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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy XL, Isuzu Ascender, Oldsmobile Bravada, SUV
#10053 of 18329 Re: TSB inquiry
Feb 09, 2003 (10:17 am)
"Does anyone have the details of this TSB available to them?
02-08-64-024; Discoloration/Fading of Door Glass Molding; 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Oldsmobile Bravada"
Subject:Discoloration/Fading of Door Glass Molding
Models:2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, TrailBlazer EXT 2002 GMC Envoy, Envoy XL 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada
Some of the above listed vehicles may exhibit spotting, discoloration, fading, low gloss or a dirty appearance of the door glass belt molding and window channel weather strip. This may be due to exposure to the elements.
Apply rubbing alcohol to a clean shop towel and clean the moldings. Let air dry. This will remove any dirt or contaminants from the moldings.
Apply Armor All to a clean shop towel and wipe the molding with even pressure. Allow to air dry.
This procedure may have to be repeated after the vehicle is washed or when the moldings look spotty or discolor.
Do not apply Armor All to the inside of the window channel.
If Armor All should contact the glass, clean it off or it will streak the glass.
*We believe this source and their products to be reliable. There may be additional manufacturers of such products. General Motors does not endorse, indicate any preference for or assume any responsibility for the products from this firm or for any such items which may be available from other sources.
#10054 of 18329 Questions about brush guard, and TSB details.
Feb 09, 2003 (1:33 pm)
To cmack4, thank you for pointing out the missing air dam, I was too honeymooned to notice. I'll take some close up pictures of the four mounting points for you. They should be up by the time you read this near the bottom of the pics page.
Well looks like I need to chew on someone's rear end at the dealership. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, but last time I looked at an install sheet for brush guards your supposed to cut the air dam to accommodate the brush guard. Not completely remove it. Watch them try to pull the old sorry we threw it in the trash. Does anyone know the part number for the Bravada's front air dam by chance? I tried looking at gmpartsdirect to no avail. I just wanted to know how much one cost to throw it in the accessory manager's face. If not, no need to put much effort into searching for it as I'll call the dealership's part's dept. Monday morning to find out. I'd put the install sheet up if I had one, but the accessory manager claimed he didn't get one and had to have one faxed to him, which will probably be his excuse for removing the air dam. Sorry if I'm jumping up on the old soap box over this, but this burns me up considering it took 11 months of me poking and prodding plus hand delivering the manufacture and part numbers several times to get the darn brush guard from the dealership.
To redline65, I suppose if we ever needed to deal with some "Starship Troopers" size bugs, it would deal with them real quick :') but I believe it's intended for vegetation and such in off road situations. It also provides superior protection for your headlights and grille. With this one being stainless steel and such it's more of a cosmetic enhancement for me. Don't get me wrong, it's built strong enough to serve it's intended purpose, I'm just not likely to use it for that. I just like the visual impression it gives, plus I noticed in my previous Explorer, people tend to get the he# out of my way in the fast lane on the highway a little bit more with a brush guard:')
To bobbies, the clear anodized Side Steps are a GM product. Part #12497680. Check out GM Parts Direct for pricing. If you do an advanced search on them here, you'll probably see them discussed quite a bit. You can also get them in all black. You can get them from your dealership at a price premium from the parts department, Vaseline not included, extra charge will be applied :')
Thanks for the TSB details nuyorkah, their solution is how I've been handling it. To bad there's no permanent solutions. Gotta love them UV rays.
#10055 of 18329 2002 Bravada accessories catalog.
Feb 09, 2003 (2:41 pm)
Just to let those who are interested know, I've added scans of the official GM accessories catalog for the 2002 Bravada to my site. It's on the parts page. Good old gmgoodwrench.com still doesn't have it on their page so I couldn't include a PDF of it. I got the catalog mailed to me a long time ago, I just neglected to add it to the site. There's nothing new to speak of that I noticed in the catalog.
Feb 09, 2003 (4:37 pm)
Hello all here is the problem I lease a 2002 Trailblazer LT EXT . I was driving and a rock hit the windshield . There is a very tiny crack in it now and I wanted to know since there is no glass coverage do I have to take it to a GM dealership to have it fixed? I know that it has to be fixed before I turn the truck in but does anyone know if I can have it fixed else where? And would it affect the ON-Star in the rear view mirror? Is that attached through the glass? Only asking because before the truck I had a Chevy Venture and the attena for the raido was in the windshield. If anyone can help with some information that would be helpful let me know. Also another quick question on the rear of the truck around the linsce plate housing the black sealing seems to be peeling can anyone tell me if they have had this problem and if it goes to the dealership how long does it take to have it fixed? thanks for all your help
#10057 of 18329 RE 10008 - Buying mud guards and bug deflector for TBLZ EXT by tjpush
Feb 09, 2003 (7:57 pm)
www.gmpartsdirect.com to buy gm parts thru the mail
Note - The part numbers below are for TB EXT models. Contrary to what GM says, you can install the front mudguards with the factory running boards (BVE) on the TB Ext (I had no problems).
Rear mudguards (molded) with chevy bowtie P/N 12497609
Front mudguards (molded) with chevy bowtie P/N
(Each set was $20.30 + handling)
I went with the front bra and hood cover set instead of the bug deflector. That's P/N 12497817
($61.60) for any Trailblazer
Feb 09, 2003 (8:16 pm)
If it's a "new" crack and small (say, quarter size or so), check out one of the "windshield doctor" places. They will even come to you and glue a fix in place and it's barely noticeable. Don't wait long though - it works better the newer the crack is. Put some scotch tape over the crack if you can't get it checked for a few days.
I had one done and my insurance paid for it (~$35). I don't think the dealer will ding you for having this done when you turn the Trailblazer in either.
#10059 of 18329 2004 TB EXT Specs released
Feb 09, 2003 (8:23 pm)
Here some highlights of changes to come to 2004 TB EXT models:
• Light Oak and Medium Oak interiors
• Exterior color: (11U) Pewter and (58U) Sandalwood
• New Packaging
• New exterior colors: (67U) Light Silver Metallic, (44U) Medium Red Metallic and (15U) Sandstone Metallic
• (JF4) Electrical adjustable pedals
• (UM8) Navigation radio
• (U2K) XM Satellite radio
• Light Cashmere Cloth reclining bucket seats
• Light Cashmere Premium Two-tone leather seating surfaces
• (N74) 17" wheels (The North Face Edition)
• (N75) 17" wheels (TrailBlazer EXT)
• Last door locking feature: system operates when last door is closed
#10060 of 18329 fading of door glass molding
Feb 10, 2003 (6:56 am)
I came across something for the door glass molding fading problem that works well for me. I tried Mother's Back to Black, it works pretty well but was difficult to apply smoothly and is a bit of a mess if you get it on the paint, or the windows. Try the Turtle Wax colored wax for black vehicles. It was even easier for me as my Envoy is black, no worries about getting it on the paint. I don't think it would show on other colors if you get a bit on the paint, but you might want to try it in an inconspicuous place first. I had the molding on my list to have the dealer look at, this worked well enough for me to take it off my list, and I am pretty picky. It does not leave a real glossy appearance, just smooths out the fading and makes it look as it did originally. I just apply it like normal wax. Lasts for quite a while too.
Feb 10, 2003 (7:49 am)
monstersinc - How about a tire pressure monitoring system? Isn't the government requiring these soon?
#10062 of 18329 re: fading of door glass molding
Feb 10, 2003 (8:36 am)
silicone grease - case closed!
It's somewhat of a pain to apply, but lasts much longer than Back to Black.