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Forum: Astra Tech 02-16-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,689
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Emissions

Pull and twist.
Forum: Astra Tech 02-13-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,867
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: How To Blinking 3rd Brake Light CHMSL Astra

I hope someone with flashing light triggered seizures doesn't wind up behind you at a light.
Forum: Astra Tech 02-12-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,689
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Emissions

Those are two different parts. The 555562350 is the one I think you should replace. It is under the hood.

The 25932570 is the canister vent solenoid located under the car in front of the fuel...
Forum: Astra Tech 02-12-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,689
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Emissions

Derek.erickson2,
The part you need to solve your problem is here. http://www.amazon.com/ACDelco-55562350-ACDELCO-VALVE-CNSTR/dp/B005OVJCYU...
Forum: Astra Tech 11-21-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Oil Service OLM Reset Procedure

Great timing. I needed to do this and didn't feel like looking it up.
Forum: Astra General 11-21-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,501
Posted By bdshaffer
Forum: Astra General 11-19-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,059
Posted By bdshaffer
Forum: Astra General 11-19-2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,059
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Failed Front Motor Mount

Anyone thinking of changing the front mount, you don't need to.

A technician may observe what appears to be a broken mount located between the front of the transmission and the vehicle's subframe....
Forum: Astra General 09-05-2012, 10:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Upgrading Stereo - Keep HU?

Speakers contribute less to sound quality than the amplifier. The amplifier in the stock radio does not sound good. If you don't change the radio, you can only make it a louder version of the same...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-05-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Anybody out there still using a Connects2?

I have a Pioneer AVH-4300. Here is a thread with a picture.
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=172883

I picked this because of the IPOD interface. Seamed the best to me. It allows...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-05-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 72,050
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Spark Plug Change for Astra

KM-6009, here is the tool.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KENT-MOORE-KM-6009-IGNITION-COIL-REMOVER-INSTALLER-/270600876352

I have changed my plugs twice and not needed one. Just pull up, not even...
Forum: Astra Tech 09-05-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Anybody out there still using a Connects2?

This is the one I bought.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380319787680&ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:1123

Still working after one year.
Forum: Astra General 08-16-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Adding Steering Wheel Controls

Maybe, depends if the seller took it out or not.

Look at this thread:
http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=140799

and this one:...
Forum: Astra General 08-15-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,276
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Adding Steering Wheel Controls

There is a wiring harness you need for the controls that is not in your wheel. Also, the controls can't be installed on a wheel that didn't come with them.
Forum: Astra General 08-12-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,434
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Wiring for Aftermarket Headunit

There is no switched power in the radio harness. The stock radio uses CAN bus to tell when the ignition is on.

Connects2 makes an ASTRA harness that includes a switched ignition and the steering...
Forum: Astra Tech 07-16-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,318
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Fuse Panel (under the hood)

http://www.saturnfans.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1528846&postcount=2
Forum: Astra Tech 04-29-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 45,064
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: How To - Timing Belt Replacement

Great post. Thanks for taking the time. How many miles on your car?
Forum: Astra Tech 12-29-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,286
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Power Steering Leaking

You should check out alldatadiy.com

I've used it for several years now. Same info as the service manual.
Forum: Astra General 12-17-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,435
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: rear turn signal bulb #?

Did you cycle ignition? If the bulb is out, the controller switches the circuit off. It tries again next time you start the car.
Forum: Astra General 10-23-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,426
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Power Steering

It is behind the engine on the left. It has a black cap.
Forum: Astra General 10-23-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,205
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: She's Ready For Winter

Man those wheel covers are ugly. Bet you can't wait till summer. :)
Forum: Astra General 10-18-2011, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,847
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: New Radio and GPS

I was really interested in having the GPS in the BID position and a better iPod interface w/ album art display. The VXMMI is halfway to Canada already, it sold very quickly.
Forum: Astra General 10-16-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,315
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Goodbye Astra :(

Sorry, that was a nice looking car.
Forum: Astra General 10-15-2011, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,847
Posted By bdshaffer
New Radio and GPS

I replaced my VXMMI with a Pioneer AVH-P4300, Connects2 can harness and a Garmin Nuvi 1300. Following inspiration from this AON thread...
Forum: Astra General 10-14-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,552
Posted By bdshaffer
Re: Lets get some more pics of our cars uploaded!

Are you going to convert the VXMMI?
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