What causes the gearsghift indicator lights to not go into park and neutral when the shifter is in park or neutral?

50

Asked by Jun 27, 2013 at 03:21 PM about the 2004 Chrysler Town & Country Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What causes the gearsghift indicator lights to not go into park and neutral when the shifter is in park or neutral?

5 Answers

945

just going from my experience in repairing cluster.... I would have the soldier connections redone on the all of the resistors on the cluster.. more importantly there are two groups of them close to the middle of the of the board, as well a,s the soldier connections on the back of the board where the shift indicator mounts to the board At the factories they run the circuit board over a wave pool of soldier. To save money, they have reduced the amount of soldier the use in the pools. Unfortunately that leads to a MUCH higher likelihood of getting cold soldier points. I'll see if I can find you a picture. If you have a local electronics store that installs alarm systems, car starters, sound systems, ect. and repairs electronics, see if you can have them re-soldier the connections. Just going off of what we charge customers and local car dealers for the same thing... you shouldn't be looking at more than 45 or 50 dollars

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
50

The crazy thing about this is that everything was working fine, in respect to the gearshift indicator lights, until I replaced the ECM.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

gonna have to chime in with a word about battery life and grounding here...2004 is WAY old battery is kaput as one who will stop accepting a charge ten percent per year is about to be nothing but a resistor for the alternator...buy a new one, spend $120 for an interstate what will NEVER let your down, as the "pro-rate" will replace it immediately within six months...the ground connection to the chassis/frame should be wirebrushed down to the metal and the lug too to assure the flow of 300 cold cranking amps thru there and to the engine at a spot near the alternator....do this and your electrical problems will disappear.~

40

Everything that I read pointed me toward the range selector switch which could have very well been the cause. After replacing the range selector switch and it still didn't work I started trouble shooting the wiring at the range selector switch plug. I cut open the harness and pulled out the wires. I stretched the wires next to the plug and the one wire tore off. The wire was broken inside of the insulation. Problem Solved.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
40

Additional photo. Everything that I read pointed me toward the range selector switch which could have very well been the cause. After replacing the range selector switch and it still didn't work I started trouble shooting the wiring at the range selector switch plug. I cut open the harness and pulled out the wires. I stretched the wires next to the plug and the one wire tore off. The wire was broken inside of the insulation. Problem Solved.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Town & Country

Looking for a Used Town & Country in your area?

CarGurus has 16,833 nationwide Town & Country listings starting at $1,700.

ZIP:

Search Chrysler Town & Country Questions

Chrysler Town & Country Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,910
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 1,630
#3 thejeepdoctor
thejeepdoctor
Reputation 1,550
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Grand Caravan
170 Great Deals out of 28,956 listings starting at $2,080
Used Honda Odyssey
222 Great Deals out of 22,650 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Sienna
242 Great Deals out of 29,678 listings starting at $289
Used Chrysler Pacifica
51 Great Deals out of 28,236 listings starting at $1,995
Used Kia Sedona
111 Great Deals out of 8,684 listings starting at $2,395
Used Dodge Caravan
681 listings
Used Nissan Quest
58 Great Deals out of 2,767 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Explorer
944 Great Deals out of 72,519 listings starting at $1,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
550 Great Deals out of 29,235 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Suburban
323 Great Deals out of 19,720 listings starting at $2,000
Used Honda Pilot
378 Great Deals out of 21,194 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Durango
274 Great Deals out of 22,704 listings starting at $1,200

Used Cars For Sale

2016 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
91 Great Deals out of 4,473 listings starting at $15,399
2015 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
40 Great Deals out of 1,758 listings starting at $10,995
2014 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
47 Great Deals out of 2,947 listings starting at $10,995
2013 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 1,268 listings starting at $7,951
2012 Chrysler Town & Country For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 844 listings starting at $5,999

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.