Last post on Sep 26, 2008 at 10:40 AM
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Pontiac Bonneville, Sedan
#165 of 174 Re: How Can I get lighter to be powered only when Ignition Is on? [fdh01bonnevill]
Mar 22, 2007 (4:29 am)
I assume the Bonnie has the same underhood fuse box where the battery would have been as the 03 leSabre.
Open the top of the box with the two clips on the ends. Turn the cover over. There is a picture of the fuse patterns and a list of the duties. Look for #2, and it should say Accessory. It's a 15 amp. Where it's located there are 3 slots next to each other. The fuse is in two of those; reinstall it in the other two. That should make it "on" all the time. My car has a cigarette lighter and an accessory plug in inside the ashtray. I believe this does one or both.
I'll check the manual later and post if there's anything else.
HUD display has a brightness control in the switch set that adjusts the up and down position. I'm sure you've tried adjusting that? I know that light color concrete roads don't make as a good a background. Are you wearing sunglasses on those bright roads? Are they polarized? The same polarization that blocks part of the reflected light off the road because it's horizontally polarized blocks the light reflecting off the windshield from the HUD projector because it too reflects only horizontally polarized light...
#167 of 174 custom air intake
Apr 06, 2007 (9:37 am)
I have a 99 bonneville SLE and im trying to figure out how to make a custom air intake, i was thinkin since behind the bumber theres a lot of room i could put it there but i dont know how to route the intake pipe.Any suggestions
#168 of 174 Re: custom air intake [benny17]
Apr 09, 2007 (11:43 am)
Your computer is in the bottom of the air intake muffler resonance box. I've heard guys disucssion these things on discussions but I didn't pay attention to what they did.
Is it a improvement in horsepower that's even going to be measurable? I doubt it myself unless you're changing the computer chip to hop up the motor.
#169 of 174 Looking at a 2002 SSEI with 108,000 miles on it...kind of scared...?
Apr 10, 2007 (1:26 pm)
I have wanted a newer bonneville ever since they came out.
I found a 2002 SSEI with 108,000 miles on it and am rather concerned about the mileage.
They are asking $9500 for the car.
Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
#170 of 174 Re: [KarenS]
Sep 08, 2007 (5:02 pm)
3.4" supercharger pulley
Dbl. row timing chain & gear
autolite 605 plugs copper core (1 heat range cooler)
Fenderwell intake system with K&N filter
More mods to be done in future months
#171 of 174 Spare key for 2004 Bonneville?
Aug 04, 2008 (11:38 am)
I searched the forums, but didn't find an answer to my question -- Also, not sure if this is the best place, but it seemed to fit the Accessories neumonic...
I own a 2004 Bonneville SE. When purchased from the dealer, this was a courier car owned by the dealership. They could not locate the 2nd ignition key (or fob) for me, so I've always had just one. Now that my daughter is getting her driver's permit, I want her to have a spare key.
The key I have has a black top (where the key ring fits). It does NOT have a visible chip or resistor on it.
1) Can I go to the local hardware store and have them cut a key?
2) OR, do I need to order a key from the dealer?
- If from the dealer, what do I need to give them in order to get a new key?
- What do the "dealer keys" cost?
- While I'm at it, should I order another fob and have them program everything at once?
THANKS for your input!
#172 of 174 Re: Does the drop in k&n help gas milage [bryanfsu2002]
Aug 04, 2008 (11:43 am)
I have put K&N filters in my last four vehicles. For each car/truck, MPG did increase, though each was slightly different. The most I picked up was slightly over 3 MPG. The average was somewhere between 2-3 MPG.
BTW, I keep up with every fill-up, so I track MPG closely.
#173 of 174 Re: Spare key for 2004 Bonneville? [char1iej]
Aug 04, 2008 (12:54 pm)
Stretching memory here but...
You can buy the key online or from a local locksmith or shop and have them cut it to match your original. The key number is on the root of the key next to the plastic head. Mine is PK3 for a 2003. For all I know, Lowes or Ace may carry them.
IN your glovebox manual is the process for telling the car that this is a valid key. It's essentially you use the working black-headed key and have it on. Then take it out and put in the new key and turn it on within a short few seconds.
The keyfob is a different process. It requires using a TECH II or equivalent computer hooked up to tell the car which keyfob this is #1 or #2 for driver #1 or Driver #2. You can buy keyfobs on Ebay from various places by using the GM/Lear number on the back and do a search on Ebay. You can call a dealer for their price. I believe the kefob is $40 and programming was $10, 15, or 20.
The key cost $65 or so. The valet key is even more expensive.
Check rockauto.com and gmpartsdirect.com for pricing online also.
#174 of 174 Re: Installed sway bar on 2000 SE [davidchivo]
Sep 26, 2008 (10:40 am)
We just bought a 2002 SSEI and I was wondering, you say this sway bar made your car handle so much better... does the 02 SSEI already have this or is it something car afficionadoes only know about, and we might be needing to check into?
It is a high mileage car but in great shape and our daughter just bought it to replace one she wrecked... has about 96k niles on it.
Thanks, this car is charcoal gray inside and out and she loves it, for her