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Unread 03-28-2011, 11:23 AM   #1
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93 zj vic

Alright so my vic isn't working, and its not the fuse of the plugs. I took the dash face off and looked at the plugs, I took the fuses out to check them. Idk where to go from here. I just got this jeep about 4 months ago, just had the tranny rebuilt, and added a few new parts to a brand new 4.0l I'm slowly fixing it up and this is my next step. any ideas?

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Unread 03-28-2011, 11:53 AM   #2
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There is a repair procedure for the VIC that requires some soldering skills. It usually is to fix a "bad coolant sensor" warning, but you might want to try it out as one of your options.
Do a search for it, some threads have pics defining the procedure.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 08:20 AM   #3
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well the vic doesn't even come on is the main issue here.
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Unread 03-29-2011, 08:23 AM   #4
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right, which could be bad solder joints on the back of the vic...............
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Unread 03-30-2011, 09:07 AM   #5
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how do I fix that?
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Unread 03-30-2011, 10:38 AM   #6
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A search using the "search" feature located at the top of each forum page, and typing in "vic repair" would have brought you here.............

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/c...............In the middle of page 3

You couldn't possibly read every thread posted for the ZJ, so this narrows down your hunt for a cure. Some topics have been killed off a long time ago and doesn't spark an onslaught of replies to your inquiry in the matter. If in fact the answers can not be answered to your satisfaction through the search function, their are plenty of member that are eager to help.

Like............."How would I solder this?"


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Unread 03-30-2011, 11:35 AM   #7
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Just looking at harness's, is not enough to tell there condition,

you need to back probe the input side of the harness then do a continuity test between your back probe and the pad that it connects to inside the VIC....for every pin, to rule out a harness issue.

I would start by seeing if you even have power to the VIC with a multi-meter.

You also need to ground yourself to prevent ESD to the VIC.

and as above check out the VIC repair thread
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Unread 03-30-2011, 12:42 PM   #8
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the link needs to be fixed
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Unread 03-30-2011, 01:00 PM   #9
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What's broken?
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Unread 03-30-2011, 02:32 PM   #10
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Odd, the link that you posted gives a "Page Not Found".

I've been able to copy and paste successful links and I know you (JS97ZJ) have been able to also.

I dunno!
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/c...-fixed-175207/

his "..................In" were included in link
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Unread 03-30-2011, 03:18 PM   #12
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Odd, the link that you posted gives a "Page Not Found".

I've been able to copy and paste successful links and I know you (JS97ZJ) have been able to also.

I dunno!
I just tried it also..................?
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Unread 03-30-2011, 10:31 PM   #13
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/c...-fixed-175207/

Let's see if this works.

O.K. this one worked for me.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 01:43 AM   #14
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vic

My Vic is out on my1993 zj and looking for a new one pulled mine apart and there were burnt sauder point's
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Unread 02-18-2013, 04:26 AM   #15
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If the VIC is completely dead, then unless you really like electronic fault-finding you might as well throw a new unit in there. If the fault is a custom component, then the only source for a replacement is going to be another VIC anyway.
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