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Old 01-20-2013, 06:30 PM   #11
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hey ssei98, can you tell me how you got that block of 4 connectors or so out above the gas pedal out? i tried removing it and i could only remove one screw for the cover over the plugs and it seems loose but i cant get it past the block of connectors connected to the pedals. i see another screw that goes into the aluminum brace with the head facing the front bumper, but with the heater motor thing there i cant get a wrench on it. i can even see the part above this block of 4 connectors. very frustrating. ive removed the black plastic part at the front of the dash with no luck, i think the main dash pad cant be removed and you cant get at it by removing the cluster. any help is greatly appreciated im very frustrated and cold and my dash is currently in 50 pieces.
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50 piecs huh!! when you get it to 125 let me know, thats when you are getting close! I will try to help you through this.
Just to confirm. You are looking at Delco part #25684395 I got it at Rock Auto on some kind of clearance price ( about $30) They looked at me like I had three ears when I talked to them about this at O'riely'*, Advanced and Auto Zone.
I had the factory service manual on CD when I did this. I would not consider doing it without teh manual. I read it, reread it then looked at teh dash then went back to the manual again and again. Every time I deviated from teh exact sequence in teh manual I regretted it. You end up taking things apart that are not neccesary. Teh electronic version of the manual has all kinds of links that take you to other parts of the manual to help you figure it out. The bad part aboiut the manual I have is its hard to print off the pages you want. I bought it on E-bay for about $20.00. You must load it on you harddrive to use it.
When you remove teh steering colum be sure to use the J-42640 anti rotation tool otherwise you will release the clock spring in the air bag mechanism. ( Don't ask me how I know!)
Sorry, I did not take pictures. I could never think to take photos during the day and at night it was too dark to get a good image.
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thanks alot for the reply, greg! i actually drove to a dealer about 40 miles away today and got the part for $40. little more cash, but i need my car back on the road... like yesterday. i almost cried when i got in the girlfriends cold car today in the nice warm 4*F. i miss my remote start anyway, i think im going to try and tackle it tomorrow, hopefully without having to remove the steering column. the only reason i have faith in not having to drop it is this youtube video.


i think its funny, my taillight strip video is one of the recommended vids at the end. haha
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Wow, ridiculous how they ran wire loom & then buried the flasher to be that difficult to access.
I wonder if it would be possible to order some sort of electrical extension wire with connectors to drop it down for easier installation next time?
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Wow, ridiculous how they ran wire loom & then buried the flasher to be that difficult to access.
I wonder if it would be possible to order some sort of electrical extension wire with connectors to drop it down for easier installation next time?
i suppose if you were good with a soldering iron you could rig up your own with the old module and the pigtail cut out of a donor car. or just cut all the wires and add extensions..... neither of which i am qualified or wish to do in the near future. lol
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I think I would search out the type of male & female connectors . Hopefully these connectors would be available from the after market & build one.
By the way this flasher is it just for the turn signals or did it stop the 4 ways from working as well?
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ill make a vid when i tackle my car tomorrow, but my situation my left turn signal (it always tends to be the left in all the stories ive read on the net) will stick on solid after intermittently flashing without blinking the lights and now my hazards only flash the right turn signals, even though the left turn signal will work for about 5 clicks before it sticks on.

but supposedly the same box controls both, so it should fix my problem with both.
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I am eager to see how it works out for you, I can't see how he got to it without removing teh aluminum sub assembly. I really hope for your sake it works out.
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well, heres the vid for anyone with this problem in the future. if need be i suppose i can put this into text for a write up. excuse a) my nasty messy car and b) me stumbling over my words. haha

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Great Job Jason. Please let me not do that anytime soon to my PA applies!
Question?- Do you only need to remove the lower kick panel then to access flasher and..?
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