2009 Grand Caravan Electrical Problem

Asked by Aug 09, 2017 at 08:21 PM about the 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Any ideas on what we found this morning?

Went to start the van and  there was no power at all. No interior lights, no
response to turning the key, etc., real dead battry stuff.  I hooked up a battery
charger and when I turned it on all exterior (and I think all interior) lights went
on (headlights, tail lights, turning light) even though the car was off and the
headlight switch was in the off position.

Turning the charger to boost, the lights went on again and then went out after 5-
8 seconds.  After that the van started perfectly and is running perfect.

Any ideas?  Thanks.

2 Answers

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if your dome lights and headlights typically come on after you shut the van off and remove the key, I'd say it was just the computer system re-energizing that runs those functions.

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Remove the battery clamps, clean, and reinstall.

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