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#1082 of 3634 Re: Speaking of GM's ear to the ground... [pat]
Feb 11, 2006 (2:22 pm)
FYI - I got my shirt and autograph today from Chevy. I was expecting some type of t-shirt, but instead got a very nice blue dress shirt with the Chevy logo on the chest (brand is Tehama, which is Clint Eastwood's clothing line, which makes it even cooler!).
I also got a 1:25 scale 2003 Indy 500 SSR model autographed by Bob Lutz! They'd asked me what I might want autographed other than a shirt, such as a model. I mentioned several ideas, including the SSR (which my daughter really likes) and an interst in the IRL (they mentioned a NASCAR replica initially, but I'm not a huge fan). I've tucked my pin set from the 2001 Impala brochure away somewhere, but once I find them I'll have a pretty cool display with the pins and the autographed SSR!
#1083 of 3634 Re: impala -06 Canadian autoworker [axle52]
Feb 12, 2006 (6:22 pm)
My LTZ with the 3.9 litre engine has the same problem again after the dealership reprogrammed the PCM. Does anyone out there that owns a new 06 Impala with the 3.9 litre engine have a problem with the Engine Hot A/C off light coming on thru the Driver information Centre. This problem occurs even when the car is started cold. The engine fan comes on and stays on. Please can someone come up with an answer. The dealership can not.
#1084 of 3634 Re: Clicking noise behind instrument panel [ivanadrivealot]
Feb 12, 2006 (6:31 pm)
I have the LTZ 06 Impala 3.9 litre and it also makes the clicking noises. IT is driving me a little crazy. It sounds like its coming from the centre of the dash as well. I don't have the answer for the rpoblem either but I hope someone can solve the mystery and let this forum know. I am also concerned about the long term effects.
Feb 12, 2006 (6:39 pm)
I've had zero problems with my '06 LTZ. I'm up to about 2500km and I love this car more every time I drive it. Was on Hwy 401 for the first time in clear dry conditions this afternoon. I had a BLAST taking it from 100kph to 140+ and pushing it through the on-ramps. Very stable, lots of pick-up, and smooth as silk.
Sorry that I don't have any suggestions for you axle52. I've had cars in the past with difficult-to-diagnose problems. It's extremely frustrating. Hopefully your dealer (or another dealer) will be able to find the problem soon and get it fixed.
#1086 of 3634 Re: Clicking noise behind instrument panel [maku337]
Feb 12, 2006 (6:45 pm)
I have a LTZ that has the clicking noises as well as a problem with the Engine Hot A/C HOT light that comes on thru the DIC. IT started about a month after I got the vehicle and has been back to the dealership twice already. The first time they told me it was the Thermostat staying open so they replaced that. The problem can back a month later. They reprogrammed the PCM but the problem came back 3 days later. When I start the car cold this Engine Hot A/C light comes on and the fan under the hood come on and stays on. PLease see if you have heard anything in the plant about this problem. The last 8 digints of MY Vin # is 69166928
#1087 of 3634 Re: '06 LTZ [bh0001]
Feb 12, 2006 (6:54 pm)
Thanks for your concern bhooo1. Hopefully the dealership will come up with a solution. The light came on again today so the dealership said they would get GM involved this time. I'll let everyone know how things turn out.
#1088 of 3634 Re: Clicking noise behind instrument panel [axle52]
Feb 13, 2006 (12:11 am)
You must have missed my earlier posts.
The problem was found to be certain electrical components behind the dash getting cold and then popping and clicking as they warmed up. The dealership removed my dash and put in additional insulation. I'm not sure exactly where they put it, but so far it has done the job. My service tech said that there is a TSB that covers the issue.
#1089 of 3634 Clicking Noise behind IP
Feb 13, 2006 (8:46 am)
I've just had a look through the bulletins issued for the Impala and could not find one covering the electrical connectors in the IP. Perhaps I missed it, and if anyone has a number, please post it.
The clicking has been a difficult problem for us to diagnose because it only happens on vehicle warm up and not every Impala does it. We have two ideas on how to correct it and are trying out both ideas at the moment.
I thought registered members would be able to send me a message or look up my E-mail address. I hesitated doing this, but trust it will be used fairly. My work address is . For those who have had the clicking in the IP, please send me the particulars on your vehicle. I would like at the least, the last 8 numbers of your VIN.
#1090 of 3634 IP Clicking noise
Feb 13, 2006 (8:47 am)
Looks like Edmunds filters out E-mail addresses. I'll find out how to contact those with the concern.
#1091 of 3634 IP Clicking Noise
Feb 13, 2006 (8:58 am)
Okay, registered members will now be able to see my E-mail address by clicking on my name. That will take you to my profile and it should show there. Please send me your particulars.