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LOL....IF you think the simple face masks work, well enough to keep you safe, well there's another boat leaving on a 3 hour cruise with a seat just for you....lol.
Russia and India are just now starting to release their numbers of cases.....I wonder if the USA will stay at the top of the charts .....time will tell. I think it'll be a close race for top spot soon....lol.
Just a thought, check if the wire within the spade connector is cut and not allowing voltage to get through it? Wouldn't be the first time.
It's easy to check fuses in the SAM unit to see if one has blown using multi meter.....sorry don't know off the top which fuse it is...sorry. But if you haven't taken your SAM down and out yet I would and have a close peek inside it for obvious damages, it's a known issue to have bad solder joints.
Well, seeing as your car is a petrol version I don't know where or not the inter cooler rub through is the same in your version of car??? On our diesel versions the lower left front edge gets rubbed through by the plastic shroud that directs the air into it. It's a simple fix so to speak but a pain in the butt getting it all out to work on it. We simply trim the plastic back 1/4" or so and call it a job well done. But we also get an oil leak at the very spot it rubs through........so maybe worth a look see...? You then have the choice of repairing it using an epoxy slowly after thoroughly cleaning the tubes, or buying a new cooler. Also we get oil leaking and possible serious issues if we over fill the engine with oil. It seems to do best with it just below the full mark on the stick. Not full. Again this is the diesel versions, so don't know if it is the same with the petrol cars?
Use scissor jack to get car up as high as you like then simply use either large wooden blocks stacked carefully or jack stands and get under to inspect the job.....safety first! Never allow car to solely rest on jake when working underneath, always drop it down to the blocks or jacks and use jack as a secondary device for holding car safely while you work under it. It sounds like you already know this by the sounds of it.
Good luck and keep us informed as to what you find out.