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Where Is The Fuse Box Located On Pt Cruiser

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Heat Normal On In Side I Cant Get Up Wind Sheild When Put On Defrost

no heat when turn too defrost it still blowing heat it go to wind sheild when trun the knob to defrost there no over heating or leaks or steam in side

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Barb Mousseau

2008 Pt Cruiser..where Is Cruise Control And How Does It Owners M...

Bought a 2008 PT Cruiser but it has no owners manual. Where is cruise control and how does it work?

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Normal Temp But Steam In The Car

I can smell coolant when I turn on the heat in my 2004 Cruiser. It also fogs up the center of the windshield and if I leave it on, it fogs up all of the windows.The only way to keep the windows from...

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Meño Pichardo

2001 Pt Cruisers E! Brake Light Turns On When I Accelerate A Bit Hard. It T...

E brake light goes on but E brake isnt activated.

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About the Chrysler PT Cruiser

The Chrysler PT Cruiser was introduced in 2001, and represented one of DaimlerChrysler's first ventures into the retro-styled auto market.  The PT was originally intended for the Plymouth marque, but by the time production began, the Plymouth name no longer existed.  The compact wagon had its roots in the late-1990s Plymouth Pronto concept car.

The PT name has a dual meaning: Chrysler uses the term "Personal Transportation," but PT is also an abbreviation for the platform.  The PT (Platform Tall) is a variation of Chrysler's PL (Platform Low) foundation, used by the Dodge Neon.  The PT Cruiser shares many Neon components, but styling is reminiscent of the 1930s Chrysler Airflow models.

In the PT Cruiser's introductory year, only two trims were offered: Base and Limited.  In the following years, Chrysler added GT and Touring trims and special additions like the Limited Platinum  and Dream Cruiser Series.  Other models include the Street Cruiser, Signature Series, and the 2006 Walter P. Chrysler Edition.  A four-seat convertible was added in 2005.

The PT Cruiser is now in its seventh year of production, but it is still in the first generation of production.  A series of updates came in 2006, which included a new grille, new head and taillights, a higher quality dash, and a new audio system.

The PT was voted the North American Car of the Year in 2001.  Chrysler's reliability problems would unfortunately hamper the PT's reputation in subsequent years.