I did the key dance today, and no fault codes appeared. I can check later for the battery condition. I had a battery start to fail about a year ago, and I got false transmission problems displayed on the dash readout, so I replaced the battery. The wiper thing must be a chryco electrical gremlin. They just don't seem to get it right: The '68 chryco products had a quirk where you could play the radio without the key by turning on the flashers, signaling for a turn, and pushing on the brake. Years later, I had a '70s dodge p/u act like it was dieseling after shutoff. Turns out, it was the same "radio without the key" deal, but the coil was staying hot after shutdown. The engine would run for as long as the flasher was activated and the brake was on. Just enough time to sputter after it was shut off.
That is truly pecular, because if you look at the wiring diagrams, there is no way such a thing could possibly happen. My '69 chryco product has never done it, but in that era, you would be correct to comment they did NOT have the most reliable charging systems.
Bad ignition switches or relays, that warmed up a bit from heat from under-capacity adjacent circuits caused them to contact?
And now they are owned an italian company-italian electrics are second only to cars with lucas systems!
Well, only Chrysler models that were re-branded/redesigned Fiat models would this be a concern, and there will be a few, how much the Italian design be carried into the American designs over the next few years we'll have to see. Chrysler, like most manufacturers, are a design using components from the world market and you'll find American/German/Japanese/Canadian and all other nations producing one component or the other. Don't know if the Italians do it differently.
You certainly can find a lot Mercedes Technology in many Chrysler Products today, as well I think you can find Jeep Technology in some Mercedes products.
Yes, funny joke I heard about British Electric Systems, John Lucas, CEO of Lucas that provides all the electrical components to British Vehicles is quoted as saying;
Originally Posted by John Lucas
Electricity is merely smoke moving within the wires, I know this because I observed that when the smoke leaks out of the wires, my components stop working.