PCB repair?

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PCB repair?

Post by Capriblue85 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 8:59 pm

Has anyone successfully repaired a broken connection on the instruments PCB? A weak connection that was barely hanging on broke whilst I had the clocks apart, I have repaired it with electrical tape! But it's not permanent. Can a solder repair be done?

The wire effected is the main power to all the gauges and LED warning lights. So it's usually protected by the blue plastic material but this has also worn through.

There must be a way to repair these?


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Re: PCB repair?

Post by unknownmale » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:12 pm

You can repair any damaged tracks, I did this with my old GL. Don't try and rejoin the tracks though, you're best off jumping it with wire, use a small amount of solder (bit of flux on the bare contact helps) then finish with dielectric grease, Make sure there is enough slack in the jump wire so it can expand, but not too much that it gets caught up when you're installing it.

- David