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Old 04-05-2005, 11:01 PM   #21
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I read my manual to find out what the heck that thing on the inside d/* of my truck was.....can you believe we have locking gas tank doors??????

Tooooo many coool things...tooo many freakin things to break
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can you believe we have locking gas tank doors??????
Yup. It'* cool to hear the car lock down using the remote, too: It'* a two-stage lockdown. First you hear the doors, then a half-second later the filler door locks separately:

*clunk*-*WHOP*

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Naah... You'll be fine. Mine'* been really reliable and I've had it nine years. My next project is going to be cleaning the HUD rheostat; in the past week the display'* been flickering out on me unless I nudge the dimmer slider _just_ right...
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My manual is beat to heck and Ebay has the originals...some still in the plastic. Pretty cheap...I think $15
Go to www.helminc.com I bought a brand new Factory Service manual set for $30, and an owners manual with information CD for $10.
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I kinda felt slighted by that GMlink. I was all excited about registering my car, and it only goes back to 92. What a bunch of jerks.

The gadgetry is surprisingly reliable. Almost all that crazy crap still works in my '89, it was so ahead of its time. People always get this suprised look on thier face when they see the inside of my car.

And also, check this persons site occaisionally. They often have Bonne FSM'* and manuals on the cheap. I got mine for $9.99US + shipping. Worth every penny.
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I kinda felt slighted by that GMlink. I was all excited about registering my car, and it only goes back to 92. What a bunch of jerks.
Actually I thought it only went back to _'93_... and I still couldn't register my car! I guess there'* something in the format of a '93 VIN that it doesn't recognize, because every time I tried to type it in, I'd get some vague error message about how _new_ car VINs can take 4-6 weeks to get into the system, etc. Apparently it didn't know what it was being given (and yes, I know about the hazards of confusing O with 0, etc.).
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Thanks for the tips on manuals. Mine are on the way! Can never go wrong having the book. (At the very worst it'll keep you warm in the winter )

I'm finding nearly everything works great and seems like it will forever. Had a reading light in the back seat out...arrrrgh..no one seems to have the bulb. My temp, oil and boost gauges suffer the usual mentioned in techinfo. Gotta take them apart again and my steering wheel buttons need to be redone.

Think I'm venturing to my semi local boneyard again for spares of these parts. Gauge cluster on way already.

Getting ready for the lights and radio. Found kenwoods KDC-MPV8025, looks like it would be great since it'll do 67 colors. It'll have the red.
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Had a reading light in the back seat out...arrrrgh..no one seems to have the bulb.
Hmm. I have the same problem with one of mine, only it'* the slide switch that'* the problem. If I thump on it, it'll come back on.

I don't know what bulb number you need, but I've had pretty good luck with the selection at Meijer stores. Wal-Mart used to be pretty good, too, but now they seem to be phasing out the older bulb numbers.
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Andy - the bulb is dealer only HR12V8W...but now I have like 5 of them if anyone needs.

Back to the topic here. Have we figured out this headlight switch yet? I am assuming not yet. It turns on properly but won't turn off the parking lights.

After finding my parking light section of my swtich and connector melted (yeah, pretty bad...flames weren't far away) I'd probably suggest pulling the switch to double check it.
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Andy - the bulb is dealer only HR12V8W...but now I have like 5 of them if anyone needs.
Hmmm... I assume that indicates 12 volts, 8 watts, and "HR" is the envelope designation. All that'* missing is an industry interchange number that would allow you to shop around.

Dare I ask how much those bad boys cost you?

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Back to the topic here. Have we figured out this headlight switch yet? I am assuming not yet. It turns on properly but won't turn off the parking lights.

After finding my parking light section of my swtich and connector melted (yeah, pretty bad...flames weren't far away) I'd probably suggest pulling the switch to double check it.
Heck, yeah, swap out the switch for a new or junqueyarde replacement and see if that helps. Instructions are in TechInfo:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=39
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Sorry guys, really haven't been on top of this. Been building an addition on my house and with work and everything have had little time to even sleep. Pulling the switch sounds like a good idea, I'll see what it looks like.

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