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2012 Plus 4 Dash Module Heater Fan Diodes
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Posted 14/11/17 04:52 PM
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Following on from my thread from the Maintenance section, here is a pic of the board and then my sketch of the circuit - I have traced the heater fan connections as best I can with meter and Mk 1 eyeball. I have yet to check on my repaired board but as I understand it from KH, D6 and D7 are the diodes that have failed and caused the 5A fuse to blow so I lost the heater fan, speedo sensor and dash panel background lighting. These pics are of the failed board.... I have guessed that the top right 15 pin connector connections are the low current +5V and earth supplies for the relay switching are that way round - doesn't make sense otherwise (need to check on the loom diagrams later though).
No warranty given if you mess about with your board... top right is a microcontroller with embedded software, and behind are a pair that look a bit like FGPA chips so it's a scary place to wield a soldering iron!
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#482848 - 14/11/17 04:53 PM Re: 2012 Plus 4 Dash Module Heater Fan Diodes [Re: Nickplus4]
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Sorry that was not clever was it - you need to rotate the first image 90 degrees anti clockwise to get the equivalent of the diagram

Nick

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#482908 - 14/11/17 09:50 PM Re: 2012 Plus 4 Dash Module Heater Fan Diodes [Re: Nickplus4]
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Those smaller diodes look a little under size.

Good luck with the detective work.

Would love to know what the marking on the chip is - curiosity and all that.


Edited by Paul F (14/11/17 10:01 PM)

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#482937 - 15/11/17 04:12 AM Re: 2012 Plus 4 Dash Module Heater Fan Diodes [Re: Nickplus4]
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#482974 - 15/11/17 09:46 AM Re: 2012 Plus 4 Dash Module Heater Fan Diodes [Re: Nickplus4]
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Well this is now my backup board so I am using it to educate myself. And hopefully repair as a spare. I'll be looking at other parts of the board in due course - easy bits first like hazards and rear fog light.

The IC top right is a PIC16F818-I/P microcontroller. I am wondering if it is a controller for the air conditioning given it's position on the board. My other thought was speedo sensor but I understand that is a box in the engine bay by the main ECU.

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#483080 - 15/11/17 06:11 PM Re: 2012 Plus 4 Dash Module Heater Fan Diodes [Re: Nickplus4]
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Originally Posted By Nickplus4


The IC top right is a PIC16F818-I/P microcontroller. I am wondering if it is a controller for the air conditioning given it's position on the board. My other thought was speedo sensor but I understand that is a box in the engine bay by the main ECU.


Air Conditioning sounds feasible. Possibly to manage a start sequence?
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#483206 - 16/11/17 02:16 PM Re: 2012 Plus 4 Dash Module Heater Fan Diodes [Re: Nickplus4]
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A wild guess but I believe these cars might have an early type of can-bus system for instrumentation etc. The pic might be used for that?
Good luck Nick smile
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#483726 - 18/11/17 06:25 PM Re: 2012 Plus 4 Dash Module Heater Fan Diodes [Re: Nickplus4]
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Those are the relay flyback diodes, the data sheet on the G5LE-1-E relays state around about 33.3mA current is present in the continuous draw to hold the relay on.

As long as the replacement diode can handle that (when it releases the current flows away through the diode to save having a voltage spike) it should be fine.


I think I'll be swapping mine out while it is still working I'll do the same for all the relay diodes.

Cheers for the info.
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