hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,500 miles

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problem #1

Jul 312007

Neon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,500 miles
I have been driving my car back and forth from college and running errands around town. I have a completely stocked 2000 Dodge Neon ES. I use the headlights most of the time, even during the day, to increase visibility. One night, I was driving through my town. I smelled something burning but not thinking anything of it since I was near a rural area that could have camp fires lit. This happened about 2 months ago. Then I noticed that my headlights were not working as they used to. The fog lights would turn on sometimes and other times not. I figured that it was just a switch and not a big deal so I did nothing to fix it. Then my high beams stopped working about 2 weeks ago. I did a bit of research to try to determine the problem. I stumbled upon a website and read about looking at the multi-function switch. Several other people have had the same problem. I just got finished checking out my car. The wiring harness that connects to the mfs is melted as has evidence of burn marks. The headlights currently work but the fog lights and high beams do not. I have taken several pictures of the melted harness and will send them to whoever I need to. I have read up on replacing the wiring harness but it is rather expensive. Especially if it will melt again sometime in the near future. I believe the part number is 5183442aa based on several sources. I will be replacing this part probably on my own to save some money, especially on a part I should not have to be ordering in the first place.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA