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TWICE and DICE post engine bay fire Posted by mdSaabCZ [Email] (#1878) [Profile/Gallery] (more from mdSaabCZ) on Sun, 21 Feb 2016 14:43:55 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
Hi all, I had the misfortune of my catalytic converter setting a few completely wet, almost frozen grass stems on fire (Could it be Satan?!?) which then spread through the front end of the engine bay. You wouldn't believe how fast the front bumper melts. Anyway, the damage wasn't all too bad, the area that got hit worst was the battery and, now to the point, the wires underneath it. I replaced the wires now, but when I turned on everything, things went haywire. It wasn't the wires, my ECU was toast. I got a replacement ECU, programmed to be married for a quick plug in, put it in, and now I got cold feet. I don't want to short the new unit if my DICE and/or TWICE is also toast.
This is the crux of my question. First, is there a way to test my DICE and TWICE units to see if they shorted out too? Without Saab's TechII(?) ODB reader? If not, I have to take it to a shop, how much should that cost? I can also get a replacement TWICE with key for $150 and DICE for $50, but then I will need to have them programmed. Should I just replace them and spare me the cost of testing the original units? How much will it cost to program the marriage of the three units? Please help, I need this car back on the road now, it has been a while. Times are tough, wife's monthly medical bills are killing us, so I have to find the cheapest solution that actually makes sense. BTW, it is a 2006 9-5 Sportcombi, 90K miles, lovely car. Thank you in advance....
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