Well today was really nice outside (29c)
so I decided to tackle some "issues" I've been having with my Bonnie.
I didn't make it too far....
I've decided to let the mechanic or dealership fix the following issues:
-seatbelts not working in rear
-fuel tank/pump (gauge not reading proper, stalls in turns)
(I've already had the dealership and a mechanic take a look at the power locks problem, but neither were able to resolve it) :(
I did have some minor success with the DIC and the doors, well maybe..
I decided to gease up the hinges on the doors, and noticed that 2 of four weren't being picked up as "open" by the DIC. I left all 4 doors open while I greased the hinges, and as I did the doors, the DIC beeped and picked them up.
I closed all the doors, and decided to try to remove some of the rattles form my LP/trunk due to my stereo system (on-going battle).
I tried the doors after an hour or two and they weren't working again. I found if you left them open for a min or so, then the DIC would pick them up. I also discovered that the plastic/metal pin/button that turns the dome lights on when a door is open is not what triggers the DIC from detecting an open door. EG I close all doors and open the drivers door, the DIC picks up the open door and the dome lights come on. I press the button/ switch located near the door hinges and the dome lights go out, but the DIC still knows the door is open Does anyone know how the DIC detects an open door?
Two other issues I'm having with the car, that I didn't already post are the following:
-Electronic Climate Control
The power mirrors both just stopped working one day. I checked the fuse and it'* ok, and I doubt both motors died at once. So I suspect it'* just the switch in the drivers door.
The ECC is a bit more tricky. First off, there is hardly any air coming from the vents even with the AC on full power. It'* nothing more then a very very slight breeze. I had the fan replaced last year, because it was squeeking really bad, and the new one is doing the same thing now.
The heater works ok, and the heat flows from the floor vents ok. Second issue with the ECC is the internal temp. If I set the temp to anything but 31c it will blow hot/warm air for around 5 to 10mins from the floor vents, and then switch to the dash vents and emit really cold air (I say emit because it doesn't really blow the air). Except for 16c which will just emit cold car from the dash vents.
IE, I start the car and set the internal temp to 24c. After a min or two, the floor vents are blowing warm air. After 5 to 10mins, it'* really warm in the car, and the dash vents start to emit cold air (the warm air stops). After a 1/2hr or so of cold, it starts to get pretty bad because you notice your hands are freezing. If you up the temp by 1 degree, the floor vents start with the warm air again, for around 5/10mins.
I'm suspecting it'* either the ECC computer, or maybe the internal temp sensor(*). Does anyone know where the internal temp sensor(*) are located? Or how much they cost?
Does anyone know if the dealership has any diagnostic equipment to test the ECC computer to see if it'* working properly or not?