Notes: Chrysler has taken the boring small car frame of the Neon, grafted a 1930s-era roadster body on top and named it the PT Cruiser. While the new look may appeal to some, the vehicle has unfortunately also inherited many of the same problems as the Neon.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
79,504 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced multi-switch (1 reports)
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser lights problems

lights problem

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2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 082013

PT Cruiser Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,008 miles


Fog lights would stay on which lead to dead battery. My temporary solution until I could replace the Multi-Switch was to turn the turn signal left as if I was making a left turn and turn off the car. You don't have to worry about turn signal flashing when the car is off, plus the Fog light would then be off.

My final solution was to replace the multi switch. had a good video on how to replace the multi switch. Also follow what the video has to say in end of the video- when it says to make sure everything is off before you hook up the battery, they mean it. The consequences of not doing this means you will have a pop fuse. And if your car is a PT Cruiser 2001 limited edition, the 15 amp fuse will be under the hood behind your air cleaner.

Also be warned that if you replace the electronic flasher with one that for LED lamps, make sure the flasher is comparable with Chrysler Multi switches. The Ford 5 pin Flasher, when you turn on the hazard lights, will burn out your fuse under the hood. Chrysler has their own version, which the center pin is ground, and IF you have the wrong one it will pop the fuse (Note at this time I have not found a LED Flasher that is compatible with Chrysler) And for the record my Dealership was NOT helpful in explaining the reason for my pop fused. A matter of fact they tried to tell me that my turn signal went thought the computer, and there was no fuse for your turn signals for the 2001 PT's. THIS is TOTALLY wrong. The car's wiring diagram clearly shows there is one.

My continue final solution is to replace all my lights in my car over to LED, so if I have any more lights staying on, it will take time to run down the battery.

At this time, I have successfully replaced all the rear lights (using Bulb No. 3157 for each light {See *1): signal, brakes, and backup) with LED that I found on amazon. They work great. YES, I have the hyper flashing- but I am working on that fix. I have also replace the interior lights with LED (See *2) for both the dome light and the cargo light. Be warned that the cargo light is hard to get out. I broke the lens cover and it cost me $20 from the dealer ship to replace. Pay attention to the alignment when putting back in. They did not make this simple.

And have plans for replacing the Fog Lights with the correct exterior bulb. (NOTE- I found out the hard way that this bulb is not the 9145 that is listed in the owners manual, according to the back of the bulb, that I took out, it is the 9006 bulb. Just take out the fog light bulb and make sure which one you need before you go ordering it.) Again A1 auto has a great video on how to get to the all your front lights.

From Amazon: See *1 >> JDM ASTAR 1200 Lumens Extremely Bright 144-EX Chipsets 3056 3156 3057 3157 LED Bulbs with Projector , Xenon White See *2 >> 2pcs 42-SMD T15 12V LED Replacement Light Bulbs + STICKER 921 912 906 - White

- , Gold Bar, WA, USA

problem #1

Aug 012010

PT Cruiser LT 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

This is still a fun car. The car has a look that holds the test of time.

- , Wappingers, NY, USA

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