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#78 of 166 2003 Cavalier Battery Question
Apr 26, 2008 (3:48 pm)
Hello all. I have a 2003 Chevy Cavalier 2.2 Ecotec. I just put in a new air intake system, but I am looking to run a new cold air tubing in place of the stock mounted one, which I removed. The problem is, the stock battery is in the way of the new air tubing, so I am wondering if anyone knows if there is a smaller battery available to put in place of the stock, with the same cranking amperage.
My current battery measures as follows:
L = 9"
W = 6.75"
H = 7.25"
If anyone can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it!
#79 of 166 Headlight on alarm
Jun 17, 2008 (5:48 am)
My daughter had an after market radio/cd player installed in her 04 cavalier. I was told that the lights left on alarm would not work with the new radio. I figured no problem, I had installed the alarms on other vehicles using the fuse box. Long story short, I tried different after market alarms and chimes (including Radio Shack), but can not figure out the correct fuses to connect the wires to. I have tried all combination outlined on the instruction, plus many others, but the alarm still does not work. Oh by the way she has had to have 3 jumps already. Would appreciate any help.
#80 of 166 Re: Dash Reset Fails [atvman29]
Jun 22, 2008 (6:42 am)
I have 2004 ecotec which has the same reset problems. My dad is a mechanic and we think there is a board inside the dash thats has become warped from heat. We haven't taken it apart to check yet but we are planning to. Any helpful hints would be much appreciated. I will share any info i happen upon.
#81 of 166 Re: Headlight on alarm [tadill1]
Jun 24, 2008 (5:38 pm)
I just tried to install a headlight on chime in my girlfriends 03 Cavalier. I had the same problem. She also has an aftermarket radio, but I don't think her car came with a headlight on alarm, stock. She's had on battery replaced, and several jump starts too.
We have a stupid law in our state that requires headlights to be on when the wipers are being used. A real boon for the tow truck companies! If I can solve this, I'll pass along the solution. Have you heard anything else?
#82 of 166 Pin out needed for coil pack connector.
Jul 10, 2008 (5:08 am)
I just pulled a 2.2 out of my 96 coupe. I disconnected 29 of the 30 connectors I was supposed to. I now have a white and an orange pair of wires dangling off the harness. The connector is a 6 pin in the coil pack. The pin designations are A, B, C, D, E, F. The wires were in D & E. I need to figure out which goes where though. I've called dealers, looked in junk yards. I have not found one yet.
#83 of 166 Good News for everyone. I hope.
Jul 19, 2008 (4:35 pm)
I found a web site today called ALLDATAdiy.com. On the right side of the home page it has a research section. I clicked on the Technical Services Bulletins & Recalls link (it's blue). On the bottom of the page it has Step One, Step Two, and Step Three. Just fill in your auto's info & follow the directions, I finally found out why I don't have any back-up lights. The car was recalled in Jan. of 05 and I bought the car in May of 05. Never knew. Now I am in the process of finding out if I can still get it fixed by the recall. There are alot of different things there and it doesn't cost a thing. Maybe it will answer some of your questions as well.
Good Luck. I hope it helps someone.
#84 of 166 Re: Good News for everyone. I hope. [nanahotrod]
Jul 23, 2008 (6:54 am)
I wonder how you managed to get detailed Tech Service Bulletin info from ALLDATAdiy.com without paying the $26.95 for a one year subscription?
You can go to most public libraries and get this info for free, but not from your home computer.
#86 of 166 Re: Good News for everyone. I hope. [alternator]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 01, 2008 (8:16 am)
They have a one-time fee as well, don't they? I mean, a single-use fee? I think so.
#87 of 166 Re: Good News for everyone. I hope. [Mr_Shiftright]
Oct 03, 2008 (5:20 pm)
The ALLDATAdiy.com web site lists their least expensive subscription as being for one year for $26.95, no one time fee that I can find.
And I have not found their data to be quite as good as complete Service Manuals (but I know how exorbitantly overpriced those are!)