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Buick Rendezvous, SUV
#2197 of 2539 Re: Buick Steps Up to the Plate [vwarren]
Dec 11, 2009 (3:34 pm)
No, I do not "work for Buick." In fact, I do not work for any automotive company at all. I'm a corporate attorney. My wife drives a Nissan Murano and -- guess what -- I'm STILL driving my 2002 Buick Rendezvous. 96,000 miles on it as we speak.
I'm sorry your experience with your Buick was not as good as mine. But just because I haven't had as many problems as you -- you presume that I work for Buick?? Come on! I'm trying to give people my honest, truthful experience (MY experience) with my vehicle. I'm not saying that Buicks are problem-free. However, there is NO vehicle on the road today that is problem-free. Every manufacturer makes a few lemons. Mine, fortunately, was not one of them. Sorry if yours was.
We are definitely considering an Enclave in our future.
#2198 of 2539 Re: 02 BCM Issues [jdks]
Dec 11, 2009 (5:41 pm)
how much did it cost you?
#2199 of 2539 04 Buick RDV CXL Driver heated seat stop working
Dec 14, 2009 (9:00 pm)
My driver's side heated seat was working fine then started heating up REALLY hot, then just quit working totally. (The passenger seat still works fine.) The switch light still comes on but no heat and that leather seat is REALLY COLD. Anyone have this problem? Anyone know how a DIY'er can troubleshoot/fix it w/o having to go to a shop. I really can't afford another repair bill right now. Thanks to any/all who answer. Hope I can help you someday!
#2200 of 2539 Re: 04 Buick RDV CXL Driver heated seat stop working [maxeybilly]
Dec 15, 2009 (5:11 am)
My seat is just starting to do this as well. This past week there is a hot spot on the left side that litererally burns my leg every time I turn it on. So if anyone has advise for either of us that would be great.
#2201 of 2539 Re: 04 Buick RDV CXL Driver heated seat stop working [cassandraj]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 15, 2009 (8:56 am)
Sometimes you can do a computer scan for hints of trouble (trouble codes).
Here's how the basic system works, to give you a better working knowledge of it:
HEATED SEAT OPERATION
The driver and front passenger seats are heated using electric heater elements with approximately 1 ohm of resistance each and are located in the lower seat cushions and seat backs. Voltage to the heater elements is controlled by the heated seat relay modules using inputs from the heated seat switches and the heated seat thermistors. The heated seat relay modules and thermistors are part of the lower seat cushion heater element assemblies. Ignition voltage is supplied to the heated seat switch assembly and is used to supply a signal voltage to the relay module and to illuminate the heated seat indicator during heated seat operation. Battery voltage is supplied to the relay module through a PTC device located in the seat harness which provides extra circuit protection. During heated seat operation the relay module switches the battery voltage supply circuit to the heater element supply circuit. The seat cushion and back heater elements are wired in series and always operate simultaneously. The seat temperature is regulated by the relay module using an input from the thermistor located in the seat cushion. The thermistor is a temperature sensitive variable resistor and the relay module determines the seat cushion temperature by monitoring the signal voltage supplied to the thermistor. When the desired seat temperature has been reached the relay module will open and close the supply voltage to the heater elements as necessary in order to maintain the seat temperature.
#2202 of 2539 Re: 2005 rendezvous stalling : HELP !! [ocleanx]
Dec 18, 2009 (6:17 am)
Hi Amseidl, My 2005 redezvous was stalling occassionally and I just had a new gas filter installed at Oil Lube & Express for around $50.00. My redezvous is running so much better. Had 62,000 miles on it. Before this, when I pressed my gas I was feeling delay like the transmission may be starting to slip, but it seemed more to do with my gas not responding. That was the fix. Warning do not have your gas filter changed at a dealership. You will pay through the nose!!!!
I wish you the best!
#2203 of 2539 Re: 2005 rendezvous stalling : HELP !! [cassandraj]
Dec 18, 2009 (9:26 am)
Cassandra. You may have gotten ripped off on that fuel filter. I asked my dealer to replace mine and he said there is no external filter to change. I also noticed nothing in the owner's manual about changing the fuel filter. If there indeed is one I would sure like to know where it is.
#2204 of 2539 Re: 2005 rendezvous stalling : HELP !! [ealford]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Dec 18, 2009 (9:56 am)
Yeah there is, under the car between the pump and the injectors.
#2205 of 2539 fuel filter
Dec 18, 2009 (10:23 am)
I just changed mine on a 2004 CXL. The filter is located against the inside of the frame just about even with the middle of the driver's door. Just slide under the vehicle and look up at where the middle to the driver's seat would be located. Mine was very easy to change and the filter was less than $20.00. Hope this helps.
Feb 02, 2010 (4:25 pm)
Well...Just unloaded mine for peanuts. thanks to the board for all the good advice!