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Juan Crespo
Juan Crespo, ASE Certified Technician
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Experience:  A.S.E. Master Technician, Advanced Level, Emissions - Asian, Domestic, & European
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Just bought a 2008 Sebring Touring, noticed that the EVIC is

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Just bought a 2008 Sebring Touring, noticed that the EVIC is not lit...options?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Chrysler
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

Hi there. Thank you for using our service!

Can you clarify whether you're just seeking a professional opinion (basically an educated guess) on what could be wrong, or are you looking for technical guidance on how to diagnose and repair the issue yourself? – keep in mind you might need access to tools such as multi-meter, test lamp, scanner, etc.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Technical guidance
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 1 year ago.

OK. On most cases we see, the fault lies on a blown fuse; Chrysler designed these units with a 0.5 amp fuse soldered directly onto the circuit board. This fuse is susceptible to power surges and thus prone to blow, which causes the EVIC display to go blank. The repair requires removing the EVIC circuit board and replacing the burnt fuse with one of larger capacity (1 amp) available from any radio/electronics shop. Tools required are your basic screwdrivers (torx), soldering iron, paste and solder. Overall repair cost for a skilfull DIY'er is around $30.

However, on some rare cases, the board itself has also been found faulty. In those cases, the only solution is a new EVIC. This type of malfunction requires the use of a capable scan tool for proper diagnosis.

Best Regards.