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Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, GMC Envoy XL, Isuzu Ascender, Oldsmobile Bravada, SUV
#9595 of 18329 re: electrical quirk....
Jan 10, 2003 (11:51 am)
The no dash lights and gauges is due to a glitch in the Cluster itself.
There is a tsb on it for the dealer to re-program the cluster.
Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) Gauges Read Zero at Times, Gauges Inoperative at Times (Reprogram IPC) #02-08-49-004A - (11/01/2002)
Instrument Panel Cluster (IPC) Gauges Read Zero at Times, Gauges Inoperative at Times (Reprogram IPC)
2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer, TrailBlazer EXT
2002 GMC Envoy, Envoy XL
2002 Oldsmobile Bravada
This bulletin is being revised to change the service procedure. Please discard Corporate Bulletin Number 02-08-49-004 (Section 08 -- Body and Accessories).
Some customers may comment that at times all the IPC gauges are inoperative or read zero at times.
The IPC cluster module receives information to position the gauges when the key is turned from OFF to ON/START. Random electrical interference with this data information on the serial data line may interrupt the receipt of the information by the IPC. When the IPC data information signal is compromised, the IPC will set the gauges to zero for that complete ignition cycle. The gauges may work properly on the next ignition cycle, if the ignition was off for approximately five minutes prior to the next ignition cycle.
#9596 of 18329 RE:Buick Rainier
Jan 10, 2003 (12:17 pm)
The 2004 Ranier WILL BE the "replacement" for the Olds Bravada. Basically the same vehicle with a different grill and a V8 option. I have a picture on my web page if any one is interested.
Jan 10, 2003 (1:51 pm)
I get 23 MPG on the highway since I changed to AMSOIL and their filter. I have a 2003 SLT with 3.73 ring and pinion and this thing is fully loaded. I also install on the side the the Invinca-shield clear bra and I ran a professional detail shop for M-Benz. Willing to help out fellow Envoy owners with advice, especially Seatlle,WA people. Email me at: gowildhare1attbi.com
I am a serious car enthusiast and have been for 26 years!
#9598 of 18329 Airbag light on
Jan 10, 2003 (2:27 pm)
I read the post about the airbag light coming on at 10K and 15K miles. Went to lunch after reading that, sure enough, airbag light came on for the very first time in 15K miles. After lunch restarted Envoy and guess what, no airbag light. Spooky.
The Caddy DeVille I rented while my Envoy was in the shop last week for 6 days had the airbag light come on too, at 8K miles. Then it went away the next time I restarted and never came back.
#9599 of 18329 electrical quirk
Jan 10, 2003 (2:38 pm)
This sounds a little like the "what if" we were talking about when installing a CB radio or other types of RF devices in the tripletts. I believe I mentioned interference to the data bus at that time as a possible reason for unexplained electrical problems. It sounds like GM is either on the trail of finding the problem or has found the reason for some of the quirks in these cars.
#9600 of 18329 Our engine was rated 10 best!
Jan 10, 2003 (4:52 pm)
Here is something I stumbled on in GM's powertrain website.
"For the second consecutive year, General Motors' Vortec 4200 inline six-cylinder engine has been recognized as a Ward's Communications "10 Best Engine." GM Powertrain has also released the final horsepower and torque numbers for the all-new Vortec 3500 inline five-cylinder and Vortec 2800 inline four-cylinder engines that will be featured in the 2004 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon."
I always new we had one of the best engines available!
Jan 11, 2003 (12:28 am)
My panel went out also. The dealership keep the car three days and they never really told me the problem. They replaced the whole panel. My TB is a LS so no on star so maybe this is more than just a system glitch. Also has anyone experiences jerking in the transmission on cold driving start up?
#9602 of 18329 Re: Anti-SUV Weirdos
Jan 11, 2003 (6:01 am)
I know it's preaching to the choir in this forum and I haven't seen the commercials nor the talk show discussions that are apparently on-going, but I'll give my $.02 anyway.
I don't think we should waste one second trying to explain our purchase (e.g. towing, off-road for boating, hunting, etc.). This is a (legal) product, publicly sold. I went to the store, liked it, bought it and if you don't like it you can kiss my bumper! Seriously, if we started making a list of products consumers don't "need", the list would be a mile long. For instance, I don't need a 2.43Ghz Pentium and a 21" monitor to write this message, but it sure is nice!
#9603 of 18329 Amsoil & lighter cover
Jan 11, 2003 (6:27 am)
Saw a post on Amsoil & filter. What is it? Also anyone able to get rear cigarette light cover replaced on '02 models with '03 design via warranty?
#9604 of 18329 biggie4852 transmission cold shift problem
Jan 11, 2003 (7:04 am)
Read posts 9560 and 9570. They have addressed the cold upshift and 1-2 upshift problems with a couple of revisions to the programming.