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Old 08-22-2007, 04:44 AM   #1
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Hi all. I have been a member for a couple of years but haven't really posted prior to this much. I just wanted to take a minute to say thanks for all of the tech related postings!!!! I have a 92 ssei, green (obviously per the user name) purchased it in 94 with 45k on it and I really enjoy the car. Have wrenched for many years but not on computer controlled vehicles. I have had some strange problems with this car off and on and in most cases couldn' do a darn thing about them until I ran across the Bonneville site. I did fix a couple really menacing things on my own and will share at the end of my thank you letter. At any rate, thanks to Wilren whos data I have used the most along with my factory manuals and also thanks to many others for observations and input that helped too. We fixed leaks, cleaned evaporators, and on and on. Still gotta replace the bearings and the coupler in my "ubercharger" but we will get to it soon.

I am in Bellevue Washington, east of Seattle 10 miles, love performance cars and have mostly owned Pontiacs but love chev big blocks. I currently own 92 ssei, 65 Lemans, 66 Lemans, 67 Firebird 400 and several other less interesting hunks of tin that I will not take time to mention.

A couple of problems I have fixed through my own experimentation that might be helpful.

1. Early on in the ownership of my 92 ssei I had a situation where there were intermittent electrical "happenings" I will call them that used to drive me nuts. Door ajar or trunk ajar or seat belt light or traction off etc etc etc. would light up from time to time for no reason. Tested circuits etc until I was blue in the face. Finally bought the factory service manuals and still no luck. What I eventually found that shed some light and resulted in a fix for all was that I observed corrosion on the aluminum tubes and other aluminum parts in the engine compartment. It brought to mind corrosion problems that occur in boats. I found that from time to time my battery was bubbling electrolyte over the side of the battery which caused a path for low level voltage to leak from the positive terminal over the side of the battery and back to ground. I found this using my digital volt meter. I pulled the battery, cleaned up the metal tray and repainted it, got a plastic boat box, removed the top and discarded it, cut the box to accomodate my cables, got rid of my side posts and voila ! No more intermittent electrical ghosts period.

2. Steering wheel switches gone whacky. Pulled all apart, figured out the specifications for the little dip switches, purchased some of the switches from Allied Electronics, solder the new switches on to the circuit boards and problem fixed. The switches were a few cents each like $.25 Here is the info on the switches.

Go to www.alliedelec.com, in the search box at the top of the page enter the stock number 758-0235 and up will come the switch you need to buy to replace your broken / non functioning steering wheel control switch. You will also need a very small soldering iron used on circuit boards.

Good luck and watch out for Kato...................
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With so many members and guests... we know there are some that simply never post. Glad to hear the board has helped you and it'* awesome to see the part numbers and hear of your fixes.

I'm off to go check out those switches.
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welcome, sounds like you were here before me

here is a direct link to your switches, http://www.alliedelec.com/Search/Pro...CB7C803BAE617F

so you didnt have any problems with the switches being mushy, just that the actual switch quit working? thats a first for me....

What about Kato?
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I've never seen a switch go bad. It'* usually the rubber piece between the button and the switch that goes mushy, preventing switch actuation. Our Techinfo article covers the fix for that.

You're not too far from me. I get up to Seattle a couple times a year, and we have an annual West Coast meet 4 hours south of you.
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I have..when I was working on the peanut butter push buttons. Although the switches are probably rated for a few million pushes in there expected service life. It is probably rare.
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Welcome to BC!

Good to hear from you and glad you posted your fix info! That'* what we really are all about, though the Lounge does get a lot of use too.

and Kato, for you neophytes, is either a reference to Inspector Cluesou'* (Peters Sellers) valet in the Pink Panther movies...or a reference to O.J.* house guest.
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and Kato, for you neophytes, is either a reference to Inspector Cluesou'* (Peters Sellers) valet in the Pink Panther movies...or a reference to O.J.* house guest.
and Kato for you non-Mini-so-tan'* is short for Mankato, which is why I asked
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Well RE: Kato, you guys are thinking to modern day. It was originally a radio show about a legendary crime fighter named the "Green Hornet" and Green Hornet was used because they were supposedly the angriest of the hornet clan. Kato was his chauffeur, body guard, enforcer..... It was on TV a short time when I was a kid but didn't really go anywhere. I have always referred to the Bonne as the Green Hornet so coined it for my username.

I had 3 broken switches on my car. The plunger springs were broken, On the volume switch, it would go to high when you started the car up. Yikes !! the wife was not impressed. Had to pull the radio fuse till I figgered it out.

I will have to try and make it to a meetin" on of these times. Should probably move this chat to the lounge eh?
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Ah! Actually, I do remember the Green Hornet Radio Show. When I was younger, they were rerunning those old shows as classics and I sometimes listened to them. They were great! I also remember "The Shadow".
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Welcome GreenHornet. As you can see we are all a little wacky.


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Ah! Actually, I do remember the Green Hornet Radio Show. When I was younger, they were rerunning those old shows as classics and I sometimes listened to them. They were great! I also remember "The Shadow".
Mike don't you mean your parents would let you stay up late on Friday night to listen to the greenHornet radio broadcast? TV was not on the air then. LOL

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