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Date:         Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:18:45 -0800
Reply-To:     Roger Whittaker <rogerwhitt1@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         Roger Whittaker <rogerwhitt1@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Strange clock display
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Dear Jake

what excellent advice and then after the cleaning of corrosion go to your local marine supply store and get some Liquid Tape paint this on the connections to prevent further problems from moisture yours

On Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 5:58 AM, Jake Beaulieu <>wrote:

> "Is there possibly a ground issue? I've cleaned a lot of grounds in an > effort to resolve poor running. However I've not done anything behind > the dash." > > Hey Mark, > Yes, there are a lot of important grounds behind the dash. Many of them > are attached to the chassis behind the fuse panel. If you drop the fuse > panel and shine a flash light on the drivers side chassis you will see two > "crown" style connectors. These connectors are round and each one can hold > many wires. Quite a few ground wirres attach to these two connectors. > These connections corrode with age and can cause issues. Worse yet, a > leaking windshield seal will inevitably route water directly onto these > connectors wreaking all sorts of havoc. I suggest cleaning the heck out of > these grounds. Many Vanagon owners find that this clears up all sorts of > weird electrical issues. Be warned, it is a PITA to get to them, but can be > done. > > good luck, > jake > > >

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