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Chevrolet Tracker, Suzuki Sidekick, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Suzuki Vitara, SUV
#1660 of 1845 How-to? disable Daytime running lights
Feb 10, 2008 (7:15 am)
I just got a 2000 Chevy Tracker. I am not in favor of DRL. Being a responsible driver, I am more than capable of activating my headlights at each and every situation that it is beneficial to activate my headlights.
I've done some searching for instructions on how to disable DRL, but found no clear answers.
Is there anyone out there familiar with the 2000 Chevy Tracker that can assist in instructing me how to disable DRL?
I know I can pull the parking brake up a notch, but is there a (relatively simple or difficlut) way to permanently provide me alone, as the captain of the ship, with the hefty responsibility of turning on my headlights when needed?
And more importantly... turning them off.
Thank you in advance,
#1661 of 1845 Re: Great in Snow!
Feb 17, 2008 (7:09 am)
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#1662 of 1845 Re: How-to? disable Daytime running lights [huckflinn]
Feb 17, 2008 (7:11 am)
Here is the link I used to get info about disabling my lights.
The Suzuki Vitara is a sister car to the Tracker and here are the instructions they gave for that vehicle.
1. Unplug the DRL module located under the dash to the right of the steeering column. It's a small silver box with a multi pin plug in its side, pretty obvious.
2. Lift the circular light sensor on the right side of the dash. Unplug it. Don't drop the plug into the dash. Retain it and be sure to secure it with a string attached to the sensor housing so it can be recovered if need be, and does not rattle
Easy as that!
Here is another link directed toward a 2001 Tracker.
Hope this helps.
#1663 of 1845 Re: Electric Fan? [msbehavior]
Feb 17, 2008 (3:03 pm)
I have a 2000 Tracker which has been a fun and reliable vehicle.
Recently I had problem with the fan seizing up, and I went to the dealership and the elecrtic fan, which he indicated cools the engine and also defrosts the inside windows needs replacement. At this time, he told me that he pulled the relay switch plug and informed me that it would need to be fixed before the weather gets too warm, since it needs to cool down the engine. (I live in Wisconsin). He also informed me that it would cost about 600.00. Has anyone have this issue, and is the cost accurate. Please advise.
#1664 of 1845 Re: Electric Fan? [trackergal]
Feb 18, 2008 (4:34 am)
A few things you should know. First, the electric fan has nothing to do with cooling the engine per say. The tracker has a belt driven fan behind the radiator that draws air across the radiator for engine cooling. The electric fan only goes on when the air conditioning is on, to push more air across the a/c condenser. Now one may say that when the a/c is on the elctric fan helps cool the engine, but in reality it doesnt.
His comment about the fan defrosts the the inside windows is also not really correct. When you turn on the defroster, the a/c compressor runs at temperatures above 30F, and again when the a/c is on so is the electric fan, but in itself it does not defrost the windows.
Now as for your fan replacement.....I would try a Suzuki dealer to see what their cost is for a Vitara fan, as it is the same vehicle. Other option would be, as I did with my wife's minivan, is take the fan off, and take it to an electric motor shop and see if they can rebuild it. I had the minivan fan rebuilt for $ 105 and a new one from Ford was $400. The other thing you may try is to lubricate the fan motor if it is seized due to dry bearings. The fan motor is not as "liquid tight" as one would think, and driving on the roads in Wisconsin, I would think that salt spray from the road over time would find its way into the motor and could cause it to seize up. I would try some spray lubrican like WD 40 etc, and spray it inside the motor through any opening you can find, let it sit for a while, start the car and turn on te a/c and see if the an runs. Keep in mind that in cooler weater the a/c will run for a short time and then due to low suction pressure it will shut off, pressure will rise, compressor will run again for a short time and shut off.
Hope this helps you, and if you have any oter questions, feel free to ask.
#1666 of 1845 Tire upgrade
Mar 20, 2008 (6:29 am)
Is there a problem putting 205/75/15's on my LT
when it calls for 205/70/15's?
Mar 28, 2008 (6:35 pm)
hey all, newbie here. i just purchased a 1999 chevy tracker base model. i think i got a decent deal out of it, i got it for 4k and it had 86k miles and the body was in really good condition, new breaks and tires too.. BUT my question the motor seems to vibrate a bit to much to my liking, just wondering would it could be? im planning to do a tune up in a few weeks, i have already added fuel injector cleaner to see if that would help but it didnt or maybe im not noticing. i also bought some slick 50 fuel system and it says it smooths out some of the ruffness in idling so i will give that a go also... but any thoughts and tips would be great.. thanks
#1668 of 1845 Re: hey all [cheech73]
Mar 28, 2008 (7:57 pm)
Make sure you follow the service recommendations in the owners' manual. I picked up a 2004 Tracker with 40,173 miles a year ago, and since performing most (except the trans case and transmission fluid changes) of the service recommended, I've had no problems with the car at all. Also, I was amazed how much junk came out when I had the fuel injection system cleaned out. The difference was quite noticable afterwords, not to mention the massive plume of grey smoke while it was being done.
#1669 of 1845 Re: hey all [cheech73]
Apr 04, 2008 (3:23 pm)
I personally wouldnt use any of tha slick50 or any other engine treatment. if you go to the ftc.gov. you will read that slick50 along with others have gotten sued for their claims of what their product does. As long as you are running a good engine oil there is no need for a addtive. I have read where outside addtives can cause the oil to break down soon than expected..
also make sure you dont have a busted motor mount!