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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 02-09-2004, 12:34 AM   #11
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That all fits how my car behaves except that I don't get the brief fast chime if I leave the parking brake on; I get the slow steady Bong...Bong...Bong thing that goes constantly, the same warning I got when the master cylinder had sprung a leak, but I guess sometimes they just reprogram the software as a running change...
that is weird when my master Cylinder wea leaking my car would chime after it traveled 50 feet but it was the fast ding.ding.ding as apposed to the check gagues ding....ding....ding
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add one more person to this list mine did it too, the part was like 15 bux at autozone if i remember right
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that is weird when my master Cylinder wea leaking my car would chime after it traveled 50 feet but it was the fast ding.ding.ding as apposed to the check gagues ding....ding....ding
Okay, we are getting way too many dings (dingalings?) in this conversation...

When the DIC detects that Something Bad has happened and wants to alert you (e.g. Low Fuel, Check Gauges, etc.), it does a rapid four dings, and then stops: DingDingDingDing. That'* the fastest you'll hear.

There are also slower speeds of chiming for different occasions, like if you left the lights on or if the brake fluid is low (I can't remember right now exactly how it plays those), but none of those will time out until the error condition is corrected.

Oh, hey, I found something else in the manual last night that I forgot to mention: Supposedly there is a Turn Signal Warning, for when you leave your turn signal on by mistake. It'* supposed to start chiming at you if the car has traveled 3/4 of a mile with the turn signal on. That'* news to me. Anyone ever seen that? I had never heard of that on a Pontiac before and I'm thinking it was something that never actually made it into production, like the 4-wheel steering option (which has a warning light for it in the gauge cluster even though it was never built). I'm going to try driving down a back road this evening with the turn signal on and see if that does anything.
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Mine does it. I had to do it deliberately to check. With the HUD, it'* impossible to accidentally leave them on. Right in the line of site, to either side of the speed display.
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Mine does it. I had to do it deliberately to check. With the HUD, it'* impossible to accidentally leave them on. Right in the line of site, to either side of the speed display.
Kewl. I'm going to try mine tonight when I get off the train. (I just skimmed the PDF version of the '93 owner'* manual again and I can't find any reference to that at all, although I couldn't find much explanation of the chime function anyway.)

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FIRST, just check the fluid in your master cyl.. mine was a little low and i filled it back up and the light went off and has been off for about 2 months now. Yall are right, that chime is enough to bother the mess out of anyone!
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Mine does it. I had to do it deliberately to check. With the HUD, it'* impossible to accidentally leave them on. Right in the line of site, to either side of the speed display.
Bummer: I tried this last night (it'* hard to find an uninterrupted 3/4 mile of driving where you can leave the turn signal on without someone else on the road thinking you're a moron, or pulling in front of you thinking you're going to turn, etc.), but after driving over a mile with the turn signal on, I got no warnings, chime, nothing. Guess I'll have to put this in the same category as the four-wheel steering option.

So when you got yours to do that, what was the warning like? Was this a '93 SSEi or what?
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Crap.....that might have been my 94 Roadmaster. I can't remember for sure. You might want to try for more than 3/4 of a mile. Look like an idiot for longer

I'll give mine a whirl again on the way home from work (if nobody is following me)
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Crap.....that might have been my 94 Roadmaster. I can't remember for sure.
Well, the service manual mentions it, and I've found very few other mistakes in that book, but this looks like a case where they're re-using text in multiple manuals for multiple cars and overlooked this detail. I don't remember seeing an RPO code for this feature or a troubleshooting table specifically for it either.

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You might want to try for more than 3/4 of a mile. Look like an idiot for longer
Hmmm. My wife measures my idiocy by time rather than mileage...

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I'll give mine a whirl again on the way home from work (if nobody is following me)
You want to mainly watch out for people looking to pull out in front of you, thinking you're going to turn into their street instead...
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