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  1. l008com

    Is a power steering fluid bath bad for my truck?

    I was surprised it has a steering fluid cooler. I always assumed that cooler was for the transmission. Is it common for vehicles to have steering fluid coolers? It doesn't seem like the kind of fluid that would tend to get all that hot. Unless maybe if you were driving around a race track all...
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    Is a power steering fluid bath bad for my truck?

    Turns out the line into my steering fluid cooler had rotted. Last night it started gushing fluid. But today after getting it repaired fast, I looked around and noticed small puddles everywhere i had been parking lately. And the bottom of the truck is covered in the fluid. So again I dropped it...
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    What's the deal with Steering Racks?

    From research I did many years ago, what I recall is that there were three different steering racks avaialble. One for the short wheelbase TB. Another for the EXTs that has a faster turn rate. And another with an even faster turn rate for the SS. I have a short wheelbase TB and you have to...
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    OBD Fusion + Bluetooth Scanner = Pretty Neat!

    Well thats good to know. The lighter plug has also screwed me over. Before I installed real heated seats, I had a heated seat pad that would stay running when I got out of the truck and sever times I'd go to leave work appointments and nada. I was very tempted to do some custom wiring to make...
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    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    Why? Isn't the alignment just using the external adjuster?
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    OBD Fusion + Bluetooth Scanner = Pretty Neat!

    QUESTION: Are any of the pins on this connector powered when the car is off? My battery has been weak since getting this device. I had left it plugged in since I got it. I'm wondering if it's a coincidence and my battery is dying, or if this device is draining my battery.
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    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    The drama continues. I did my test fit install today and no light. So with some short wires I fished them into the plugs and come to find out both lights have the polarity reversed. I connected all the reds to reds and black to blacks. So I guess either GM or the company that makes this LED...
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    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    The slow crawl of progress continues. I soldered up the connectors so i can plug in and unplug the H1 bulbs. I physically installed the projectors, which wasn't easy because the threaded shaft of the projectors really isn't long enough but i jammed it all in there. After some testing, I'll be...
  9. l008com

    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    Do anyone have the pinout of the main headlight connector on the back of the lens? That will be helpful for testing if I get things connected today.
  10. l008com

    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    Any suggestions on where to find these countless styles of connector available? Sadly radio shack is no more, I can't think of any other local store that would have connectors like this. Regarding the high beam shield, something like an audio headphone jack would be perfect for fishing through...
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    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    Trying to make some progress here. I looked over everything and I see I need a connector to make the connection in figure A. I don't want to just solder them directly, I want a connector so I can remove them if needed down the road. Plus the pins on the LED bulb don't fit into the socket in...
  12. l008com

    OBD Fusion + Bluetooth Scanner = Pretty Neat!

    Confirmed, 6 pins. The rest of the conversation so far, I don't really understand at all :D
  13. l008com

    OBD Fusion + Bluetooth Scanner = Pretty Neat!

    It's a 2008. I'll try to snap a pic of the port next time I go somewhere.
  14. l008com

    OBD Fusion + Bluetooth Scanner = Pretty Neat!

    I picked up a $35 bluetooth scanner on amazon, and I bought the $10 ODB Fusion app on the iOS app store. It's pretty cool. I like how I can make my own little mini dashboards. I've been playing around with all the PIDs. Many work, like speed, instant fuel-economy, throttle position etc. Many did...
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    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    Well that was disappointing. I installed my Sealight LED high beam bulbs from amazon today and they don't seem any brighter at all compared to factory high beams. They may even be dimmer. When I'm up close to something, it does seem to light it up brighter. But there doesn't seem to be enough...
  16. l008com

    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    The projectors I ordered were too big for my lenses. They were 3" and I guess I need 2.5". The upgrade drags on. The LED bulbs look ok though. I can install the highs in my current lenses then transfer them and everything to the new lenses once the projectors come in. So both sets of LED...
  17. l008com

    Window Doesn't Sit Right

    My front passenger window doesn't sit properly in the channel. It is smooshed inward and the glass just jams up against it. This doesn't seal and in certain rainy conditions, water gets in. You can push against the glass and force it into place a little bit better, at least so no water gets in...
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    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    Ok I bit the bullet and bought some LED highs, some H1 LED lows, and a cheap pair of bixenon projectors that I will be using as lowbeam only projectors. About $100 total. The install should be a lot easier. I'm hoping everything goes well, and easy. It should be almost entirely a plug and play...
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    Oil Filter Removal Trick?

    I don't think you could get a milk carton around the filter on mine, not with that cross bracket right under the filter. I wonder if the filter on the i6 is in a more accessible spot than the V8
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    Oil Filter Removal Trick?

    Is there some way to change your oil in your truck without making a huge mess? No matter how much oil I let drain out of the drain plug, I always get a huge flood coming out when I unscrew the filter. It gets all over your hand/arm and also all over that cross piece that spreads it all over and...
  21. l008com

    LED Bulbs in Retrofit Projectors?

    I brushed on this topic a few times in some other threads, but I figured it could be useful as a stand-alone thread. Has anyone purchased the typical retrofit projectors and then threw LED H1 bulbs in there instead of going with an actual HID setup? If you've done this, how did it go? Good...
  22. l008com

    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    That's what I thought, just wanted to be sure.
  23. l008com

    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    Can I get a little clarification here. When you get an H1 retrofit projectors, is H1 referring to the body of the projector itself, and how it's going to fit into the lens? Or is H1 just the size of the bulb that goes into the projector itself?
  24. l008com

    DRL-Killer Mod Undid-itself?

    Because it's daytime, it's hard to tell if the lights are on. I'll try to do more experimenting tomorrow.
  25. l008com

    DRL-Killer Mod Undid-itself?

    I did the hardwired DRL killer mod where you snip some wires and put a relay in there so the lights only go on when they're on full power. Worked great. For a while. But now I noticed my headlights come on during the day. Based on playing with the reflection on the side of my house, I don't...
  26. l008com

    WANTED ZR2 Wheel well flare

    I've owned three different ZR2 blazers and I loved them all. Such a fun and useful little truck. I wish you could still get new vehicles like that. Imagine how fun a ZR2 blazer would be with a 4.8L LS V8 engine and a 6 speed transmission (automatic, but also a whole other level of fun with a 6...
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    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    Usually its just assholes being assholes. But sometimes it's a shitty car with headlights so weak that even the high beams only barely cause a problem. Which kinda exposes an interesting anti-loophole in headlight laws. What do you do if your low beams aren't bright enough? You can't drive...
  28. l008com

    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    Seriously, that has gotten so common these days. People just driving around with their highs on no matter how much traffic is around them.
  29. l008com

    LED & Other Headlight Upgrades Besides HID Retrofit?

    Cool. I may just give these a try, assuming my lens cleaning solution from the previous post actually works. Fingers crossed.

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