I noticed a small black box inside engine compartment labeled "Body Gard"
and "Computerized Corrosion Control module" or smth to that effect. It was
unplugged, so I tried plugging it in and red light on the box came up...
Is this supposed to be factory-installed option (didn't look like it)? I
wonder how such a module can control corrosion, and if it indeed can then
why previous owner left it unplugged? It's Durango 99 btw
Hot damn! Now if dodge could only figure out how to build a module to
hold paint on! :)
By the time Dodge does this... GM will have a module that can self
remove dents and Ford will finally get around to properly marketing
their cruise control wiring/modules as BBQ lighters..
No, it's an aftermarket unit. There should be two contact pads, located at
opposite corners of the vehicle. It uses a small amount of current to
circulate a charge throughout the vehicle, which impedes corrosion. Yes, it
There are such things and yes they work very well, provided they have been
installed correctly. Their purpose is to counteract electrolytic corrosion.
This occurs when dissimilar metals are in contact through an electrolite
solution. They work by monitoring the electric potential difference between
2 points and creating a couterbalencing potential and appying it. For
intstance, if you take a bronze propeller and throw it in the ocean. Then in
a hundred years remove the propeller. There might be growth, but the prop
would be intact. Take the same propeller, place it on the end of a stainless
shaft, stick it on a boat in the same ocean and with the slightest electric
leakage on that boat and the prop could be wasted away in a year. These
systems prevent that from occurring. However, I think they have dubious
value in a car.
It was installed by the dealer before it was delivered to the original
The car is not a rust bucket, but it does have one nasty spot on the
driver's door, the muffler is pretty well gone from the outside, and
any fasteners that are not cad plated are brown with rust - along with
fuel lines and brake lines. Not bad enough to be worrysome, but no
better than the wife's unprotected Mystique (2 years older) or my
Trans-sport (4 years older).
I say it is high priced Psuedo-Science snake oil.
As I stated before, they work in a submerged electrolyte environment, where
electric corrosion is a problem. They will not stop normal oxidation, that
is a different process. I agree with one of your other reponders. It has
dubious value on a car, consider this high priced snake oil.
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.