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Old 05-18-2008, 12:32 AM
Gold86Bimmer Gold86Bimmer is offline
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Mein Auto: 86 528e
S.I. board -528e ?

Has anyone had their service indicator board (conductor plate) repaired by ProgramaInc's 'Repair and Return' program? They offer a quick turn-a-round in repair.

I'm wondering if they do the 'updates' mentioned by their wholesalers' websites that states that they replace the Ni-Cad batteries with lithium ones and some other types of 'updates' that improve on the original design/operation of board.
Cost of repair? Craftmanship?
My batteries are no longer working properly and I believe this is affecting other electrical things?

BTW- My s.i. board looks fine and the existing batteries look good and clean (at least 6yrs.old; no leaks) but I know (98% sure) they are failing. Re-setting the 'service light' will not last very long. (1986 528e automatic trans; production date requires batteries needed in s.i. board)
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:45 AM
jimoreno jimoreno is offline
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I've only heard good things about them. My old board had been neglected so long that the acid from the leaking batteries had corroded many of the connections so I had a dead tach, fuel gauge, instant MPG gauge. Bought one of ebay with Li batteries and everything came back to life! I don't kknow how the old owner was able to drive it without knowing all that info!
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