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#4285 of 4457 side mirror replacement
Nov 30, 2005 (2:58 pm)
After someone took a car, bike, or baseball bat to my passenger side-view mirror, I was lucky enough to find one on ebay for a quarter of the price it would cost me from the Pontiac dealer. However, the dealership won't provide the labor to put on a mirror that they didn't get from the factory. How hard would it be to install it myself? Does anyone know how to do this on a 2003 Grand Prix? I'm a grad student so I'm thrifty, but fairly capable and can follow directions. Help please!
#4286 of 4457 Re: 1999 Grand Prix Climate Control [hammen2]
Dec 01, 2005 (7:08 am)
I have a 1998 with almost the same issue. About 3 weeks back, I had the heat control on mid-low setting and started the car. I started smelling a terrible burning/hot smell. I noticed I couldn't hear the fan spinning anymore. Previous to that, I'd heard the squeak/squeal' in the fan intermittently. Now I can only use the heater control on the max setting.
I don't know if it's just the blower motor that's dead, but maybe also the control board you spoke of. Any ideas? And how tough is it to get the dash apart to replace such a part.
Thanks in advance!
#4287 of 4457 Re: 1999 Grand Prix Climate Control [entourage]
Dec 01, 2005 (12:03 pm)
I don't have a Grand Prix anymore, but if I recall correctly the resistor board is a pretty easy swap - it's right under the glovebox, under the passenger-side dash. The part should between $18-$25. I would imagine any decent Pontiac parts department (not that many around - good luck) would have the part.
Since this board is the problem 90+% of the time the blower motor doesn't work on all speeds, but does on some, I'd suggest swapping it first, then troubleshooting further only if it does NOT fix the problem.
#4288 of 4457 Re: 1999 Grand Prix Climate Control [entourage]
Dec 02, 2005 (6:50 am)
I had a similar problem on my 2000 cougar, my independent mechanic said the max blower operates on a differnet fuse from the lower level blowers therefore if the fuse breaks on the basic fan motor the max blower will continue to operate. I do not remember the cost of repair but I think it was only around $25. The mechanic guessed the problem as soon as I gave him the symptoms.
#4289 of 4457 Re: 1999 Grand Prix Climate Control [hammen2]
Dec 02, 2005 (10:51 am)
Thanks for the reply. I will contact my Pontiac dealer about the part.
Would that resistor board going bad cause that horrendous smell? I was able to switch the fan control to level 4 (5 is MAX) and it would squeal like crazy. I was only able to do that once or twice almost immediately after the 'smell'. Now, nothing.
#4290 of 4457 Re: 1999 Grand Prix Climate Control [lovegto]
Dec 02, 2005 (10:53 am)
So it sounds like there are 2 blowers...a low level and a max.
Am I correct?
Thanks again for the help!
#4291 of 4457 2000 Grand Prix Fuse Issue...
Dec 09, 2005 (10:39 am)
Hi, I just got a used 2000 grand prix, and the dealer did nto give me a manual for the car, When my cigg lighters went out I assumed fuse, after looking under the hood in the fusebox there are no indications for cigg lighter(s). The dealer is supposed to be mailing the manual out to me and I dont have the $$ to buy a new manual. Can anyone help with what fuse # it is for the lighter or is there another fuse box i am unaware of. Thanks in advance
#4293 of 4457 Re: steering column [stnel]
Dec 15, 2005 (4:48 pm)
I am having the same problem. It is hard to describe, but it is like you feel a thud when you turn the steering wheel.
#4294 of 4457 Re: Steering Problems 04 GTP [etcb]
Dec 15, 2005 (4:58 pm)
I am having the same problem. Was the dealer able to fix your problem?