I lost almost all of my dash lights, instruments, and controls. Any help?
I have a 2003 Town and Country mini-van and I lost power to all my dash instruments yesterday.
This includes my odometer, speedometer, fuel gauge, and all other dash lights. In addition to this my wipers, headlight controls, blinker controls, power door locks, and A/C/heat controls are out as well.
The odd thing is that the power windows work, the power sideview mirrors work, the radio and ceiling lights also work. My head lights and heater come on automatically when the car is turned on, but cannot be controlled or turned off.
I have had two mechanics look through everything and test the fuses and wires, but can't find anything wrong; aside from the fact that those things aren't powering up. The second mechanic suggested it may be the dash computer that has gone bad and that I would need to take it to the dealer.
I've scheduled an appointment, but they can't get it in until Monday, so in the mean time, I'm wondering if anyone here has ever seen anything similar? If so, what was the cause? If it is the dash computer, how much could that cost to fix or replace?