC OFF lamps illuminated on the instrument cluster or vehicles not equipped with Sentry Key Immobilizer (SKIM) may have the Security/VTA lamp illuminated on the instrument cluster. I brought this to the service departments attention and they were able to clear the instrument cluster of all learned features instead of replacing the instrument cluster.

- , West Haven, CT, USA

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