But have anyone ever saw them work in 1.0? Does anything get repaired?
Nope. But I found out why.
I searched through the config file for PR 1.0 (windows), and didn't find the above setting anywhere in it. I put the setting in the physics section, then took a bounty mission against some pirates and let my Cent get shot up just to see if the droid fixes anything now. That setting did the trick, my droid now patches me up pretty good.