Heat Less in the Carolinas

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Mon Dec 5 06:59:03 EST 2005

In Bernie's Defense, Pulling Trouble Codes from the Climate Control System  
is Free.
Also, I got the Cheap Vag-Com cord and old-style attachment for something  
like $50 off Ebay.  Works just fine with the demo version of Vag-Com or  
VW-Tool.  Gives / clears Engine Trouble Codes, as well as Air Bag  Lights.
-- Tom

Surprising quip from Bernie:
Please....................... with the  fat wallet fear you have, how is he 
or anyone else gonna pull the DTC's if  they don't spend $4 for wires and a 
$300 for Vag-Com?

Ya know  DTC or pulling codes doesn't even find the simplest (MOST BASIC) 
problems in a  car.

Surprised Bernie can't cut to the chase and give the  answer:
Open thermostat OR Low coolant level.
BTDT TWICE in the past 5  days.

Monday, No heat in a Buick in the Carolinas.  "coolant Low"  light 
on............ Add coolant get heat $9 fix.  Never mind the tech  wanted $600 to replace 
the heater controller...GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR  Control  display dim or not lit.  
Two knuckle raps and the contacts are better  matted so the temp and display 
now functions. FREE.

Tonight driving the  200 20V.  No heat, coolant Temp gauge on COLD.
Stop car in breakdown  lane mall parking lot, idle for 10 minutes, coolant 
temp rises and I get heat  again. FREE.  Thermostat $15 DIY job.

Come ON Bernie.
-Scott by  BOSTON

From: Bernie Benz <>
Hey Tom,
You can do better  than that at outlining the situation!  Engine running at
correct  temp?  Have you pulled the error codes from the DCC system?

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