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Randomly the battery goes...

Randomly the battery goes dead and sometimes when the van is off and key out of car the lights flash windows go down unlocks the doors its like it has a mind of its own

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the fuses? Have you checked the door switches?

No every thing has been working fine except when parked and no one ion it

Mechanic's Assistant: What year is your MINI?

2010 town & country

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your MINI yourself? What have you tried so far?

Just a new battery 1 yr ago and new battery in key fob

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

The dodge dealer said sounds like a corroded connection but they would need to look at it

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dodge
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Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago
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I can help you do a battery draw test to find out where the problem lies if you have a digital volt ohm meter. I believe it's going to come down to a faulty BCM or TIPM module in this scenario.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I do understand the part regarding the battery draw but don't know what it has to do with the windows and doors and lights working with no one in the car the battery is not dead after this happens
Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

The other issues than the battery failing are related to module issues.

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Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

Hello, Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I will be out of town the rest of the week so I won't have a chance to look at it not sure what the 2 modules are you talking about
Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

BCM is body control module

TIPM is totally integrated power module.

Due to no rating within the first 7 days the post will time out and close on the 13th.

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Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

BCM is body control module

TIPM is totally integrated power module.

Due to no rating within the first 7 days the post will time out and close on the 13th.

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Dodge Mechanic: Chris (aka-Moose), Technician replied 6 months ago

Hello, Chris here again,

I am checking in to make sure you got everything you expected from my answer. The option to rate my response or reply is still available. I want to make sure you were pleased with what you paid for.

Thanks Chris

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