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

255

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.
30

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.

3 of 3 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.

20

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-

2 of 2 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

20

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?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
725

One has good ground one does not

725

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

Add photo

Related Questions

Grand Caravan

Looking for a Used Grand Caravan in your area?

CarGurus has 28,899 nationwide Grand Caravan listings starting at $2,083.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Grand Caravan Questions

Dodge Grand Caravan Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,610
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 830
#3 Dan Connell
Dan Connell
Reputation 550
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chrysler Town & Country
298 Great Deals out of 16,753 listings starting at $1,700
Used Honda Odyssey
213 Great Deals out of 22,386 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Sienna
239 Great Deals out of 29,445 listings starting at $289
Used Dodge Caravan
673 listings
Used Kia Sedona
106 Great Deals out of 8,627 listings starting at $2,395
Used Dodge Journey
362 Great Deals out of 28,735 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chrysler Pacifica
61 Great Deals out of 28,189 listings starting at $1,995
Used Nissan Quest
62 Great Deals out of 2,751 listings starting at $2,000
Used Dodge Durango
267 Great Deals out of 22,662 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Explorer
946 Great Deals out of 72,548 listings starting at $1,499
Used Honda Pilot
373 Great Deals out of 20,944 listings starting at $1,500
Used Chevrolet Traverse
568 Great Deals out of 51,203 listings starting at $4,990
Used Volkswagen Routan
22 Great Deals out of 653 listings starting at $4,500
Used Ford F-150
2,174 Great Deals out of 206,277 listings starting at $1,499
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
562 Great Deals out of 28,965 listings starting at $1,699

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
39 Great Deals out of 11,459 listings starting at $16,243
2016 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
31 Great Deals out of 6,641 listings starting at $12,355
2015 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 1,451 listings starting at $8,950
2014 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 1,741 listings starting at $6,500
2013 Dodge Grand Caravan For Sale
20 Great Deals out of 1,313 listings starting at $3,900

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.