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#10501 of 18329 Wandering OSRV Mirrors - Need your help!
Mar 10, 2003 (4:40 pm)
Sorry for the lengthy post, but I need help from owners on this board. Iím trying to diagnose a wandering OSRV mirror problem on my 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada.
Background: I initially experienced the OSRV mirror problem with my truck about 4 months into ownership. The service department fixed the problem as per TSB 020864008. About 3 months later, the problem reappeared. Again, the service department fixed the problem as per TSB 020864008. About 1 month later, the problem reoccurred for the 3rd time. A few weeks ago, I took the truck in for service and they installed a new software update to address this concern. I know the service department did something, as upon pickup, I found some of my memory presets off (saved mirror position, clock, etc.). I took a few minutes to reset the clock and set my OSRV mirrors. I then saved the settings by holding down #1 memory button and waited for the two beeps.
As I backed the vehicle into the driveway (when I got home), I was startled to find the mirrors pointing down. I quickly realized that curbside assistance was on. I guess that as part of the software upgrade, it automatically enabled this feature. When I moved the gear selector out of reverse, the mirrors moved back into position, sort of. The passenger mirror moved back into the exact saved position, whereas the drivers mirror moved into the right horizontal position, but the vertical position was slightly facing down by about 10-15 degrees (estimating). Iím not sure whether this is the way its suppose to work or not, so I need your help. Please perform the following steps if your vehicle has memory:
1. Enable curbside assistance via the DIC.
2. Place the vehicle into reverse and allow enough time for the mirrors to move into position.
3. Move the gear selector out of reverse. Note whether both OSRV mirrors moved back into the exact saved position.
4. Repeat steps 2 & 3 until youíre confident with your results.
5. Disable curbside assistance via the DIC if thatís your preference.
Please post your results to this board. Include make, model and year and any service history related to the OSRV mirror-wandering problem.
#10502 of 18329 cold temperature and starter on Tripletts
Mar 10, 2003 (4:55 pm)
Has anyone had the starter stay engaged when the temperature is cold (below 10 dg.)and the car is started? Mine stays engaged for about 30 to 60 seconds after the car has started and the key is released.
Mar 10, 2003 (5:24 pm)
I have a 5/02 build Envoy XL SLT with no dead pedal, i never saw an SLT XL that had one. The truck in the car show didn't even have one. So don't feel bad. Maybe they put it in just the regular Envoy for 2002?
#10504 of 18329 A typical problem associated usually with a 12 year old car
Mar 10, 2003 (5:47 pm)
Ficuss writes - Mine (his starter motor) stays engaged for about 30 to 60 seconds after the car has started and the key is released.
I am shocked frankly at such horrible quality control. A 35 thousand dollar vehicle with a bad starter, how pathetic.
My 2003 Envoy makes a blood curdling screech when started on 0 degree mornings for 10 seconds. The dealer logged it in case of reprocussions out of warranty. I wonder if these problems are related? The only reason I haven't mentioned it here is so I don't sound like a whiner. The wife has a 2001 Toyota Camry which is back and forth to the dealer every other month, for an oil change that is. None of this mickey mouse stuff like bad starters, vibrating gas pedals, lazy mirrors, etc... But back to ficuss's problem, Im speechless!
Mar 10, 2003 (6:10 pm)
is it a good idea to get a bra for a 03 tblazer door locks etc. im trying hook my tblazer up since i will have for over 9or 10 yrs any ideas will be appreciated thanks.
#10506 of 18329 Re: Cold Temperature and Starter on Triplets
Mar 10, 2003 (6:55 pm)
That's a serious problem. I hope you took it in immediately.
I can't engage my starter once it's already started, which is a good thing. I've tried it, by mistake, a couple of times. I think it's a great feature.
#10508 of 18329 re:COLD LEFT FOOT by previousamigo
Mar 11, 2003 (1:54 am)
See this post giddens_john Feb 8, 2003 5:04am concerning TSB#01-01-38-014 Heater - Insufficient Heat To Driver's Feet. Check out the pic on my site, and see if your vents under the dash on the drivers side look the same as mine in the picture. If they don't match up then getting the TSB applied would probably help.
Mar 11, 2003 (2:31 am)
I don't see why you couldn't get a bra for the front of your Trailblazer if that's what you want, but I could see a disadvantage or two to the bra. With long term exposure a bra will fade the paint under it at a different rate than the exposed paint. My second and biggest issue with front end bra's is the friction between them and the paint. At a minimum the paint will get scuffed, and at the worst, the bra could rub completely through the paint. So IMHO front end bra's can cause more damage than decrease it.
My solution would be two fold if protection is what your aiming for. First I would consider a product like what Tim has on his Trailblazer called stone gard. You can read more about it at Tim's site. The other protection I would consider is a bug deflector. Oddly enough they seem to protect against rocks better than they do against bugs. GM makes a bug deflector as well as many aftermarket vendors. You can even get a color matching bug deflector from Vent Shade.
Unfortunately I'm unable to understand your reference to the door locks. Could you please clarify.
Mar 11, 2003 (2:52 am)
I was reading your previous post in Edmunds and thought you should know how you can reset your oil life monitor, if you haven't found out by now. Turn your ignition key to the on position, not start, and with the engine off depress your gas pedal 3 times quickly. You do not have to disconnect the battery as was suggested to you.
In fact disconnecting the battery for no good reason can be a bad thing on the triplets, as I seem to remember reading somewhere that doing so can lock up a theft lock factory radio and you would have to pay a dealership to reactivate it.