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Old 05-17-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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I was playing with MS last night, and my LC1/XD16 worked fine, then it randomly just stopped working. The gauge reads "---" indicating no connection to the LC1, but the wires are fine and hooked up. LC1 has good power and ground, double checked both. LC1 is not sending a signal to MS either. The heater almost tries to warm up, for about two seconds after the ignition is on it reads "H00", then goes back to "---". I am thinking that my sensor went bad possibly? It only has 80 miles on it but I was running really really rich at idle for a few minutes earlier last night if that matters any. Just so frustrated right now, it seems like as soon as I fix one problem with MS, something else on the car breaks.

Anyways has anyone experienced this before? I am NOT getting any error messages. Pulled the sensor out and it has some carbon on it from idling so rich but it wasn't wet or anything.
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I don't have an LC-1, I have a PLX unit, but mine just stopped working a couple weeks ago too, it reads full lean constantly after the sensor warms up. Maybe it's just something in the water here.
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I bought my AEM UEGO back from my friend today, took out the LC1. Felt weird downgrading but at least I know this one will never give me problems..
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I bought my AEM UEGO back from my friend today, took out the LC1. Felt weird downgrading but at least I know this one will never give me problems..
I just did the same thing about a couple of months ago. I "melted" my LC-1 and before that i had problems so i went with the UEGO. Simple install, no problems yet. I mean, so what if it is .1-.2 AFR off or doesnt react as quickly, it works for my needs.
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That does sound weird. I've had mine go bonkers a couple times, and a friend has had his weird as well. In my case, reseting it (and upgrading the firmware, interestingly) had it working fine again. I was thinking maybe the button got pressed, I dunno. But it's worth doing.

Still, it doesn't sound like that's what you're seeing? A good way to find out is to use it through innoavitve's own software.

Try the JAW? They are cheap, that's for sure.
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I just did the same thing about a couple of months ago. I "melted" my LC-1 and before that i had problems so i went with the UEGO. Simple install, no problems yet. I mean, so what if it is .1-.2 AFR off or doesnt react as quickly, it works for my needs.
Yeah its nice to not have to worry about my **** re-calibrating when my battery gets low from cranking after the engine was running. That was my main issue.

Did you melt the controller?
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That does sound weird. I've had mine go bonkers a couple times, and a friend has had his weird as well. In my case, reseting it (and upgrading the firmware, interestingly) had it working fine again. I was thinking maybe the button got pressed, I dunno. But it's worth doing.

Still, it doesn't sound like that's what you're seeing? A good way to find out is to use it through innoavitve's own software.

Try the JAW? They are cheap, that's for sure.
No communication to my computer, I plugged it in yesterday before I pulled it out and got nothing, which makes me think its the controller now..
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Do you use a USB adapter for the serial plug? Did you have the terminator on the right plug, etc? Sometimes my LC-1 will only connect when the car is running...
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No adapter, I triple checked the terminator plug and the cable to the XD16. I never connected while the engine was running, it was always key on engine off.
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you guys ever heard of RMAs and warranties?

AEMs are for pussies who cant wire more than 2 wires at a time.
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I'd be interested in the XD16 gauge.
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you guys ever heard of RMAs and warranties?

AEMs are for pussies who cant wire more than 2 wires at a time.
Yes but I bought this a while back and as far as I know I am out of the 6mo warranty. I am going to try to find the receipt still, just in case.

And its 3 wires
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Yeah, i melted the controller. Open dp was so loud i didnt know that a plug had fallen out of a bung and i was blowing exhaust on the controller.
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Er, mount the box somewhere other than the gates of hell? :-)

I forget who suggested it, but I mounted mine by my stereo, and it's been fine there. Very few firey exhausty deaths there.
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Mine was right above the gas pedal, I didn't really want it outside the car.
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Don't know if it counts or not, but my Autometer Cobalt series wideband freaked out after owning it for a month or two. The "select" button broke somehow (never touched it) and it went downhill from there. It would freak out, display some sort of heiroglyphics, and just go insane. Eventually it just stopped working overall.

Sent it back to autometer with my purchase receipt, and got a free one in less than a week

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Anyone run the JAW yet? Two of my friends got them, don't know if anyone installed them yet.
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It would freak out, display some sort of heiroglyphics, and just go insane.
Did it reset and start counting down from 108 minutes after you put in the numbers?
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Did it reset and start counting down from 108 minutes after you put in the numbers?
Jeebus H. , Who let the Lostie in?

Wait, doesn't that make me a Lostie, being able to point out another Lostie? Crap...

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