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Old 03-03-2012, 03:49 PM
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SWAMPS FICM??

Ok... I have JUST reached over my ONE YEAR WARRANTY with this SWAMPS 58 volt FICM... I can NOT believe my luck,,, but this one is now failing..... If these from SWAMPS are only good for one year,,, I DO NOT WANT ONE!! Who else should I shop for??? Im pulling my hair out again!!
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Old 03-03-2012, 03:56 PM
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Well, this is a good place to start FICMrepair.com

Give Ed a call, and share with Him your issue. I'm sure you will be pleased with His service.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:09 PM
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x2^^ ed is exceptional with his quality. then, u could get it tuned by PHP or KEM. also have ur batteries tested individually and alternator load tested. remember bad batteries can kill the ficm.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:46 PM
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^^^^^agree, need to do this prior to putting in the new FICM.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:51 PM
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ficmrepair.com and then have Ed ship it to PHP. Thats what I did.

BTW, Bill at PHP just came out with NEW FICM tunes no more than a few days ago.

Ive been happy with both companies.
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:15 AM
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Both batteries are less than a year old,, that doesnt mean that they are not bad tho~ Also, the alt has been replaced less than 6 months ago... just having a hard time paying for a FICM from SWAMPS, having the warranty just laps, and the darn thing start to fail! Thank you all for the input! I will check into your leads! Thanks again!!
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:43 AM
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Maybe contacting Swamps first THEN posting complaints would better resolve this issue.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:02 AM
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I have read that the 58V FICM upgrade is not a wise upgrade because the rest of the electronics was not designed and rated for 58 volts. Upgrading a few resisters to accomplish this only puts undue stress on the rest of the components within the module.

The following is from FICM repairs detailed description on their website:
There are other FICM repair options that talk about the benefits of upgrading the voltage on your FICM. In fact, following consumer demand, we used to offer these voltage upgrades as well. What we've learned over time, though, is that it is just a bad idea. These modules get hot enough as a result of sitting atop the engine - stressing them further by adding additional heat is just not a recipe for success.
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Swamps may help you out give them a call
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Old 03-04-2012, 07:43 AM
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As was stated before, I would contact Swamps. Before going with a 58V FICM for a close friend's truck, I had a lengthy discussion with Jonathan at Swamps and I thoroughly questioned him about 58v vs. 48v, reliability, longevity, performance, etc. He said when they began rebuilding FICM's, there were a few isolated incidences of failures but since refining the process, they had a less than 1% failure rate. That said, things do happen at which point it comes down to whether or not the vendor will stand by their product. I would contact Jonathan at Swamps and see what they'll do for you. They're considered to be a reputable outfit, so hopefully they'll take care of you.
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