08 Grand Caravan - tail light issues

Asked by Jul 29, 2011 at 01:55 PM about the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have on 08 Grand Caravan that the right tail light stopped working on - no
signal, no brake lights.  The bulb and fuse are good.  What is weird (to me
anyway) is that the left tail light works, even when I pull the fuse for it.  (I had
both tail light fuses out, and the left tail light was still blinking.)  

I haven't got to testing the wiring yet, I was wondering if somehow I lost ground
to the right tail light assembly but the fuse thing makes me suspicious.

The signal light blinks in front rapidly on the right side when engaged.

Does this sound like a wiring issue, a relay issue?  Has anyone seen something
like this before?

8 Answers

295

My 97 has done the same thing, again have not had time to check everything, but it does sound like a ground problem.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
40

This just happened to me as well. The right (passenger side) rear turn signal / brake light quit working. There is no voltage for that at the socket. It is not a ground problem and I have probed the wire all the way to the kick panel by the emergency brake cable and it has continuity to the socket. I have yet to determine what it is because there isn't an aftermarket manual available for it yet. It's got to be a switch, a relay or a connector that has gone bad. If I don't determine the issue quickly I'm thinking of running a wire from the front signal to the back just to get it working. I'm really starting to regret buying this vehicle. Nothing but issues. I had to have both front wheel bearings replaced at 50kmi! Non-machinable discs in the rear brakes as well and they aren't cheap. The engine uses oil! I put 2 to 3 quarts in between changes.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Well, my issue ended up to be, embarrassingly enough, a bad bulb. Visually, the filaments were intact. I did check this just before dropping it off at the dealership... I assume you have the 3.8 L engine - mine uses oil as well - right around the "normal" amount according to Chrysler, according to my dealership. In our Canadian metric system, that equates to a litre of oil per 1800 KM (I think that works out to a quart every 1200 miles or so...) I'm currently on an oil usage monitoring plan - I have heard mixed stories about engine replacements with the 3.8 L engine and oil usage.

30

It's the Wiring. Please look it up as the owners of the Model must have rigged it which word on the Net/ Streets. I am looking it up now. Sorroeous-

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
35

Same problem here but it turns out the connection between the bulb holder and the tail light assembly has burnt back peventing the electrical connection. I am going to try and repsir but I think it will mean a new rear tail light for me

30

I have brake lights but I don't have tail lights for my 1998 Dodge Grand Caravan. Could it possibly be a fuse that is causing my problem?

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
875

One has good ground one does not

875

If yor turn signal is blinking fast your sinal switcher under dash is shot.autozone tell them turn signal is going fast.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Grand Caravan

Looking for a Used Grand Caravan in your area?

CarGurus has 30,359 nationwide Grand Caravan listings starting at $2,490.

ZIP:

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,820
  • #2
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    920
  • #3
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    620
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country
330 Great Deals out of 13,487 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Odyssey
455 Great Deals out of 31,469 listings starting at $1,490
Used Toyota Sienna
474 Great Deals out of 23,432 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Caravan
571 listings starting at $1,949
Used Kia Sedona
138 Great Deals out of 7,423 listings starting at $1,895
Used Chrysler Pacifica
83 Great Deals out of 28,619 listings starting at $2,900
Used Dodge Journey
573 Great Deals out of 30,892 listings starting at $2,000
Used Nissan Quest
81 Great Deals out of 2,958 listings starting at $2,300
Used Dodge Durango
383 Great Deals out of 24,245 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Traverse
846 Great Deals out of 35,660 listings starting at $2,995
Used Ford Explorer
1,270 Great Deals out of 70,071 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
3,263 Great Deals out of 223,477 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
829 Great Deals out of 42,174 listings starting at $1,987
Used Honda Pilot
755 Great Deals out of 41,355 listings starting at $998
Used Chevrolet Suburban
499 Great Deals out of 24,371 listings starting at $1,799

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
169 Great Deals out of 8,152 listings starting at $14,990
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
65 Great Deals out of 4,959 listings starting at $8,999
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 1,295 listings starting at $6,450
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 1,714 listings starting at $5,500
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 1,302 listings starting at $5,295

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.