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06-27-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 64
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Posted By Tgriffithjr

Wow! There are some touchy people on this forum....

Wow! There are some touchy people on this forum. I wasn’t looking for help. I was informing everyone of a fact. I do not appreciate someone that automatically assumes I don’t know how to unlock a...
06-26-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,406
Posted By Tgriffithjr

It’s an obvious programming issue. I started this...

It’s an obvious programming issue. I started this thread to contribute and make others aware of a potential issue. It’s not operator issue, as you propose. I have solved my problem by not locking...
06-26-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,406
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Yes I tried both ways and it did not open. But...

Yes I tried both ways and it did not open. But everyone seems to be missing the big picture in this situation. A truly safe vehicle should open from the inside when you pull the door handle once,...
06-26-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,406
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Well I need to replace the unit as I just broke...

Well I need to replace the unit as I just broke the right window toggle button off while I was sitting there in the heat. What else?
06-26-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Yeah that’s good advice. I was kind of working in...

Yeah that’s good advice. I was kind of working in that direction but couldn’t understand how a little water could get into a sealed clockspring. How did you get it open?
06-26-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tgriffithjr

I got it started. I knocked the clutch relay...

I got it started. I knocked the clutch relay loose when I removed the kick panel. However still no steering wheel controls. It has to be related to water, but I’ve checked everything where water...
06-26-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,406
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Toggle switch works fine when the car is running.

Toggle switch works fine when the car is running.
06-26-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Ok here’s the next development. I removed the...

Ok here’s the next development. I removed the pass seat and checked the wiring. Everything was dry and no signs of corrosion at any of the junctions is ncluding the BPM. I put it back together hooked...
06-26-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,406
Posted By Tgriffithjr

I’m not sure that y’all read my post carefully....

I’m not sure that y’all read my post carefully. Everything suggested was tried including having the key in the vehicle with me when I attempted to unlock the vehicle both with door handles AND toggle...
06-26-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,406
Posted By Tgriffithjr

I am sitting in my vehicle right now. I rolled...

I am sitting in my vehicle right now. I rolled down the pass window for access. I stepped out of the vehicle, locked the doors with the remote, took the keys into the house and set them about 50’...
06-25-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Thanks!

Thanks!
06-25-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Yes I read the post but the pictures donít...

Yes I read the post but the pictures donít provide a good reference point for where itís at. Can you pin point the location?
06-25-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Where is that K bus junction located?

Where is that K bus junction located?
06-25-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tgriffithjr

I left both windows open. Everything works fine...

I left both windows open. Everything works fine except the steering wheel controls and they worked fine until I left the windows open. I dried out the interior and the next day they didn’t work. I...
06-25-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,406
Posted By Tgriffithjr

I’ll test again but I’m going to have a helper....

I’ll test again but I’m going to have a helper. Did you have the fob in your possession or near the vehicle?
06-25-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tgriffithjr

I have not checked the BCM yet. I understand from...

I have not checked the BCM yet. I understand from research that the steering wheel controls are connected through the K Bus. Do you know where the junctions are for the K Bus?
06-25-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,406
Posted By Tgriffithjr

You definitely can’t get out without the key fob...

You definitely can’t get out without the key fob being present in the 2006. I haven’t tested the time frame, I just know my wife was left in the vehicle without the key and she could not open the...
06-25-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tgriffithjr

I dismantled the steering wheel checked all...

I dismantled the steering wheel checked all connections and the grounds at the wheel. Still nothing. I’m not sure where to check for power because I don’t know where the control wires are routed from.
06-25-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tgriffithjr

265 views. No one has a suggestion?

265 views. No one has a suggestion?
06-22-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Steering wheel control buttons

Last week I left my windows down during a rain. I know a dumb thing to do with these vehicles. So now the left side radio control buttons do not work and no back lit buttons. The cruise control...
06-22-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
R50/53 - R50/53 Creaky doors - solutions?
Views: 1,612
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Spray the hinges and the door stops with lithium...

Spray the hinges and the door stops with lithium grease. Worked for mine.
06-13-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Lucky you! Doesnít happen all the time but all it...

Lucky you! Doesnít happen all the time but all it takes is the right combination of factors and I can. These engines are built well but they donít contain the high quality of parts that race engines...
06-13-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,202
Posted By Tgriffithjr

oil Starvation can result from a plugged oil port...

oil Starvation can result from a plugged oil port in the crank or running low on oil. Or consistent high RPM like redlining in every gear shift all the time. Pull the filter and see what it caught....
06-12-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
R50/53 - R50/53 Steering column "clunk"
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Posted By Tgriffithjr

Raise the front of the vehicle. Put your hands on...

Raise the front of the vehicle. Put your hands on each tire at the 3 and 9 o’clock positions. Push the tire in and out. If there’s movement it’s the tie rods.
06-10-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
R50/53 - R50/53 R53 oil leak?
Views: 2,212
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Everyone has different experiences. Iím sure Iím...

Everyone has different experiences. Iím sure Iím not the only person who has not had leaks. Some do and some donít. Maybe the only people we hear from are primarily those who have issues. If you...
06-10-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,209
Posted By Tgriffithjr

I would t shift below 2000 rpm.

I would t shift below 2000 rpm.
06-10-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
R50/53 - R50/53 Squeaky door checkers?
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Posted By Tgriffithjr

I don’t understand why y’all aren’t having...

I don’t understand why y’all aren’t having success with the spray lube. Mine sounded like an old haunted house. Some spray grease and a year later they are still silent.
06-10-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 17
R50/53 - R50/53 R53 oil leak?
Views: 2,212
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Clean everything well and the run it. Get under...

Clean everything well and the run it. Get under and look for where the highest set spot is. Your leak will originate somewhere in that area. I don’t agree that they leak like Swiss cheese. I have...
06-08-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,236
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Check all your grounds, battery, body,...

Check all your grounds, battery, body, alternator. Definitely sounds like an electrical connection issue.
06-08-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,409
Posted By Tgriffithjr

You realize this post is a year old?

You realize this post is a year old?
06-07-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,265
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Have your head rebuilt with new lifters, cam,...

Have your head rebuilt with new lifters, cam, etc. I’m not sure I would replace the entire engine just from a bad cam.
06-07-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
R50/53 - R50/53 EZ Oil Drain Valve
Views: 2,766
Posted By Tgriffithjr

I feel special owning a vehicle that needs a new...

I feel special owning a vehicle that needs a new basic maintenance item replaced each time itís taken off.íI wonder how many other highly engineered vehicles need new oil drain plugs each time the...
06-07-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,209
Posted By Tgriffithjr

The oil pressure sensor, if you had one, is set...

The oil pressure sensor, if you had one, is set at around 10 psi before it activates so you are good. Doesn’t take much oil pressure to maintain a hydraulic film on the crank.
06-07-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
R50/53 - R50/53 Squeaky door checkers?
Views: 2,065
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Get some spray lithium grease and spray inside...

Get some spray lithium grease and spray inside the door stop and hinges. Worked great for me. Stopped the squeaks and creaks.
06-07-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
R50/53 - R50/53 R53 spun a rod bearing
Views: 2,056
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Why not take the crank out have it checked and...

Why not take the crank out have it checked and machined and replace all the bearings. Oil starvation is the likely cause. Have the rods checked too for roundness. Replacing the bearing isn’t going to...
06-07-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,984
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Only in New York would you get instructions like...

Only in New York would you get instructions like that. Priceless!
06-04-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
R50/53 - R50/53 EZ Oil Drain Valve
Views: 2,766
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Hey super mechanic. You do what you want to do...

Hey super mechanic. You do what you want to do with with your vehicle and I will do what I will with mine. You keep the personal insulting comments to yourself. Just because I choose to reuse my oil...
06-03-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,440
Posted By Tgriffithjr

When you say it wobbles are you meaning the...

When you say it wobbles are you meaning the damper is actually wobbling when the engine is idling or is it turning smoothly but the engine is shaking?
06-03-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
R50/53 - R50/53 EZ Oil Drain Valve
Views: 2,766
Posted By Tgriffithjr

I don’t change it either. No problems.

I don’t change it either. No problems.
06-03-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 11
R50/53 - R50/53 Shutter?
Views: 1,416
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Just off topic comment, but if you have the run...

Just off topic comment, but if you have the run flat tires and they are old they will make your car feel like a covered wagon on a gravel road. My vehicle felt like the suspension was completely worn...
06-02-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,265
Posted By Tgriffithjr

A little oil in the IC is normal.

A little oil in the IC is normal.
05-28-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,901
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Check this thread. ...

Check this thread.
https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/forums/r50-r53-hatch-talk-2002-2006/338336-general-consensus-on-ebay-exhausts.html
05-28-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,042
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Lots of stupid designs on these cars. Feels good...

Lots of stupid designs on these cars. Feels good to get it off your chest doesn’t it?
05-28-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,603
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Is it truly a CAI or is it sucking hot air from...

Is it truly a CAI or is it sucking hot air from under the hood? If it’s sucking air ditch it and reinstall the factory intake.
05-28-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,792
Posted By Tgriffithjr

You would need a vacuum pump, gauges,...

You would need a vacuum pump, gauges, refrigerant, and a scale to weigh the correct amount of refrigerant. You need to replace the drier since it sounds like the system has been open for some time....
05-28-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,063
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Clean the connectors with brake cleaner. It will...

Clean the connectors with brake cleaner. It will dry quickly and leave no residue.
05-28-2019, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,966
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Clean the throttle body.

Clean the throttle body.
05-24-2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,265
Posted By Tgriffithjr

Get an original coil. They last forever and are...

Get an original coil. They last forever and are plenty of spark. Some have problems with MSD, which are overrated in my opinion.
05-24-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,482
Posted By Tgriffithjr

This was posted by accident. Intended for another...

This was posted by accident. Intended for another thread.
05-23-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,124
Posted By Tgriffithjr

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tHvQhESOzgo ...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tHvQhESOzgo
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hmPUUVwIJUUI still say alternator whine. Listen to these two videos.
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