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  • Dead FM4

    I have a Fuelmaker FM4 and need the main control board for it. It was an older style board with the vertical 15 amp fuseholders installed. One of the fuseholders decided to become a "thermal event" which burned up that area of the board . I would like to buy a used, servicable board or would buy a new board if that is the only option. I have the old board for exchange if that is required.

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    Re: Dead FM4

    I am in the process of obtaining someone, other than Fuel Maker, who can repair FM4 boards.
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    Last edited by Bob Hatton; 10-25-2009, 01:18 PM. Reason: old e-mail address compromised

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      Re: Dead FM4

      Originally posted by siai47 View Post
      ... One of the fuseholders decided to become a "thermal event" which burned up that area of the board ...
      My FMQ2-36 had a fuseholder go south (overheated, slight burn on the board and a fragged fuseholder). There was enough damage to the board that replacing with board mounted fuseholders was not an option. In my case the board layout was simple enough to just bypass/replace the poor quality board mounted fuseholders with inline fuseholders (probably AWG 10 stranded copper wire).

      If you're handy with a soldering iron, your model has room above the board for alternate style fuseholders (and poor quality OEM fuseholders are your only issue), you might want to opt for this repair instead of a replacement. good luck!
      2008 GX (extended range, trunkless version)
      Polished Metal Metallic 2012 Civic Natural Gas
      Fuelmaker FMQ-2-36 (since 2001)
      Previously owned: 2000 GX (11 years), 1995 Bi-fuel Sonoma, 2000 Bifuel Tahoe, 2000 Bi-fuel F150

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