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Please read if you have electronic problems with your car.

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My car doesn't even have temperature monitor. So I'm assuming when the light goes on I'm fukced
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daivey wrote:
Jan 27th, 2016 11:23 am
My car doesn't even have temperature monitor. So I'm assuming when the light goes on I'm fukced
check your coolant levels weekly to avoid being screwed af.
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uber_shnitz wrote:
Jan 27th, 2016 11:13 am
With cars in general becoming filled with electronic gadgets it's a wonder why they removed the battery indicator on the cluster.

My 99 has it and it's helped me pull over at an exit on the highway when I noticed my battery was losing charge due to a bad alternator.
same with me on my 00 discovery. Warning light came on and within 50km the vehicle rolled into a parking lot near my destination. Alternator needed to be changed.
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Bluemist1967 wrote:
Jan 27th, 2016 2:51 pm
well the benz just went all crazy, the mechanical components were working.

This is exactly what mine did
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEFSFU2a9CY
This just happened? Maybe it's becoming acclimated to the new battery lol. Even after I switched batteries I still get the odd fault here and there. If that happens constantly then maybe your battery terminals need cleaning or there's a bad connection from the battery or the rare possibility that you got a bad battery from cdn tire.

Might as well test the alternator if this continues as well.
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nasa25 wrote:
Jan 27th, 2016 3:08 pm
This just happened? Maybe it's becoming acclimated to the new battery lol. Even after I switched batteries I still get the odd fault here and there. If that happens constantly then maybe your battery terminals need cleaning or there's a bad connection from the battery or the rare possibility that you got a bad battery from cdn tire.

Might as well test the alternator if this continues as well.
lol, that isn't my car bro. it WAS doing that when the problem was happening, It good now after the battery change.
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Bluemist1967 wrote:
Jan 27th, 2016 3:45 pm
lol, that isn't my car bro. it WAS doing that when the problem was happening, It good now after the battery change.
Oh I thought you meant just as in just today
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nasa25 wrote:
Jan 27th, 2016 3:49 pm
Oh I thought you meant just as in just today
lmao, i never want to see that problem again. isn't fun trust me
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You did not follow the RFD way. The RFD way is to keep sending the car back and have them replace parts until you have a car built entirely of new components... THEN replace the battery :)
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Bluemist1967 wrote:
Jan 27th, 2016 2:51 pm
well the benz just went all crazy, the mechanical components were working.

This is exactly what mine did
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEFSFU2a9CY
The scary thought I just had - this is all good & fun, the driver is still able to drive and whatnot. But what would happen if a similar meltdown occurs on a vehicle equipped with steering assist, brake assist, radar cruise control, or similar active assistance technology.
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akon1943 wrote:
Jan 27th, 2016 4:49 pm
The scary thought I just had - this is all good & fun, the driver is still able to drive and whatnot. But what would happen if a similar meltdown occurs on a vehicle equipped with steering assist, brake assist, radar cruise control, or similar active assistance technology.
This is typically the main argument against steer-by-wire and brake-by-wire aka if the electronics go, you can't do either. At least with assisted (either electric or hydraulic), you can still do both if the system fails, it will just be more difficult because the assist will be gone.
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So much useless junk in cars nowadays. Especially high end. They need to create a secondary battery area to supplement the one they have now.
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EP32k2 wrote:
Jan 27th, 2016 11:09 am
It's funny how this played out. With BMW, the first thing they do is test the battery.
And than BMW charges you $150 for a battery + $400 for labour + $100 eco fee just for the hell of it
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wow nasa25 gave helpful advice to someone
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dc200 wrote:
Jan 27th, 2016 8:22 pm
wow nasa25 gave helpful advice to someone
Don't worry m9 it was short lived. Back to my regularly scheduled trolling effective yesterday.

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