My 2006 PT cruiser instrument panel lights come on and gages go crazy and car stall

Asked by Apr 20, 2015 at 08:17 AM about the 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have been having problems with my 2006 PT cruiser all the lights in the cluster go on all
gages moving bells going off and car stalls, in a few minutes I can star again, may go a
day or so then it happens again have spent Over 3 thousand in the past 2 years PLEASE
HELP ME I am widow and this mechanics are taking advantage of me

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I have had this problem on the wife’s 2006 PT GT, all the gauges went nuts, lights, bells, and possibly whistled once. What I found with her pt was corrosion on the negative battery terminal, large or small amount will make the computer go haywire. Clean area with baking soda and water, use a battery post cleaner on post and terminals, and finish with a battery terminal protector spray. Hope this helps you out.

The instrument panel on my 2005 pt cruiser went nuts after I installed a new battery last year. Every time I would take it out the gauges would go crazy and then go dark. The other day I un-plugged the wiring harnesses on the PCM (power control module) and then plugged them back in. That was a few days ago and so far, the problem has gone away. My fingers are crossed, but you might want to give it a try. (the PCM is on the firewall)

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