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Bad Asphalt LOL said:
Does anyone know if GM allows for access to there online service manuals via a general user ID and password? I have the web site and have downloaded the service manual update of 447MB, but I need to log in with a user ID and password. http://service.gm.com/index_en-US.html
Unfortunatly, that is just an incremental update. You need to have previously loaded the full service package (~6 cd's worth). Not only that your version has to be dated later than what is noted.

Note: the CD's sold by Helm are typically not current enough to make use of these updates. I suppose if one was to collect and save updates for long enough before buying the CD's then it wouldn't matter... Naw, They most likely have that angle covered too.
 

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Update

Glenn,

I got the CDs from Helm near the middle of December and it was the correct version for me to do the online update earlier yesterday. It's cool, because now the manual covers the 05 GTO, too. Not that I have one, but it's still cool to have extra info instead of not enough.

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Fab! Wish I was able to update. My cd copy was dec 2003.



Edit: BTW: This Link allows one to subscribe to online service information. By the day $20.00. by the year $1200.00. Other time spans available too.
 

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Yep...

I'm planning to hit that site about once a month, download the update and burn it to CD. If my computer ever takes a crap, I can reload it incrementally to whatever is currently available.

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Hehhh...

go to http://www.helminc.com and for about $300 you can have a pristine set sent out pronto.

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P.S. I tried the el-cheapo route for a hacked copy but it was outdated and I was unable to bring it up to the version I needed.
 

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service manuals

i bought the hard copy manuals (2) from helm for about 135.00 and they have proven to be invaluable as a source of info. they also cover all the available option packages.
 

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Changes coming

I read somewhere (GM TechLink) that the dealers are being encouraged to migrate to the online service where daily updates are available.

Future cd's will only be available in a DVD version, where the dvd must be in the drive to use it. DVD to get updated on a quarterly basis.
 

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Bad Asphalt LOL said:
Sure need thoses CD downloads. $300 for one truck manual is too much!
FYI: The cd based service manual contains service manuals dating back to 1980 and across the entire GM family of makes and models. I don't know how many vehicles that is but my guess is it's less than a dollar per vehicle.

Edit: It's too bad gm can't drop a vehicle specific cd into the glove box of each auto sold.
 

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Bad Asphalt LOL said:
Who ever has the CD's would pull off the SSR Manual and put it to us on a PM.
I'm sorry. It just don't work that way. What the cd's install is a full blown web site local to your computer.

edit: It's actually the same thing you see at the dealership when you peek over the shoulder of your mechanic.
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