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I have a '99 dodge grand caravan se, while in park the abs light came on, the battery light came on, and the check engine light has been on,

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Looks like you have a few issues there.

1. The battery warning. This is indicative of a weak battery and if your battery is 3 years old or more I would replace it.

2. If you have a weak battery this can trigger other warning lights in the vehicle, typically the ABS warning but sometimes other warning lights as well depending on the electronic features in the car. If you replace the battery this should correct the battery warning and most likely the ABS warning if both of these warnings appeared at the same time.
Normally, once the ABS warning is displayed the anti lock braking system(ABS) will be shut down. Whilst your braking will be normal, if you brake too hard and lock up your wheels on a slippery road there is no ABS assist to prevent the brake lock up which you have when the system is working.

3. If the alternator on the engine is not generating sufficient power and thus not charging the battery at all, or very little, you will likely get a battery warning light. I don't know if your 1999 vehicle has a warning light to indicate a faulty alternator or not.

4. Check Engine Light.
You suggested the CE warning has been showing up for a few days and before the battery and ABS warnings popped up.
The CE warning can be caused by dozens of different engine issues.
The vehicle needs to be scanned with the appropriate scan tool to see what fault codes the onboard computer is generating because if you have a CE warning light there will be fault codes generated 99% of the time.

Once these fault codes have been pulled the mechanic can start to diagnose the cause of the problem or problems. Each engine fault code your car's computer is generating can be caused by different types of problems so it is important that they diagnose the issues correctly. Otherwise your Check Engine light will remain on as long as the causes are not identified and fixed.

Posted on Dec 29, 2015

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SOURCE: 99 dodge caravan parking lights stay on after engine is off.

I had the same problem on my Chrysler Sebring but it was with the headlights staying on. The lights are on a relay called a "delay relay" of which will allow the lights to stay on for a minute after shutting off the ignition (after using your lights let's say when its dark). This of course helps provide light for you to see to walk to your house, keys, etc. But sometimes these relays stick on and just need to be replaced.

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SOURCE: 2006 dodge grand caravan does it have a engine rev limiter?

these vehicles are equipped with a rev limiter..normal operating condition

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SOURCE: 2006 dodge grand caravan having problems wth abs

you need to contact a dealer and have them recheck the code,the code you listed is for fords=(SCP) (J1850) Communications Bus Fault,

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SOURCE: 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan. Code check

Cycle the key on, off, on, off. on. Then count the flashes 12 is normal 55 is end of sequence

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Grand Caravan check engine light code

Follow this link, hope it helps. Good Luck.
http://www.obd-codes.com/p0601

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