New member. Just bought a 99 Plymouth Grand Voyager and there are a few small issues I'd like to try and fix. I guess I should make separate threads for each...
First issue at hand, when you open the doors, the dome lights don't turn on.
- The front lights come on if you push them, they just don't repond to the door.
- If the key is in the ignition, and the door is open, the chime dings, and the "door is ajar" light is on, so the door sensor appears to be working...
- My uncle, the prior owner who bought the van new, told me that a few years ago the van suddenly wouldn't start. He had it towed to his mechanic who disgnosed the problem as being in his "security system". The mechanic reportedly ripped it out and the lights never worked since. My uncle said that due to the times that the van was driven (during the day), they didn't even notice the issue until sometome later and he never bothered taking it up with the mechanic.
Any thoughts on where a control module or something might be located that might be causing this trouble? I have to strap in an infant and its not easy doing so at night when its pitch black in the van. I already pinched the poor kid's fingers in the clasp once...
Dont beat yourself up over pinchin the baby.. Weve all done it. I remember on my DEI alarm I installed many moons ago, the alarm was wired into the dome light, so when a door was opened the signal would activate the alarm. You cut the wire and passed it through the alarm controller and as an added bonus it would activate the dome light when you disarmed the alarm.
I would take off the kick panel, and the lower drivers side instrument panel and look for wires that are no longer connected. Using a multimeter, you can then test the wire to see if the door switch causes the circuit to open and close.
A haynes or Chiltons manual has the diagrams in the back so you can trace the wire by color.
Is it just the dome lights ( the roof ones) that don't come on?
What about the door lights etc?
My dome lights don't come on with the door either but I just assumed that was normal as they do work when you press them.
I get no lights at all when I open a door. I can get the front ones to work by pressing them. The middle and rear ones don't come on by pressing do they?
When I looked under the kick panel, I did see two green wires (one with an orange stripe and one with a red stripe) hanging out of right plug at the BCM, but when I tore into it, they were remnants of whatever "security" had been installed. They were just T'd into other wires. There are a pair of wires that appear to be coming from the driver's door direction. Appear to be a white and a black. But since the door ajar and chime work, I figured the door was hooked up OK...