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Author Topic: GEM pin pulled out  (Read 2540 times)

Offline ijagilchrist

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GEM pin pulled out
« on: January 12, 2015, 10:19:46 PM »
I posted a message on Sunday about my heated rear screen & mirror heating failing.  After checking the wiring was OK and working out where the relay was (in the GEM - thanks to Chrispb), I found that there was no voltage output from the GEM when then heated rear screen was switched on (despite hearing the relay click). When I disconnected the wiring from the GEM, I found out why... The pin for the heater output was still in the connector, and the other end had obviously detached from the PCB/socket.  I presume that my only option (other than replacing the GEM - which I presume is pricey) is to open up the GEM and solder the pin back onto the PCB.

Does anyone know if there is anything I need to be aware of when dismantling the GEM, or has performed similar repairs?

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Re: GEM pin pulled out
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 10:50:17 PM »
Well done for finding that, careful use with the soldering iron, if you have difficulty repairing the plug you may be able to bypass the plug by running a suitable lead from the multiplug around to the rear of the board.
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Re: GEM pin pulled out
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2015, 10:52:04 PM »
I've just taken the one out of the Alhambra I'm breaking, will have a look tomorrow and see how easy it looks to open up!
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