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Old 06-05-2007, 09:48 AM   #1
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Default Transponder, replacing wires???

Hello, I have a transponder that the wires are bare in several places, I heat shrinked them but would really like to install new wires. Has anyone out there replaced the wires before or will I need to send it in to get them replaced? Is it a glued case or can it be opened without busting it. Thanks for any info and everyone have a wonderful week... Patrick
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you can send it in to amb and they will repair, and test it for a small fee, its worth it cause its done right...
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Old 06-05-2007, 10:27 AM   #3
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The case is glued together, your best bet is to send it to amb for repair.

I have CAREFULLY cut the end off the case, and very carefully replaced the wire inside the case (not much room to work with) and glued the case end back on. But it takes lots of skill and patience. I wouldn't recommend most people try it. There is another thread on RCTech about replacement transponders (i-PT, I think) for a good deal.

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Definately not a fun job. I had a PT come loose on me and get wrapped in the rear wheel...pulled the wires right out of the case.

I ended up cutting the case open and had to grind down the material that they use to coat the board so I could get to the wires and solder new ones to what was left of the old ones. I then re-coated the entire assembly glued the case back together.

I absolutely do NOT RECOMEND this. Frankly I'm amazed that it even still works, but so far it's been okay.

My suggestion is as above, get one of the new transponders that can clone your ID before risking killing it completely.
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i wouldn't touch the wiring just send it in for repairs. They will be able to fix it for you.
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i wouldn't touch the wiring just send it in for repairs. They will be able to fix it for you.
Hi, at MRT we offer a repair service for PT's. Often we replace the lead when a broken PT is sent to us to have a clone i-PT made. The lead replacement involves the case being opened and a new lead being fitted, the case is then resealed. The case ends up being back to its original condition, ie if it's a new looking case it will hardly notice that the repair work has been done.

The i-PT info/form is at www.rclaps.com and the i-PT thread is here:
New Improved Personal Transponder (i-PT)

We also have a new 'stealth' PT (1/2 the size of the AMB PT) due out, the thread is here:
Stealth PT - New PTX Personal Transponder
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