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I have a 2007 Caravan 3.8- I suspect I security system has…

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I have a 2007 Caravan 3.8- I suspect I security system has shut me down. the van will not turnover at all. The security light is red and solid, the airbag light comes on. I was stranded friday for 5 hour when it all of the sudden started. Well its stranded again. I've checked the starter relay, actually swapped it with others in the box.
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Have you checked for codes in the computer?

Are you looking for some possible causes?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
it won’t code on it’s on with the key! And it also has the airbag light on.

Thank you for that information. Are you able to get your hands on a scanner to plug into the data link connector?

Would you be willing to speak on the phone?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I’ve used my small data scanner it shows nothing! Not sure if it good enough however. Cost only 50 bucks

So your scanner is able to communicate with the on board computer right?

It says no codes?

All of the gauges work on the cluster with the key on?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Yepper

Thank you for that information. Can you post your VIN for me?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
2d4gp44lx7r220285

Thank you for that information.

Your first thing that needs to be done is check all fuses. If all fuses check out good, then this issue is most likely a faulty ignition key or SKIM/SKREEM module preventing it from starting. You can try to disconnect the battery cables from the battery and rub them together for 5 minutes as that may do the trick. If not, one of the modules on board the vehicle and or ignition key will likely need to be replaced to get you back up and running.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Besides the starter relay and asc relay, what other fuses do I check? I’ve pretty much pull everyone in the fuse box and viewed them all for failure

I would go through them all just to be sure. But if they are good and the security system is still tripped, this is likely an issue with the key and or security module on board the vehicle.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I’ve read so many horror stories on these issues! I have a used pcm. Would it be a good idea to swap it in and reprogram

Reprogram it for what reason?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
To marry it to the key fob! ?

If the key fob or security module is faulty, reprogramming the PCM will not help.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Is there any way to test if there’re faulty

YES, this is done using the factory scanner.

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