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The computer will take care of the rest, if it's still working. It'll sail right out to the oil rig, and they won't fire at you because you've got the IFF transponder. Just make sure you've got what you need to access everything: FOB, working computer, and fuel. Easy enough, huh?A. Ron Meyers

The navigation computer needs the NavComp part to work is a side quest in Fallout 2.

Quick walkthrough

Side Quest: The navigation computer needs the NavComp to work 
Go to Navarro and retrieve the tanker FOB
Go to Vault 13 and retrieve the NavCom parts
Enter the PMV Valdez tanker. 
Finish You need to use a FOB to access the navigation computer quest. 
Install the part. 
Reward: 5000 XP 

Detailed walkthrough

In order to sail across the ocean to the Oil Rig, the Poseidon Oil tanker needs fuel and a working navigational computer. This is an assignment composed of two parts, first you need to retrieve the tanker FOB from Navarro and the NavCom parts from a locked locker on the third level of Vault 13. Then comes the hard part - you need to navigate through the monster-filled tanker hold in order to reach the access point to the navigational computer. Once there, use the FOB to gain entry, go up and install the parts.


The passageway to the computer is narrow, which might may result in companions blocking the Chosen One's way.