Thanks funny, the car folks say thank goodness the computer geeks don't
build cars.... can you imagine pulling off the side of the road a few times
a day to reboot?
CJG

Carl Galgano
EDI Consulting Services, Inc.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Chuck Lewis <clewis@iquest.net>
To: MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com <MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com>
Date: Monday, January 03, 2000 10:34 AM
Subject: Re: Y2K Failout... :)


>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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