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bil.dun last won the day on September 30 2016

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About bil.dun

  • Birthday 09/01/1957

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    1999 deville
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    Northstar 4.6L V8 (LD8/L37)

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    Southern Vermont

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  1. Thank you. So, what happened was the glue holding the mirror to the backing plate was very dry, and the mirror easily separated from the backing. So, I cleaned up the surfaces, installed the backing plate to the motor, with several loud clicks (glad the mirror wasn't attached) and checked for proper movement, looked good, then connected the two spade lugs, and dimmer plug, reattached the mirror with silicone glue, and it works perfect! So thanks much for your help, I just wonder now that these dimming mirrors are no longer made, and are hard to find in good shape- should I buy another for a future replacement? Who knows....thanks again, you guys are a great help! Bill in VT
  2. Rockfangd, I just rec'd my replacement driver's side mirror- hard to find. So I can use the same method to install it as the pass side, but I need to be a lot more careful, so as not to mess up the liquid inside the dimming mirror- any hints? I read somewhere about using a block of wood to push the mirror back into place....again, any hints? Thank you! Bill
  3. Got it!!! You are extremely helpful....I can't thank you enough. Now that it's reinstalled, I need to tackle the driver's side, with a heated and darkening mirror, as mine is almost black. It should work out fine, I'll keep you posted. Thanks again! Bill in VT
  4. rockfangd, got the assembly apart, nothing broken, I really need your help in reinstallation.....see if this works * As it happens, it won't allow me to upload just 1 pic....I don't know what to do now.....it won't snap back into place. Bill in VT
  5. Yes, it does have memory, and tilt on backup. I'm a little more confident now, so today I'm going to give it a try, will keep you posted. Thanks!
  6. Thanks, rockfangd....I can't post a pic until I get the assembly removed from the housing. My main concern is, if I "pull" out the mirror and backing with some force, but carefully, as shown in some videos, (of 2000 and later models) will I risk breaking any mechanical parts? Then once it IS out, I think I can figure out the rest....or, if I can't figure it out, I'll post the pic of the unit. Have you tilted the mirror, and then pulled out the unit? Thanks! Bill in VT
  7. I know this question has been raised before...however I cannot seem to find a clear answer, so here goes. On my 1999 Deville, the passenger side mirror has broken, and can still be used, but the backing plate has become detached from the motor ( 2 shafts ). It is still connected at the pivot point, however. So, my question is, is it possible to force the backing plate assembly off, without breaking any attachments? There are NO clear illustrations of what the unit looks like, when disassembled....only 2000 and later. and how can I "refasten" the mirror assembly to the motor? Any help or redirecting would be appreciated! Thanks Bill in VT
  8. Hey guys, interesting topic....I wondered if you guys could give some input on a 1984 Seville, in near mint condition, but in need of an engine upgrade. What, if anything, can be done to boost the power of the old 4.1l, or can it be replaced with a much better 4.5l, 4.9l, or a 307 Olds engine? Any input would be helpful, if this needs to be reposted somewhere else, great, but I'd like some help! Thanks Bill in VT
  9. Thanks guys. I know it doesn't make a lot of sense ( the spray ) but it did work sometimes for a few hours, sometimes overnight. Rockfangd, yes even when the doors were opened, the accessories would still work. But oddly, and truthfully, the condition has stopped for several weeks now. My son wanted to mention, that he did use the car often to jumpstart his '85 Corvette ( another project ). Thanks for all your help everybody! I do have another question, about replacing a 4.1l in a Seville, with a different engine, will post soon. Bill
  10. Just a very late update....we have disconnected the remote start, and still have problems with the ignition remaining in the "ACC" mode, even with no key present. So, my son would disconnect the battery overnight (I know, not good) Just another note, we did spray some CDC electrical cleaner into the ignition cylinder, which seemed to help, temporarily. But somehow, the condition has "fixed itself", now the car seems to start and run as normal...(yikes!) Thanks for all your help, guys...
  11. OK, thanks guys, that could be the problem....so, we'll try to figure out how to disconnect the remote start system, and see what happens. Of course I'll keep y'all posted on what we find. Thanks!!! Bill in VT
  12. Thanks you guys...to be more specific 1) The car has an aftermarket remote start; seems to work fine up to this point. 2) Oddly, 2 nights ago, the car started ITSELF twice during the night! The next morning the battery was flat DEAD. 3) We jump started the car, drove for an hour, and when we returned home, it started fine. 4) HOWEVER, I did notice the radio stayed ON, even after turning off the ignition, AND removing the key, and yes, also after opening the doors! So, I found that with no key, the windows operate, W/S wipers, radio, but NOT the dash, or blower fan, so basically it acts as if it's stuck in the accessory position. Does it sound like a ( key/mechanical ) ignition switch, or the relay further down the column, as shown by Logan? Thanks, you guys are really helpful! Bill in VT
  13. Can you guys please direct me to ignition switch problems? My problem is suddenly all my accessories work with the key in run/start position, but ALSO when the ignition is OFF and the key is removed, and yes, even after the doors are opened...! Thanks for any help, or redirection, if necessary Bill in VT
  14. Greetings again, C I.....I'm looking at purchasing a 1990 Coupe DeVille, equipped as the "Palm Springs" edition......it has the Phaeton roof, stainless lower body trim panels, two-tone leather seats trimmed w/white roping, and two tone door panels, Bose sound system (or what's left of it), C C grill, and maybe a few other add-ons. Cool looking car! But in need of a lot of TLC, she runs out nice though....any of you guys have any input or info on this model, or anyone that owns one? I'd really like to buy it, she might be a potential money pit, but very worthy of restoration. Thanks for any input, advice, or help! Bill
  15. Hello out there! I'm looking at a few 2004-2008 SRX suv's, and have heard some good and some bad things about them. I am currently looking at a 2006, 2wd, 3.6 V-6. Seems pretty nice and the price is right, but has anyone out there any input on how good these engines are, and how good are the 2 wheel drives in snow? Or the 4 wheel drives? Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Bill
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