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Old 08-02-2005, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default TAC module cost and where to buy?

I called both Fred Beans and Fitchner today.

FB told me $276 and Fitchner could not find the part or the price.

I thought people were finding these for under $200?

My local dealer is only $282.

BTW, does anyone know why they fail? Are they leaking capacitors?

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A year ago, I bought my Throttle Actuator Control module from Bob at Fitchner's for about $210 shipped. He should know exactly what you're talking about, so I'm surprised to hear they don't know the part.
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Old 08-02-2005, 02:18 PM   #3
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Thanks. I called Fitchner again and we went though the process again.

Seems they changed the name of the unit to Electronic Throttle Control Module, $207 plus shipping.

Very helpful guy in the end, parts will ship out tommorow.
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97 & 98's had some known bad TAC modules! 99 and up have an up dated module that solved the early model year issue. Here is waht is in the black box! Hope you can tell me what is wrong with it.


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I couldnt see anything wrong with my old one.

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I couldnt see anything wrong with my old one.

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Bill, I think it's missing a "thingamajig"! Really, I wouldn't have a clue about what's wrong with these electronic gadgets on our C5's. Actually, I never installed the one I bought last year. I got the dreaded warnings etc. then paniced and bought one. I wanted it to happen again but it hasn't for some reason. I carry the new TAC in the back of my coupe along with some simple tools to pop the fender liner out and replace the module if needed. So far...so good though. Took a 4,500 mile trip last summer too. I'll keep it for alittle peace of mind until I decide to put it in anyway sometime when I've got the RF wheel off the car.

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I called both Fred Beans and Fitchner today.

FB told me $276 and Fitchner could not find the part or the price.

I thought people were finding these for under $200?

My local dealer is only $282.

BTW, does anyone know why they fail? Are they leaking capacitors?

Thanks
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