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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Uplander - Body & Interior - 1/10/2014
    Door alarm is on even with all doors shut
    dosent show what door is open on driver information center and sound changes to a beeb sound when vehicle starts to move
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Chevrolet C1500 - Body & Interior - 1/8/2014
    Key wont turn in steering wheel
    110000 miles left me stranded i suspect key cylinder or some safety or anti theft device
     
    • bear.1216
      1/8/2014 bear.1216
      Make sure shifter is all the way in park or neutral. If the key wont turn it likely has worn out lock cylinder. Only antitheft or safety to prevent from turning is the gear selector. If you have GM Passlock with a chip in your key it may require special procedures for replacing lock cylinder.
      bear.1216
      1/8/2014 AutoMD Member
      thank you!
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/8/2014 HouseCallAuto
      There is no anti-theft involved in the ignition lock cylinder for a '95 Chevy truck. It is a plain old cheap lock cylinder but it requires following a procedure to replace it, and the procedure requires using a drill with a 1/8" bit and partial disassembly of the steering post. Typically NOT a DIY type repair, too much can go wrong for you while you remove stuff.
      HouseCallAuto
      1/8/2014 AutoMD Member
      thank you, allthough i will be attempting the repair myself, wish me luck ill keep you posted.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1988 Chevrolet Sprint - Body & Interior - 1/8/2014
    How do I replace the signal switch?
    My left blinker was not working properly and now I have no headlights unless I hold back on the blinker lever. I do not know how to get into the switch.
     
    • bear.1216
      1/8/2014 bear.1216
      You have to replace the combination switch in the column. If you have never disassembled a steering column you should take it to a mechanic or get a good service manual. The job will require some special tools like steering wheel puller, lock plate depresser and various hand tools. It should not be attempted by a novice. You have to remove the steering wheel and take apart the column internals to get to the switch. There are lots of parts to keep track of and part alignment is critical. If you attempt this you should get a service manual first. Also make sure the vehicle interior is clean as you will likely be dropping screws and snap rings. A clean carpet will make things easier to find. You should lay out your parts in order as you take them out and make alignment marks with a marker before taking things out.
  • Bev Landhuis
    Bev Landhuis - 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer - Body & Interior - 1/5/2014
    There is water on the floor on the passenger side when I have the AC on. Just had an inspection prior to problem.
    The dealership seems to find iron filings in a large percentage of the older models AC filter. My 2002 Trailblazer was fine until they suggested it wasn't. They replaced the filter and warned me to watch it. Now I have a small puddle of water on the passenger ...
     
    • bear.1216
      1/5/2014 bear.1216
      They probably forgot to hook up the evaporator drain tube.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Body & Interior - 1/4/2014
    How can the quarter panel on the passenger side curl to where you can barely open the door without it crinkling it more?
    I had it fixed 2-3 months ago for hitting a deer and they had I believe all the panels, hood and drivers door, and it didn't act up until after I got it back. It's kind of hard to get in and out of the passenger side without it making that noise where you want shrug ...
     
    • Jimm
      1/4/2014 Jimm
      No way to tell via the internet (for obvious reasons) how much to repair any body work. The only reliable method for an auto body repair estimate is go to a local auto body shop in your area for a thorough (and hands-on) inspection.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Body & Interior - 1/3/2014
    If blower motor wont shut off and don't want to kill battery. is removing resistor enough to prevent dead battery?
    know resistor will need replacing just need to avoid battery being drawn down before can fix it.
     
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1980 Chevrolet C20 Suburban - Body & Interior - 1/2/2014
    My 1978 c20 suburban electric tailgate window is stuck in the open position and I cannot close it.
    I even fabricated a tool to grab the window and attempt to force it up just short of breaking the glass. Nothing works. I believe the "window up" relay is faulty. With the window down I can't access the regulator for the glass. What can I do?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/1/2014 HouseCallAuto
      All tailgates have an access panel that was designed to be removed for access to the window. Granted that they my have plastic trim panels covering it that have to come off first. There is a way to release the window glass from the regulator but with the access panel off.
    • AutoMD Member
      1/2/2014 AutoMD Member
      i would suggest pulling the rear panel from the tailgate and putting jumper wires from a battery or jump box to the wires going to the lift motor. it sounds more likely that the switch is bad.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer - Body & Interior - 1/1/2014
    There is no power to back door. Including lock, defroster, and wiper
    keyless entry does not work even after I changed batteries
     
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer - Body & Interior - 12/31/2013
    Rear door does not lock, defroster does not work, and wiper is not working
    changed batteries in keyless entry and they do not work either
     
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  • trailblazer1
    trailblazer1 - 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer - Body & Interior - 12/20/2013
    My 2008 Trailblazer has an engine light that stays on, but it runs perfect. What can it be? And the air won't blow on 4
    The heat and air won't blow when the knob is on 4. But the engine light was on long before it stopped blowing.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/14/2012 HouseCallAuto
      Buy a code reader from amazon for under $25 and plug it in and read the fault code that is there in your truck just waiting for someone, anyone to come along and read the code or codes. After you have identified the code you can update this same post with the code number and i will tell you what is likely to be your cause. The blower not working on the HIGHEST setting ~~ check fuse # 44 (30 amp fuse)
    • hennikerlisa
      11/14/2012 hennikerlisa
      Mine just had the Manifold replaced today for this reason. It is still under warranty until next month. Go get it checked out ASAP so maybe it can be fixed for free..
    • AutoMD Member
      12/20/2013 AutoMD Member
      I think there is a recall on the blower motor for the heater check to see if your's is in that category.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Chevrolet K1500 - Body & Interior - 12/17/2013
    As soon as you turn the vehicle on, a buzzing noise comes from behind the blower fan and the firewall.
    Is this the heater blend door actuator making the noise? if you unhook the electrical connection on this part, the noise stops and so does the blower fan. Is this part difficult to replace?.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/17/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Unplugging the connector from the blend door actuator should not stop the blower from functioning so I believe it is not the BDA
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chevrolet Impala - Body & Interior - 12/2/2013
    Dead battery after car has been turned off for a couple hours
    headlights are always on when vechile is turned off
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/2/2013 HouseCallAuto
      If you are saying that the reason that the battery is going dead is because after shutting off engine and getting out of car, that the headlights do not shut off at all then your cause might be a bad headlight relay located in the interior fuse panel corner. It is labeled. Try swapping out the relay.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Chevrolet Impala - Body & Interior - 11/28/2013
    Where is AC door actuator located
    AC blend door actuator is knocking
     
    • Maize
      11/28/2013 Maize
      Empty the glove box completely then open it all the way so that you can see the inside of the dash. The blend door actuator is up and to the left in between the ac/heater case and the top of the dash. Whatever you do, do NOT plug in the new one until after it's been installed or you run a great risk of ruining it!
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Chevrolet Blazer - Body & Interior - 11/23/2013
    Is it possible to convert my computerized A/C system to a more manual system?
    Unable to fix mine and get only hot air. Have spent much time and money to attempt repairs.
     
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier - Body & Interior - 11/21/2013
    I WAS TRYING TO JUMP START MY cavalier and lost all electrical power. Is it a fusible link?
    no power to electrical system.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      11/21/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Did you accidentally reverse the polarity whole trying to jump the battery?
 
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