Q: I have an 06 Chrysler 300 all the dash lights come on the gauges fall to 0, then all lights on off and gauges go back to normal, w

asked by on August 30, 2017

All the dash lights come on and gauges drop to 0, then the light go off gauges go back to normal, it can do it ones or sometime it does it 3, 4 time in a row

My car has 106000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

There is a known problem where the driver’s seat loses ground between the top part of seat and lower part of seat and will cause a static discharge and will make the instrument cluster reset. The fix is to add a ground strap from the seat frame and the lower seat track. The technical bulletin number is 08-049-06 and the part for the ground strap is in bulletin below.

INSTRUMENT CLUSTER RESETS IF DRIVER EXITS VEHICLE WITH THE ENGINE RUNNING OR IGNITION IN THE RUN POSITION

TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN

Reference Number(s): 08-049-06, Date of Issue: December 05, 2006 CHRYSLER: 2006 - 2007 (LX) 300, Magnum, Charger GROUP: Electrical SUBJECT

Instrument Cluster Resets If Driver Exits Vehicle With The Engine Running Or Ignition In The Run Position.

OVERVIEW

This bulletin involves installing a ground strap between the seat cushion support and the seat track rail.

NOTE: This Bulletin Applies To Vehicles Equipped With Cloth Seats. SYMPTOM/CONDITION

If the customer exits the vehicle with the engine running, the instrument cluster could reset due to a static electric discharge which can occur when the customer slides across the seat. All of the gauges will momentarily drop to the off position and the fluorescent display could change from temperature or trip mileage to the odometer mileage.

DIAGNOSIS

If a customer indicates that the symptoms have occurred, perform the Repair Procedure.

PARTS REQUIRED

PARTS DESCRIPTION CHART

Qty. Part No. Description 1 04469334AC Ground Strap REPAIR PROCEDURE

Install one end of the ground strap, p/n 04469334AC, on the driver seat, metal seat cushion support as shown (Fig 1). Fig 1: Identifying Ground Strap Location G04576303 Install the other end of the ground strap to the upper seat track rail (Fig 1). Using a digital ohmmeter, check the continuity between seat cushion support and the seat track. The resistance should be less than 1 Ohm. POLICY

Reimbursable within the provisions of the warranty.

TIME ALLOWANCE

TIME ALLOWANCE CHART

Labor Operation No: Description Amount 04-45-10-98 Install Ground Strap (B) 0.2 Hrs. FAILURE CODE

FAILURE CODE CHART

ZZ Service Action

Was this answer helpful?

Hi Rebbecca. Thanks for contacting us today. Most of the time, the symptoms you are describing is caused by an electrical short with one of the wires behind the dashboard. It can be due to a loose fitting ground wire or an electrical relay that is loose or faulty as well. It’s probably best to have a professional mechanic complete an electrical inspection to isolate the source of this problem so the right repairs can be made.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Knocking sound since oil change at Walmart.

Hi there. Check the engine oil level. The engine is knocking for it does not have enough oil or it has the wrong oil. Some service locations have had issues in servicing vehicle's but not putting oil in the engine's...

Steaming of the engine

Hi, thanks for writing in. Codes P0107 and P0122 could show up for several reasons, such as a faulty mass air flow sensor. If you would like help, consider having an expert automotive technician from YourMechanic come to your home...

Chrysler 300 2005 abs not working. Code c2116. Does this mean my abs pump is dead for sure? Or could it be abs sensors.

Hi there. Take a digital volt meter and check the voltage on the harness to the ABS control motor. There should be a battery voltage present. If the voltage is low, then there is a break in the wiring from...

Related articles

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Dodge Ram
While While Chrysler has decided to give Ram its very own division, it seems impossible not to think of the Ram 1500 as a Dodge. After all, you’ll still buy your 2012 Ram at a Dodge dealer, and it remains...
How to Get Chrysler Dealership Certified
Chrysler car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through the MOPAR CAP (Career Automotive Program).
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Vet
The The best car for a vet to own largely depends on the type of practice he or she has. Large animal vets are probably going to want something that delivers a fair bit of power, and possibly even towing...