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 21 
 on: November 18, 2017, 10:08:57 AM 
Started by EXCRUISERGUY - Last post by guidematic

 I finally got an ECC control head for the '90. It came yesterday, but too late for me to install it. Plus, I ordered a programmer for the '87 from Rock Auto. Thought I'd better do it while they are still available. May or may not be the problem with the '87, but at least I'll have a spare.

 I'm working all weekend, but Tuesday I hope to have the programmer too. I'll deal with both of them.

 Mike

 22 
 on: November 14, 2017, 09:26:02 AM 
Started by guidematic - Last post by guidematic
 What's behind this one? Dated May 16, 1960, so maybe Cadillac got wind of Lincoln's upcoming Convertible Sedan and decided to explore the possibilities?

 Mike

 23 
 on: November 13, 2017, 11:13:21 PM 
Started by EXCRUISERGUY - Last post by guidematic

 I didn't get to that yesterday. Ran low on time. I'll be able to get back at it on Thursday. But I am suspecting the programmer.

 Mike

 24 
 on: November 13, 2017, 04:56:38 PM 
Started by EXCRUISERGUY - Last post by KevinW
I played with the '87 today a bit. So far so good for the power module, but I have to get into the dash. There are no modes, the blower when I ground it blows only through the center vents with luke warm at best air.

How about reseating the electrical connector to the programmer?  IIRC, it may just require removal of the sound insulation panel.

 25 
 on: November 13, 2017, 10:59:38 AM 
Started by EXCRUISERGUY - Last post by guidematic

 Baseline is the term "Normal".

 Mike

 26 
 on: November 13, 2017, 09:51:04 AM 
Started by EXCRUISERGUY - Last post by RONNIE
Bosch says on their packaging that the blades have been tested to perform 40% longer than normal ones.
That means these new ones shouldn't need replacing until March 2019. Yeah, right !

RON

 27 
 on: November 13, 2017, 09:28:45 AM 
Started by EXCRUISERGUY - Last post by guidematic

 You'll be lucky to get 3 months on those cheap blades. Blades if they are specific to a model, can be expensive. But it's always better to spend a bit more and get good quality blades.

 I stopped buying those mass retailer blades years ago when I found they were kaput in February.

 Mike

 28 
 on: November 13, 2017, 07:53:24 AM 
Started by EXCRUISERGUY - Last post by RONNIE
The blades for both cars actually cost $125 after you add on the tax. That's unacceptable especially when we
hear the "safety experts" say we should replace our wiper blades every fall. I can't recall ever seeing the
expensive blades on sale anywhere. When blades are on sale it will only be the cheap $10-$15 ones.
I wonder what the profit margin is on those things. I wouldn't be surprised if it was 100%.


RON

 29 
 on: November 12, 2017, 05:25:45 PM 
Started by EXCRUISERGUY - Last post by guidematic
 Yeah, really it would ne nice if there was sstandard for that. These "will fit" blades can be annoying at best. I picked up a couple for the '90 today as well. haven't put them on yet. I buy them from NAPA. They seem to last the longest of the lot. Plus I get a good discount.

 I played with the '87 today a bit. So far so good for the power module, but I have to get into the dash. There are no modes, the blower when I ground it blows only through the center vents with luke warm at best air.

 Mike


 30 
 on: November 12, 2017, 03:04:34 PM 
Started by EXCRUISERGUY - Last post by Jon
They do that because of patents.  It's cheaper to develop a unique brand-specific mounting strategy than to pay the patent royalties to use someone else's interface. So unless the government dictates a standard interface (such as the OBD2 port) or industry standards exist to reduce costs and interface issues (such as thread interfaces, or SAE J2044 quick connect interfaces) than the interface will most likely remain unique between OEMs.

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