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Subject:Photoshop for auto repair: answer
Time:03:15 pm
chukspace basically guessed it.



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I was trying to program in a new remote entry fob. The instructions involved finding the data port and shorting across two pins, then doing a few other things (turning the key on and off, pushing some buttons, sacrificing a chicken). The data port is under the dashboard, in a particularly awkward place. No matter what I did, I couldn't see it well enough to see which pin was Pin 1. I tried a flashlight and a hand mirror, but that was no help.

I went upstairs, grabbed a camera, and put it into macro mode. I took a few photos of the connector, then came back upstairs and fed them into photoshop so that I could zoom in and change the contrast if necessary. Voila! I could clearly see the pin numbering, and the rest was simple. (I used frozen chicken.)
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fich
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Time:2009-01-03 12:31 am (UTC)
Using a frozen chicken means the new fob will only work during the winter.
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adbjupe
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Time:2009-01-03 01:02 am (UTC)
Chicken nuggets will make it work in pieces, every now and then.
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whipartist
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Time:2009-01-03 05:39 pm (UTC)
It's not speaking to me right now. Have a field day!
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