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#2315 of 2501 Chevrolet Venture Rear Entertainment System
Aug 04, 2007 (8:56 am)
Hello. Does anyone know where I can get a wiring schematic for the Chevrolet Venture WB-Edition rear entertainment system with the DVD player(2003)? My DVD acts like it's playing but the screen doesn't activate. I got the screen to activate one time but all it showed was a blue screen & the words "reading...". I assume the DVD player was trying to read the DVD, but never played anything. IF I HAD A WIRING DIAGRAM/SCHEMATIC FOR THIS SYSTEM I COULD MOST LIKELY REPAIR IT. IF I CAN FIGURE OUT THE PROBLEM (I have an electronics engineering degree) I WOULD BE MORE THAN HAPPY TO POST THE REPAIR HERE FOR ANYONE ELSE TO SEE SO THEY COULD REPAIR THIER OWN REAR ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM (NOT THROW THEIR WALLET TO DELPHI TO REPAIR IT.) THANKS.
#2316 of 2501 Re: Chevrolet Venture Rear Entertainment System [punishergto]
Aug 07, 2007 (5:11 pm)
I'm sorry - I don't have the schematic you're looking for, but I do have a 2002 WB with the same problem. We can get certain movies to play (Any old Scooby Doo animated discs will play), but most of our movies will not. We either get "reading" on the screen, or nothing. I am now using a portable DVD player plugged into the van's system to bypass the picky van DVD. When we first got the van new in '02, it would play anything. It seems like it got pickier as the years passed. If you can figure out a fix, please let us know. Thanks and good luck!
#2317 of 2501 Rear DVD problems
Aug 08, 2007 (6:17 am)
I might suggest to you both that your dvd player is working fine, but the disc you put in them has a different coding than was used in 2002-2003. As I understand it (from having problems like yours on my home dvd player) some older dvd's are recorded/formatted in "+R" while all newer (since 2002) are recorded in "-R". Some early dvd players only play dvd's recorded in "+R", thus you have a problem when you put in a dvd formatted in "-R" into an older player that only plays "+R". I hope this makes sense. Good luck.
#2318 of 2501 FUEL LEAKS
Sep 04, 2007 (6:44 am)
I have recently noticed a strong fuel odor when starting the engine on my 2002 Venture. Yesterday I finally got a chance to look under the vehicle and noticed fuel leaking from a canister under the driver's door. I am assuming that this is an in-line fuel filter. Has anyone else seen this same issue and is it a relatively easy fix?
Sep 11, 2007 (7:56 am)
I own a 2001 Venture Warner Brothers Edition. I would like to change the stock VCP to a DVD player. Does anyone know where to buy a direct replacement and what the cost may be?
I bought the van new and it has been very good. One thing that may benefit others is that the A/C was not blowing much air recently. If you switched it to max it was very slow. I tried everything to fix it and all to no avail. That is until I replaced the cabin filters in the glove compartment for the first time. By the way, this was just this past summer. Hope this helps someone.
#2320 of 2501 Whistling noise from Airconditioner
Sep 12, 2007 (6:40 pm)
Hi, I have a 2003 Venture, which has been working great. The only major expense has been to replace the factory tires at 14,000 kms.
The last two summers, it has developed a noise from the airconditioner. It started off last year as a loud moaning noise that lasted 10-20 seconds after you shut the A/C or engine off. It only happened during hot, humid days. I reported it to them when the vehicle was under warranty, but I couldn't show them the problem. (It was erratic then).
This summer, the noise has gotten worse, both volume-wise and by the length. Now it lasts over 20 seconds. It's also more consistent on hot days.
I took it back to the dealership. (Golden Mile, Toronto). As luck would have it, I couldn't show it to them. The mechanic didn't seem surprised to hear the description. He thinks it 's normal, something due to the releasing of pressure.
Has anyone seen anything similar? Advice?
#2321 of 2501 Re: Whistling noise from Airconditioner [sandyriver]
Sep 12, 2007 (7:56 pm)
This is normal due to the refrigerant pressures changeing after the compressor is shut off.
#2322 of 2501 Re: Whistling noise from Airconditioner
Sep 16, 2007 (5:08 am)
Thanks acgriff. That gels with the service technician's theory. I asked because the sound is very loud and a little alarming.
#2323 of 2501 Re: DVD player [kevin67]
Sep 16, 2007 (10:17 am)
Hey, me too. I have a 2003 Venture with the WB package & I need a factory DVD player. The DVD units are probably exactly the same. Mine came with a DVD but it doesn't work properly. It reads & reads the DVD but very rarely activates the overhead screen. I was told GM could fix it but they would have to send it off to Delphi & it would cost me $800 - $1200! No thanks. If you find someplace that sells the DVD player please let me know. Likewise I will tell you as soon as I find where to get one. Thanks.
Sep 24, 2007 (10:59 pm)
I very rarely used my rear wiper on my 2000 Venture. It didn't work when I last tried to use it. Looked in my Haynes manual on how to remove the rear panel. No problem. The shaft of the wiper arm was corroded and binding in the housing that takes it thru the rear window. I disconnected the electrical connector from the wiper motor and drilled a hole in the shaft housing and put WD-40 in and moved the shaft back and forth with pliers to free it. I then drilled a larger hole and put in a zerks grease fitting. I let the motor dangle from a piece of wire while it was connected to the electrical connector. I ran the motor and pumped in grease until it came out both ends of the shaft. Took out the zerks grease fitting. Everything better than new! More lube in it now than from the factory. After seeing how it is made..you also could just take off the wiper arm and the nut and drill a hole in the shaft just before the shaft housing enters the rear window..and put motor oil in that way. It would save having to take off the rear panel. This could be done as preventative measure.