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Old 05-18-2004, 08:19 PM   #11
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meter on the inst. cluster I don't think is real accurate, more just an indicator.
Mine is just about 90% accurate if you take the weird scale it has into account...
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meter on the inst. cluster I don't think is real accurate, more just an indicator.
Mine is just about 90% accurate if you take the weird scale it has into account...
What I mean is the resolution, linearity, increments of volts etc. Yeah, the scale is weird.
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Well, in response to WAM316'* posting, and to deliver an update to my voltage problem, the problem has been cured. The downfall is, I dont know exactly what part of the cleaning did it. I was afraid of that when I pulled the entire dash out, but I couldnt stand it any more. The only thing that I can attribute the fix to is cleaning all the connectors (with proper cleaner), and using thermal grease. There is one bulkhead under the steering column that I was suspect of, but I also cleaned everything else I got my hands on. I actually drove it last night with lights on, stereo, etc ....and into work this morn with no problem, maintained a solid 13.6~13.8 system voltage. Although I wouldnt recommend everyone do this, unless you make it worth your while and replace other parts (as needed) heat/cool door actuator, vent foam gaskets on dash, etc. I'm glad I did it, but a cumbersome job.
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Can you tell I really love this car?
Yeah, I can tell. Great job there on the fix, glad to hear things are normalized. I guess with years of changing seasons, humidity, temperatures etc. these all have adverse effects on automotive electrical. ie oxidation and so forth.
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