Hi Tom: I wanted to let you know that once again you were right on the timing being off 1 notch. My PT is now running great and idling like it is suppose to. My new question is this: When I open the doors the interior light does not come on with or without the lights on. The bulbs or fine and both come on when I turn them on at the switch. In the fuse panel I don't recognize a particular fuse that would effect this. Where do I start on this problem?? Thanks, Larry
Country: United StatesMake: ChryslerModel: PT CruiserYear: 2001Engine: 2.4 non turbo
Nothing. Waiting to hear from you.
Hi Larry,Glad to hear on the idle problem being resolved. Do any other items not work such as remote keyless entry?
Hi Tom: The remote keyless entry hasn't worked since we bought it. I replaced the battery in it but it still doesn't work. tell me more. I'm not aware of anything else not working at this time. LK
There is a fuse that is called IOD (ignition off draw). It is normally pulled when the vehicle is shipped from the factory or when the car is going to be stored for 20 days or more. It could be pulled or it could be blown for a different reason. It is in the fuse block inside the car left of steering column
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Hello again Tom: I pulled the fuse cover. There is not an IOD indicated on back of cover. slots 1 and 16 are both open without fuses. 17 has a 20 amp fuse but cover shows it to be open. I pulled and check every fuse and they all appear to be good. Should there be a fuse in 1 or 16 that might be missing?? Or could it be called something besides IOD. Thanks Larry
might just be called interior lights, but I will check on the other slots that you have open.Fuse #1 should have a 10amp fuse in it for keyless entryFuse #16 slot should be open.
Slot 1. I didn't have a 10 amp fuse but I put a 20 amp in and the remote still doesn't work. Slot 2 says 15a park lamps, 3==20a RKE DR LKS, 4=blank on cover but it has a 20 amp fuse in it?, 5=10a air bag run only, 6=10a BU EBL NEU SAF, 7=25a HVAC BLOWER, 8=15a fog LMP NON BUX, 9=10a air bag RUN-ST, 10=10A CLUSTER RKE SKIM, 11=10a eng MOD ABS-TRAC, 12=10a PDC RLYS LDP, 13=10a radio, 14=20a 0-H CNSL SUNROOF(mine doesn't have a sun roof)but there is a 20a fuse, 15=20a WIPERS COMB FLS, 19=IS OPEN, 17=Cover shows open but mine has a fuse, 18=10a HEATED MIRRORS, 19=10a RT HD-LAMP, 20=10a LT HD LAMP. WHAT SHOULD I TRY NEXT ?? Larry
Fuse 4 and 17 are for heated seats Remote might have other issues. It will be difficult to diagnose this without a factory scan tool that can communicate with the RKE module. Fuse 1 and 3 power the module. Also keep in mind the batteries in the remotes. They can be tested at most parts stores to see if they are transmitting a signal. The instrument cluster is what is supposed to turn on your interior lights after a signal is received form the RKE module. You may have a bad RKE module or instrument cluster. I hate to give you this broad of an answer, but it is almost impossible to diagnose this without the factory scan tool that is capable of communicating on the BUS network. The cluster is the most likely culprit but I don't like to hang parts without knowing for sure.There are a few things that we can try. Take the bulb out of the dome light and check for power with a test light or meter. Use a good body ground like the door striker for your ground connection. The bulb should have power with door open. The cluster is what provides the ground path when you open the door or use the keyless remote. If it has power then the cluster needs to be taken out and you will need to jumper a ground wire to pin #7 of the black connector of the instrument cluster.If the dome light comes on when you jumper ground to that pin, the cluster is the reason that the dome lights do not come on with the door open. I would have the batteries checked before pursuing the RKE issue, because I think that the two problems are definitely related.Also for future reference, don't put a larger fuse in a slot because the circuit is designed for no more than the rating on the fuse.Hope this helps, let me know about anything else you need.Tom
Hi Tom: Yesterday justanswer had some technical problems of their own. I replied back to you about the interior light problem and somehow it ended up going to other Mopar Tech. Someone named Ed replied that I needed to replace fuse 18 under the hood. I don't have a fuse 18 under the hood labled that way. Here was my reply to you "I took the dome light bulb out as you suggested and with the key off and doors open I used my test light and there is no power at the bulb connector. What does this tell us?? If it relates to the RKE module then what is the RKE and where is it located?? Please advise. Larry
Country: United StatesMake: ChryslerModel: PT CruiserYear: 2001Engine: 2.4 non turbo Already Tried: Test light to the dome light connector.
Sorry for the late reply. I have started a new class this quarter and have not had much time to be on here. If there is no power on the pink wire at the dome light then there must be an open wire between the dome lamp and splice 220. Fuse 15 controls the power to power mirrors, radio, the cluster, and all other interior lamps. Unless those other items don't work, I don;t think that the the fuse 15 is the problem. There must be an open wire in the circuit somewhere. The best place to check is any of the connectors that are listed in the wiring diagram to see if there are any terminals that are pushed out or corroded.
Hi Tom: Thanks for your answer. Just for my information and knowledge I would still like to know what the RKE is and then I will hit accept and try not to bother you for a while. Oh, I almost forgot, while driving at night the fog light indicator green symbol came on a time or two and I did not have the fog lights turned on. This may all be related. Thanks Larry
You're not bothering me at all. It is a pleasure working with you. I just wish I could be of better service. RKE (remote keyless entry) module is located under the dash cover on the glove box side. I don't think after the tests that we have done that it is the cause of all of the interior light issues especially since there is no power to the dome light. The RKE might also not have power to it if you look at the last wiring diagram that I postedYou must have a wiring issue or possibly a problem with a connector. There is a harness that goes around the front of the transmission. I have seen that harness get rubbed through and cause issues on a few vehicles. Here's the service directions on getting to the rke module.