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    PT Cruiser with no headlights

    My 2001 PT Cruisers seems to have a major problem. My headlights go out at random. I was driving along one night in May and suddenly my headlights went out. We were able to pull off to the side of the road safely. After about 10 minutes they would come back on. I took it to a Chrysler dealer and he said he'd never heard of a problem like that. He checked with the Chrylser company and got back to us. No, no problems. He told us for
    $64.50 an hour they would check it but probably wouldn't find anything unless it happened while they had the car. We have been driving the car during the day with the brights on to see if it happened again. In the last two months it's happened at least 3 times. Now what do we do? I have a wonderful PT Cruiser that I can only drive during the day. I can't even sell it with this problem. Any suggestions? Has any other PT Cruiser owners had this problem. I could sure use some help.

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    Circuit breaker and a short circuit.

    I'm not sure how a PT Cruiser is wired, but it sounds like you have a circuit breaker in the system that resets itself after ten minutes, and a short circuit that is causing it to go off. Unless you have installed some sort of aftermarket electrical device, the most likely place for a short circuit would be at the connectors instead of along the wiring. Look for anything like rust or signs of water leakage or other damage. Good luck as short circuits are a real pain to find. Not having a PT Cruiser wiring diagram, I could be wrong about the existance of a circuit breaker, but that seems the most likely way this could happen.
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    Check to see if you have one headlight relay in the main panel or two (not sure where it is on a PT but your owners manual will help here). If you have only one then I would replace it first and see if solves the problem. If there are two (one for each side) then this is probably not the problem.

    Are the headlights stock??? Any thing connected to the electrical system on the car not stock??? Any remote starter or similar aftermarket items connected to the light circuit (my remote start turns on the headlights)???

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    PT Cruiser Headlights turning off?

    I just read at another site that some 2001 PT Cruisers came with faulty light switches... Maybe you could have the switch replaced and solve your problem!

    Hope this info isn't too late for you and hope it helps!!

    Regards,

    MaskMarvl

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    Thumbs down PT Cruiser Oil leak

    I just recently bought a brand new 2005 PT Cruiser. After the 2nd oil change I'm told I have an oil leak and to get it back to the dealer. Well as happy as they were to sell me the car, they had a problem of getting back to me, and told me they never recieved my phone call. It goes back to the garage tomorrow. I have the feeling this is the beginning of several more problems to come in near future.

    Will never ever buy this type of car again!

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    Headlights taillights and dome light not working

    I have a 2004 Pt Crusier and just the other day my head and taillights stop working. So far I changed the switch on the steering column checked the fuses and changed the rely fuse but still no head lights. Can some one please help

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    Itís becoming more and more common that I see people driving at night without their headlights on. I mainly blame todayís cars and the standard feature where the instrument panel and gauges are lit up whether you turn on your lights or not. But I also blame the drivers themselves. Even after flashing my headlights at them a few times, they still donít get it. Anyone else running into this issue and it drives them nuts? Arrrggghhhh. I just needed to vent after my drive home from work tonight. Suggest you get more information here - Click here

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