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Old 03-07-2010, 10:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
bennelson
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Finally! I got the controller up and running again.

I am much better as an EV test pilot than an electronics assembler....

Today, I finally got the whole thing put back together, but still couldn't figure out why the error light was going crazy. I called and pestered Adam, and he helped me connect to the computer and find the error code indicating the current sensor. Turns out the current sensor blew out when the logic board went.

The bad news, it's almost a $30 part!

The good news? My buddy Chris had one right there that I stole, ahem, BORROWED.

It plugged right in, and BAM! The controller worked!


Once it was working right, I threw it on our official EV Club controller tester.
Although, with the tiny test motor, it was more of a "meow" than a Cougar roar!

I still have to get the whole thing back in the car.
Oh, and I spilled coffee on it on the way home. Is that bad?
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