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We Are Now Making Vehicle Decisions Based On Slack Votes, Which Will Surely End In Disaster – Tales From The Slack

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Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
1 year ago

I say strip everything out. Put in some nice carpet and drapes. Solar panels and rent it our as a small apartment.

notoriousDUG
notoriousDUG
1 year ago

Fix it or do a proper bypass; why do something that looks half-ass when a real solution isn’t that hard.

The issue with the system is most likely in the key switch of column wires (especially if it has a tile column) and diagnosing it is pretty easy.

If you really don’t want to fix it and value your time and sanity they also make plug and play solutions for the resistor method. For an extra 30 bucks you can save a bunch of time.

You can also just measure the key resistance and buy the right resistor from the word go…

Jblues
Jblues
1 year ago
Reply to  notoriousDUG

Stop making sense. We’re looking for a good story here.

notoriousDUG
notoriousDUG
1 year ago
Reply to  Jblues

I feel like documenting the resources and methods to repair or easily work around a common problem with old cars IS a good story for an automotive enthusiast site…

Or do y’all just want content on how to be a hack?

Stef Schrader
Stef Schrader
1 year ago

Hear me out: rip the entire interior out, rip the drivetrain out, and Type 4 swap it.

Add a roll cage, and sure, start button because race car. Then race it.

A. Barth
A. Barth
1 year ago
Reply to  Stef Schrader

That is probably the only reliable way to de-funk-ify it.

Parsko
Parsko
1 year ago

I am proud of this group so much.

I suggest a beathalyzer.

Adrian Clarke
Adrian Clarke
1 year ago
Reply to  Parsko

Do you want a website? Or do you wanna see us all in rehab?

Mr Sarcastic
Mr Sarcastic
1 year ago
Drive By Commenter
Drive By Commenter
1 year ago

Variable resistor and memorizing the position to start the car should work fine. Mount it in the ashtray since it’s not good for anything anymore except the 12v outlet. In a sketchy area turn it off and nobody will figure out how to turn it on.

Clark B
Clark B
1 year ago

No matter how sketchy the area, I don’t think anyone is going to want to steal that Buick.

Beer-light Guidance
Beer-light Guidance
1 year ago
Reply to  Clark B

Unless they want to do him a favor.

Boulevard_Yachtsman
Boulevard_Yachtsman
1 year ago

Push button start…, but put it on the floor.

MATTinMKE
MATTinMKE
1 year ago

“Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”
-Dr Ian Malcolm

Jack Beckman
Jack Beckman
1 year ago

I vote “burn it with fire” as the giant mold colonies in that vehicle will surly kill anyone spending too long in it. However, if you are committed to this agonizing death, then at least save some trouble and go with a push-button start/pump bypass switch. Much more hooptie too.

STEPHEN WALTER GOSSIN
STEPHEN WALTER GOSSIN
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Beckman

Fortune favors the brave.

I’going to soak this hoss with sunshine and a strong serving of this: Mold Armor

Let’s go!

MATTinMKE
MATTinMKE
1 year ago

Throw that thing in a volcano as a sacrifice to the vengeful god of your choice.

Albino Kangaroo
Albino Kangaroo
1 year ago

Sodium hypochlorite is bleach that could mess up any fabric. Try Concrobium mold control. If you have a lot to spray down it is super easy to make it yourself. Its a very small amount of trisodium phosphate, sodium carbonate which is also called washing soda in stores (or bake baking soda for 1 hr at 375f and it turns into sodium carbonate by itself), and a little baking soda and distilled water. Very small amounts of the chemicals. I worked out the ratio from the Concrobium patent but would have to dig around to find it. https://patents.google.com/patent/US20090074878

SAABstory
SAABstory
1 year ago
Reply to  Jack Beckman

Toss a match was always the only option.

Paul B
Paul B
1 year ago

South Main Auto on YouTube has a video where he puts in a variable resistor and turns it until the car starts. Measures the resistance and puts in the right resistor.

Between him and Pine Hollow Diagnostics, a treasure trove of electrical troubleshooting videos.

OrigamiSensei
OrigamiSensei
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul B

This is the “right” solution but takes a little extra equipment (i.e., the variable resistor).

Squirrelmaster
Squirrelmaster
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul B

This is the correct take. VATS wasn’t a great system, so there are a variety of clever troubleshooting tricks out there for it – a variable resistor is one of them.

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