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why do all the on board computers brake down, there are few that still work... are they worth geting fixed and what exactly do that do b/c the car i am getting the computer only tells the time now...
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I don't think "most" break down. Mine works fine, the Bimmer I had before this one had a computer that worked fine, and all my friends that have them don't have any problems either.

If you are referring to cars found on used car lots, I would imagine that the onboard computer isn't the only thing that no longer works. Most of those cars are used up, and have been neglected.

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Mine works fine... what exactly is wrong with yours? Have you tried to pull it out and reconnect the wires in the back... often that helps.

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whats the difference if you have a car that you kept for 10 years or a car that you buy thats 10 years old car on a used lot its the same shit,if you computer is going to brake it going to brake it not going to brake just because its on a used lot, and all i heard is that alot of them brake down, and mine just seems to tell the time, i havent had a chance to take a good look at it b/c i dont pick up my car till the summer...
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mine works fine, just not the temp! lol

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I've had a 1984 733i, 1990 325ix

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and a 1992 325i all with obc and no problems..........oops on the double post

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