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  1. Mr. Excel

    Loss Of Power In Cefiro A33 2.0G

    http://ctttransmissions.com/techtalk/transmission-limp-mode-or-fail-safe-mode/
  2. Mr. Excel

    Speedometer Repair

    I found the IC by visiting a junk yard in Makola. I picked a cluster with the same IC but with none working needles. So the guys gave me the whole thing for Rs.2000. Then I did the IC transplant. I also figured out that you can even fix a Japanese model cluster to this by swapping the wires properly. Its just that the pinout is little different. I might go ahead and get a illumination type dashboard for this!
  3. Mr. Excel

    Loss Of Power In Cefiro A33 2.0G

    your guess seems to be the exact cause. Finally I found someone who figured out that my car runs on failsafe mode and that is why it lacks powers. He is now doing the fix and I will be getting the car tomorrow. According to him some sensor from the gearbox is not working. I shall keep you guys posted about my test drive tomorrow.
  4. Mr. Excel

    Speedometer Repair

    Certainly!
  5. Mr. Excel

    Speedometer Repair

    I took a chance and got the main IC of the meter board replaced by myself. Now the speedo works like a charm.
  6. Mr. Excel

    Speedometer Repair

    I got to know of person called Chaminda from Panadura. He has helped car same like me with a 260kmph on the speedo without having to replace the entire board. Tomorrow I am going to see him. So far all the guys I met wanted to me to find a replacement cluster (which the obvious solution), but I cannot find this particular model. This is why I am trying to find a person who knows some electronics just beyond some wiring and replacing an entire board. I am sure there must be some hidden talent out there.
  7. Mr. Excel

    Speedometer Repair

    What I have observed here in SL is that Auto electrical guys lack electronics knowledge and electronics guys lack Auto electrical knowledge.
  8. Mr. Excel

    Speedometer Repair

    Just got to know that there is a yard at makola and they might be having something for me when I go there tomorrow. Fingers crossed! Wish we had a guy like this in SL who can replace the none-working part of the board, instead of replacing the whole thing! http://www.instrumentclusters.com/
  9. Mr. Excel

    Speedometer Repair

    Malinga said to find a matching board. Also he said this is not working due to some minor issue, but we don't have the technology to figure out which part of the circuit is not functioning properly.
  10. Mr. Excel

    Speedometer Repair

    Hi Guys, I am driving a Cefiro A33 and my speedo is not working. I nailed down the issue to the board. The needle work, VSS works. Its just the board is not sending the proper signal to the needle. I tried finding a matching board for this and it was not successful since this is the so called Singapore model with 260kmph on the board. But I have strong feeling that this board has a very small fault like a diode or something and a person with electronics knowledge can give a try to revive this board to work. Please throw your ideas/contacts/etc to help me rectify this issue. Cheers,
  11. Mr. Excel

    Loss Of Power In Cefiro A33 2.0G

    That is a cool car bro
  12. Mr. Excel

    Loss Of Power In Cefiro A33 2.0G

    Was that your car? Its like the twin brother of mine. same colour. These days I am having hard time finding a meter board since my speedo is not working. Swept the whole of Wijerama and couldn't find one with a 260kmph dial. Any other places to try?
  13. Mr. Excel

    Loss Of Power In Cefiro A33 2.0G

    I took the car to Malinga Electrical works and he figured out the bad idle and hesitation of starting is caused by a bad connector(s). There was another A33 with same as mine with same colour and year came for the same cause and as a result he just fixed by issue in just 30 mins. Now the idle is very smooth and no hesitation of starting as well. I also didn't notice any major power loss as it used to be before this fix. But he recommended me to do a complete engine tuneup and I should get the full power back. My speedo is not working and Maliga said its due to a bad IC or something. Now I have to find a matching meter board or an electronics expert to find the bad IC and salvage that from a similar board and solder it back to my board. Anyone you know who can do that for me? It seems like finding an A33 meter board is not an easy task and also they are just price 3 times higher than they should be. Thank you all for the great support.
  14. Mr. Excel

    Loss Of Power In Cefiro A33 2.0G

    Very true. Mine is just a long one followed by 16 short flcikers. So its a generic test I guess. My son was telling he have seen this happening many years back. So its not an error code. I also felt the same. All of these guys does is scan and then just interpret them to us
  15. Mr. Excel

    Loss Of Power In Cefiro A33 2.0G

    Agreed. My previous car was an hmatic. how about the Teana 2007?
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