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Wonder if anyone has had this issue. It has been getting colder in Detroit and my 300C is acting up. The has been a couple mornings that my revers senser keeps flashing in the rear view mirror even while driving. The outside mirrors jump while in reverse and the heated seats will not stay on. I do have a after market radio and recently had remote start added but this was happening prior to this work being done.

I love the car but it has been a money pit lately. I did all the front end work to get rid of the noises and rattles. Put winter tires Blizzaks. I currently have a set of Koni's and Mopar springs to go on but was going to wait to get the hotchkis sways and do it all at once.

I am worried this car will leave me stranded some were. Has anyone had this issue. Help Please
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Today's cars have multiple systems in them that are managed by processing modules (onboard computers).

The Gen1 300's have 9 such onboard computers. Early models, especially year 2005 had some software glitches - that were corrected with updates performed by dealership electronic technicians, using the StarScan tool.

If you are starting to experience various electronic gremlins, the first thing I would start with is to ensure that your battery is still working well. Typical battery life is 5 years. It must charge up fully and hold the voltage output. Battery connections must also be cleaned and tightened.

If the battery tests out well and current is flowing well through your system, then I would find a good service department to first print out a history on your car (every dealership has your information in their computers). You can see if all of the software updates have been done. If you need a few of them to be done, you should be able to negotiage a flat fee to have them all done at once.

Here at 3CF, we have a great resource for this stuff:
http://www.300cforums.com/forums/technical-service-bulletins-recalls/

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Do you have HID headlights?

Check this post:
http://www.300cforums.com/forums/eur...sor-fault.html
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Yes I Do Have HID head lights.

I took the car to the dealer yesterday. Wuoldn't you know it was warmer than usual and most of the issues were not happing. I had swapped out the seats for some SRT up grades and wanted to get them re calibrated so the light would go off. Two sensors and $600 later i went to pick up the car. It had gotten colder over night and wala, the other issues we there. I should the service guy and he said it would be another $200 to look at it.

Well, as you could imagine i was pissed and left. On the way home about 3 mile, the air bag light came on about 6 times. I turned right around and it is back there now.
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Got my car back today. After four days and $98 more the air bag light is off. They found 3 broken wires in the door. Now my steering wheel controls do not work, I also found what apears to be a screw driver puncher in the front of my drivers cushion.
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Got my car back today. After four days and $98 more the air bag light is off. They found 3 broken wires in the door. Now my steering wheel controls do not work, I also found what apears to be a screw driver puncher in the front of my drivers cushion.
Man that sucks..sorry to hear.

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So I called the dealer to let them know about the radio controlls. They basicly said... Thought you said that was a after marker pas module. I told them yes but it was working when I brought it in. They told me to take it where I had it installed. I have no faith in them any more, I just thought since I just paid them $700 it should be right.

I just noticed the mirrors are not tilting all the way down in reverse. I thought I read a post about resetting them here.
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I just noticed the mirrors are not tilting all the way down in reverse. I thought I read a post about resetting them here.
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I just found it in a search. Thanks for the heads up. Will be pulling the fuses and reporting back.
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My 300c has been acting up too ever since it has been getting colder here in Minnesota. Dash lights randomly flashing and headlights shutting off completely while driving sometimes. Took it to the dealer and they had me buy a $150 battery but that turned out not to be the problem so hopefully we can find some answers
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