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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Chevrolet Impala - Body & Interior - 2/14/2014
    Does anybody know how to replace a BCM in an 08 Impala SS
    Intermittent wipers only work when they want to.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/14/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Don't jump the gun unless you have ruled out the Underhood Bussed Electrical Center (UBEC) as the cause which is the cause more often than the BCM. That being said, the BCM can't be missed as it is right near the steering column, rather large elctronic box, but if you buy one and replace it the BCM has to be programmed which you cannot do. The Underhood Bussed Electrical Center (UBEC) has a wiper relay that is part of the UBEC and is not serviced separately as a replacement relay.
  • Manny
    Manny - 2001 Chevrolet Impala - Body & Interior - 2/12/2014
    Why when I put my left turn signal it sounds and looks like one of lights is out?
    When I push the lever towards the left turn signal it sounds like the light is out but I have changed it and it still does the same thing. My car is 2001 Impala Base and the mileage is around 172XXX.
     
    • jdl
      2/12/2014 jdl
      The turn signal works front and rear? Are you saying the turn signals flash faster or slower than normal? You can check the flasher.
  • Manny
    Manny - 2001 Chevrolet Impala - Body & Interior - 2/13/2014
    Why when I put my left turn signal it sounds and looks like one of lights is out?
    When I push the lever towards the left turn signal it sounds like the light is out but I have changed it and it still does the same thing. My car is 2001 Impala Base and the mileage is around 172XXX.
     
    • AutoMD Member
      2/13/2014 AutoMD Member
      Not sure what you mean that is sounds like it is out, the noise you hear is a relay that makes a connection on and off, to determine if your light flashes you need to physically look to see if both the front and back light is flashing on and off. If no flash could be bulb, or the flasher relay or fuse. Re verify the problem.
      AutoMD Member
      2/15/2014 Manny
      My front left turn signal does not turn on the rear one flashes faster than normal and it is not the bulb because I have replaced it and still does the same thing.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chevrolet Impala - Body & Interior - 2/12/2014
    Dead battery-headlights always?
    headlights always on
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/12/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Most likely has a bad headlamp relay in the underhood relay box.
  • MonsterMama64
    MonsterMama64 - 1996 Chevrolet K1500 - Body & Interior - 2/12/2014
    Speedometer needle jumps around and doesn't register speed.
    Sometimes after the engine warms up it will catch and work appropriately for a little while and then it may start jumping around again or it may work until the engine is stopped and then started again.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/12/2014 HouseCallAuto
      You have to plug in a code reader and read the fault codes. if you feel no issues with the shifting of the transmission and there are no codes stored then you have a bad speedometer which means replacing the full instrument cluster.
  • lizzard
    lizzard - 2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - Body & Interior - 2/7/2014
    How do I get a stuck cd out of the radio?
    It is a 6 disc cd changer n I was only able to put in 1 cd it wont take anymore. The cd plays ok but when u push the eject button it just clicks and says check cd.
     
    • Jimm
      2/7/2014 Jimm
      You will have to remove the CD player /changer from the instrument panel and take the unit apart - on a bench / external to the vehicle.
      On the stereo unit itself - you will have to remove part of the outer sheet metal case in order to access and remove the stuck CD disc inside.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier - Body & Interior - 2/4/2014
    What will make the drivers side headlight a lot dimmer then the passenger side?
    Tried to trouble shoot the problem, but could not figure it out!!
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/4/2014 HouseCallAuto
      A bad headlight socket would do it or a bad ground for the socket.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1988 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Body & Interior - 2/1/2014
    How do i replace dash cluster bulb ssockets
    i need to also know how to remove speedometer
     
    • Jimm
      2/1/2014 Jimm
      Gauge Cluster Disassembly Instructions

      The following are step-by-step instructions for disassembling the instrument gauge cluster:
      •If you have a tilt steering wheel.. tilt it fully downward.

      •Gauge Cluster Trim Plate Removal
      Remove the four phillips head screws on the bottom of the cluster trim plate.
      Remove the three phillips head screws on the top inner edge of the cluster trim plate.
      Remove the cluster trim plate. If you have either the rear defrost switch and/or the passenger side mirror control attached to the trim plate, do not remove them, just rotate the trim plate to the right out of the way.

      •Plastic See-Through Shield Removal
      Remove the trip odometer knob
      Remove two long 7/32" hex head screws holding the bottom of the plastic face shield.
      Remove two short 7/32" hex head screws holding the top of the plastic face shield.

      Remove the see through shield.

      •Cluster Gauge Face Plate Removal
      Remove the 7/32" hex head screw holding the upper right side of the cluster.
      Remove the short 9/32" hex head screw holding the lower right side of the cluster.
      Remove two short 9/32" hex head screws holding the transmission gear indicator on the lower left corner of the gauge cluster.

      Gently remove the gear indicator by slipping it down and away. It is attached with a string to the steering column. Do not stress this too much.

      Remove the gear indicator face plate by sliding it down and away.

      Remove the 1/4" hex head screw holding the left air-conditioning duct in place.

      Remove the left air-conditioning duct.

      Remove the 7/32" hex head screw holding the upper left side of the cluster.

      Remove the 7/32" hex head screw holding the lower left side the the cluster.

      Remove the cluster face plate.

      Remove the Green turn signal film and foam from the pegs

      •Gauge and Tachometer Removal
      Remove three 7/32" hex head screws holding the center pod of four gauges (fuel/volts/temp/oil)

      Remove the center pod of gauges by gently rocking it back and forth while pulling outward.

      This gauge pod has prongs on the back which plug into a set of electrical clips mounted on the gauge cluster. Take care not to damage the gauge needles.

      Remove two 1/4" hex head screws that hold the tachometer in place.

      Remove tachometer by again rocking it back and worth while pulling outward.

      At this point, you should be able to see the 8 lamps that illuminate the gauge cluster. 5 that are easily removed, and 3 behind the speedometer. You can turn your dash lights on at this point to see if any of them are burnt out.

      Once the guage cluster is exposed you can easily replace any of the bulb sockets.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe - Body & Interior - 1/30/2014
    Rear defrosters will not work.
    Rear (inside glass) defrosters will not come on. Fuse is good, they are plugged in on both sides but will not come on? The tabs have come off the window before but with a little super glue and placement back where they were they worked fine afterward.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/30/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Check the wiring at the connector where the wire leaves the body and goes into the hatch. I had a Suburban that had burnt wires there and it knocked out the defroster.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Chevrolet Impala - Body & Interior - 1/30/2014
    Driver side power seat adjustment is not working.
    It started out when the seat cushion would not tilt. Now the seat will not tilt or move back or forward.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/30/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Under the seat check for battery voltage at the RED / WHITE wire at all times. Then check and see if battery voltage is going to any of the seat motors when the seat switch is activated.
      HouseCallAuto
      1/30/2014 AutoMD Member
      Is there a fuse if no voltage is detected? I have not had time to confirm that scenario.
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/30/2014 HouseCallAuto
      There is a fuse but it is a circuit breaker. It is labeled PWR/SEAT and is a 25 amp. It is located in the instrument panel fuse box. I didn't mention it because I assumed that since the seat partially worked recently and then that became no seat movement at all I figured that this fix would be a wiring issue at the connector under the seat. It would seem odd to have 3 failed seat motors.
      HouseCallAuto
      1/31/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thank you!
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe - Body & Interior - 1/29/2014
    Interior indash / cd player not working.
    Cd player will not accept or discharge cd's. The light flashes or blinks when you push the load button but nothing happens? Radio, speakers, volume alll work fine, just can no longer play a cd?
     
    • Jimm
      1/29/2014 Jimm
      If a simple cleaning of the CD does not work, then the CD player / stereo will have to be removed for service or replacement. Keep in mind the CD player service cost may be more expensive than replacing the entire unit.
      Jimm
      1/30/2014 AutoMD Member
      Thank you, I was afraid of that. Probably try to find one at our local used parts yard. NEALS auto, Peoria Il.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2000 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 - Body & Interior - 1/29/2014
    How do you remove the center console?
    I'm trying to remove my center console without removing the mounting bracket. I removed the four screws from the inside of the console, I can feel it moving, but there is something else still holding it.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Chevrolet Tahoe - Body & Interior - 1/29/2014
    Driver's side power seat control.
    After starting vehicle the drivers side power seat automatically goes all the way forward unless you manually reach down and override the seat by engaging the switch. This function is for the forward and back of entire seat, not the backrest. Electric toggle ...
     
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  • MrsStanley
    MrsStanley - 2004 Chevrolet Monte Carlo - Body & Interior - 1/28/2014
    All gauges in the dash are out of whack... Why? & How?
    rpm gauge works sometimes but the rest don't work at all.
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      1/27/2014 HouseCallAuto
      You need to replace the instrument cluster. There are several places online that you can send the cluter to be repaired and they send it back good as new.
      HouseCallAuto
      2/13/2014 MrsStanley
      Thank you
    • Jimm
      1/28/2014 Jimm
      The instrument cluster needs to be replaced or rebuilt. The parts are readily available; try these on-line sources; www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.

      There are instrument cluster rebuilders that can rebuild / exchange your old unit for a new or refurbished unit. Try these sources; www.gminstrumentcluster.com, www.gmguagerepair.com, www.instrumentcluster.com, www.kincerservice.com - to list only a few possibilities. The instrument cluster can often be rebuilt for a fraction of the cost of a new unit.
      Jimm
      2/13/2014 MrsStanley
      Thank you
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche - Body & Interior - 1/26/2014
    Do I have workmanship warranty
    my dashboard have a crack
     
    • Bill
      1/26/2014 Bill
      If under a factory warranty, otherwise you need to call Chevrolet customer service and discuss this with them and see if they will help you out. Also look at any vehicle recalls on this item.