Contemporary cars have more and more functionnalities and nevertheless they bring us a lot of comfort, some of them are not always user friendly. Regardless you have rented a car, been lent one, or just bought a Dodge Grand Caravan, according to its functionnalities, it can be difficult to understand how to start a Dodge Grand Caravan? Even if this fundamental act of running a car may seem like common sense to most of you, depending on the options and the year of production of your car, it will be more or less basic to do so. In this article we will show you the different procedures to start a Dodge Grand Caravan with the key, then, in a second step, how to switch on a Dodge Grand Caravan with a card, and to finish, without using the key.


How to start a Dodge Grand Caravan with key?

So we begin our article which aims to learn you how to start a Dodge Grand Caravan, which is furnished with a classic key start. Find listed below the different steps to be accomplished to turn on the engine of your Dodge Grand Caravan:

  • Discern the location of the neiman (hole in which the key is inserted), it is almost always on the right side of your steering wheel, on the dash. If your steering wheel is blocked, do not be reluctant to browse our article on the steering wheel blocked on Dodge Grand Caravan that is blocked to learn how to unblock it.
  • Insert the key into this one.
  • Verify that you are in neutral for a manual car and in the “N” or “P” position for an automatic transmission.
  • Turn the ignition on by turning it clockwise a quarter turn up to the point you feel you’ve passed the first notch.
  • Verify on your dashboard that the orange lights disappear, if you don’t know what they mean don’t be reluctant to browse our article on orange lights on Dodge Grand Caravan to find out the explanation for this.
  • You just have to go one more notch clockwise and hold it in the stop until your Dodge Grand Caravan starts (do not let your starter run more than 10 seconds otherwise you risk damaging it, if the car does not start, let it rest a few tens of seconds before a new testing)
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  • That’s it. You managed to start your Dodge Grand Caravan,

How to start a Dodge Grand Caravan with the key card?

After discovering how to turn on the engine of a Dodge Grand Caravan with key or will teach you you how to do it for a Dodge Grand Caravan equipped with a key card and not a key. The technique is still roughly similar, so don’t be reluctant to return to the previous part to get details on each of the steps to do. Learn down below the actions to follow to start your Dodge Grand Caravan with a card:

  • Depending on the year and the series, you may or may not need to put in the card in a dedicated slot, examine on your dashboard if your Dodge Grand Caravan is equipped with this slot or not.
  • If it has one, insert the card in this hole, otherwise you can keep the card on you or anywhere in the cabin.
  • Find the “start” button, which is usually placed at steering wheel height close to the classic neiman location, otherwise it is usually situated on the centre console.
  • Verify that you’re in neutral or neutral on an automatic transmission.
  • Push the “start” button once to turn on the ignition of your Dodge Grand Caravan
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  • Push a second time after a few seconds or extinction of the orange lights on your dashboard to start your Dodge Grand Caravan


How do I start a Dodge Grand Caravan without a key?

And to finish, we will see, how to start a Dodge Grand Caravan without a key? Let’s imagine that you have lost your keys and your car is open, this could seem logical. However, you should know that if your Dodge Grand Caravan is newer than the mid 90’s it will be difficult to start it without a key because of all the security systems present on it. As expected, this should only be done on YOUR car. Here is the process to carry out:

  • Remove the cover that covers your steering wheel and situate among the 3 electric switches the one that concerns your engine/battery/starter (to help you, please bring your user manual).
  • Strip, connect them jointly and isolate the battery and ignition wires (be careful not to electrocute yourself during the procedure). You now have electricity as if you had the contact
  • At last, strip the starter wire and connect it quickly with the battery wire (do not make prolonged contact and only 1 or 2 seconds should be enough to start your Dodge Grand Caravan).

There, you’ve learned all the methods to start a Dodge Grand Caravan.

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