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#3460 of 4850 Re: Thankless [thecardoc3]
Jun 12, 2013 (9:43 am)
Good, that's the way it should be
#3461 of 4850 Re: Don't Judge! [steve_]
Jun 12, 2013 (9:56 am)
Ya, but didn't that memory/purchase happen on your side of the border?? Ya can't put that one us, just cuz decided to include Cda in your travels ...and hey!..what about the fact that you did way more miles on your side than here?? Nice try, Steve
#3462 of 4850 Re: Thankless [ray80]
Jun 12, 2013 (10:05 am)
that's the way it should be
#3463 of 4850 Re: Thankless [thecardoc3]
Jun 12, 2013 (10:10 am)
Hey..that's great news! And just like Ray said..the way it should be..
You know what is still a bit frustrating about that entire scenario, is the fact the instrument cluster was made so damn cheap it can't even last 10 years.. Plus, I can't imagine them being all that complicated in the first place. If a trace board line was injured during install then a few years of temp changes could pull it apart, and then that one could likely visually be seen. I've had success with soldering a trace, altho admittedly it was on a portable phone handset and an older one so fairly big stuff to work with. (compared to cell phones sorta thing..it was still pretty dang fiddly..I had 3 magnifying glasses stacked up and even my smallest soldering tip was huge where I was trying to use it. The solder flowed a hair and then I had to cut it)
I guess it could also have been a chip on a mini board, and to re and re one of those you would need a full soldering station etc. Do you have that in your repertoire? Even still, try to find a chip on its own...the whole dang industry is designed to fill landfill sites instead of repair and recycle. It's the way this world is now..
edit - altho as for the cheap cluster...to be fair..who knows...someone might have boosted that 2004 some year and reversed the cables for a second...that kinda thing is not the car's fault and it sure can cause grief on down the road with electronics..
#3464 of 4850 Re: Thankless [jipster]
Jun 12, 2013 (10:12 am)
'that's the way it should be
Why's that? '
Cardoc diagnosed the problem, he should get the work (and $'s) to fix it
#3465 of 4850 Re: Thankless [ray80]
Jun 12, 2013 (10:48 am)
The customers concern was on cost. So, he "should" pay for the repair if he can't afford it, just to make cardoc happy?
#3466 of 4850 Re: Don't Judge! [gimmestdtranny]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 12, 2013 (12:13 pm)
Yeah, I've only purchased a half set of tires up your way over the years. And no, didn't get either tire at Canadian Tire (although I have a great electric kettle from them).
#3467 of 4850 Re: Don't Judge! [steve_]
Jun 12, 2013 (12:25 pm)
. And no, didn't get either tire at Canadian Tire (although I have a great electric kettle from them)
Canadian Tire stores are highly successful. They used to sell their own brand of tires at one time, but, people like the name brands.
I once got Esso (now Exxon) tires for my 81 Cutlass. They were called Atlass tires and it ruined the whole car.....I hated that car after I had those tires put on. I'm not big on no-name stuff, if it isn't good you don't know who to blame.
#3468 of 4850 Re: Don't Judge! [driver100]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 12, 2013 (1:10 pm)
I always liked them, but I sure have heard a lot of grumbling about them too. Big target I suppose.
Couldn't stand it; decided to do the oil change myself. My guy okay'd the brakes, cleaned the throttle body and redid my air filter. My filter box has warped over the years and isn't too good. He couldn't find anything else to mess with. $44.
#3469 of 4850 Re: Thankless [gimmestdtranny]
Jun 12, 2013 (2:21 pm)
I had a 2004 Focus that had the trip odometer go out after my wife took it off roading(kind of an exaggeration).
It was replaced under warranty and was in the 350-375 dollar range.
I do remember they had to pre program the miles into the odometer and they ended up about 30 too low.