definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,090 miles

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1997 Dodge Intrepid electrical problems

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1997 Dodge Intrepid Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 162003

Intrepid 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,450 miles


I kept smelling something hot when the headlights were on. When the low beams quit working, I removed the cover from the steering column since that is where the smell seemed to originate and it often felt hot. I found the wire to the low beam terminal of the dimmer switch had overheated burning off about an inch of insulation and damaging both the switch and the connector on the wiring harness. I have purchased a new switch and am preparing to repair the connector.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012000


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Was driving vehicle when entire instrument panel quit functioning. This happened after vehicle has warmed up for a while. When vehicle cooled down, instrument panel lighting would reappear, but disappeared again when warmed up. Have taken vehicle to dealership to have mechanic check out problem. Was informed a type of electronic switch was causing lights to quit. When the vehicle was restarted, the guage cluster worked for a while.

- Onekama, MI, USA

problem #3

Jul 151999


  • miles
No summary listed for abov evehicle.

- Centralia, MO, USA

problem #2

Jan 042001

(reported on)


  • miles
I have had to replace the transmission. The inside interior dash and overhead light come on and off when they want to. The dash flashes, when I open the doors sometimes the lights come on and sometimes they don't. the headlights automatic timer when shut off doesn't always work. The right axel on the passingers side needs to be replaces very lose. Automatic locks for the 2 back doors don't work.

- Elfrida, AZ, USA

problem #1

Nov 121997


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Vehicle PCM module failed causing fuses to short out.

- Vadnias Heights, MN, USA

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