Renault Forums :: Independent Renault forum - View Single Post - Name the part!

Thread: Name the part!
View Single Post
post #14 of (permalink) Old 18th May 2009 Thread Starter
Diamond member
Spanner_Brain's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 298
Nominated 0 Times in 1 Post
Nominated TOTW/F/M Award(s): 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thumbs up

Thanks again, I looked into it and it is definitely some sort of "motor start" capacitor, so I'd imagine it works in the way you describe. Worth replacing anyway one would think. Where to get one the same as it though?

OK, new questions then, could a dodgy capacitor on the display units' circuit board cause memory loss, (ie; loss of data)???

Still interested if anyone can shed light on that big capacitors ACTUAL useage or what it is protecting?
(if not the entire electronic system)

Always happy to learn, I should actually know this stuff but my technological studies class way back at school consisted more of flying E&L boards than completed circuits. Not me though, I like learning stuff like this.
Currently in Spanner_Brain's garage:
2001 Grand Espace 2.0 16V privilege, Audi A4 2.8 V6 Quattro
Spanner_Brain is offline  
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome