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  1. Hi All,


    As you may or may not know, we just bought a 90.  We pulled out the radio because it wasn't working.  Someone had removed the tape deck and cut the wires as opposed to just pulling the plugs (see photo attached).  I'm not sure if these wires are needed for the radio module to work.  Can someone please advise how to test the radio module?


    I don't know why there are idiots out there that did what they did to this radio just to remove the tape deck!  It blows me away why people are so destructive. ?

    Reatta radio.jpg

  2. 12 hours ago, Kevin M said:

    @ncgirl05 I had a similar issue on my 91. I followed those instructions and it works fine now. Also was that the car for sale in Cincinnati? I remember seeing a driftwood one over that way for sale with about that mileage. 


    Yes!  That's the one!  One owner, garage kept, but the owner let a few things slide but they are all pretty easy fixes from what we see.  Got a great price on it as well. ? Driftwood has always been my favorite color so I was pretty excited.  

  3. 34 minutes ago, kgreen said:

    Ditto, ditto, ditto.  It's a shame that so much knowledge that has been shared on this forum is essentially lost in electron never-never land.  I agree with cahartley, I use that search option as well.  I find that even that search method misses out on good posts.  We have a two pronged problem here 1) the search capabilities seem limited for the lack of specificity in the results from a desired search of terms and 2) titles to threads are often poorly suited to searches.  


    ^^^ This.  I use to be able to search the forums quite easily.  That is no longer the case.  You can't even use the car name to try and narrow down the search because then EVERY SINGLE THREAD with that car name comes up.  Sooo frustrating.  


    Thanks all.  Looks like there's not much to be done for it. ?

  4. I'm sorry if this subject has been beaten to death but I am having a very difficult time using the search function (haven't been on the forums in a while and everything has changed!).....


    We bought a 1990 driftwood today with 77,800 miles on it.  There are several issues, but I'm not going to put that all in one post (that would be very bad).  The one we'd like to try and tackle first is the climate control.  Currently the only function that seems to work are the "off" button and the "auto".  The temperature control will not go up (only down), the heater button, bi-level, front and rear de-frost as well as the fan speed all do not light up and don't work.  The AC works fine and blows cold.  We've checked fuses.  We've only owned 88's and 89's so this is something new.


    Tips please on where to begin?


    On the plus side, we were thrilled to discover it had all manuals including log book and pens, tire pressure gauge, flashlight and atlas as in pristine condition!  I'd only heard of these items, I'd never seen them so it was pretty exciting ?

  5. Hello!


    I am having a mighty hard time finding anything using the forums 'search' function.  I recall that we used to be able to only search specific forums.  Now when I try to search it pulls information from ALL forums using the key words.  Is there some kind of tutorial?



  6. Hello,

    I'm not a vendor but we have 40 Chevy parts we could possibly bring.  Could you please define "junk"?  Are you saying you are only interested in re-chromed parts? Or are you interested in parts that need to be/can be re-chromed?  Do you have any parts you have duplicates of that you'd be will to sell i.e. windshield wipers, arm rests, hood nose trim piece etc?

  7. ED-12 will display what the ECM "thinks" is happening. Is the odometer reading correctly ? If not I would check for a wiring issue first, if not at sensor then at bulkhead connector or BCM. FSM (8A-82) says to check voltage at VSS with front end jacked up & secured properly and wheel turning (in air).

    I am having a similar problem with my '89 - speedometer "seems" to be reading correctly until I go over 40-50 miles per hour, then it starts reading too high - I know for certain that traffic that usually moves at 65 mph did not decide to suddenly go 82 mph when I drive my Reatta. I have a dumb question - quote above says to check voltage at VSS - what is VSS?

    Anyone else have the problem? It started after we changed out my alternator. Related? :confused: Don't know.

  8. You could list more than one car in your signature line. That would help the people in the other forums as well.

    Hi Ronnie,

    I had my sig set up like that at one time, I just found it cumbersome so when I go into a specific forum I usually specify "my '41 Packard" or "my 39 Buick" or whatever... ;)

    Thanks for the info!!

  9. Okay - we are experiencing the exact same problem Leadguy was having so now I have to ask a stupid question (and I don't like asking stupid questions!) - WHERE is the coolant temperature sensor located?

    Many thanks guys! Oh - and Leadguy - we have an '86 XJS as well! Hope you enjoy yours as much as we enjoy ours :-)

  10. <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: West Peterson</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Does that mean the Packard will be ready? smile.gif </div></div>

    I wish, West. frown.gif We're going to go look at all the other Packards that I'm sure will be there to get inspired to start up the work again! smile.gif

    We booked our room at the host hotel already, and then realized that this show is probably NOT like Hershey (swap meets, car corral). Figured we better find out what the events were and decide what we'll do. We definitely wanted to see the car show, and if there was a class, take that as well.

    Guess I'll wait on that flyer.....

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