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#3797 of 3823 another idea to consider
Oct 08, 2006 (11:10 am)
...is to use double sided industrial tape from 3M on the lower frame the lights rest on. A small 1/3" square placed on the frame should provide more than enough adhesion to keep the lights from jiggling.
Rubber grommet idea sounds good. Although I don't have jiggling light issue, may add those as well later this year.
#3798 of 3823 Re: another idea to consider [kurtamaxxxguy]
Oct 08, 2006 (1:06 pm)
Thanks for the tip. Still have warranty. Thought I asked e2helper a long time ago about this but may be wrong. What is the GM fix. What have some dealerships done. TSB.
Checked the grommets again and found that I needed to go oversize from the dimensions as first posted. Bought #881256 (13/16OD 1/2ID) for the main two and #881254 for the single side pin. And pulled up on the tabs again-is someone resting their bodies on the headlights.
I think I better just keep driving and reading here until I have something that really needs to be shared. Thanks.
#3799 of 3823 Re: another idea to consider [kurtamaxxxguy]
Oct 08, 2006 (4:04 pm)
kurt: I'm assuming you put the tape on the back end (engine side) of the lower side of the headlight housing? I think the real weak link is the front end of the light (facing traffic) since there are no places to anchor the light. Any ideas of keeping the front side of the headlight housing from bouncing up and down?
#3800 of 3823 Re: what you should know about MAJORGUARD [kurtamaxxxguy]
Oct 09, 2006 (11:33 am)
my dealer offers rental cars at their cost...so no fear here....take it as long as they want..as long as I have their rental....
#3801 of 3823 the gift that keeps on giving...
Oct 09, 2006 (10:18 pm)
Well, today the "adjuster" appeared unannounced at the dealer today where I had left the car for the third time, and around 4 pm adjuster "approved" my repairs, telling the technician to began taking the car apart...
..without telling me.
I got a call at 4:30 telling me the car was now driveable and I had better think of getting a rental. They of course did not offer one. Fortunately my boss was considerate in my having to leave on short notice to snag a rental car before the places I could get to closed. I got the rental..a Dodge Neon. It's transportation..and dat's all.
If this is Chevy's idea of superior service, they are doing an excellent job... of selling me a Toyota.
#3802 of 3823 Re: the gift that keeps on giving... [kurtamaxxxguy]
Oct 10, 2006 (9:40 am)
so what is the repair under warranty?......and the ability to offer a rental is the choice of the dealership is my understanding...I have already asked the question of our dealership..and they informed me they would arrange for the rental car under GMPP if the car is kept for more than 24 hours.....
#3803 of 3823 Re: the gift that keeps on giving... [pao]
Oct 10, 2006 (11:56 am)
Yes; I got my rental after the repair entered into the second day. So 24 hours must be the measuring stick.