[T3] car died on way home

Bryon Garvin spinningrooves at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 19:08:33 PDT 2012

Problem solved.  I got a D brain and plugged it in.  2 clicks from relays
and it fired up.  Test drive was fine.  So the brain seems to have been the
issue.  A huge thanks to all that helped me diagnose the problem.  Glad to
be running again....and it's 80 today !

I have a question about my new brain....it looks like it has been opened.
 Tabs on 3 of the sides are bent and a bad job was done on getting them
crimped back.  Should I try to remedy this?  Is this supposed to be a
watertight box because of where it is located, inside the air intake ?

pictures are here:



Also, is there any way to diagnose what was wrong with the brain if I open
it up?  I'd like to save it and repair if possible.


 - Bryon, 71 Fastback MT/FI

On Sun, Apr 15, 2012 at 6:09 PM, Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> On 15 Apr 2012 at 11:44, Bryon Garvin wrote:
> > Is the FI relay under the dash grounded by the mounting screw or does it
> > get the ground from one of the wires ?
> The relay coil gets grounded via the wire back to the engine
> compartment and then to wire 19 to the brain. The brain provides the
> ground.
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