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Posted on: Nov 9 2008, 11:33 PM


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Hey man, long time no see.
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QUOTE (Loud and Low Custom @ Nov 8 2008, 02:16 PM) *
I looked at the wiring diagrams at work and since they are both not working so it has to be etacs related. But what else does the etacs control because all of my other accesories still work. The only other problem is my alternator is overcharging.

The other thing I was wondering is does our cars use a mechanical flasher still? If so where EXACLTLY is it because there isn't one in the wiring diagram but service information just says its in the center of the dash which is really vague. If that was bad that would explain it too

The wierd part is how it all happened at once. The etacs doesn't control the charging system does it? I didn't think to look at that wiring diagram

No manual flasher. It's relays soldered to the inside of the Etacs. But the Etacs controls the door locks, trunk, hooked to the seatbelts etc as well. It might be as simple as one of the items in the loop is talking over another. Since they all are supposed to communicate in serial, if the timing is off on one of those ecus, it will garble the rest. Or it could be a loose harness or a short somewhere.

The charging system does hook to the PCM module it looks like.

Did you get it scanned? If not, you really should before you try replacing things. If you look at the service manual on club3g, most, if not all of the SWS stuff from the Eclipse manual will be applicable to ours.

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Posted on: Nov 8 2008, 06:45 AM


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The turn/signals and hazard are all controlled by the ETAC-ECU on the back of the fuse box, the relays are inside that and technically not serviceable. They are not real "switches", more like buttons on a game controller. The turn signal switch has it's own little ECU (column ECU IIRC), I don't recall if the hazard goes through that, or directly into the ETACs and based on the inputs, the ETACs does what it does.

Since all of the ECUs share a communications bus, it may be a problem with that, or it could be as simple as a loose connection somewhere or in fact one of the ECUs are broken. They are all supposed to communicate on that signal "bus" one after the other, if one is bad, it could be writing to the bus as the wrong time.

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Get it scanned and see if it reports an error, there is a trouble code for it.

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Posted on: Oct 29 2008, 07:45 PM


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QUOTE (Pearl01stratcpe @ Oct 29 2008, 10:05 PM) *
GF showed me this thread today, -> Farts

Even being together 6 years, and living together for 2, we don't fart together. Why? Beats me, we just don't. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
To break the ice I think I need to start it off strong with the good ol Dutch Oven. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Thoughts?

If it happens, it happens, but I'm of the mind that I'll always try not to, no matter how long we've been together, all the girls I've ever dated were of the same opinion. To me, not making that little effort is sort of like "Whatever, it's just you, I don't need to bother making any effort anymore". I dunno. I've literally dated girls for years and that didn't hear me once.

My last girl was super freaked about it. So when she finally slipped, I laughed, it was funny, but she was so embarrassed, it became a thing. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)
Any time someone would bring gas up in any context, she'd get all hissy and it would fuck up the night. Lame.
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Posted on: Oct 26 2008, 11:05 AM


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QUOTE (ViperMan @ Oct 26 2008, 01:57 PM) *
That's kinda neat - where's that at? I'd like something to flash my '01 Stratus Coupe.

Jeff


If you want it Jeff, I'll sell you mine for the price of the current auction (38) + shipping

Pic here. Outside of tacking the plastic wrap off and looking at it, it's done nothing but sit on my shelf for 4 years
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Posted on: Oct 25 2008, 09:11 PM


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QUOTE (judasdeth @ Oct 25 2008, 10:56 PM) *
I found this object for sale and i wanted to know if anyone knew wat it is "Supplemental Reprogramming Tool (S.R.T.)" (IMG:style_emoticons/default/huh.gif)
and the desciption is
"Use this essential tool in conjunction with the MDS2 to reprogram the 2001 (and later) Chrysler Sebring Coupe and Dodge Stratus Coupe PCM/TCM modules. "

It's for flashing the car, don't bother (I own one btw), you need either a defunct MDS2 system from someplace or a $4000 DRB-III with supercard to use it. You can now do the same thing with a $99 Tactrix cable.

But if you still want one, you can buy mine (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)
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Posted on: Oct 24 2008, 09:43 PM


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QUOTE (Stasy @ Oct 20 2008, 05:47 PM) *
Well... it's mostly older people in a small parrish. But I have a feeling some of them moved extra quick to the open bar after a 2-hr mass. My church is diffrent. My pals Catholic masses are like speed services (30-45 min) and it's more upbeat and friendly. Mine is like a damned job: Stand, Sit, Stand, Sit, Kneel, Stand, Sit, ect. Never less than an hour long. I guess we're tecnically Ukranian Catholic but I guess it's part Greek/Russian orthadox.

Yeah, my church is like that too (Or was, i usually only go these days for funerals), but in this town, the old would hit the bar just as hard as the young (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

We've lost a lot of bars over the years, but I still bet we are in the top percentile on bars/packies per capita. Back in the day, I wouldn't be surprised if we were #1 nation wide.

Funny, I'm bored and was actually going to try and do the math, but I stopped when I saw this.

Results 1-10 of about 1,974 for bars within 1 mile of South Boston, Massachusetts

Now obviously, a lot of these are downtown and while close, not "Southie", but there's about 40 bars (not counting packies) in South Boston, a population of about 30-40k. So if those numbers are correct, and this link is correct, and of course it must be as it's on the Internet (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif) , then we either are still #1 or a close #2. Weird.
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Posted on: Oct 23 2008, 08:44 PM


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Hit The City - Mark Lanegan
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Posted on: Oct 23 2008, 08:43 PM


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The front ain't my style but . I actually like the color a lot. It looks a little funky in the pics on the grass, but that's just the green background. Look at the street pics, I think that color looks pretty damn good.
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Posted on: Oct 22 2008, 01:02 PM


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Oh boy, I don't even know where to start.

Let's just say the Right has fucked up this country just as much as the Left. And while I'm no big fan of Obama, anyone who equates him with Satan (or communism) is out of their mind.

And if you want to talk about scare tactics, I can't think of a bigger one than threatening damnation and suffering for all eternity for having the gall to use the mind that God gave you to question a book that someone wrote a long time ago, that's been edited and manipulated more times than anyone knows.

If you believe the Bible, then you know man is fallible. And you know man wrote the bible, and rewrote and rewrote it and you know that some of the people along the way manipulate teachings and scripture to meet their own agendas, therefore even if the Bible is "mostly" true, you must accept that it's not all true. And if you accept that, then you have to accept on some level, religion is something you have to discover for yourself and determine the truth of it. And if that's the case, you have to accept that your interpretation is not necessarily any more correct then someone else's who has a differing one.
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Posted on: Oct 21 2008, 06:56 PM


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Not sure about the alternator, but the signals are controlled by relays inside that ETACs ECU.

I'd have it scanned, there are error codes for ECU faults. I'd also check ALL of the fuses in the junction box and in the engine bay. Tedious but worth a shot.
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Posted on: Oct 20 2008, 08:42 AM


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QUOTE (Pearl01stratcpe @ Oct 19 2008, 09:35 PM) *
Its the old age (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)


I'm sure it ain't helping.

QUOTE (Stasy @ Oct 20 2008, 04:30 AM) *
Last night's church function provided us with an open bar for an hour and a half. 4 Highballs (some cheap ass no-name whiskey)(and the one bartender wasn't shy on the whiskey) and probably 1/2 the bottle of Riesling at the table. They had one pitcher of water, and my grandmother and two underage cousins drank it all. I kept getting thirsty so I kept pouring the wine.

I wasn't retarded, but even after the meal had a serious buzz going on. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

Damn, a church with the occasional open bar? That would have made for some interesting memories in these parts.
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Posted on: Oct 19 2008, 05:33 PM


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QUOTE (Stasy @ Oct 19 2008, 11:07 AM) *
I sir, salute you!

Thanks, but my body isn't quite as proud of me I think.
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Posted on: Oct 19 2008, 06:22 AM


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Jack Daniels, lot's of Jack. Think I'm still drunk
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Posted on: Oct 15 2008, 06:03 PM


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Well, lately I'm starting to get back on the ball. Mostly doing small odd and ends that have been languishing.

I recently relocated the mirror controls to the door, which I've been putting off forever.

Replaced my dead pedal, all the little odds and ends that have been left loose or unscrewed (visors installed lol), things like that.

Well, I decided to fix one other thing. A long time ago (years ago), I saw an article on autospeed about using a wireless door chime hooked to the alarm if your alarm went off, you could have it ring in your house. Not a huge thing or anything, but if you live somewhere noisy as I do, and alarms go off all the time, not a bad idea.

Anyway, I bought it years ago and never got around to actually doing it. Did it tonight, only took 20 minutes or so.

The transmitter took a 12 volt battery so that made it even easier. shorting the button made it repeatedly ring, so what I ended up doing was just soldering a jumper across the buttons, two leads to the battery terminals and hook it up to the alarm horn. Done.

I still need to test the range, but due to planes, and the distance (a large and empty lot) between my house and my car, it should come in pretty handy. It works where I normally park (which is occluded by a building), and that's all I need.

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Haven't permanently installed it yet as I'm waiting for the paint to dry. Another little thing I did was rubberize my grocery hooks with Plasti-dip. I took them out a long time ago as they scratch the paint under the trunk weatherstrip, but they are actually convenient, so figure this should protect the paint.


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Posted on: Oct 15 2008, 10:19 AM


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M3, SRT, GTO.

Maybe if I saw some more pics, but don't care for the styling of the goat
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Posted on: Oct 14 2008, 01:06 PM


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Looking good. When it's all said and done, you should look to see how much it is to get a mold of it, even just for the fact that it may crack. I haven't looked since I was a kid when I did the FX stuff, but even back then I was able to find local companies that did that type of stuff.
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Posted on: Oct 14 2008, 09:16 AM


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Looks good, and nice pics in general.

Question for you though, what is that notch-out in the dash in front of the steering wheel, I've never noticed that before on the 2.5gs
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Posted on: Oct 11 2008, 12:22 PM


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Well according to dodgeparts, it's just called the drip molding, and looks to be a hundred a side
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Posted on: Oct 10 2008, 08:40 AM


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QUOTE (wiseoracle @ Oct 10 2008, 12:31 PM) *
Yes, someone here made a post about them, and "not being able to afford them".

Well, they ain't cheap, but IIRC they are about the same price as OEM so not too bad. One of these days, I still might try making my own. I already have the leds for it, I bought them years ago, and I now have a spare open reflector since I, on a very bad night, I kicked one in (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif)
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Posted on: Oct 10 2008, 08:20 AM


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One more thing, did anyone notice that they make led tails for the 2.5 sebring? They get all the aftermarket for some reason
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QUOTE (MopaR/T @ Oct 10 2008, 09:23 AM) *
shotgun, wouldn't these be ok? 24 LEDS - 18 pointed out and 6 to the sides if not, can you recommend something nice and bright that i can just drop in?

I think all those ones from superbright will work, how well, is another question. Are these for the reverse lights? If so, to give you an idea, those white reverse 1156 bulbs say they are put out 30 lumens, a regular 1156 puts out around 400 lumens, so the LED ones only put out 13% of the light of a standard bulb.

For a reverse light, you might find that passable, it's not like you throw it in reverse on the highway or suddenly and more or less, you only need people directly behind you to see them. So it would probably do the job

But for the tails/signals 1157/2257, they are better as they are those hi-powered leds, but they still only put out 1/4 of the light of a "real" bulb. Now if you're tinting them, you're going to lose even more.

So how good it's going to work, I dunno. Will it pass inspection?, will it be bright enough to stop someone from plowing into you? No idea. All of our reflectors are meant for old style bulbs which radiate light in all directions, including around the base, all of these, even the ones with them on the side, are only going to radiate in a half-sphere, so you may find it bounces enough off the reflector to do the job, or you might find it's only visible in a narrow range, I really don't know.

QUOTE (HoldxFast86 @ Oct 10 2008, 09:48 AM) *
I would try these but like someone else said earlier you might have a problem with them melting all your shit. but it says they are made for tail lights so maybe not. these were the ones I was going to buy.

http://superbrightleds.com/specs/1156-xLX5.htm


I didn't notice until near the end of the first reply, that the original ones linked to, while being one of those high-powered luxeon types, actually does appear to have a heat sink, (that corrugated looking segment), so it probably would be ok heat-wise.
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Posted on: Oct 9 2008, 12:39 PM


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I would be real nervous riding shotgun, the airbag is gonna launch that monitor right into the passenger's face or chest. From pics of other 2gs who had their bag deployed, if the mounts go, probably going to wind up face down on their lap and driven into their gut
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QUOTE (HoldxFast86 @ Jun 26 2008, 09:56 PM) *
Im doing it more for appearance but they are brighter and I think they take less time to light up? Im no pro on them so if someone else can fill in their $0.02

That light almost instantly as opposed to warming up like an incandescent , but I can virtually guarantee that they won't be nearly as bright.

There's a reason when you see OEM led tails, they have dozens of leds. Currently (or at least as of a year or two ago), you just can't fit that much led in the space of a bulb. And the ones that are small but really bright (like luxeons) might melt the housing as they need heat sinks .

A 2057 puts out something like 25 lumens on low and 402 lumens when high, that's a lot. The other thing is leds don't emit light in all directions, so they aren't going to light up the whole reflector inside the same as good.

The ones linked to earlier are 22 / 132 lumens vs 25/ 402, that's a pretty big difference. though now that you got me looking, luxeon has got some new red ones that are close to 200 lumens, and some tri-color ones that are over 400 and cheap, me thinks I'll have to start working on my lighting again.


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QUOTE (tranceadict @ Oct 8 2008, 09:11 PM) *
so where can i buy the add a circuit? like radio shack. and how can i figure out the fuse size i need

Auto-zone, places like that have em. Should tell you on the neons how much current they draw (or rather on the transformer), you need to know that to figure out the fuse size, I imagine it's somewhat low. Neons and such take a bit of current when you turn them on, but not much once they're lit
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