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The link you give leads to nothing hoping you might have a new link you can share.
thanks mike

I would suggest soldering the chips rather than just pressing them back in place. Otherwise, just search of "overhead console repair" or something similar to that. It is a fairly common problem, so there are quite a few how-to fixes.
 
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excellent video. top notch. Top Notch!

I'm the second owner of my truck and from Day One the damn overhead console display has never worked and I was too damn cheap to get it fixed cuz I reckoned some dealership or repair garage would ding me for several hundred bucks.

This video's step by step instructions and advice makes it easy enough for even a knucklehead like me to attempt the repair! THANK YOU!

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My overhead console is working! Only 15 mins at lunchtime out in the parking lot and bingo, Jed's a millionaire.

The only question I have is about the fuel mpg feature. It has a constant of 14.3 mpg. It doesn't vary no matter how hard or easygoing I drive it. Is the readout an average of the fuel burned vs the mileage driven or is it an ongoing readout based on that moment's driving? :nerd:

Thanks again!

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Dangit. The damn thing went dark on me again....

Reckon I'll have to fix it again and maybe use snot or something to make sure the dang chips stay seated.
 

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Soldering circuit boards usually doesn't turn out well for me. Instead of soldering the chips back in, I took some Elmers glue, smeared a little on the chip and stuck em in. That was over a year ago and still works.
 

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I opened mine up and one of the "chips" was MISSING!!!

ended up going to a UPULLANDPAY junk yard (on half price day at that...) found an excursion that had overhead computer - of course it does not fit- why would it be that easy.

I did however pull/melt out the chip i needed and soldiered in place on my unit, put back together, crossed fingers and turn the key forward and WHAAAA-LAAA. . . It works cost me a grand total of 2.50 !!!

thanks to all for the info
 
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