www.helminc.commlc said:Old Goat, where'd you get a shop manual? ..or do you work a dealership or someplace. I'm interested in getting one. any idea's where and how much?
Dealer's present to me. He ordered two sets from Helm's. They came in about the time of the first 500 mile oil change. They've been bedside reading and reference ever since. You can order from Helm's. The two platform manuals run $120.00 in paperback, LARGE phone book sized, they are a 1 of 2 and 2 of 2 set.mlc said:Old Goat, where'd you get a shop manual? ..or do you work a dealership or someplace. I'm interested in getting one. any idea's where and how much?
A couple of times I have failed to fully release the E-Brake without realizing it. But the DIC "beeped" and "flashed" and "told" me the E-Brake was on. I wonder if you'd get these warnings at just one click?gtodriver7 said:i dont think i would recommend driving around with the E brake on, even at one click
Hmmmm. mine didn't at one click, but the cable has loosened up a bit since I got it. I put it on hard each time I park, being an auto and not trusting the park pin. But, mine isn't everyone's and I didn't exactly zoom off down the street with it like that either. Hmmm..... I still think the permanent way to go is with a DTR kill switch at the parking brake sensor, and from the looks of Chapters 5 & 7, it's not what they say about DTR, it's what the books do not say. If the parking brake is on before ignition on, DTR will not illuminate. If ignition comes first, applying the parking brake after will not turn off DTR. There is a sensor under there I'll have to locate, and some wires to trace. It has to be done to trick DTR but not send a brake left on signal to the BCM. I hope this isn't going to become an internal BCM and light switch issue. Maybe the best way to do it without pulling fuses and/or relays is to reverse engineer a DTR failure from the troubleshooting section and locate a point to insert a synthesized failure. I have some bedside reading tonight, huh? I'll get back on a permanent bypass for those interested, and I'll try to figure the stick side too. One quick way is to blindfold the daylight sensor and not use the Auto position on the light switch....but will that cause the car to cry as well? Hmmmm. I hope to have an answer in a couple of days or so. The thing with pulling fuses and/or relays is you might not know what they 'share' with, if anything. Another project!...FLORIT said:A couple of times I have failed to fully release the E-Brake without realizing it. But the DIC "beeped" and "flashed" and "told" me the E-Brake was on. I wonder if you'd get these warnings at just one click?
Number 7, left side, second one from the back, passenger side? That'll work.Holeshot said:Like most I just pulled the relay and packed the plug with dielectric compound to keep moisture out.
Personally, they don't bother me much, but they do some folks. Might be an aesthetic thing, or a courtesy thing. The concept was to make you more noticeable on the road. There are so many equipped with them now, the cars that don't have them seem to stand out better.kbaba said:Why does it matter so much?