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Re: Short in my instrument cluster

Yeah, Fred, I thought of trying the stuff shortly (a few days) after the
solder repair job.  Duh.  Oh well, if it ain't broke no more it don't need
fixin' no more.  :-)

At 09:29 PM 6/8/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi Robert;
>    Thanks for the info; I'm sure Scott will find it useful. There is
>another solution to these bad connector problems. A Canadian company makes a
>nifty product called Stabilant 22. It is a liquid semiconductor which is
>normally non-conductive. In a thin film between two metal connectors it
>becomes conductive when exposed to electrical current (quantum tunnelling).
>Audi recommends using the stuff on all connectors which do not carry an
>inductive load. It gives you the conductivity of a soldered joint on a pin
>or tab connector. It also seals the connection against corrosion. Apparently
>it also works wonders at clearing up random computer glitches caused by poor
>connections and improves the sound from stereo systems.
>    Really neat stuff! I just picked up a bottle. At $50 for 15ml, it's not
>cheap, but I have lots of plans for it already!
>Fred Munro
>'91 200q  254k km
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Robert Myers <rmyers@inetone.net>
>To: Fred Munro <munrof@isys.ca>
>Cc: scott miller <macatawa@hotmail.com>
>Date: Friday, June 05, 1998 9:31 PM
>Subject: Re: Short in my instrument cluster
>>I had a pulsing speedo in one of my '89 200tqs.  I traced the problem to a
>>faulty connection between the speedometer head and the printed circuit
>>board of the instrument cluster.  I unsoldered the four pins which make
>>that connection, soldered in wires from an RJ-11 phone jack and then
>>reassembled the IC with two halves of the phone jack plugged together and
>>taped to the back side of the IC.  It solved the problem.

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