welcome to the club
ok lets see what we can do.......
''''1. "Ride Quality" selector, near the shifter. Pushing the buttons does nothing of notice. Both are lit like they are selected. Should this be a "one-or-the-other" type thing, or is mine OK?''''
i think if they're both lit ''lights'' , there is something wrong. i have a 94 ssei and u can only choose one
of course ur talking about ''perform ride'' and ''normal ride'' right? i'm sure someone else here can help u with that but it doesn't sound normal......
''''2. no light in my "Traction Control" selector in the same area. Granted that there is the indicator in the digital dash that tells me when that is turned off, but wondering if the pushbutton should light up as well? ''''
Most likley a burnt out bulb.
''''3. console lid release button is busted. Seems to have been wiped out when the car got it'* "thorough" cleaning from the selling dealer. Seems like a simple enough thing to repair, I figured I'd tackle it rather than mess with the dealer and try and convice them that they were responsible, since I have no proof that it wasn't that way on out inital test drive. Source for latch ***'y. maybe?? ''''
I think there is a easy fixer upper for this one in ''TECHNIFO'' if i'm not mistaken, but just to let u know , 9 out of 10 break!!!!!!!! mine was broken when i bought it , but the previous owner used velcro. i didn't like it so i scored one from a junkyard! it'* not just the latch, it'* the whole inner piece u need.
'''5. power antenna is a little flaky. like pretty much every other GM power antenna that I have ever had, actually. Looks easily swappable, just curious if I have bad luck, or are these prone to having problems. Seems to stick before the last segment is retracted. A little pressure on it, and it does go all the way down on it'* own though. '''
sprayed mine with WD-40 , seems to be working fine now
'''6. What'* the story on these power seats? reliable? All my buttons seem to do something, but dang, ther sure are a lot of them!!!! '''''
VERY comfy , but all my lumbar buttons do not work
I occasionally get the "brake" light on the dash lighting up. Seems to mostly happen in "stop-and-go" situations. The light will come on briefly after letting go of brake pedal and pressing the accelerator. brakes seem to work great though. Visual inspection didn't really show me anything that LOOKED wrong, at least to me. This is my first car with ABS, so I'm a little intimidated by that.''''
sounds to me you're low on brake fluid . if there was a problem with ur ABS , the ''ABS'' light would have came on
as for scanning , u need a computer i think.
good luck bud