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Well, I have long been a proponent of the EAS system and its versatility, as well as the cool factor. I have gone to great lengths to restore my trucks air suspension.

I have:
Replaced OEM dry rotted airbags with Gen III Arnott
Rebuilt the valve block and bought a spare
Rebuilt the compressor
Replaced the Driver Block
Purchased the M.A.R.S. (system)
Bought an extra EAS relay
Bought an extra EAS ECU
Bought an EAS Buddy
Bought an RSW EAS Unlock Suite cable

Short of replacing the air lines themselves, I thought I had replaced every component possible.

Then fuse 44 blew... and blew... and blew. It immediately pops the fuse when you put it in... so, I have a short. Somewhere in between the fuse box and the EAS ECU.

Has anyone had else had experience with their wiring harness to the EAS computer and a short in the system? Any help is much appreciated.

The shop could only say "in the thousands" for the cost of tracing down the short, so that is not an option. I mean, converting to coils is only $600 and a little pride, right? I am really trying hard not to castrate my Rover but it may be the only option short of selling it with the problem, and I don't want to be a quitter!
 

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According to RAVE fuse 44 powers the timer relay under the left seat that controls the EAS
Its possible that the wiring in this area is shorting to ground as its not that well protected and at times the loom gets trapped thereby shaffing through.

I would unplug the black relay looking item and check wiring in this vacinity.

Fusee 44 also powers the battery backed up alarm sounder, if you have one fitted then it may have gone faulty.
 

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Turns out the harness in the EAS box got caught underneath the compressor and rubbed through it, causing a small electrical fire to move up the harness, almost exiting the EAS box.
 

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so are you fixing or going coil? Or care not to say, lol
 

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If its a simple repair, fix it and enjoy your EAS. I will say, the ride without the EAS isn't as good. However, not having to worry about the complex and problematic EAS system is definitely a relief.
 

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Well, I have ordered new shocks, coil springs, and a hardware kit, but they haven't even come in yet.

It looks like all the wires that are in that harness will need to be replaced, since they have either been cut by the compressor or they melted. It didn't look like the damage went outside of the box, so all it would take it 30 some sections of 1-2 ft of the right gauge wire and a lot of patience. I don't know if this part of the harness is considered the "engine harness" that Roverland Parts sells, but even if it is that is it, it is $300 and I would have to replace the entire thing, which is not something I have the time or space to do. I would also hate to spend all that time fixing the harness with wires from Radio Shack and then plug everything back up, only to learn that the damage went further up the line and all the time I just spent is wasted in 2 seconds.

So, I think the best option for this truck is to be converted to coils. At least if I sell all my EAS stuff I will have some cash leftover after the swap.
 

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MrKaira said:
Well, I have ordered new shocks, coil springs, and a hardware kit, but they haven't even come in yet.
Which one did you get? I'm about ready to go that way as well.
 

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Hi,

I think in your case it's the best solution. :)

Regards
 

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In drunkem country church going fashion ' WELCOME ABOARD BROTHER"
 

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haha thanks

The part out has begun, check the marketplace for anything anyone needs/wants.

/:( I was hoping I would never see this day, but I do have a pretty sweet OME suspension coming in :D
 
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