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post #61 of 99 (permalink) Old 07-20-2010, 07:57 PM
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My buddy that ownes a auto shop told me to make them clear again use tooth paste . I tried those kits that will clean them up to much work and didnt do a good job . So i tried it and it worked . Now my head lights are nice and clear .
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post #62 of 99 (permalink) Old 09-25-2010, 08:34 AM
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E3 sparkplugs

Has anyone used them? Did you get better gas mileage & performance?
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Hi,

Newbie here. Was having trouble with the windows catching the rubber and, instead of sitting inside the seal it was folding it over. Took a can of silicone spray and sprayed it on a paper towel. Then I rubbed the towel over the rubber in the track of the seal.

Works like a charm. Instead of the window rubbing on the rubber and folding it, it seats properly.

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Hi,

Newbie here. Was having trouble with the windows catching the rubber and, instead of sitting inside the seal it was folding it over. Took a can of silicone spray and sprayed it on a paper towel. Then I rubbed the towel over the rubber in the track of the seal.

Works like a charm. Instead of the window rubbing on the rubber and folding it, it seats properly.

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Use 17" Trailblazer spare wheel and a 226 60 X 17 tire (I used Goodyear Integrity) for a diameter of 27". Get trolly jack in a nice case from SEARS for $39.00 and throw in a lug wrench....walla!! Spare tire.

Fits in bed with lots of room to spare. Use in emergency to get to tire store for permanent fix or replacement.

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I just got the 2 1/4 ton trolley jack with hard case from Sears on sale for $24. It's only 28.5 lbs. Even the lightweight low profile aluminum racing jacks are over 60 lbs so I find this to be a good play, also.
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post #66 of 99 (permalink) Old 02-28-2011, 11:15 AM
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New SSR owner. 2004 black with 58k love it. I have been looking for one for 7 years. I liven McAllen Tx.
Fast clean up for running boards use clear boot polish just rub it on & wipe it off it removes any discoloration & makes them black again.;
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post #67 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 02:59 PM
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How do I disconnect battery for SSR storage.
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post #68 of 99 (permalink) Old 05-14-2012, 03:05 PM
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How do I disconnect battery for SSR storage.
This is posted in the wrong place but to answer your question:
Roll down the windows so they just clear the W/S then take the back cover off the battery box and remove the negative terminal. Easy as that.
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post #69 of 99 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 09:26 AM
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smokers tooth paste has a higher level of abrasive in it than regular tooth paste and I have used it on a number of headlight resto's and works like a darn and for a lot less money than those 'kits'

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My buddy that ownes a auto shop told me to make them clear again use tooth paste . I tried those kits that will clean them up to much work and didnt do a good job . So i tried it and it worked . Now my head lights are nice and clear .
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post #70 of 99 (permalink) Old 06-17-2012, 09:30 AM
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all gimmicks as you can bet that if something as simple as this worked at all the manufacturers would be using them as they are spending billions with a B to squeak even 1/10th of mile per gallon more out of a motor in order to get more CAFE and then be able to sell us more gas guzzling trucks and SUV's which is where the real money is

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post #71 of 99 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 05:02 PM
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What can I use on the rubber for my running boards and all weatherstripping in general?
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post #72 of 99 (permalink) Old 11-05-2012, 05:25 PM
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What can I use on the rubber for my running boards and all weatherstripping in general?
Try this link for the running boards.

https://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/f5/f...-boards-59184/
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Have you ever had a problem with the ashtray not staying up
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The latch is a known weak point. I have seen the part dis-cussed here. I removed mine completely and use the space for my GPS.

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post #77 of 99 (permalink) Old 11-24-2012, 06:09 PM
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Jimbob and others,

Do you still have the 'nub' that broke off? If so, this is how I fixed mine...

I took the entire door out, I think I had to remove the auxillary gauges to do it. once I had it apart I could place the broken nub back in place, you have to match the break, it can only go two different ways. After knowing which way was correct I superglued the nub back in position. Even though it is instant glue, I gave it 20 minutes before the next step.

I took a steel common pin and measured the diameter, I used a digital micrometer. Taking the correct size drill bit ( yes I know its tiny ) I drilled through the top of the nub into the body of the part. Once all the way through, I tuned the part over, and with a 1/16" bit created a small countersink on the back side.

Check your common pin to be sure it will slide all the way through the part, leaving the head of the pin at the top of the nub. If satisifed with the fit, coat the common pin with a little super glue and slide it though the part. Immediately grab the pointy end of the pin with some plyers and provide light positive pressure for a minute or so.

Place the part nub down so the head of the pin is resting on small piece of wood, and snip off the pointy end of the pin. ( if the pin had a loose fit, it may want to jump out when you snip it ) Finally, fill that countersunk area with a bit more superglue just for insurance. Paint the top head of the pin black and reassemble the part.

It is delicate work, but being a model builder, I use common pins all the time to secure small parts. I did not specify a diameter of the drill bit, as you will find common pins in different diameters. Once you have the size, you can buy individual tiny drill bits at a hobby shop.

I hope this helps, Jeff
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Tips and Tricks Missing...

Does anyone on the forum have the Tips and Tricks information that was once posted at the beginning of this thread? The author has not been on the site for over two years as of this writing and the link to the information is gone. It would be useful to have the information regenerated and reposted. Thanks in advance.
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Do you mean post #35 about the warped saddle bags? That's the result of linking to pictures instead of posting them here.
You might ask XSELER8, as he was part of the solution, he may have pictures.

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xo...

The external link or attachment with all tips and tricks at the beginning of this thread is gone...that's the info I'm hoping to retrieve for the benefit of all members.
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xo...

The external link or attachment with all tips and tricks at the beginning of this thread is gone...that's the info I'm hoping to retrive for the benefit of all members.
I see what you were talking about.
It seems the picture was posted on villagephotos(dot)com and it looks like it doesn't exist anymore.

So unless someone was smart enough to save off a copy, it's gone.
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Little tip I learned. Everyone knows the ssr didnt come with overhead lighting and sometimes gets hard to see stuff when you need to. Well I found this out by accident but the Sun visors have awesome bright lighting and you can tilt them to whatever angle you need. I don't know if everyone knows this or not
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post #83 of 99 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 08:57 PM
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gauges

Hi I was wondering will a set of gauges from 2005 work in a 2004? I have the factory wiring from gm and all the data lines are the same and the connector is the same, the wire color on 1 wire is different that's it. I really don't see why they wont work. Has any body tried to do this ?
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Tips & Tricks

Does anyone have a copy of Tips & Tricks that they could scan in and re-post? Sure would be nice to have.
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What about questions? Would you also consider placing questions on that so others can post their answers below?
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Windshield wiper linkage fix

Passing a fix along. The wiper transmission uses nylon bushings to hold the various links together. Over time these bushing wear out or dry and crack. The transmission assembly is discontinued and the used market is getting a premium for the transmissions. If you find that the links come loose, fall off or bind try replacing just the bushings. The bushings are not available from GM, but you can get Dorman part 49448. They are off a 2001 Toyota Camry. I have done this easy repair and it works.
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Hood strut fix

Try replacing worn/broken hood struts with "Mighty Lift" part B95373. A warning though, they have a lot more tension than the original struts and could eventually bend a bracket or something. BUT it beats paying $300+ from a dismantler and the struts may fail a couple months after you get them since they are already old.
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Try replacing worn/broken hood struts with "Mighty Lift" part B95373. A warning though, they have a lot more tension than the original struts and could eventually bend a bracket or something. BUT it beats paying $300+ from a dismantler and the struts may fail a couple months after you get them since they are already old.
Try Simple Engineering for replacement struts.


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Great job Buffy! Wonderful to have a place where owners can provide tips to those less handy to give them ways to keep the vehicles moving. Thanks, Kevin & Dorothy Sherry/RI
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But the mighty lift sturts are $23.00 at your local Autozone vs $134.00 from Simple so for some owners could be a money thing or not wanting to wait for shipping time.
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