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Red warning light dash

Red dot light on.van idling while i was putting something inside it cut off and when i tried to crank it that is when light came on. checked gas cap, tried disconnecting neutral battery cable. will crank up for about 30 seconds then cut back off. what else can i do? what is causing this?

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Hi, Seems that the SKIM (Security Key Immobilizer Module). Try locking and unlocking drivers door, sounds like security system was triggered. If unlocking and locking door does nothing locate (ECU) fuse, (Main) fuse, and (IOD) fuse. If so pull fuses turn key to on position do not start, wait 3 to 5 minutes install fuses and try starting. Please also check battery connections for clean and secure.

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SOURCE: 2001 pt cruiser limited won't crank

needs a battery but be careful cause sometimes a bad alternater will cause the battery to go bad

Posted on Jan 17, 2009


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SOURCE: 2001 Chrysler Town and Country

sound like you O2 sensor is foulded up sneding a bad signalto your computor making it load up on the gas & air flows. Try putting some SEAFOAM in to your gas tank to help clean your O2-sensor up. You and pick this up a Wal-Mart & and autoparts store.

Posted on Jan 31, 2009


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SOURCE: gas cap lights up on the mileage spot, check

the system is pressureized and the seal on the caps tend to go bad.

Posted on Aug 14, 2009


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SOURCE: dash lights are staying on/van cuts off after start

Vheck for a dashboard groung wire. It should be aon the passenger end screwew to the dash frame and the body ofthe vehicle. AND! There is a ground strap from the engine to the body. It is on a bolt on the top of the engine in a spot the engine is nearest to the body. Make sure all grounds are cleN AND SECURE, GOOD LUCK,_NED_

Posted on Oct 19, 2009


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SOURCE: I have a 2006 town & county lx and the check

I hate to say it, but if that wasn't a Chrysler dealer that you took it to originally, or an experienced Chrysler Mechanic, they may have done more harm than good. If it was a Chrysler dealer, take it back, and give them one more chance to make it right. If they don't rectify it, call Chrysler owner relations. If it was not, take a copy of your work-order from other place with you, to a dealer and ask for a proper diagnosis, and if they have any idea if previous work done, was the cause of it all, or any.

Posted on Nov 16, 2009

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Solid red dot came on right side. Now turn key and nothing

3.7L gas or Diesel? (know what you are driving?)
jump start it , call AAA and do that.
or uses your jumper cables, buy them and keep them hidden in car at all times.
battery lugs all white with corrosion, clean them.
wiggle shifter yet.? while cranking?
try to crank it, in Neutral not park , yet?
cranking takes 20 times the current than headlights. or more diesel.
and 1000s times DING power. so means nothing.

what light the glove box oper guide tells you all lamps
book is free if lost (ask)
30 objects, which one is RED?
on my 08 the solid red (has no mark) is SKIM immobilzer light.
(its a stealth light on purpose) #20 is left. (kills fuel not cranking)

did you mean, the Charge lamp was ON, just before the ENGINE
died, lamp #10 , THAT MEANS the charge system failed.
and that cause the battery to DISCHARGE.
and then engine must die. (all cars)
charge the battery and cure #10 lamp warning true cause.
never drive and ignore warning lamps if you in fact did.

how'd I do?

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