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post #16 of 22 Old 01-27-2016, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by kg6mov View Post
*Digs in parts bin*

In my spare, fully functional, 98 VIC there is no component in that position, just empty pads.
Ok thanks I will re solder the rest and replace.

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post #17 of 22 Old 01-30-2016, 06:35 PM
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My contacts looked good, even under a magnifying glass. I soldered them anyway. My Jeep has been coolant sensor low free for over 6 months after beeping for almost 10 years.

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post #18 of 22 Old 02-12-2016, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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We soldered the board and replaced it. It looks good now. I think the best thing about my jeep is the support I get here! Really enjoying fixing things as they come up.
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post #19 of 22 Old 12-22-2018, 08:16 AM
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vic transistor problem

I need to Vic transistor serial numer datasheet.

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post #20 of 22 Old 12-23-2018, 01:23 PM
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Those VIC boards are covered with a conformal coating. The coating should be removed to help see what your looking at and also to perform any re-soldering of parts and traces.

Some people use a plastic tool to scrape it off or you can use a conformal coating remover such as
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post #21 of 22 Old 03-14-2020, 11:45 PM
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ZJ VIC Failure

i recently had similar issue of my 97 ZJ V8, there was a burning smell and the fuse blown out. Both RADIO and AC control stopped working alone with VIC. I found the VIC power transistor failed and
due the PCB track short/arcing at the high voltage area (@ 53V for VFD). After tracing the base/gate circuit, I tried to substitute MOSFET IRFZ46N (since original P/N is not visible and no correct information available on forums) . It works fine so far. Any 60-80v MOSFET with Id 26A or higher may work. There may chances for capacitor failure, mine all of them are fine.
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post #22 of 22 Old 03-16-2020, 11:22 PM
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If it's any help, I have 2 VICs for cheap, I gave up on trying to make one work. The other is from a 95, condition unknown.
$20 shipped.
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