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Steve52 10-12-2010 09:00 AM

Win Module Failure
 
FYI. After one week and 200 miles of driving my Overland had what I would call a catastrophic failure of the ignition system. There is a computer module called the "WIN Module" that failed. All of the ignition related electronics failed and even the media center would not work. Luckily it was in my garage at the time and not out somewhere. According to the service department at my dealership the software in the WIN module crashed (or went to sleep according to them). The Jeep had to be towed in to the dealership for repair. When they disconnected the battery and then reconnected it the WIN module rebooted and all was good, but to be safe they contacted Chrysler and was instructed to replace the win module. I am wondering if maybe there is a bug in the sotware for this module which caused it to crash? I guess I will never know. Anyway if any of you should be caught out somewhere and this happens you can of course call Chrysler roadside assistance or you might try just disconnecting the battery and letting it reboot and maybe get you home.

DJ BoNiOmArIo 10-12-2010 09:07 AM

Re: Win Module Failure
 
glad you got it fixed and thanks for the heads up

chibianh 10-12-2010 09:17 AM

Re: Win Module Failure
 
thanks for the heads up!

Asativa 10-12-2010 09:39 AM

Re: Win Module Failure
 
shoulda been called the "FAIL" module instead

bozer 10-12-2010 09:44 AM

Re: Win Module Failure
 
Damn I hope that doesn't happen to me

JoeSchmoe007 10-12-2010 09:51 AM

Re: Win Module Failure
 
Car needs to be rebooted once in a while... too funny. Soon we will see BSOD on radio screen.

whatevrworks 10-12-2010 10:06 AM

If these were running on Mac OS X there would not be a need for this forum! :)

wk2overland 10-12-2010 10:11 AM

Re: Win Module Failure
 
truthfully though, i would LOVE to see an OSX interface in a car's media center.
imagine like ipad, in your dash. phone, music, media, internet, gps, etc.
i WISH such a thing existed. i'd pay big for it.

Jim Hef 10-12-2010 11:35 AM

Re: Win Module Failure
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by whatevrworks (Post 283318)
If these were running on Mac OS X there would not be a need for this forum! :)

Thus the "Windows" module, and the need to reboot often!!! :lol:

Technosavant 10-13-2010 09:46 AM

Re: Win Module Failure
 
Probably just infant mortality of the equipment. Electronics tend to either fail rather quickly or it will run for years without a problem. It will work fine for a few days, then crap the bed. It happens.

cesarnohra 10-13-2010 02:53 PM

Re: Win Module Failure
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by whatevrworks (Post 283318)
If these were running on Mac OS X there would not be a need for this forum! :)

Exactly :thumbsup:

GlowingGhoul 10-13-2010 03:28 PM

Re: Win Module Failure
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cesarnohra (Post 284254)
Exactly :thumbsup:

But then jeeps would only come in pastel colors, only 1 in 10 gas stations would be compatible with it, and the fuel would cost double. :lol:


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