Let me know if I can help
My sunroof jammed, which turned out to be a broken slider blocking the track; it still went up/down though, just no retracting. On the topic of gauges backlighting; there is a chip/controller that is located on the back of the oil pressure gauge cluster. Now the EL gauges backlight does get dimmer over time, but mine would start off working very dimly, then just go dark on me while driving at night...pretty disconcerting. I bought the chip from Taiwan and still have a bunch of them knocking around in a drawer as had to order a bulk quantity to get them. Had a stereo shop solder chip in place, and voila' the EL backlight worked again perfectly, albeit a bit more dimly than when car was new. I had looked for an overlay/replacement for the SVT EL panel in order to regain full brightness but didn't find one, so I went old school and traced the issue/swapped the chip out.I fixed my car!!!!
Ended up being a bad PCM, something inside it, maybe a return transistor or so was burnt from whatever power surge went through the car and popped all those fuses i mentioned earlier.
Pleasantly surprised to find that the car only has 118k rather than 131k as the owner thought.
Fix list: (advice appreciated)
New sunroof, old one is jammed, bought a replacement assembly for 200$
AIR CONDITIONING DOESNT WORK, nothing happens when you push the AC button, no compressor
front end rattle, maybe a strut tower bearing?
dash backlight does not work, so i cant see my gauges
Carbon hood is a little flimsy in the wind, maybe some magnetic strips or velcro to secure it
car is WAY too low, need to adjust the coil-overs up at least 1"
Oil change, fuel filter, spark plugs
downpipe (got one from england for 150$ shipped!)
found a brand new SCT X3 tuner on ebay for 175$
euro grill 50$ from england
new wheels rota grid gunmetal grey 17x8
yellow fogs (of course)
ITG drop in filter
Yeah, I'm chasing down an intermittent CEL for small vacuum leak, but seems to be fuel tank seal/loose hose issue from when had the pump replaced a while back. Aaaah, but the smell of premium unleaded wafting up after fill-ups and making it smell like an old pony-car, or a fireball waiting to happen; I'm gonna really miss that .as with most "deals" in my life ill probably break even/lose a little in the end but oh well
the car definitely needs a lot of love here and there but its got good bones
thanks for the heads up on the gauge cluster chip, any way i can buy one off you?
timing belt was done at 90k so im good to go for a while!
car passed smog somehow... CEL turned on shortly after (oh jeeeeez)
thanks a lot dude, ill pay you a fair sum plus shipping, just let me knowYeah, I'm chasing down an intermittent CEL for small vacuum leak, but seems to be fuel tank seal/loose hose issue from when had the pump replaced a while back. Aaaah, but the smell of premium unleaded wafting up after fill-ups and making it smell like an old pony-car, or a fireball waiting to happen; I'm gonna really miss that .
On the dash lighting control chip, no problem at all, just let me look through my spare parts bin to be sure I can locate those tiny little suckers. Check back with me on those.
throwing a p0420 code, probably fowled the 02 sensor with bad fuel, gonna drop some sea foam in the engine and it should help.LOL yeah I got that much, guess I stated that oddly. I was referring to what code it threw.
Edit:I came off as an a$$hole in original response.