Poor Mans' Eprom eraser

I am currently tinkering with ECM programming in my Fiero. Being an older car, it uses older eproms for holding the car's program and data tables for fuel and spark advance, rso I need to program eproms and erase them. I currently do not have an eprom eraser so I decided to try something different... Flouresent lamps put out UV light, Eproms need UF for erasing... so I decided that the 12 watt daylight color Compact flouresent that is painful to look at was a good candidate, so I tye-wrapped my eproms to the lamp, window side in and left them for 24 hours.

They all read as erased! success! so if you need to erase some eproms, try your CF bulbs in the house.


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