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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby CJH » 31 Jan 2019, 18:19

Thanks for the photos. Is that rod metal? Any idea what it's for? I have a home-made housing, but I don't recall seeing that rod on a genuine housing that I had in recently.

The company I've been using for PCBs is JLCBCP. I can't speak highly enough of them - always prompt service and good quality. Minimum quantity is 5 I think, but 10 will cost you the same! Prices go up if your board is bigger than 100mm x 100mm (like my dash PCB), or has a special finish (like the gold plating on my 'fingers' board), but usually one of the biggest cost items is the shipping, unless you're prepared to wait for the slow boat from China. But if you pay for the DHL shipping you will usually have your boards in your hands a week after ordering them. I usually combine shipping with a parts order from their sister company LCSC.
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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby 3cylinders » 02 Feb 2019, 18:14

Hi Chris,

Thanks of the info on the PCB supplier. The rod is plastic, it doesn't seem to have any function other than providing clip support for the top part of the case. If you click in and open the image up you can make out the (broken) quarter-circle plastic clips which grip either side of the protruding rod. It doesn't penetrate through a hole in the housing at the lower end but merely seems to begin there, so cutting it out hasn't made any difference to its function as far as I can make out.
If anyone thinks it does something different I'd love to know - or not - now that I've mutilated my pod :)

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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby matthewn » 11 Feb 2019, 17:38

@cjh I have send you a PM I would like to buy a kit please :)

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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby matthewn » 24 Feb 2019, 21:53

CJH wrote:Dash kits and low fuel kits are available again. I ordered plenty of PCBs this time, and I've been accumulating various other parts too - should keep me going for quite a while.

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Do you still have these? I am working on 2 vans at the moment and need to fix the dash in them.

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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby Claudio ZAMPIERI » 28 Feb 2019, 22:42

Bonjour
J'ai commandé un nouveau PCB à Chris (CJH) c'est un génie...! Le PCB fonctionne parfaitement c'est formidable. J'ai pris l'option témoin de jauge essence, c'est vraiment génial. J'habite en France, et beaucoup de passionnés cherche un nouveau PCB. Et puis Chris ne réponds plus depuis plusieurs mois aux messages... j'ai des amis qui on besoin de lui faire des commandes. Quelqu' un peux m'aider, merci beaucoup.
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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby dbeatty » 06 Mar 2019, 18:37

@cjh I have send you a PM I would like to buy a kit and the low fuel module please.
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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby bruce3927 » 06 Mar 2019, 23:05

@cjh I have also sent a PM and need a kit.
Thanks

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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby bene » 08 Mar 2019, 07:51

I am trying to contact Chris too...
Does anybody know what's up? I'm pretty sure he has seen my messages but had nothing back.
It's a great kit and I would recommend it.
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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby BackForMore » 18 Mar 2019, 13:57

I've just messaged him too. But in preparation, can someone tell me what resistance wire I need, thin sleeve? 20 amp? I'm not sure. I'#ve found a suitable 15 pin connector https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/ ... way-single, I know where to get the vero board, etc.

Since I took the dashpod out, my bus won't start. Is this normal? All I'm getting is the solenoid clicking in.
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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby bigbadbob76 » 18 Mar 2019, 16:30

BackForMore wrote:can someone tell me what resistance wire I need, thin sleeve? 20 amp? I'm not sure.

assuming you mean for the dash pod PCB- 16/0.2 pvc covered wire will be fine but...
If you get a kit from Chris it comes with all the wires and parts you need and the printed board so you don't need wire or veroboard.
Chris's kit is very reasonably priced, I couldn't build a one off veroboard one for the price he's charging.
He buys the parts in bulk so that cuts down the cost.

re: your non starting, you don't say what engine you have but if your starter solenoid (on the back of the starter motor) is clicking then it's nothing to do with the dash pod.
However... if you're hearing a relay clicking but not the solenoid then it could be to do with the dash pod depending what engine you have.
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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby BackForMore » 25 Mar 2019, 12:11

Thanks for that. I'll PM Chris and get me one of them kits I think.

Mine's a 1.9 DG. I found the problem, it was a bad earth on the starter motor.
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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby LisaB4 » 13 Apr 2019, 14:41

New here, also desperately want this kit. I've sent a PM.
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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby Cobra88 » 13 Apr 2019, 15:36

I sent a PM too weeks ago

it has been read but got no reply.

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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby LisaB4 » 13 Apr 2019, 18:17

Shame, looks like a great kit!
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Re: Replacing the dashboard plastic PCB

Postby bruce3927 » 15 Apr 2019, 06:58

I ended up getting the cluster master kit from campervan culture, £140 but easy to fit and works well.
Hasn't fixed my buzzer of doom though! The search continues.....

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