06 V6 Smart Junction Box backorder
So I got the typical warnings on the dash, DTE FLI data error, antilock brake lights, parking brake light on, low oil pressure, etc... I searched this forum and found threads about corrosion on the Smart Junction Box Connectors (SJB) and sure enough corrosion all over the place and the typical wet carpet. I cleaned up the connections with vinegar and was able to bring the car back to life. But a day later the same issues came back. I removed the SJB to clean it separately and noticed a couple of the small pins corroded off. Searching the internet it looks like the corrosion issue is a pretty common issue and used SJB are not that easily available. Got a price on a new one from our local dealer for $350 and said it would need to be programmed. Only problem is the are on back order until 12/31 and he mentioned there are over 200 on back order already! Seems Ford has a design issue but odds are they won't do a thing about it. The car is my daily driver so not sure what to do. Buy a used one on Ebay? Does anyone repair these? What I did find out the only difference between the SJB for and 06 is a coupe or convertible.
Anyone else have this issue? What did you do? Any help will be greatly appreciated.