Bluetooth OBDII can do a lot if you know what commands to send the ECU.
ford, similar things can be done with iphone lUsers.
Remember the good old days when you turned mechanical knobs to adjust the heat in your car? Long gone, I guess ... my Galant has a dial that is apparently electronic, because when I adjust the heat I can hear a servo moving inside somewhere for the next couple of seconds.
Now I'm sure they do this so that they can use the same mechanical components on vehicles with and without climate control, but now ... it isn't working.
Where am I likely to find this servo and is it an easy component to replace?
(I already looked in the manual to see if there was a fuse dedicated to this purpose that might simply need to be replaced ... no such luck.)
yeah - this is an interesting issue for microwaves. If you have a digital microwave, you can set it for a more specific number of seconds. On the other hand, if the digital panel goes, you end up needing to replace the microwave... pain in the arse.
And they just don't make things like they used to.
We had a digital microwave for 16 years when I was a kid with no problems. Now if one lasts 5 years, you figure you've gotten lucky...
And I'm beginning to suspect that my parents' '99 corolla is a better car than the 2010 corolla...
dothebart: lol sorry i shaddowed your link, i found it on stubleupon and posted it without reading your post first >.<
Perhaps it just needed to be rebooted. *sigh*
Fixed my problem. You seem to have an intermittant condition though :(
Expect it to happen again and get worse.
Where is it? Behind your dashboard, and unless you can get at it from undernearth (possibly by taking out the center column if you have one) you'd probably have to take the whole dash off. All that stuff is a real pain in the ass.
The recirculate vent servo has been broken on my gti for years, and broken it will stay.
The radio on my bmw however has jumped the shark. Two times I've have to turn the engine off and reboot in order to get it to start emitting ANY audio.
I tried to remove the exhaust manifold from the back head of the Voyager today. For the first time ever I removed all the exhaust manifold bolts easily... without them breaking off or something stupid like that. But wait, the manifold won't come off... Oh right... dodge put that stupid stud in place of one of the bolts and it has to come out.
So it has this star end. No big deal, I've done this before. Ah, here we go. 1/4" socket fits perfectly. Just put this handle on here and...... ~snap~ ah, there we go, broke it fr-- no that was the socket. Crap. Ohkay, well I have a 1/4" wrench... I'll just put that on and use this cheater pipe here.... and....~snap~ ah there we go now we'll move th--- Dammit! I've never broken the closed end of a wrench before... oh no... that doesn't look good.. yup... it rounded that sucker down... okay um now I'll...
~ four hours later ~
Okay I bought the real tool... it won't fit since I screwed up the end... Okay, I know... I'll drill a hole through the bolt, put the nut on, put a nail through the hole and then back the nut off... brilliant. ~drill~
Where's the nut? Where did the nut go? The nut was right here four and a half hours ago... Nut??? Nuttttt? Can you hear me nut????
(This is where I stopped for today.)
Yeah, this tool is close enough until you strip everything so that no tool will work.
Right tool for the right job, and just think how pretty your toolbox will look when you finally have all the right tool.
Think of the time effort labor, smarts engineering and everything else that goes into making a car. And you can buy it for $35.
Something very twisted about tha to me.
there's a whole problem with the world in general...
While I was cleaning my stove top (the electric kind that's flat with a glass top), I cracked the glass. It's as much to replace the piece of glass as it is to buy a new one.
My mom has a rug in her living room that's dirty - getting it cleaned will cost more than buying a new one. (it was a $40 dealie, she can get a new one for $20, cleaning will cost close to $100!)
You can get a microwave so cheaply that if one breaks, it'll cost as much to have someone look at it as to buy a new one - and that's without the repair. It's insane, because there has to be labor somewhere in there in production.
It's no wonder the landfills are overflowed. There's no point to repairing anything you can't repair yourself easily anymore.
If $35 dollars is a good price for a car I bought one for $1 and another for $200, still pretty low.
He also turns out to be a porsche and ferarri mechanic. He wants to go into business with me reprogramming porsches. He's got the in with the dealerships, I just have to figure out how to change the threshhold numbers and the fuel curve in the computer...