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Repair of Chevy SSR ABS, speedometer instruments, door lock, fuse box and other electronics and LED upgrades

This was free at one time. I am now charging a nominal fee (see below) to cover cost of going to Post Office, sealants, glues, solder, flux, etc.....

I would like to offer my services to anyone that needs it. My only requirement is that you pay shipping both ways and for needed parts if required. Insurance might be a good idea due to the nature of the items but it's up to you. I will try to do a one day turn around depending on my schedule and the type of return shipping you desire. I hold a few certifications for soldering and have worked sensitive aviation electronics for over 20 years and thought this would be a good way to return a little to the community that I have been a part of for many years. I am not sure how long I will provide this service, I am doing this in my spare time, so if something comes up that demands more of my time then I will retract it. If this message is still here then I am still offering the service. Just want some advice? I will provide that too, just ask.

Chevy SSR ABS EBCM REPAIR - $40 plus return shipping
Please try this Service Bulletin repair FIRST if you have an ABS EBCM issue. Service Brake System If you want me to check the board and resolder the joints I will do that and return it to you. I have resoldered/repaired over 100 units so far and 97 of them have worked fine after reinstallation. I am pretty sure that the issue is related to cold solder joints and not direct heat related. If it were heat related then the bad joints would not always be the same group of 12 that I repair to fix the issue. If my work does not correct your problem then there are many companies around the US that will replace components on the board for you. Just do a Google for "ABS module repair" or something similar and you will find a bunch. Costs are anywhere from $120 on up. The vehicle can still be driven when the module is removed for repair, you just will not have the ABS function, please cover the open area with foil and heat resistant tape so dirt and moisture will not enter. Also please note, I nor anyone else that offers a low cost repair on the forum. cannot guarantee the repair since we do not have test equipment. We are offering a service that is cost effective to you in an attempt to help you. We are not responsible if the unit does not work when received.

CHEVY SSR FUSE BOX REPAIR - $20 plus return shipping
Nearly 100% of 2005-2006 SSR fuse box failures (failure to start when warm or truck shuts off while driving) are with one single area of copper wire bend from the factory. Instead of replacing the entire box at a cost of several hundred dollars, this repair will include complete tear down and replacement of the entire length of the incorrectly bent copper wire with same gauge and hand routed to insure future issues don't happen, fully tested and reassembled. I will also repair Trailblazer and Corvette fuse boxes which have the similar issues.

CHEVY SSR SPEEDOMETER REPAIR - $40 plus return shipping
If anyone wants to get new needles, repair lights, faceplace color change or repair a non working or intermittent servos I will provide that service as well. You supply the parts and I will do the work or I will get the parts for you. Stepper motors are about $20 on EBay, new needles are $20-$45. You'll have to remove the speedometer, there are many threads here discussing that procedure, please do a search. I can also repaint the OEM white needles a florescent orange which shows up great against a black or white faceplate background. I can also upgrade lighting to LED.

CHEVY SSR DOOR LATCH - $20+ plus return shipping
Repair door lock / latch mechanism. Corrects issues with intermittent window index problems, window indexing prior to door closing, lights not turning off due to bad handle position, door does not lock and unlock with remote or console switch, etc...... Depending on how much work, repairs start at $20 and go up.

Links to information and previous repairs
Door Lock - Window Indexing Issue Repair
driver side door lock not responding


Shifter Lights, speedometer lights, center brake light LED's and more ... -
If you have a shift module, steering wheel controls, center brake light, etc.... that have burnt out lights I can repair them for you or swap for LED. Price depends on issue, most likely around $10 to $20

I've also included some How To instructions so you can repair your own parts:
Steering Light Repair - How To
Shift Console Light Repair - HOW TO

Helpful Links
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SSR Technical Resource Website - Quick searchable help
 

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Thank you for offering this service to our SSR members.
Cheers
I would like to offer my services to anyone that needs it. My only requirement is that you pay shipping both ways and for needed parts if required. Insurance might be a good idea due to the nature of the items but it's up to you. I will not be held responsible for any issues that arise out of this offer and your willingness to participate is an agreement to this fact. I will try to do a one day turn around depending on my schedule and the type of return shipping you desire. I have repaired many electronic systems in my career and have a few certifications for soldering and thought this would be a good way to return a little to the community that I have been a part of for many years. I am not sure how long I will provide this service, I am doing this in my spare time, so if something comes up that demands more of my time then I will retract it. If this message is still here then I am still offering the service.

Some of the failures associated with ABS units are solder joints on the relay and other joints on the board. Most if not all speedometer issues are related to the stepper motors. Both of these issues are well documented as common failure points and require soldering or component replacement that although can be done at home may not be practical for some people to accomplish.

ABS - If you want me to check the board and resolder the joints I will do that and return to you. At this time we do not know how many boards are actually failing due to solder joints or hard components so this offer is not guaranteed or has any specific data to suggest it's outcome. I will track it and try to provide data at a later time. If my work does not correct the issue then there is a service that will replace components on the board for you. Dicktator has found a company that a few have used and had good results from: http://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/f5/abs-solution-61351/

Speedometer - If anyone wants to get new needles, repair lights, faceplace color change or repair a non working or intermittent servos I will provide that service as well. You supply the parts and I will do the work. Stepper motors are about $25 on EBay, new needles are $20-$45. You'll have to remove the speedometer, there are many threads here discussing that procedure, please do a search.

Lights - If you have a shift module that has burnt out lights (window, traction control, locks) I can probably repair those as well. I need to get some part numbers, when I do I will update this post. I will not do light conversions (changing colors) because of issues like, brightness, evenness, useability, etc......

If you have any questions please let me know, I will provide contact information via PM.
 

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By the way, where were you about two years ago when mine croaked?
I was right here, all you needed to do was ask :)

Seriously though, I had suspicions that it could be done but until VMAX posted his repair success the other day I wasn't sure if this was a similar issue with resoldering the joints or not.
 

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I found the following on E-Bay and I am fairly handy at DIY stuff. You think this would work me?

GM Instrument cluster Gauge / Speedometer REPAIR KIT rebuild x27 168 x25
 

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I found the following on E-Bay and I am fairly handy at DIY stuff. You think this would work me?

GM Instrument cluster Gauge / Speedometer REPAIR KIT rebuild x27 168 x25
I think you linked to a complete "kit" with soldering iron end everything. I personally would just run over to Radio Shack or Walmart and get my own soldering iron and misc items.

Yes, if you are decent with a soldering iron the repair is fairly straight forward. The most time consuming part is taking apart the dash, but I have done that so many times it's the fastest part for me now :)

The new stepper motors have a part number of x25.168 but as far as who to buy them from is really hard to say. I bought mine off EBay, but there are quite a few different variations out there. I suspect that the black cased ones are generic as they do not have the same markings as the white ones and are cheaper. I would stick with the white case and make sure you buy them from a reputable seller.

I have never bought from this US seller but the items seem to be of quality and you get some spare bulbs as well.
6 2003 06 x25 168 Envoy Stepper Motors 10 Free Lights | eBay
 

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OK... Thank you. :liebe011: I will give it a go...

and then send it to you to fix if I mess it up....:glol
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There are quite a few Youtube videos on doing the swap. One thing to remember is the needle position for calibration when you reinstall.

First you need to get some tape so you can mark the "0" set point. Place tape under the needle near the "0" mark for each needle. Then, very gently, move each needle counter clockwise until it stops. DO NOT put more pressure on it than needed to stop or the calibration will be off when you reinstall. Mark the tape where the needle sits so you know where to reinstall them.

There is a special tool made to take them off but you can use a fork or a plastic pry tool to lift straight up, they just pop off and push back on.

When you reinstall them, push the needle onto the center post, then move them counterclockwise until the needle lines up with the previous marks. If you move them too far just keep going around and do it again.

Soldering ..... well, that I cannot help you with long distance, just be careful not to put too much heat on the joints and lift a trace. I can repair it if you do, just makes it a little harder.

Good luck!
 

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Lights - If you have a shift module that has burnt out lights (window, traction control, locks) I can probably repair those as well. I need to get some part numbers, when I do I will update this post. I will not do light conversions (changing colors) because of issues like, brightness, evenness, useability, etc......
Dragon2U
Did you ever find the part numbers for window & traction control lights
I have 2 burnt out & would like to fix them
 

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Dragon2U
Did you ever find the part numbers for window & traction control lights
I have 2 burnt out & would like to fix them
Hi Kelly,
Well, they can be replaced but I have no idea what the part number would be. The only way to get one close would be to use a light meter on them to measure the output and get a similar one. They are a simple 1/4 twist base with the lamps soldered into the base.

The lamps have a blue cover to make the yellowish glow more white. The best bet would be to get a bright LED bulb and use that as a replacement for all the bulbs to make all the switches have an equal brilliance.

Here are some pictures to show you what is they look like:
 

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Thanks Mike. :right:

I will subscribe to this thread for when the need arises. Generous of you to offer. :)
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David :black:
You are the man Mike. What a deal you are offering. If I need something rebuild you will be hearing from me. Thanks for your support.
Appreciate the kind words :thumbs
 

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I did not see this post until today.

I may take you up on your very generous offer for the ABS.
I have to have my truck towed to my mechanic to get the shift cable fixed and I guess I will have him remove the ABS module while it's there.


please PM your information to me.


Thanks for supporting the community
 
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