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  2. Great looking car. I really like the white. You took some beautiful photos. I didn't know PA was so flat.
  3. I washed, clay barred, and waxed the whole car today! After doing so I realized there’s quite a few paint chips and there’s dirt and marks on the front bumper area I can’t get off with the supplies I had. It still looks a lot better than before. Here are a few pics.
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  5. kb2nto

    Member Introductions

    Hello to all Reatta owners. My first Reatta a 89 I bought 6 years ago. Loved that car got rear ended 5 years ago. The guy was driving a square front Chevy doing 45. Said he never saw me. While the entire back of the car was crushed. I had just a few injuries and survived. I think the construction of the Reatta saved me. The insurance company by the way offered me $350. My lawyer got it up to $2500. Been looking for a replacement ever since. Found a nice 90 convertible a couple weeks ago. It was close by and was very pleased to get it. Has 93000 miles and I am the 3rd owner. I am in Western NY
  6. So I checked all the known fuses (the block on the right side of the console and the hidden one below it.) I found all fuses good with the exception of defog which had gotten hot, replaced it but still no dash or interior lights. Assuming there are no more fuses, I'm going to check the fusible links next. Also, after checking for air, spark and listening to the injectors to be sure they're working, I'm thinking I may have one or more bad engine mounts allowing the engine to move. When it's cold it actually makes the exhaust occasionally knock against the body.
  7. Can't drive a car with no taillights, so we had no choice.
  8. Most people would have given up and never found that short. As you have said before, a lot of problems can be traced back to the last thing you did but in this case who would have suspected a screw holding that harness causing so much trouble. Glad you got it fixed.
  9. Yeah. Don't use a self drilling screw into the support for the radiator without checking to see if the loom is on the other side. It just nicked a tan wire and was enough to cause a dead short that was virtually untraceable. We were mounting the two relays for the after market headlight relay harness. The leads were too short for both headlights so we cheated and installed the relays as close as we could to make the wires be long enough without splicing. The icing on the cake? The harness was no good either, right out of the box. We spent about 20 hours with Kendal's, Bob's and my time
  10. Wow, what a process. Hats off to the gumption to trace that spaghetti around the car, whew. Any hint what caused a short inside a loomed wire harness? Was it up front below the radiator area?
  11. Today Bob and I reinstall the dash. Kendall found the short. It was in the loom of wires that run in front of the engine from the dash to the cornering lamps. In this case the passenger side. He also closely inspected the taillight bulbs and found 4 that were "bad" The filiment in these 4 bulbs were touching each other and didn't look right, so out they went. We did set the dash in place so we could reconnect the junction box of wires and then test our work. We ran all the tests, high/low beams, taillights, brake lights, running lights, fog lights, and directionals. All good..
  12. Today Bob and I removed the dash so that Kendall can run down the short I have in the 'vert. he has every confidence that he can get this done. Took us about 90 minutes to get the dash out. Although I cheated by already having the top pad and console out to make the dash removal go a little faster.
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  14. Driving a slow car fast, is more fun than driving a fast car slow!
  15. fun car guy

    ECM is a bear to reinstall

    Wow! This is like x-ray vision. So there's another entire fuse block hidden behind the top one. I wonder if any of them control the BCM, if so you may have found the answer to my problem. Thank you very much!
  16. sotheysay

    ECM is a bear to reinstall

    This should answer your question. https://reattaowner.com/roj/62-electrical-system/other-electrical/137-location-of-console-fuses-and-breakers
  17. fun car guy

    ECM is a bear to reinstall

    OK. that eliminates that mystery. I just hope I don't have to experience replacing any of them. I understand from Ronnie that my problem is with the BCM, no interior lights, fog lights or dash display. I understand the BCM is the first in the series and controls these lights. Could you tell me if there are any fuse blocks under the dash? I'm trying to find and that might be blown.
  18. sotheysay

    ECM is a bear to reinstall

    You can access the BCM just by removing the glovebox. The ECM can be accessed by removing the kick panel (The service manual calls it a "sound insulator") and the CCM (box with 4 colorful tubes coming out of it) requires both. The carpet in a Reatta is thick and as Padgett mentioned can be removed for greater clearance. As for why I removed the ECM, it's part of the heater core removal https://reattaowner.com/roj/95-accessories/heat-a-ac-system/114-heater-core-replacement-instructions Somebody used too much stop leak and the car overheated. Need to change the oil and see if it be
  19. fun car guy

    ECM is a bear to reinstall

    Thanks for that. If I ever have to replace one of them, at least I'll know where they are.
  20. 2seater

    ECM is a bear to reinstall

    More accurately, they are forward of the dash, approximately in line with the glovebox.
  21. fun car guy

    ECM is a bear to reinstall

    Also, I'm assuming all of these modules are located under the dash?
  22. fun car guy

    ECM is a bear to reinstall

    If I may ask, why did you remove the ECM in the first place? I'm having some trouble with my BCM hoping I just have a bad fuse. If that's not the problem, I might have to do major surgery myself!
  23. I like Wagner Thermo Quite pads. I put them on vehicle own. Have done so for years. Haven't needed to buy any lately but the price was reasonable last time I purchased some. Got them the last time on Amazon for my Equinox. It had a vibration when breaking with only 28k on the OEM pads. The Wagners cured it.
  24. I didn't exactly do anything, but I did start a little progress toward the probable cause of the low fluid warning I got a couple weeks ago. I dug around in my records and spare parts for brake pads and I found the box for the AC Delco rear pads I installed. The sales slip was inside, from the local Buick dealership in 1999. I found I paid $145.00 for the front and rear OE pads 25 years ago, yikes. I have been happy with their performance, although they do seem to like a little heat in them to work best. In any case, I found a new front set on eBay for $45 with free shipping. I do have a selec
  25. Nice looking car. Glad to have you here.
  26. Thanks! I'll look into it tomorrow
  27. Padgett

    ECM is a bear to reinstall

    I usually roll the carpet back a bit, that gives a little more room.
  28. I was monkeying around in the dash fixing small things and at some point I removed the ECM. It was a pain to get out, however it's proving difficult to reinstall correctly. Surely you just do the reverse of what it took to get out, right? After great difficulty I managed to get the ECM back up into its slot. However it sits about a half inch too far foward and the plastic bracket doesn't line up with the screw hole. The harness running behind on the firewall was a major sticking point and seems to prevent me simply pushing the ECM back into place. Had anybody else experienced this?
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