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Old 06-06-2004, 08:06 PM
plink49 plink49 is offline
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Location: Rio Rancho, NM. USA
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Here is another point to ponder: Do you think that the ol' computer got some bad information from whatever source (static, rfi, emi, etc), and thought something was wrong with one of the ASR inputs? Here's why I ask. Over the past month or so I have been noticing weird, unrelated failures with things that were working fine previously: The vacuum self-closers on the doors and trunk, 4 of the 13 speakers, the ir locking/unlocking, and drivers seat memory, to name four, and now the mysterious ASR problem out of the blue. Also, the car had not been started for about 2 weeks prior to yesterday. I got the bright idea to simply "reboot" the car last evening like it was a 2 1/2 ton computer. I disconnected the battery for like a half hour to give any capacitors time to discharge, then reconnected, did the radio code and damned if now everything I had mentioned above was suddenly just fine. I took it for a 25 mile test drive today with stop and go and 70mph driving and no ASR light! I know it's way too early to tell, but I'm going to drive it all week and see what happens...I'll post the result, good or bad! Wish me luck.
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