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Dodge Repair/2003 Neon SXT Automatic 2.0: skim problem


Hi Roland,  I just got some time to check the wire to the cluster.  I have continuity and pins are good.

Hi John,
It appears that it may take a Chrysler DRB-2 to get a fault code which describes the issue, beyond just being the 1681 number. You could compare the cost of hauling to a dealer for that vs replacing the skim module and thus also a couple of keys, and the reprogramming. The 1681 is supposed to mean that the digital bus signal that comes from the cluster (and goes to the rest of the bus devices (probably the pcm is the most important in this situation) is not being received. So it may be the cluster itself is at fault rather than the skim. You might want to verify the connection of the violet/yellow from the cluster to pin 59 of the pcm just to be sure. And check both #15 fuses which also power the cluster.
I wish I had some other suggestions.
Thanks for the rating and nomination.

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