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@  fastbuick25 : (22 July 2015 - 04:16 AM) actually if u have steady hands any one can solder
@  fastbuick25 : (22 July 2015 - 04:15 AM) hey
@  99RegalClone : (20 July 2015 - 07:21 AM) @scottydoggs98, thanks. i will try that and see if it works.
@  scottydoggs98 : (20 July 2015 - 04:29 AM) you really just need to heat up the ends of the chips there. they will re stick properly. i did mine a second time and added a dot of solder to each side of the chips
@  99RegalClone : (20 July 2015 - 03:13 AM) i havent tried to solder so i may screw it up
@  scottydoggs98 : (19 July 2015 - 12:14 PM) wow chat buster of a linl lol
@  scottydoggs98 : (19 July 2015 - 12:14 PM) ff to 2:50 he does the climate control
@  99RegalClone : (18 July 2015 - 06:45 PM) anyone know of someone that can fix a digital climate control? mine lights up but not able to see the temp or anything.
@  scottydoggs98 : (07 July 2015 - 09:39 PM) i wear 3X gloves. i know what you mean lol that being said, mines only got one screw holding it in. the other one can lick my nuts lol
@  RegalTraveler : (07 July 2015 - 04:55 PM) Yup. That's the one I replaced. It was a pain. Honestly not sure my hand would have fit through there if I weren't so hot and sweaty the day I did it.
@  scottydoggs98 : (07 July 2015 - 01:46 PM) http://www.grandprix...tor-Replacement says gp, but its the same damn thing. ive battled with them a lot over the years.
@  scottydoggs98 : (07 July 2015 - 01:45 PM) the blend doors control the hot and cold air. or the mix of both. they are electric.
@  RegalTraveler : (07 July 2015 - 01:27 PM) are there other blend doors for the cabin besides the two for driver and passenger? The defroster runs on vaccum, I know that b/c I temporarily disabled it while swapping out this blender.
@  RegalTraveler : (07 July 2015 - 01:26 PM) the d/s blend door is the one i replaced.
@  scottydoggs98 : (07 July 2015 - 01:07 PM) r/t your blend door actuator likely took a dump, take it off and turn the knob by hand. or try resetting them by pulling the hvac fuse for a minute and putting it back in.
@  RegalTraveler : (06 July 2015 - 10:18 PM) Here's a question for you guys. A while back I had the iconic issue of not getting cold air on the drivers side, while getting cold air on the passenger side. I finally replaced the D/S actuator and it was cracked.
But now I'm having in issue where my car only pumps out slightly cool air and it takes quite a while to even get that. Hooked up the R134 guages and the number looked relatively okay. We went ahead and put in a little more. The pump runs, but the low-side pressure never dropped and now there's about 90lb on the low-side.
Swapped out the exterior temp sensor and no change.
Any thoughts?
@  Daddy4barrel : (05 July 2015 - 01:33 AM) getting hot too
@  Daddy4barrel : (05 July 2015 - 01:31 AM) had to change heater hose to heater core
@  Daddy4barrel : (05 July 2015 - 01:31 AM) both radiator hoses collapse. air in system?
@  buck531 : (01 July 2015 - 05:50 PM) nevermind. figured it out.

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#1 Geojb


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Posted 03 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

OK need a conformation here.
This happens irregularly. No correlation to hitting bumps or any thing else.

On the dash, I'll get the full "Christmas lights", reset the gages and the Ding, ding, ding..... Then back to normal. Car stays running. ( crosses fingers as panic sets in )

It's just started doing this, this past week, Maybe once or twice a day.

Bad Battery connection?
Ignition switch / key tumbler?

I don't remember which.

Who has "fixed this" Ign. switch by spraying contact/Maf cleaner in there?
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 06:24 AM

Exactly what mine did when the ignition switch went out. I have not done the cleaning myself (just the replacement), but there is at least one good article here (or a link to clubgp) that goes through the clean up routine.
I have taken one apart though, and will say that you do need to take care. Even though the parts are all relatively large (as compared to a watch?), but are finicky enough that you would want to have steady hands and a good memory for where they all go. Or take pictures as you go.

But the symptom is definitely the same as my switch. It really would rear up when I would use the turn signal switch, and only killed the engine after it had been doing it for a few weeks.
On the other hand, my '03 LS gave no prior warning when it went out and just literally died out of the blue going down the freeway. Oddly enough, when the GS finally gave out I was going down the freeway too. I guess it just "knows" when you're in an awkward spot.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:48 AM

Thanks, thats what I was afraid of.......
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Posted 04 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

Did this happen before you did your extensive engine work? I would check all my grounds and power feeds before I condemn an ignition switch.

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