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Coupe GT digital dash help

First, my thanks to this list and the responses from various members
about how their digital dash behaves in bright sunlight.  My brother and
I investigated the photo-resistor/diode that sits in the instrument cluster
vents on the left side, and found that it had a busted wire.  All attempts
to solder it have failed (there is not enough of a lead from the optical

So, does anyone have any idea of what we can use to replace that device
with?  Its resistance changes as it receives more light...from a short
circuit at high light levels to an open circuit in the dark.  I have
looked in my Digikey catalog and the only thing I can find are photodiodes
and phototransistors.  Does someone know the functional behavior of a

'85 Coupe GT, red-glow analog dash
Eric J. Fluhr                                Email:  ejfluhr@austin.ibm.com
630FP Logic/Circuit Design                   Phone:  (512) 838-7589
IBM Microelectronics Div.                    Austin, TX