• Subject: Re: Y2K Failout... :)
  • From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2000 10:26:28 +0000

That is INCREDIBLE !!!

Another reason why we are all SO glad the automotive folks DON'T build our 
computers !!!

I mean, think about it - what in the WORLD should dome lights have to do with 
the RADIO !!! ???

And of course, as I say that, I remember setting the light configuration on out 
98 Venture Van and it involved some INCREDIBLY illogical
steps... Guess it IS all tied together !

Keep us posted on what you find out !!

Chuck

Kirk Goins wrote:

> Well the AS/400 is fine, but my 91 Sonoma Pickup became possessed around 
>2:30pm PST on 1/1/2000.
>
> I was driving down the road listening to the radio when it cutout. I waited a 
>few seconds thinking it must be the station. It didn't come
> back so I started pushing buttons, tried to go from FM to AM, change 
>stations, pushed the on/off button and all it did was display the
> correct clock time. Great the darn thing has died... Then I noticed that my 
>dome light was on but the 2 foot lights were not. I checked the
> door, yup it closed good, checked the dash switch for the interior lights and 
>it was set correctly. I turned on the dome light with the dash
> switch and it went off and the foot lights came on. I tried this several 
>times and was the same every time. Now I notice the radio's clock
> is at 1:00 and all the station presets are gone. Yup every time I cycle the 
>dome lights it removes power from the radio and it resets. Over
> the day or so I have compiled a list of Y2K NON COMPLIANT actions by my 
>truck...
>
> #1 Turning on the interior lights on turns on the foot lights(dome light does 
>not go on) and resets the radio.
> #2 Closing the door(not opening it) causes the radio to be reset
> #3 Trying to honk the horn causes a buzz from the steering column and the 
>DOME light goes on while horn is pressed.
>
> Hope everyone has a Great New Year
>
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