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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 28, 2014, 10:52:12 PM »
Any recommendations for a reliable mechanic in Brooklyn?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: August 28, 2014, 11:53:10 PM »
Any recommendations for a reliable mechanic in Brooklyn?

R and  D auto repair

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2014, 11:58:15 PM »
Buick centry (think it's a 2001) my odometer and gas gauge is broken which one is easier/cheaper to fix?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: August 29, 2014, 12:12:19 AM »
Buick centry (think it's a 2001) my odometer and gas gauge is broken which one is easier/cheaper to fix?
check the fuse

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: August 29, 2014, 07:02:45 AM »

R and  D auto repair

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: August 29, 2014, 08:18:55 AM »
06 impala. Speakers in the front doors work only once every two weeks and never during/after rain.
Desperately need to fix this or install alternative speakers for cheap.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2014, 08:25:58 AM »
06 impala. Speakers in the front doors work only once every two weeks and never during/after rain.
Desperately need to fix this or install alternative speakers for cheap.
did u at least open the door panel to check the connection?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2014, 04:31:38 PM »
did u at least open the door panel to check the connection?
no I didn't, I would like to. Is opening the door panel a big job? I'm always afraid that I won't be able to put it back together again afterwards...
Where can I get good instructions ?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2014, 04:43:00 PM »
no I didn't, I would like to. Is opening the door panel a big job? I'm always afraid that I won't be able to put it back together again afterwards...
Where can I get good instructions ?
It's just a few clips. Taking a knife (not a sharp one, just flat) and wedging it between the door and the plastics with a gentle pry it should come off. Chances are you'll snap a couple of clips, You can get new clips in an auto supply store if you need them or from amazon/eBay for cheaper. You'll need to just do a drop of research to determine which clips are for your vehicle.

When pulling the plastic off the door you should pull next to the clips to avoid cracking the actual door plastic.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2014, 04:54:39 PM »
It's just a few clips. Taking a knife (not a sharp one, just flat) and wedging it between the door and the plastics with a gentle pry it should come off. Chances are you'll snap a couple of clips, You can get new clips in an auto supply store if you need them or from amazon/eBay for cheaper. You'll need to just do a drop of research to determine which clips are for your vehicle.

When pulling the plastic off the door you should pull next to the clips to avoid cracking the actual door plastic.
OK thanks gonna do this..
Plus I watched this...
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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2014, 05:11:10 PM »
OK thanks gonna do this..
Around the door handle and window and lock controls you may have to pop out additional clips. Not a big deal just take it slow and look for where the actual clip is and pull from that area.
The whole control piece with all the switches may pop out as one piece. Not sure about your car, but 06 impala should be fairly easy if you don't have 2 left hands

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: August 31, 2014, 10:33:37 AM »
06 impala. Speakers in the front doors work only once every two weeks and never during/after rain.
Desperately need to fix this or install alternative speakers for cheap.

Obviously rain is getting in from somewhere....

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2014, 10:56:29 AM »
Obviously rain is getting in from somewhere....
and shorting the wires or ruining the actual speaker? Should I bother opening the door panel?

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2014, 12:36:27 PM »
Any recommendations for a reliable mechanic in Brooklyn?
Asher's auto repair on 16th.

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Re: Car Repairs Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 31, 2014, 01:37:43 PM »
and shorting the wires or ruining the actual speaker? Should I bother opening the door panel?

It can't hurt to open up the panel and take a look if u have the proper tools...


It's a simple job... the first time I opened up the panel of my car door I was afraid too

But since then I've done much bigger jobs on my car and saved a nice amount of $ B"H


The internet has it all, so if u have some free time I would say go for it