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have you check fuse #19 and #29 on the pdc relay box
Parking lights and brake lights inhibit relay call combination relay? What number is XXXXX in the box?
Ricardo, I cannot view the image you sent. I have tried on both Internet Explorer and Firefox. Can you try to re-post it another way? As for the "stop lamp inhibitor relay", I really hope it is that simple but I do not see any information in the owners manual regarding that relay.
OK, I have a couple of things...
I know this morning I was unable to see the image for some reason but I can now see it. I did take a look at the it and I see where the "relay-stop lamp inhibit" is located. That is #45 and in the owners manual it only lists up to #44, so needless to say it did not list it in the manual. I went ahead and I did replace that relay but it still did not work. One other thing that I did notice though... The red light on the dash indicating "Brake" is lit when I turn the key. I guess it was probably there before but I just didn't notice it. Any other ideas?
In regards XXXXX XXXXX last response "The red light on the dash indicating "Brake" is lit when I turn the key", you can ignore that. I just noticed that the parking brake was pressed just enough to enable that light.
I am going to try to troubleshoot a little more but if I can't find a solution with in the next couple of hours or so, I'll have to bite the bullet and bring it into the dealer. I was hoping I would avoid that. Any other ideas?
When the brake pedal is in the released position, the plunger on the outside of the stop lamp switch is pushed inward by the brake pedal. In this position, the electrical contacts for one internal switch are open while the electrical contacts for other two internal switches are closed.When the brake pedal is pressed, the plunger on the outside of the stop lamp switch extends outward. This action closes the electrical contacts for the one internal switch and opens the contacts for the remaining two switches within the stop lamp switch. The internal switch which closes when the brake pedal is pressed completes the circuit to the brake lamps at the rear of the vehicle, thus allowing illumination of the brake lamps and the center-high mounted stop lamp (CHMSL).
No tow package.
I finally know what the cause of the problem is after I took it into another shop. Although everything in the back looked brand new, battery, power box, spare tire, ect... they found the wiring harness tucked under the battery (a Chrysler design flaw) and it was deteriorated from battery acid. I am not sure how much it will cost me yet. They extend from the front of the vehicle to the rear and the cost is from $900 to upwards of $2000 not including 8+ hours of labor costs. Needless to say this doesn't make me too happy. Although I am a HUGE Mopar fan, Chrysler will recieve a major complaint from me. Ricardo, thank you very much for your help.
I am sorry about not getting back to you until now; I have been VERY busy this week. I finally got my Magnum back and they did a great job. The problem was a damaged battery that leaked acid and bad design by Chrysler (wiring harness directly under the battery). If I went to a dealer to get it repaired, it would have been somewhere from $2000 to $3000. After everything was said and done, they replaced the battery, neutralized the acid that was spilled, re-routed the wiring harness and replaced all of the damaged wires for $800. I haven't had a chance to contact Chrysler about this yet, but I will.
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