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Attached is a revised service proceedure for electronically controlled struts without the need to install a control module. Our previous issue to you on February 25/00, bulletin GMP00-016, had indicated the need for a control module when replacing an electronic strut with a standard (non-electronic) strut package. Effective immediately, when replacing electronic struts with a standard strut package, suppresion of the ride control dashboard light will no longer require the replacement of the vehicle'* control module. Please refer to the attached Corporate Service Bulletin, Number 00-03-11-001 for proceedures.
Pontiac Bonneville 1994-1999 Note: Available as Electronic or Standard Options.
Electronic Struts: Current Service Number > 22064529 = Standard Replacement: Strut Service Number > 22189459
Electronic Struts: Current Service Number > 22064562 = Standard Replacement: Strut Service Number > 22189454
Service Bulletin 00-03-11-001
Service Categories: 05-Suspension, 11-Electronic Suspension Controls (35-DTC, 44-Intermittent, 45-Lamp On, 48-Message Display On)
Subject:Technical - Speed Dependent Damping (SDD), Computer Command Ride (CCR), Speed Sensitive Suspension (SSS) (Update Vehicle Per Attached Proceedures)
Models:1994-99 Pontiac Bonneville
Condition:Some owners may elect to have passive struts installed in their vehicles due to repair cost savings and/or parts availablility. Installation of passive struts will result in the illumination of a service indicator. If desired by the customer, the service indicator may be disabled using the appropiate service proceedure listed below.
Correction:The wiring harness going to each strut and or shock assembly should be cut and taped back to clean-up the appearance both under the hood and under the vehicle. In addition, each specific vehicle will require a modification as outlined below.
1994-1999 Pontiac Bonneville with Computer Command Ride (CCR)
The feedback strut/shock assemblies are still available for these vehicles. However, if the customer desires to reduce the repair expense, the following steps may be taken to allow installation of non-feedback assemblies and the disabling of the malfunction indicator lamps.
This is a stand alone system. Remove the CCR module, which is located under the carpeting beneath the driver'* seat.