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Circuitboard, repair or replace?


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#1 jonas

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:37 AM

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So, any ideas? Or am i stuck getting a replacement instrument cluster for my '85 brat? Thought about glueing a piece of copper to bridge the gap.

#2 NoahDL88

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:07 PM

If you're handy at all with a soldering pen that's an easy fix, could probably just use solder to bridge the gap, but a short piece of wire is probably a better idea.

Where are you located, maybe someone around you could help.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:14 PM

good eye finding it!
like he said that failure is easily fixed, not in a harsh external weathering environment so that's an easy one....but what caused that and is there other damage may be the next question?

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:47 PM

yeah, that is the result of a problem.

You need to find the cause, otherwise it will just happen again.

#5 jonas

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:29 PM

good eye finding it!
like he said that failure is easily fixed, not in a harsh external weathering environment so that's an easy one....but what caused that and is there other damage may be the next question?

I was replacing bulbs. Slipped off the perch i had it on resulting in that scratch, so no electrical problems. I was thinking solder but wasn't sure if it would be a sufficent conductor. No iron but i could probably use one anyways. thanks guys.
And i didn't figure the scratch out till i had it back together, PITA! I swear i cause more problems for myself than necessary!

Edited by jonas, 31 October 2012 - 01:40 PM.


#6 grossgary

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 02:05 PM

oh cool, yeah just solder or repair it. i bet both ideas you mentioned would work just fine for something that simple.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 08:52 PM

Yes, that is a very easy Fix if you know how to Use a Soldering Pen or Soldering Gun, but I Kindly suggest you to use the Soldering wire which has rosin Core to do the Job Fast, to avoid more damage to the Board due to overheating.

Old Subies' Clusters are Fast & Easy to Repair, specially if you compare them to some Newer car's Clusters, in example: My Wife's car hasn't a "Circuit Board" ... instead, it has a thin Plastic "Paper" with the electronics printed on it, and it is just placed "Over" the Cluster's back Plastic... Such a Nightmare: is as fragile as a butterfly's wing.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:15 PM

Coo.... :cool: I've soldered before so i should be good to go. Looking forward to working guages.:headbang:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:53 PM

Yay, it"s working!




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