I have a 2001 stratus sdn with a 2.7 with 75k on it.
it has power locks and manual a/c
In 2007 I had a problem where the instrument cluster died. I took it to the dealer and after they replace the I/C it still didn't work so they then replaced the Body control module. It cost me a lot of money. On 9/18/10 I go out to the car and the same thing I/C is dead. I want to replace the BCM myself to save some money.
Can I do this myself?
Where is the BCM located on a 01 stratus?
Do i have to do any thing to it to get it to work with my car?
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Try cleaning all the connections and reseating them before replacing it. 99 times out of 100, the problem is with dirty connections or burnt wires. Dodge is bad about using under sized wire to save a few penny's and I have found a lot of wires with burnt insulation.
No programming is necessary if you have to replace the BCM.
So last night I decided to take a look and see if I could find this thing. At that time there where no replies to this thread. I knew that the fuse box is in the engine compartment. I lift the hood and take a look. I had heard on another site that the BCM is behind the fuse box. I decide that if I'm going to mess with the fuse box I should disconnect the battery. As I'm doing this I remember that the alarm will go off when I reconnect the battery so I go in the house to get the key fob. When I'm walking back out to the car I notice that the odometer doesn't show all 000000 any more. I put the keys in and every thing is working fine again. I hope the dealer didn't do this and just charge me the first time this happen.
my dodge 2001 pointed to BCM when no power to windows , blower and certain light s on the dash so I got another from another 2001 Dodge stratus and put it in but no one told me I shld disc baterry so when we started it it wouldn't stay running so we took out and cleaned the orig and put that back in and won't start at all everyhting else still the same so we disc battery overnight and still nothing so shld we take out the BCM again and put back in with the battery dics and see if that works these software problems are ridiculous