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@  2000GSEDUDE : (13 January 2018 - 03:50 AM)

really would like a gsx grille or spoiler about now...

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Nuh uh

@  2001GSREGAL : (06 January 2018 - 04:14 AM)

WOW this place is dead.

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its back, but a .com now

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http://www.grandprixforums.com/mgc_cb_evo.php?do=view_chatbox

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going to miss all that info on gpf but then again https://web.archive....dprixforums.net most stuff is missing though

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so is the new place for wbody stuff or ?

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make a new account Buck ?

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Meh can't sign into wbody.com used an old email that I don't have access to anymore.

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junk

@  scottydoggs98 : (17 December 2017 - 12:21 AM)

only hear it when the wheels spin free, dead stop, or rolling spinning, same sound. not a single rattle or any thing else, as long as they dont spin

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@  scottydoggs98 : (17 December 2017 - 12:20 AM)

yup, no idea wtf that sound it.

@  cheatah fahe... : (16 December 2017 - 11:57 PM)

sounds less Regalish, and more Tahoeish ?

@  scottydoggs98 : (16 December 2017 - 10:52 PM)

i have no idea what you speak of

@  Billycar11 : (16 December 2017 - 09:00 PM)

Scotty why is your car making weird noises

@  ithurtz : (16 December 2017 - 04:13 AM)

cock

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thats the Member ride

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http://www.w-body.co...pecial-edition/


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97-04 Regal Ignition Harness Replacement


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#1 Crazyguy03

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 12:51 PM

Ignition switch replacement for '97 - '04 Buick Regal LS/GS models:


BEFORE BEGINNING THIS PROCEDURE REMOVE THE NEGATIVE TERMINAL FROM THE BATTERY. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO DO THE REPAIR WITHOUT DOING THIS. USE GOOD LIGHTING WHICH WILL HELP.

Look inside the slot where the tilt steering knob is located. There is a black metal piece where the knob inserts into the tilt mechanism. Pry it back (to the right) slightly with a small screwdriver. While you have it pried, pull the knob out and it should release.

Remove the two Torx T20 screws from the bottom of the steering column cover and remove the bottom cover. For tool use a Torx T20 male bit, 1/4" drive. You'll have to grasp and pull firmly to separate the bottom half from the top.

Remove the one screw (E5 Star type) that holds the top steering column cover in place. It is located on the right side of the cover next to the ignition key cylinder. Look and work from from underneath the top cover. For tool use an E5 Star female socket. Available either through Lisle Tools or Harbor Freight Tools (Pittsburgh brand).

Insert the ignition key into the key cylinder and turn the key clockwise to the start position. Nothing will happen because you have disconnected the battery prior to starting this project. Lift the top steering column cover being careful not to break it because it is still held in place by the ignition key cylinder. Carefully wiggle the top cover over the ignition key cylinder housing and with patience the top cover should be free for removal. Note: It is not necessary to remove the ignition key cylinder to do this job. Some people do but I didn't have to. Also, it may help to turn the steering wheel to the 3 o'clock position before removing the ignition switch and proceeding with the steps below.

The black box (module) below the key cylinder with all of the wires coming out of it is the ignition switch that you are changing. I recommend using the AC Delco ignition switch and harness assembly only. Delco part number D1491D. In any case make sure you have the two extra wiring leads and connectors on the ignition switch and harness assembly. One is for key present and the other for the key release solenoid. Look at the switch you have purchased for this repair. Notice that the small white plug with two wires attached has a tab on the side that can be pushed down, this is the release for the plug-in. Using a mirror (woman's compact works nicely) you will see that plug-in against the ignition switch housing where it plugs in. Using a small screw driver press the release tab in against the plug and rotate the plug 90 degrees to the right to remove it. To do otherwise may break the plug.

Next remove the plug from the white key release solenoid by inserting a small screw driver and pressing the release tab on it. Pull downward carefully and it will come off.

Undo the two E4 Star screws holding the ignition switch to the metal housing. The tool needed is an E4 Star type extended female socket, 1/4" drive. Available either through Lisle Tools or Harbor Freight Tools (Pittsburgh brand).

Remove the kick panel under the driver's side of the dash. There should be at least two plastic push pin fasteners that need to be removed. On your back and from underneath undo the plug at the opposite end of the ignition switch by unscrewing counterclockwise the 7mm head bolt in the center of the plug and unplugging it. (Use a 7mm socket and driver). After bolt is loose carefully pull the connector stack from the main connector in the dash.

There is a black wiring connector plug on top and a gray one on the bottom of the ignition switch connector plug that needs to be removed. This is done by prying the center of the plug case where it meets the ignition harness plug while sliding it forward. Note: Black and gray plugs sandwich the ignition switch plug. They are the connector plugs for the multifunction switch. Be sure to note the position of these two connectors relative to the ignition switch connector for reassembly.

Cut any tie wraps holding the wire harness in place and carefully feed it out of the dash towards the steering column.

To install do the reverse of the above. Tie wrap the new harness into place. When replacing the ignition switch make sure that the slot in the switch is properly aligned with the corresponding part (paddle) on the steering column. You can move the key to get it aligned properly or insert a small flat blade screwdriver into ignition switch module female slot. Also, make sure the right side E4 Star screw for the ignition switch module is inserted into the white key release solenoid slot/hole first before tightening the screw to the ignition switch module and then to the metal housing. Do not over tighten the two E4 star screws.

The key can be released from the key cylinder by pressing the button on the bottom of the key release solenoid since battery power is disconnected.

After complete assembly reconnect the battery negative cable and test ignition switch operation. Check all functions possible especially all the accessories.


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Tools needed. Torx T20 bit, E4 and E5 Star sockets, 7mm socket 1/4" drive

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Ignition Switch and Harness Assembly, Delco PN: D1491D

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Ignition Switch Module Being Removed

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Ignition Switch Module Removed

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Other end of ignition switch and harness under dash

Edited by Crazyguy03, 28 August 2014 - 12:58 PM.

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Posted 28 August 2014 - 12:59 PM

Copied for DIY reference
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Posted 28 August 2014 - 04:08 PM

Bomb write up.  :music-rockout:


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Posted 29 August 2014 - 10:17 PM

ttt


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Posted 07 November 2017 - 01:12 AM

Just a quick shout-out November 2017 I just reread your post and boy did you save me big money mine just happened again for the second time in 6 years 5 years apart but now I'm not paying a mechanic I did it myself thanks very much
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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:23 AM

Such a great feeling to save all that money for more important things like mods right ? ;)
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Posted 16 November 2017 - 11:55 PM

Actually the wife wants me to sell it. Move up to an xcl enclave. Don't know.
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Posted 17 November 2017 - 03:28 AM

I would seek the newer GS and see what zzp has for the turbo 4 cylinder.... ;)
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Posted 19 November 2017 - 02:33 PM

Nice writeup Done so many of these


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