Resoldering Ben's IC board....

Chris Payne cbpldc at
Thu Sep 4 19:15:18 EDT 2003

I had a very similar problem in my 200 TQA (1990).  We resoldered the connections and it works flawlessly.

You're on the right track.


--- benswann at wrote:
>I have had the symptoms of the faulty printed circuit board connection in the
>Instrument cluster on my '91 200 20V tqa, including high beam and indicator
>lights glowing.  This has been intermittant and acts up mostly with high
>humidity.  I had planned on getting around to repair, but has not been priority.
>Just today I had a different sympmtom pop up - the alt, ABS off, and brake
>warning lights light just after starting and dont go out, as if the engine
>stalled, but everything else is OK and no other problems other than the warning
>lights.  Is this another symptom related to the same or adjacent PC board
>problem, or is this an entirely new problem?
>Maybe its time to pull the IC if more than one problem can be fixed including
>installation of a check engine bulb.  I'm trying to tend to the more urgent
>problems first like bad tires and a brake hose, but this IC problem may need
>fixin soon.
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