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Dodge Caravan Gauges, Speedometer

Q. My vehicle is a 2000 Dodge Caravan Sport with about 85,000 miles on it. 2.4 liter fuel injected engine, automatic transmission, ABS brakes, P/S and A/C. The problem I am having with my Caravan is that the odometer and the temperature gauge will all of a sudden drop to zero.

Dodge Caravan Gauges, Speedometer

Sometimes they will stay at zero for a while and then go back to normal. Every once in a while my gas hand does the same thing. But the speedometer and the temperature gauge works together. Occasionally the radio will switch from radio to CD player. I have taken it to the Dodge Dealer, all they said was "we don’t know what the problem is". Can you please help me?

Thank you,

A. All of those things are powered by the same fuse. Fuse #2 in the Junction block. But if there was a problem in the wiring between the fuse and instrument cluster, all would be effected at the same time. Not this one today and that one tomorrow.

At this point I would have to suspect a problem with the printed circuit board in the instrument cluster. Maybe a problem with the connector or the PC board itself.

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