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Edmunds Member Spotlight - Meet Qbrozen!

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  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    Aw, thanks. But its Brosen. hahaha.

    Sorry, fez. I was concerned posting that pic would makes waves. ;)

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • fezofezo Posts: 9,195
    your SFTSFL participation dues will increase Oh, no! They could double!

    Unanimous? That IS worth more than a coffee mug!

    I have to say your choices (commenting on the last two - how can I argue with the first one?) have been excellent.
  • Oops - my bad, typo... kinda like the "q" in your user ID, eh? :)

    Need help navigating? kirstie_h@edmunds.com - or send a private message by clicking on my name.

  • fezofezo Posts: 9,195
    What? It's not a g? Took me a while to learn that one....
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    And this site taught me to use cap Q on all other sites. ;)

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • fezofezo Posts: 9,195
    hmmmm... so maybe we can use time spent here as a deductible education expense?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    you mean you haven't yet? :P

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • I have an 04 VW beetle. The dash lights indicating heater temperature, fan, and air position will be dark most of the time. They come on from road vibration, it seems, but if I turn the temp knob they go out again. I have been told this is a $400 board. Any thoughts? Thanks for the help and Happy Trails!
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,556
    It's a VW, so sounds normal to me!

    seriously, you might want to check around some specialist sites, because sometimes there is a known failure point that can be fixed. maybe resoldering the board or some such. Or a much cheaper replacement.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    yup, VW.

    Anyway, since they are intermittent, it could be either cracks in the board or just bad connections. Personally, I'd take it apart, clean up the connections and inspect it for cracks.

    There are also plenty of online places that will repair boards like this. I'd search around and see if you can find one that will repair this board specifically.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 8,267
    Nice write up, Q... and that's some impressive swag! I can see why fezo was forlorn about missing out on a coffee mug like that. Shoot, if you put on the fleece and have that mug in hand (with a little steam emanating from the lid, of course), I have to imagine that a troop of minions would pop out of the woodwork to lay out a red carpet at your feet!

    I laughed out loud when I read the Unimog comment. Heck; I'm still chuckling about it. :P
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    Thanks. :)

    That fleece is getting alot of use. It has been serving as my fall jacket because it is much heavier than a normal fleece. It has some sort of extra lining on the inside, and its has lots of pockets.

    Also, just to add something here for the fun of it, I thought I would share my car list that I had to put together to keep track. It was just too much to remember off the top of my head whenever someone asked. I think I may have posted most of this around here somewhere, but now I've uploaded the complete sheet for easy viewing.

    They are in order of when acquired. The pink highlight are my wife's cars that we have purchased/leased post wedding date (she had a Galant when we met, and that lease couldn't be over fast enough for me).

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,910
    Wow, glad to see another believer in brand loyalty. :D

    (Funny, all my cars seem to wind up being project cars.)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    bah. brand loyalty is so boring. My FIL has had nothing but Grand Marquis for the past 30 years. I couldn't imagine going through life that way. The way I see it, there are still several brands I want to own before I die.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,118
    I hope you, Fezo and others got through the hurricane with minimal damage and disruption.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    edited November 2012
    Thanks. I lost a few sections of stockade fence and a couple of trees. I spent all day yesterday cleaning up and only got less than half of the front yard done. The back yard alone will take a few days.

    The most annoying part right now is being cut off from the outside world. I am typing this as I sit in my dad's living room. He never lost power or cable. I've been running our generator on and off for the past 4 days with no end in sight. That only gives us heat, water, and a couple of lamps, though.

    My workplace (which is near philly) reopened yesterday, but there isn't a damned thing I can do about it. The schools in my town are closed all week, so, for the most part, we're trapped at home with 2 toddlers.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,556
    Hmm, I thought you worked the other direction, toward the shore.

    What area outside philly?

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,886
    I work in Hamilton (next door to Trenton)

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,556
    Ah. I think of that as Princeton area, not associated with Philly. But that must just come from being down here about 8 miles from center city!

    nice straight shot down 195 at least.

    I take the train out of hamilton when I need to go up into NYC.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • michaellmichaell Posts: 4,300
    I think of that as Princeton area, not associated with Philly.

    I was thinking the same thing. I used to travel to Moorestown & Maple Shade a lot and I think of that as greater Philly.

    We had a small branch office in Princeton that I traveled to on occasion.
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