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    '03 chevy Impala headlight plug corrosion

    Oh, and by the way, I'm glad I can be a small part in helping you maintain a straight life, by relying on you for help from time to time, nickb2. NICKD, I'm only a couple years behind you, and have two blown shoulders, one which will possibly have to be replaced this year, an injured wrist that...
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    '03 chevy Impala headlight plug corrosion

    Well, since this headlight bucket is the one I had previously asked about condensation in, and it still gets it, even after I drilled a couple small "weep holes", and the CLR seems to be doing the trick, I'm going to wait until warmer weather and go to our local "U-pull-it" salvage yard, and...
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    '03 chevy Impala headlight plug corrosion

    Does this mean I have to put my sledge hammer, and crow bar, away?
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    '03 chevy Impala headlight plug corrosion

    Nick, I just read the CLR bottle too, and it also says do not use on brass. Those pins and "sockets" in the plugs are brass. What would you use to push those pins out? I thought they had a little "barb" to hold them in the plug.
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    '03 chevy Impala headlight plug corrosion

    God advice, Nick. I live in the country, and have well water, so CLR is a must have. I'll try that on sunday. Gonna be busy the rest of today and tomorrow. Cuttin' a bunch of firewood
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    '03 chevy Impala headlight plug corrosion

    Thanks, Dan. I'll look for this in my local auto store. If you're ever up this way, you're welcome to stop in. Lunch on me.
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    '03 chevy Impala headlight plug corrosion

    Would the contact cleaner be found in an auto store or hardware store? When I worked in the defense industry, we had a spray that would turn the nastiest corroded brass into a shiny show piece, but I can't remember the name of it. I also thought of that stuff they used to advertise on TV...
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    '03 chevy Impala headlight plug corrosion

    My "high beam out" indicator is on. I pulled the plug on the headlight unit and there's some of that green corrosion found on brass, on both halves of the plug. I put some baking soda and water on it like used to clean battery terminals, and it seemed to work for a couple days, but now the...
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    Chevy Impala, check engine light on

    Hell, Nick, if you were here and fixed the problem I'd spring for a whole case of beer
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    Chevy Impala, check engine light on

    well, I'm over 21, so I guess I can smoke;);)
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    Chevy Impala, check engine light on

    billr, would that smoke test be something I could do? If so, what is the procedure?
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    Chevy Impala, check engine light on

    Well, the damn thing came back on, and this time, dry gas and trying a reset by removing the + battery terminal didn't reset the computer. Car still starts easy, runs smooth at all rpm's, and makes no unusual noises under the hood. It goes back to my mechanic sometime in Feb. I'm hoping he...
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    Chevy Impala, check engine light on

    Guys, I appologize for not responding sooner. Things have been real hectic around here. Anyhow, I took the car tomy mechanic and he put his good analyzer on it. Nothing showed bad. It said the car was running fines. He suggested that I may have gotten a bit of water in the fuel. So, at his...
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    Chevy Impala, check engine light on

    2003 impala. check engine light just came on. Local auto store put the 'puter on it and it said : Fault is P0171, something like bank 1 running lean. Their cheapy reader didn't elaborate as to what part is bad. Can anyone shed some light on this?
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    general question

    I tried about everything then was given a container of Rain-X automotive window wipes. They took about 99% of the haze away. Works for me!! Doing my happy dance now
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    general question

    I'll get some ammonia and try that. Any suggestion on the mix? 50-50? On the outside I have no problem. I found that "film " is oils from the roads. I scrub the outside very hard with Dawn, even two or three applications if necessary, then I only use the orange Rain-X windshield fluid...
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    general question

    Went through the owner's manual and couldn't find if this car has a cabin filter or not, but that doesn't tell me how to remove the "haze". Haven't tried ammonia ( don't have any on hand). Would a lightly wetted rag with gasoline do any good?
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    general question

    no heater core leak. The windshield had a usual buildup of "haze'. I've always been able to clean hazes before with window cleaner and paper towells, but when I tried it this time the smearing got worse, and nothing seems to help.
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    general question

    I asked this previously and got answers but no positive results:: How can I clean/remove the haze, from the inside of my windshield? So far I have tried every thing suggested and it just keeps smearing worse. Here's what I've used so far:: window cleaner and paper towells window cleaner and...
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    heavy condensation in headlight pod

    Actually I didn't have a puddle. It was condensation on the lenses, although there may have been some. Car is garage kept on a level floor by me, but I have no idea of how it was kept before I bought it. Guess my question is: if the factory didn't put any drains in it, how did the...