Date: Tue, 02 Jul 2002 13:24:22 -0400
From: KeithG <>
Subject: Re: Help!  Cruise control brain dead!

Bummer! One possibility is to get another used one (a lot are intermittent as I have found) and fix it. You could try to desolder and resolder the whole board. I did it and got 2 functional cruise ECUs (from intermittent). It would be hard to fry it IMO. Unless you put 12V to gnd somewhere. Here in the US, there are Saab breakers which you can try to see if you can get a used one. One, Saabdepot in canada, will probably send a known bad one to you for little more than freight if he has one. KeithG alofusblount wrote: > "alofusblount" <> wrote in message > news:afq62m$nav$ > >>Does anybody know where I can get a cruise control brain box, except for > > at > >>the dealer? There was a bad solder joint on the 5v regulator inside the >>box. Took out the cpu. Cpu is the type with an internal eprom. agh. >>Dealer wants large dollars for a brain box. Thanks in advance. >> >>dave >>the new guy >> >> > > Keith, > Yeah, it's the 92. Found the bad solder joint post mortem. Cpu won't close > relay contact between 9 and 1 with all conditions met. Removed solder, > resoldered. One solder joint, on 5v regulator, was powdery. One solder > joint on pin 1 of cpu was almost not there. Cpu still dead, at least it's > no longer intermittent, now it's completely dead. Cpu will no longer drive > crystal oscillator. poop! No solder bridges, no obvious burnt spots, > nothing. Dealer(s) want(s) 260 big mac's for a new one. (400 $us) I really > hate surrendering. At that price it may be worth replacing most everything > on the board. The only hard part will be the cpu itself. I don't suppose > someone on the continent can help me out? Are prices better there? Used > part, like you said is likely to be just as bad. > > dave > the new guy > obtw, sorry about this post's positioning. I have to use 2 news sites > because alltel doesn't always update or send posts. > >

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