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Its starting to get a little cold here in Maryland (sorry everyone from the NW and Canada), and recently the gadgetry that controls the car is going haywire. The problem is that none of the gauge dials respond on start up, and the automatic starter does not work. I get the horn beep, and the internal electronics turn on, but then it beeps three times, and does not even turn over. The gauges not working is also joined by the "ESP BAS" warning light, as well as the "Check Engine" light.
I mention the temperature, because as the car warms up, and I have driven a while, the gauges will all of a sudden respond and read actual temp, rpm, speed, fuel...and usually the check engine light goes off soon after. All the EVIC indications are correct, and I use these to know what the hell is going on until the gauges start to work. I check every single breaker and fuse, fore and aft, and they are all good and tight.
I went by the dealership twice. Once when i didnt realize it had something to do with how long she has been sitting around (in the garage of course), and the car responded normally. After two more days of this happening I left it overnight and they saw what I saw. They are saying the computer spit out about 40 error codes, and seems to be arguing with itself over what is really the matter. They sent the diagnostics off to STAR at Chrysler, and are awaiting an answer in the morning.
Just curious if anybody has seen this, or am i an isolated incident.
-SRTless in Annapolis :sad2:
 

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tough!

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Its starting to get a little cold here in Maryland (sorry everyone from the NW and Canada), and recently the gadgetry that controls the car is going haywire. The problem is that none of the gauge dials respond on start up, and the automatic starter does not work. I get the horn beep, and the internal electronics turn on, but then it beeps three times, and does not even turn over. The gauges not working is also joined by the "ESP BAS" warning light, as well as the "Check Engine" light.
I mention the temperature, because as the car warms up, and I have driven a while, the gauges will all of a sudden respond and read actual temp, rpm, speed, fuel...and usually the check engine light goes off soon after. All the EVIC indications are correct, and I use these to know what the hell is going on until the gauges start to work. I check every single breaker and fuse, fore and aft, and they are all good and tight.
I went by the dealership twice. Once when i didnt realize it had something to do with how long she has been sitting around (in the garage of course), and the car responded normally. After two more days of this happening I left it overnight and they saw what I saw. They are saying the computer spit out about 40 error codes, and seems to be arguing with itself over what is really the matter. They sent the diagnostics off to STAR at Chrysler, and are awaiting an answer in the morning.
Just curious if anybody has seen this, or am i an isolated incident.
-SRTless in Annapolis :sad2:
wow, what a problem. Sure hope we got some gurus who can help. Let's all pray together.... software, somewhere!

Sorry to tell you but my 06 CSRT8 has 4000 hard miles and seems to be one of the most solid and fast cars I have ever had (43!). The only thing wrong is the price of premium!

Best of luck. Try e-mailing some SRT people. They have been unusually responsive to we owners.



Steve
06 CSRT8
all stock all original
everything but DVD
 

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There was another member with a MSRT8, I think, that posted that a bunch of his electronics had started doing all kinds of strange stuff. He took it to the dealer and we didn't hear anything for a while. Then he posted he started a lemon law suit over the situation. That isn't good news, as it means DCX couldn't fix it.

Leave it at the dealer and don't accept anything but perfect when they say its finished. Electrical gremlins in modern cars are not cool at all, as everything is controlled that way.

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Sorry to hear about your problem hope they get it fixed. Haven't seen you around lately on the forum :wave:
 

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quick question? you mentioned remote start is that something that you had put in to the car. that can be a starting point. if so email me. i own a shop that does all kinds of aftermarket work and can have one of my guys talk you through the problem
 

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End in sight

Update on the electronics....shop had it for two days and went through every module (24 i found out) and determined that it was the auto starter. They left it unhooked and let me take it, and I am to report back if there are any problems.
As it was a dealer mopar install, they will just put a new one on under warranty, so it looks pretty good for now! Thanks for the help and advice!
-Back on the Road and lovin it in Annapolis!! :drive:
 
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