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#490 of 519 Re: fuel gauge problem.... help... [bowfan]
Jan 03, 2010 (11:22 am)
I used a 8" long drill bit I got 15 years ago at Wright Hardware in Costa Mesa
CA so I also made it 1/8" drill size ,I like the plug idea I might use it.. My hole is so
small that it only the size of paper clip. If my gas gets under 1/4 tank it does
the same thing over and over again so I keep the paper clip in the junk box between
the seats. Has anyone had to replace or repair the cup holder yet? Has anyone
got the oil pressure read out un working? 99 Park Ultra
#491 of 519 Re: fuel gauge problem.... help... [ggeeoo]
Jan 03, 2010 (11:26 am)
>Has anyone got the oil pressure read out un working?
What does the oil pressure do? A common failure of the sender is to peg the unit or give a readout of 120 psi on the DIC. The sender screws in above the oil filter on the normally aspirated 3800s.
You might do troubleshooting by removing the wire or wires at the sender.
#492 of 519 Re: Vibration [jereo]
Jan 03, 2010 (11:39 am)
Wow, I just started experiencing the vibration ,The car original tires were Goodyear.
What type size are you using ? At the moment I have a mishmash of 3 different
brands. I thought it might be the shocks. I will try the Michelin's..
#493 of 519 Re: fuel gauge problem.... help... [imidazol97]
Jan 03, 2010 (11:43 am)
Been there done that and replaced the switch no help. I have been told it more than likely at DIC or instrument panel short. Next time I see a 99 junker maybe I will
grab the entire panel. Now that I have visited this great forum I now how to remove it!
#494 of 519 Re: Window and Ashtray, Park Avenue, 1998 [buickman3]
Jan 03, 2010 (12:01 pm)
# 3 happened to me too. I also went into the door and found the broken pot metal
finger the actuates the rod that interfaces with the door latch. In my process the
latch lock male part in the door. I simply drilled a small hole into the pot metal
of the outside door handle and screwed a brass screw I had in my junk can. Used
Electrical tape to make the lever the right outside demension. Mechanically that
metal finger broke because the door latch was dying . The Door Latch is manufactured
with two parts sandwiched together the actuator helt together by 2" rivets. The Actuator can be bought at auto-zone for 19.00. You can drill out the rivets than
attach the actuator by 2" threaded stove bolts and nuts 1/8". Plug in the plugs
and attach the lock done. In my case the actuator the ELECTRICAL part died
the door latch was fine. I do not like to paint and match because the diamond
white triple coat is a bear to get right.
#495 of 519 Re: Garage Opener [gregb183]
Jan 03, 2010 (9:14 pm)
I just hold my remote ,point it toward the homelink press the buttom front garage door
1 middle for gate and rear for garage door two. Hit the reset button on DIC and it is done. If you wish I can scan the original owners manual for you.
Feb 25, 2010 (12:55 pm)
Can anyone tell me how to resest the Tire Pressure Monitoring System? I had a flat that I fixed a week ago. All the tires are at 32 psi and the system is still telling me that "tire pressure is low". I tried to hit the reset button to the left of the steering wheel but it does nothing! I bought the car in June of 09 with 122,000 miles on it and it did not come with a manual. Any help would be great, thanks in advance. P.S. shortly after buying the car I had to have the ckp sensor replaced. And because of the GREAT advice here knew exactly what was wrong. Thanks guys.
#497 of 519 Re: 2000 BPA TPMS [bpafriend]
Feb 25, 2010 (1:35 pm)
When the driver information center is showing the tire pressure, push the reset button and hold for about 5 seconds. It should reset that way.
Sign up at http://www.gm.com/gmownercenter/gm/ and you can read the owner manual on there. I tried to download one but haven't been successful.
After you register your vehicle, which you can do without VIN number, just make year etc., it has a little text area to let you download a pdf of the owner manual.
The manual is free. Do not pay for it anywhere.
You can send an email address to my email and I'll send the downloaded manual to you. Click on my user name at top of this post and read my profile; the email is at the end.
#498 of 519 Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Feb 26, 2010 (3:51 am)
The tire pressure monitoring system uses the ABS wheel speed sensors to tell if one wheel is starting to spin faster than the others (which would occur if the tire pressure gets low). As a result, I believe you're supposed to reset it when the car is moving in a straight line, i.e. on the highway, so the computer can get the baseline data from the wheel sensors. With the tire pressure monitoring message displayed, hold down the reset button until it resets.
#499 of 519 Noice in Dash
Feb 26, 2010 (4:27 am)
I just purchased a 99 park avenue and there is a noice in the dash that sounds like someone is pumping up a blood pressure monitor. It will do it for about a minute and then stop. Any ideas about this problem?