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Old 06-15-2004, 12:37 AM   #1
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I have a 2003 SSEI with 22k. In the last 6 mos. my compass has reset itself 4 times, all with in a mile of my gym (same road). Today, while parking my car at work, I tapped the wall with my front end (barely touched the wall, really!). All of a sudden, my DIC says right rear door ajar. I'm thinking WTF??? I never open that door. Went over and checked, the door was not ajar. I also noticed driving home today that the traffic indicator on the radio was blinking. The station I had it on DOES do the traffic thing and the signal was loud and clear. Are these all random events or did I feed a gremblin after midnight?
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oops I forgot, car is bone stock.
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Just for giggles, have you unplugged your battery and let it sit for a while yet? Sometimes a good reset like a computer*.... can solve the problem
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Possibly bad connections at the battery...? Sometimes you need to scrub the terminals and the wire connectors with a wire brush to make sure all of the surfaces are clean. I'm also wondering if there is a common module to those problems.
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I dont' know if the Bonneville is the same (it should be) but there is a black box under the rear deck of my car that controls the compass, instrument cluster warning lights, keyless entry, etc. If unplugged a lot of different options on the car stop working, including the compass, "door ajar" reminder, keyless entry, and a few other things I'm probably not thinking of. anyway, check to see if you have that module under your rear deck and if the wire harness is loose or not.
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Thanks for the good advice. Good to hear that whatever is going on is minor. Everything seems to be back to normal, but if this happens again I will start by lloking at the battery connections. Custom88, when you say under the rear deck, do you mean in the trunk right behind the rear seat?
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the rear deck is behind the rear seats where the 3.5" and 6x9" speakers lie. I have no clue as to how to remove it though..


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Thanks. Wow that was a brain Fart on my part.
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