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Old 04-28-2013, 12:31 AM   #11
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well looking on the you tubes, i found out that the logic board for the hi beams, and the clicking mech for the brights are both removable from the switch, fairly easily. which is nice because every impy at the local yard is missing the stalk and most other gms have the cruise on the stalk. laurens cruise controls are on the wheel. i think i might get one for my car also. i have to pull the stalk back reallly far for the brights to stay on. enough for the stalk to flex.
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If the shipping didn't take so long, I'd see if I could grab you one. Pretty sure there were a couple impalas that still had them
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that sucks. tomorrow is gonna be a full day for me. its my day off and here the list of i gotta do.

change the oil in my car, my mom and laurens. clean my moms car out and shampoo it, go to the j.y and get stalk parts, install them laurens fender and the rocker cover, install my cars door trim, clean out my car, go to my work and install mirrors on the coworkers truck, go to harbor freight to get a scanner capable of reading abs codes (impy has an abs and trac light. cheapest diagnostic i can find is $80 and harbor freight sells the scanner capable of reading them and clearing them for $100) rotate my and laurens tires, and if i have any time left, wash them and possibly wax them. its gonna be an awesome day off. then back to work on wednesday.
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I have an Actron CP9580 that can be purchased off Ebay for less than $100 if you want an option to the Harbor Freight one. It reads ABS codes, and has a feature called CodeConnect that looks up the most common fixes for any codes you scan. It will also capture and download live scan data. I used it to find a broken wire from the front left WSS speed sensor to the EBCM.
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thanks for the tip roy. turns out harbor freight dont even have the scanner in the ad. talk about bait and switch. i asked the cashier to search every store within 500 miles and there isnt one in stock. not even on the website.
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ive had that a couple times there but the let me get the next higher model for the same price as the cheap one if you ask. unless there isnt one
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I am constantly on the look out for a relatively inexpensive scanner that will read engine, ABS, transmission and body codes. The Actron CP9580 doesn't get me all the way there, but it certainly allowed me to diagnose and correct ABS issues. It actually reads the vehicle'* VIN and automatically determines what the vehicle is and what engine is in it. It also has a feature called CodeConnect that will tell you what the DTC is for and suggest the top three most common fixes, specifically for your car. You can update the CodeConnect data by connecting the scanner to your PC through a USB port and going to Actron'* website. It will also download scans to your computer. It has a battery so it will retain codes and scan data after you disconnect if from the car, until you shut it off.

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I am also in need of a good scanner. Would like to buy one for multiple cars/trucks that does DTC ABS, transmission and body codes. Is it possible to get one for under $300?

I think my Jeep'* turn stalk is on it'* way out too. It is causing my fogs to blink in turns when turn signal activated. Also I discovered water in the right tail light housing. Took bulbs out, hair dryer blowing inside,only to discover the water/condensation is not inside but sandwiched in between the two ply'* of plastic. Hard to believe they did not properly seal in top edges and around, so out came silicone, hoping that fixes it.
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ended up getting a stalk for $25 at the yard yesterday. the fun part is gonna be splicing 2 wires that i had to cut that go up inside the steering column. it was raining hard and the yard was turning into a wamp pretty fast along with my toolbox so i just cut em as long as i could and got outta dodge. im guessing those 2 wires are for the resume/accel and set/decel buttons on the wheel.

also fun fact for those without the wheel cruise buttons: travis told me that if you hold the set button on the end of the stalk, its the same as the decel button on other cars.
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For each press of either the decel or accel buttons increases or decreases the set MPH, by 1 MPH.
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