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I assume you all know what these are and what they do, but for those that don't, they plug into the RF receiver under the RH rear shelf and prevent stray RF from constantly waking the BeCM and flattening your battery. Marty has been working away for quite a while and some of the components he needed to build them were NLA so they haven't been available for quite a while. Well, the good news is, he has sourced the required components and has a limited number available now. They can be ordered through his website (http://p38webshop.co.uk/index.php?route=product/product&path=84&product_id=97) until the 20 or so he has are gone. So if you want one, get in quick.

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Brilliant bit of kit.
Get one while you can..👍

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I agree and endorse.
It made me believe in remote opening/locking again, after like two years of turning the key like it was a Series ...
And it is a fraction of what someone out-of-his-mind is asking for the "latest edition RF receiver", which should have been a no-cost freebie ...

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Thanks everyone for the patience whilst I've been away so much, and not had time to do anything P38 related - including answering emails/being on forums...

The movers are here currently packing a load of my stuff into a van, and I'm flying back to NZ on Wednesday afternoon... Nick has the rest of the filters here, so any that sell can be shipped from the UK.

As Richard mentioned - a couple of the parts have been impossible to find the last couple of years - the main microprocessor being the main one of them... They do seem to be available again now, which is good - but the ones I made whilst I've been here have used up our stocks of the PCB, so I am in the process of redesigning the PCB to all be with surface mount components, which I can get assembled at the PCB manufacturer, and hopefully a) make the filters quicker/easier to produce and b) mean that I can get more of them in batches, but then it means that I don't have to spend hours researching components/finding which supplier has 'x', who has 'y' etc - and I can just focus on programming the board, and then making the wiring loom/fitting it all to the case.

It might mean that some of them will ship from NZ (which might be better for Australasian/US etc orders)... but I will also look into sending a batch of assembled units to the UK for distribution locally.

I'm also looking at making microswitch 'blocks' to replace the ones in the latch - so again it could be possible to DIY replace the switches, rather than having to buy a whole refurb latch. Though I have shipped I think 8 LH and 8 RH latches to NZ so I can finish rebuilding them and hopefully have them available again in the future (for people who don't want to pull gross horrible latches apart, or want to have to solder wiring). But it will be a few months before I can work much on these as the shipping time is due to be 8-12 weeks before I see any of it again.

Hopefully I will be able to have/find/make some time in the future again to get back on the forums and be a bit more active... will have to see how work goes!
I might even sneak in a topic somewhere on some L322 projects on my one in NZ... there's lots I want to play with on that, but haven't yet had time to even look at!

Cheers,
Marty

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Bring this up to ask if there is the chance to find one of the RF filters laying around somewhere in Marty's basement? :-)
Got a friend that after I commented on mine would like to install one on his '99 DSE. Any chance?

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Yes...

I actually have a batch of about 20 brand new PCBs sitting here on my desk (in NZ...). I redesigned them when we ran out of the older version, so the new ones are now all Surface Mount components, which are assembled at the PCB manufacturing plant - which means I don't have to hunt down all the individual components, and just need to program them, wire them, put them in a box, and test them.

I've done a couple of tweaks on the circuit aswell, and tested one of the new ones on my key fob reader, and BECM test bench (I did ship that out with me, so I can hopefully start doing repairs again) and they work perfectly... also the new cases I can 3D print, which works out cheaper than buying loads of them.... and if I run out... I can just print some more...

If you've still got my email address, then drop me a message and we can work something out. I've recently looked at the shipping etc for them, and it's about £15 for tracked courier shipping from NZ to the UK (I'll check Europe), so a bit more than it used to be when I was based in the UK - though I'm not putting the price of the filters themselves up anytime soon, as they are (in theory) now easier to make, so take less time, so less labour cost.

I am hoping (before I get busy with work) to assemble a bunch of them, get them tested and have them available in the next week or so on the website, but I can do one-off orders at the moment until I update the website/shipping etc via email/paypal.

I am also going to be in the UK end of March - end of April, so will probably bring a few with me aswell.

Also look out for a workshop 'help' thread soon as I need to get rid of that whilst I'm over on this visit as the lease comes up in May... and I've got a lot of stuff to ditch, and some extra hands could be useful if people are available!

Cheers,
Marty

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Hey Marty! Glad to hear you're alive and well!
I also have a 3D printer so if it would help to have some boxes printed in the UK to save on shipping ,let me know?

Hope you're enjoying NZ!