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Old 07-30-2007, 02:01 AM   #1
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Angry SI board batteries

I was wondering where I can get the SI board batteries. I have the Sanyo Sanyo CR14250SE lithium kind and they are a pain to find. I've seen them online and was wondering if anybody knew where to pick them up locally.

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Old 07-30-2007, 04:11 PM   #2
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try calling an electronics place (phonebook). or even call digi-key, they ship from canada. www.digikey.ca
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Old 07-30-2007, 09:53 PM   #3
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I just fixed mine because i'm a freakin genius. I used 2 Rechargable Ni-Cad AA batteries, I soldered them to the contacts and voila, my tach, temp, and MPG gauge work.

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Heres a picture of what I did

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Old 07-30-2007, 11:16 PM   #4
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I just fixed mine because i'm a freakin genius.
if i ask you, will you tell me your humble too?

thats what youd have to do no matter what replacement batteries you got. the li-ion ones may be charged slightly differently, so you may have to replace like with like.

some dumbass once replaced mine with non-rechargeable rayovacs. dont do THAT
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:21 PM   #5
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Other people have done this?

Dammit, I thought I was innovative! It's pretty simple to do, all you need to know how to do is solder.
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Old 07-31-2007, 12:56 PM   #6
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You Can Find Them At Radio Shack But Good Luck Installing Them You Will Ending Burning Or Blowing Them Up I Have A New Board And Cluster For Sale Brand New Right From Bmw $180.00 Call Me Alex 647 2018862
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:35 PM   #7
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Lmao, I used radio shack batteries, and it seems to work fine.
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:42 PM   #8
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Ya sam lots of people do it.

Do you want to do it to my old cluster?
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Old 07-31-2007, 01:48 PM   #9
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Dammit, I really thought I had something. I can give it a shot if you want.
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Old 07-31-2007, 02:28 PM   #10
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Dammit, I really thought I had something. I can give it a shot if you want.
hey, you just saved yourself $180 for a new cluster. dont put yourself down man props to you!
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haha yea, I could look at it that way.
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:48 PM   #12
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I was too lazy to look for the batteries with the tabs on them so I bought 2 single AA battery holders and ran wires from the cluster to them.
The bright side is when the batteries fail 10 years from now they'll be easy to replace
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Old 08-01-2007, 01:56 PM   #13
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i need to do this to mine but im scared to scew it up
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Old 08-01-2007, 03:24 PM   #14
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i need to do this to mine but im scared to scew it up
Have no fear, do it!!!
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yea maybe if i cant find another cluster to buy..
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